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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

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO. This month, all espresso sales benefit Prepares Pregnancy Support Ministry. The Espresso Cart is open at coffee hour after the 10:00am Mass.

CABRINI GARAGE CLOSURE. This Sunday, December 22, the Cabrini Medical Tower Garage is closed for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have vouchers to provide free parking for those who parked at the Swedish Medical Garage across Boren Avenue. Stop in after Sunday Masses in the Cathedral Chapel to pick up your voucher.

YOUNG ADULTS, HELP DECORATE THE CATHEDRAL FOR CHRISTMAS. The Greening, our time-honored tradition of decorating the Cathedral for Christmas, will take place this Sunday, December 22 at 7pm. We will have a pizza in the Rectory Parlors after the Sunday evening Mass and then get to work. RSVP requested. Information, Curtis Leighton.

WARM HEARTS & SOLES SOCK DRIVE 2019. This year we hope to collect 2,020 pairs of new socks to distribute to homeless men and women. Please consider buying an extra pair of socks during your holiday shopping, and then dropping them off at the Help Desk in the parish hall during the Sunday coffee hour this month. Volunteers will also be in the chapel after the weekend evening Masses to collect your donations. Thank you!

THANK YOU! TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THIS YEAR’S GIVING TREE. Through your generosity, hundreds of gifts were shared with immigrant families, incarcerated youth, homeless men, families with young children, and children of migrant farmworkers in the Skagit Valley. Your gifts are greatly appreciated by all who will receive them!

SACRIFICIAL SUNDAY GIVING. If you haven’t already done so, please remember to drop your commitment card for 2020 in the offering basket this weekend. Your pledge makes it possible for the Cathedral to plan its budget in the coming year. You can also make your commitment online. If you donate via Our Sunday Visitor, be sure to login and update your giving preferences there. Thank you! Information, Maria Laughlin.

SUPPORT THE WINTER SHELTER. Show mercy to the homeless by becoming an overnight volunteer on Saturday and Sunday nights, or by being a breakfast host on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday mornings. If you cannot be an overnight host or provide breakfast, you can support the Winter Shelter by donating: spray deodorant, large tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes and men’s razors. Items can be brought to Coffee Hour, or dropped off or mailed to the Parish Office. Thank you! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

CONSIDERING SEPARATION OR DIVORCE? Wait! There is an alternative. Retrouvaille (pronounced retrovi) has brought healing to tens of thousands of troubled marriages worldwide. Your situation may seem hopeless, but there is always hope, and you are not alone in your struggle. Confidential information and registration for upcoming program on Feb. 21-23, 2020, 206-706-2608 or www.helpourmarriage.org.

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. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

CENTERING IMMIGRANTS’ STORIES. Join us during National Migration Week as we celebrate immigrants. This 90-minute workshop is focused on holding space, being present, and centering the stories of immigrants. A short presentation will be followed by the opportunity to listen to immigrant’s stories in small groups. Tuesday, January 7, 6:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Registration is limited to 25 participants. Information or to RSVP, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

SAVE THE DATE! SAFETALK TRAINING: SUICIDE FIRST AID EDUCATION FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND THOSE WHO CARE FOR THEM Friday, January 17, 2020, 11am–3:30 pm. Create safety within our families, schools and communities. Learn how to approach someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide. Specifically designed for students 15 and over, young adults, teachers, youth group leaders, faith formation instructors, coaches, camp counselors, parents, grandparents and guardians. Lunch will be provided midway through the training for the participants. Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. Information, CJ Pina or Nancy Granger, RN, 206-382-4269.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SHARES with you an actual message of thanks received from a young man living downtown. He was struggling to pay rent. We helped with just enough to save his apartment. The next day he called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449), and we were told: “He just wanted to say thank you to the volunteers who came out and helped his family pay their rent this month. He is so very grateful for your assistance. He didn’t know what he was going to do and had no idea how he was going to make the payment on his own. He wants to thank them for being so caring and wants them to know he really appreciates everything they do. He also wants them to know he’d like to give back by helping others as well. Again he says thank you, and he hopes you have a blessed day.” Your donations to our SVdP conference at St James and your prayers for our ministry make visits like this possible—thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

COUNT US IN 2020. Mark your calendars: King County’s Annual Point in Time Count (PIT), will be happening January 24, 2020! The core purpose of the annual PIT Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. The count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action. To learn more or to register to be a part of the St. James Cathedral team, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

WHAT IS THE MINDFUL ALTERNATIVE GROUP? Mindful Alternative Support Group has been offered at St. James since 2014. This group is specifically designed for parents and caregivers of adult children with serious mental illness. It provides an opportunity to share experiences related to the challenges of loving someone who lives with a brain disorder. Members discuss important issues related to treatment, housing, education, employment and how their loved one will manage their daily lives. The group helps loved ones explore thoughtful alternatives to current difficult situations. Facilitator, Terry Proctor is the dad of an adult son who lives with schizophrenia and has been facilitating groups like these for many years. The group is held on the last Saturday of the month at 3:00pm. Information, Terry Proctor, 206-915-3555, or Nancy Granger, RN 206-382-4269.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. God’s creation reveals itself often in silence. As Christmas approaches, use this time to behold God’s glory in nature.

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. If you aren’t getting our weekly e-newsletters, be sure to check your spam folder and add St. James to your “safe senders” list!

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. Stephen the Martyr in Renton, Prince of Peace Mission in Belfair, and St. Mary in Anacortes and Marysville.

 

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