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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 “Behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.” Column capital, St. James Cathedral.

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.

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, January 8, 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.

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.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young man who, when even younger, spent five years in prison. He told us he was trying to learn to be a responsible adult, to “do normal things and stay out of bad situations.” That can be hard to do with less than $500 monthly income, recurring bouts of depression and a history of trouble. He was able to pay his rent but needed our help to pay his water/sewer/garbage bill. His landlord was threatening eviction if he did not catch up with utilities payments. With your help, we paid just enough on those utilities to avoid further trouble and keep him safely housed - thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

OUR SUNDAY VISITOR. If you donate via Our Sunday Visitor, now is the time to login and make sure your giving is up-to-date and reflects your intentions for 2020. Thanks so much to all who did update your giving preferences there. Thank you! Information, Maria Laughlin.

GALLAGHER CENTER OPEN HOUSE is a place to meet volunteers who offer hospitality and a genuine interest in your present journey, whatever it may be. Resources for behavioral health concerns are available if desired. Feel free to drop in for information or to chat and have a cup of coffee with volunteers between 9:30 and 1:30 pm most Sundays. If you have experience in a health or service related field and are interested in becoming a volunteer at Gallagher Center, contact Nancy Granger at 206-382-4269.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. Heating bills tend to rise during the winter months. One way to reduce your bill, as well as energy use, is to use cold water when washing clothes. Energy is needed to heat water. You can also opt for a shorter wash cycle.

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

ADVOCACY DAYS IN OLYMPIA. Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day, Monday, February 3 Join advocates from around Washington State to talk to your lawmakers about key housing and homelessness policies. You’ll also participate in workshops to build skills in advocating for equitable housing policy. Registration: Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy, 206-382-4515.

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20. Join with hundreds of Catholics as we put our faith in action to advocate for our sisters and brothers in need. The day will include briefings on legislative issues, advocacy tips and appointments with legislators. Register at www.ipjc.org by February 7. Sponsored by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, with support from Washington State Catholic Conference and Catholic Community/Housing Services.

WINTER SHELTER. During these cold, wet months, St. James Cathedral provides emergency shelter for homeless men over the age of 50. To learn how you can become an overnight volunteer or provide a hot breakfast, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515. If you cannot volunteer but still want to support the Winter Shelter, consider donating men’s razors, spray deodorant and toothbrushes. Items can be dropped off or delivered to the Parish Office or Sunday Coffee Hour. Thank you!

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. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bothell, St. Mary in Castle Rock and Centralia, and St. Mary Mission in Coupeville.


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