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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 The Child Jesus. The Seattle Madonna (detail). Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist. St. James Cathedral Sacristy.

MASSES OF NEW YEARS’ DAY. In the Church, January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and the World Day of Peace. Masses for this Holy Day will be on December 31 at 5:30pm, and January 1 at 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12 Noon. What better way to start the New Year than in the company of Mary, Mother of God and Queen of Peace? The Parish Office will be closed on New Year’s Day, January 1. The Cathedral Kitchen will be open as usual.

FIRST FRIDAY. On Friday, January 3, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and continue until 1:00pm, with Holy Hour beginning at 12 Noon. This Christmastide Holy Hour will include readings, carols, and the rosary. All are welcome to participate in all or part of this prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

WE PRAY FOR PEACE: CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. On Friday, January 3, at 6:30pm in the Cathedral, all are invited to join in an ecumenical service of readings, silence, candlelight, and the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. This simple, reflective prayer is the perfect way to start the New Year!

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING CATHOLIC. Are you, a family member, or a friend interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Come and See! You’re invited to a no-strings-attached gathering to ask questions and fine out more on Wednesday, November 6, at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (lower level of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street). Please use the courtyard entrance to access the Fireside Room. All are welcome, no RSVP needed.

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.

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.

THE ST. JAMES MEN’S WINTER SHELTER is in need of cans of men’s spray deodorant, toothbrushes and razors. Donations can be brought or delivered to the Parish Office or Sunday Coffee Hour. Thank you!

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.

Promoting a Church and a World for All!
National Migration Week
January 5 – 11, 2020

Immigration is about real people who are trying to find a better life and a new beginning. It’s about more than statistics, it’s about families. As Pope Francis stated, “Each migrant has a name, a face and a story.”

Get engaged! Come by Immigrant Assistance table during coffee hour on January 5, 2020, after 8:00am and 10:00am Masses and learn more on how you can get engaged.

Information, Caroline Okello, (206) 382-4511.

St. James Immigrant Assistance Program
www.stjames-cathedral.org/immigrant

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.

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.

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!

Sacred Steps

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Christine Dominick and Earl Loren Daniel Hanley.

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 Holy Innocents in Duvall, Holy Family in Auburn, Kirkland, and Seattle, and Holy Family Mission in Frances.

 

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