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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 Dove with olive branch. Central East Apse stained glass window (detail). Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist, 1994.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Barbara and James Ziemann in memory of Dr. & Mrs. D. R. Good. Flowers 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 February 9, 16, and 24, and May 3, 10, and 17. Information, Micki-Jo Palmer, 206-654-4650.

SANTO NIÑO CELEBRATION. At Noon Mass today, Father Ryan will bless images of the Santo Niño, the Holy Child Jesus. Please keep your image with you. Father Ryan will invite you to bring it forward for a blessing after the homily.

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.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURE. The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 20, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

BYRD ENSEMBLE CONCERT. Flemish Masters on Saturday, February 1 at 8:00pm. The program features Orlando Lassus's mass setting Missa super Bell' Amfitrit' altera, scored for eight voices. Accompanying the mass are two stunning motets by Josquin and Gombert, based on King David's lament over his beloved son Absalom. Information and reserved passes: 206-919-2471 or www.byrdensemble.com; pay-as-able parishioner passes: 206-382-4874 or musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org.

NO YOUTH NIGHT THIS SUNDAY. We will not have a Youth Night 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 TODAY, January 19. Information, https://seattlearchymya.weebly.com/catholic-youth-convention.html.

JANUARY IS POVERTY AWARENESS MONTH. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought tirelessly to eliminate injustice and segregation from the minds and hearts of the American people. He understood that eliminating poverty is not about a hand-out; it is restoring the respect that all persons deserve. Read more from Dr. King’s 1967 speech “Where Do We Go From Here?”. Challenge: Learn about—and join—Catholics in the work to address the sin of racism and end racial injustice in our communities (http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/index.cfm).

ANOINTING OF THE SICK. On Saturday, February 15 at 10:30am, Father Ryan will celebrate a special Mass with the Anointing of the Sick. Those who struggle with chronic illness, who are facing surgery, or who deal with the weakness that comes with age are especially encouraged to participate.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your donations to the special collection taken for SVdP on the third Sunday of the month. Without your support, we could not provide material aid to residents of St James parish who call the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449). Whether you drop a single dollar bill or many dollars into the SVdP collection basket, mail us a check or donate to SVdP at the St James website online, we know it is important to you to help our neighbors in need. Each time we make a home visit to one of those neighbors, we have the privilege of accepting their deep gratitude for your help. 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. Wednesdays, January 22 through March 11, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Gallagher Center. Information and registration, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. According to the Seattle Times, Seattle will no longer use fossil fuels like natural gas to heat, cool and cook in new and substantially altered city-owned buildings and will come up with a plan by 2021 to transition all city-owned buildings to clean electric systems over time, Mayor Jenny Durkan said. What can you do in your own life to move away from dependence on fossil fuels?

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.

Opportunities to Serve

MEN’S WINTER SHELTER. Openings for overnight hosts and breakfast providers, assisting homeless men over 50 years old. Overnighters commit once a month (Fri., Sat., Sun. or Mon., 8pm-7:30am). Breakfast providers bring and serve food once a month (Sat., Sun., Mon. or Tues., 6am-7:30am). Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH: Buy groceries, make sandwiches, cook or serve dinner for homeless persons at a local shelter once a month. Availability: 1st or 3rd Tuesday (4pm-6pm or 8:30pm-10pm) and 2nd Sunday (8:30pm-10pm). Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

WINTER SHELTER. 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!

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. Paul in Seattle and on the Swinomish Reservation, and the Mission Church of St. Paul in Westport.

 

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