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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 Jesus is baptized by John in the river Jordan. Central East Apse stained glass window (detail). Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist, 1994.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO. This month, all proceeds benefit our Mental Health and Wellness Ministry. The espresso cart is open at coffee hour after 10:00am Mass.

THANK YOU FROM FATHER RYAN. My thanks to all of you who sent Christmas gifts. My intention is to acknowledge them all but a few have come in with no last names, or the gift got separated from the gift tag! If you don’t hear from me, please still know how grateful I am. Thank you!

YOUNG ADULT THIRD SUNDAY MASS AND SOCIAL. Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to join us next Sunday, January 20 for the Sunday evening Mass followed by wine and cheese in the Rectory Parlors. If you’re new to Seattle or to St. James Cathedral, don’t miss this casual chance to meet other young Catholics! Information, Curtis Leighton.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or give thanks for a prayer that has been answered. We currently have many weekends open for floral offerings, including January 26, February 9, 16, and 24, and May 3, 10, and 17. Information, Micki-Jo Palmer, 206-654-4650.

EVENT CANCELLATION. Please note that the Safetalk Suicide Prevention Training scheduled for Friday, January 17, has been canceled due to low attendance. We hope to reschedule at a later date. Information, 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.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. Consider ways that your household can decrease the amount of pollution that is produced. Recently, the Annals of the American Thoracic Society reported that within weeks of a source of pollution being removed, many respiratory symptoms experienced by the surrounding community disappear.

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. Information, 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!

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH. Three evenings a month, St. James parishioners and friends prepare or serve meals for people experiencing homelessness at Operation Nightwatch, an organization that helps them with food and shelter. Are you currently looking for ways to make an impact? There are opportunities to help buy groceries, cook, make sandwiches, and serve dinner. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

YOUTH NIGHT THIS SUNDAY. Join us for a fun Youth Night as we celebrate the end of the Christmas season and think of ways to bring our Baptismal promises alive in the new year. We meet this Sunday night from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

NO YOUTH NIGHT NEXT SUNDAY. We will not have a Youth Night next Sunday, January 20. Enjoy the long weekend as we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION is an annual event for youth from all over the Archdiocese to come together for prayer, song, games and learning about your Catholic faith around this year’s theme “You Are the Now of God.” CYC will take place at the Lynnwood Convention Center on January 25 and 26. If you are interested in going, the deadline to register is Jan. 19. Email Curtis for more information or visit the website: https://seattlearchymya.weebly.com/catholic-youth-convention.html.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged woman who used to have a good job and ample earned income while living in a nice home in one of Seattle’s best neighborhoods. Then a fire destroyed her home, and she lost almost all her possessions. Traumatized by the fire, she soon developed mental issues. Although she was granted a modest disability income, she wound up homeless for over a year before finding a tiny apartment where the rent eats up most of her income. Unfortunately, she was still paying off an old student loan. The lender threatened to garnish her disability benefits. At her request, we paid enough on her rent to keep a roof over her head while she worked with an attorney to resolve the threatened garnishment. So many people in our parish are going through hard times, and your support to SVdP helps so much – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. Are you grieving the death of someone close to you? Grief and loss can have a significant impact on our lives long after the death of the person we love. The grieving process has no timeline and is unique to each individual, but meeting with others who are going through a similar experience can provide support and help us cope. You are invited to join this 8-week grief support group facilitated by St. James Cathedral staff. Wednesdays, January 22 through March 11, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Gallagher Center. Information and registration, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

Sacred Steps

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Andre De Klaver and Dick Mueller.

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 Redeemer in Vancouver, and Sacred Heart in LaConner and Winlock.


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