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WELCOME, VISITORS! If you are a visitor to the Cathedral, we want you to know how welcome you are – whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish here in the Archdiocese. For more information about the parish, to register, or to ask a question, visit our Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour. A Cathedral staff person will be on hand to assist you. Be sure to stop by the Cathedral Bookstore after Mass for a wide selection of Cathedral souvenirs as well as Catholic books and gifts.

FOR YOUR SAFETY. At each of the weekend Masses a Seattle police officer is present on the Cathedral campus.

ON THE COVER Peter and John hasten to the tomb. South transept stained glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Flordeliza Malapitan on the first anniversary of her death, from her sons and daughters, Fermin, Ranillo, Juliet, and Alicia, and their families.

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT. Youth ages 14 and up are welcome to join us July 21-26 for a week of service, solidarity and fun in the Skagit Valley’s migrant work camps and Tri-Parish food bank. The deadline to register is TODAY May 12. Space is limited, so act fast! Information or to receive a registration packet, Curtis Leighton.

SPRING ECOLOGY FILM SERIES. The St. James Care for Creation Committee, Seattle First Baptist Church and Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue will offer a series of documentaries focused on how we can better care for our waters, seas and oceans. The series continues on Monday, May 13 with Chasing Coral. With breathtaking photography, suspense and emotion, this film documents how climate change is causing a die-off of coral reefs around the world. The film begins at 6:30pm at Seattle First Baptist (1111 Harvard Ave.).

POPE FRANCIS: WHAT’S HE UP TO AND WHERE IS HE LEADING US? On Wednesday, May 15 at 10:30am in the Pastoral Outreach Center, Father Pat Howell, SJ will speak about the witness and teaching of Pope Francis. What is he up to these days, and where is he leading the Church? This presentation is part of a gathering of liturgy directors from around the Pacific Northwest. Information, Corinna Laughlin.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Jacqueline Breskovich, Betty Jean Mahan, and Marie Lewis.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Cleaning wipes are a popular way to disinfect and remove spills and germs. However, many brands contain small, thin fibers of plastic and are not biodegradable. If you do a little research, you can find ecologically-friendly alternatives.

AFTERNOON TEA FOR SENIOR PARISHIONERS. On Thursday, May 16 at 4:00pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, Father Ryan and the Cathedral staff will host a tea for our senior parishioners. If you consider yourself a senior, you are welcome! RSVP requested. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

IS SEATTLE DYING? According to the annual Point in Time count, there is a rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness in our region. On Thursday, May 16, there will be a dinner conversation based on Seattle is Dying, a TV documentary that raises questions about what must be done. Space is limited and RSVP required. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA CONCERT Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 8:00pm. The concert features Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvald's Passion and Resurrection for choir, soprano soloist, and string orchestra; as well as Frank Martin’s soaring Mass for Double Choir and the world premiere of Panta Rhei, a new work by Seattle Pro Musica’s conductor, Karen P. Thomas. Information, www.seattlepromusica.org or 206-781-2766. Pay-what-you-can parishioner passes: musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4874.

CUSTODIAN POSITION. St. James Cathedral has a temporary opening for a Custodian to perform basic janitorial and floor care responsibilities. This person will also work with the Cathedral Facilities staff in setting up for special events and basic maintenance tasks. This is a full time position estimated to be 3 to 4 months in duration. To receive a job description and details, interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application at http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Assets/HR/EmploymentApp2018Parish.pdf and send it via e-mail to Tang Nguyen.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged man who earned enough money to live on until the moment he was struck by an uninsured “hit & run” driver as he walked across the street. Serious injuries kept him in the hospital for months and then in a wheelchair for a year, needing constant care. When we visited, he no longer needed a wheelchair but was still weak, sore and sleeping on an old, borrowed mattress on the floor. Also on the floor, near the head of his bed, was a chemical powder running along the baseboard trim. The powder was from a recent (successful) attempt to rid the apartment of roaches. Despite his circumstances, the man displayed a positive attitude, smiling when he said, “Things could be worse!” We gave him a proper new bed, up off the floor, and he now sleeps better and with less pain. Your support made this possible – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.


CYO SOFTBALL IS HERE! Are you a Cathedral young adult ages 18-39? Come play softball with us as we compete against other parishes in the archdiocese. Season starts June 4 and ends August 10. Fee is $40 per player. Game schedule: http://www.oyyae.org/athletics/adultsports. You can register here: https://www.stjames-cathedral.org/BusinessCenter/Giving.aspx. Please type in "SOFTBALL" in the memo line. Scholarships are available. Registration deadline is June 4. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY. We'll be reading Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History by Stacy Mitch. If you need help purchasing a guide, let us know. We’ll be meeting in the Fireside Room at the Pastoral Outreach Center.We meet every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Our next gathering is May 22. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join us for our monthly social in the Rectory Parlors after the 5:30pm Mass Sunday, May 19! Get to know other young adults while enjoying cheese, crackers, & refreshments. The Rectory Parlors are near the entrance to the bookstore. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

Opportunities to Serve

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. We are currently looking for volunteers who might cover one afternoon each month, beginning in June. If you’d some quiet time in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Cathedral Kitchen Garden is kicking off the season with a work party! We urgently need volunteers to help us move soil into our raised planting beds. Join us at the Garden on the southeast corner of Madison St. and Terry Ave. on Friday, May 17, from 2:30pm to approximately 5:30pm. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and come ready to work! RSVP encouraged. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

SCAM ALERT. Cybercrime is hitting dioceses nationwide. If you receive a message from Father Ryan asking for help or requesting you to purchase a gift card, please delete it. It is a scam! When in doubt, contact the parish office to verify the legitimacy of any communication you receive from the parish. Thank you! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Be sure to follow the Cathedral on social media for up-to-date information about ongoing events in the life of the Cathedral! On Instagram: @stjamescathedral. On Facebook and Twitter: @stjamesseattle.

Did you know the Cathedral has a podcast? Father Ryan’s homilies are available on iTunes. Just search “St. James Cathedral, Seattle” on Apple podcasts. And of course, you can always visit the Cathedral website for up to date information on Cathedral happenings.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families, in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE urges anyone who suspects abuse by any Church personnel to contact local law enforcement. In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762.

PARISH REMEMBRANCE: Throughout the year, because we are the Cathedral Church, we remember in prayer at Mass and Vespers each of the parishes and missions of the Archdiocese of Seattle on a Sunday near their feast day. This week we pray for the parishes of St. Brendan in Bothell and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett.


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