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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 James, the fisherman, hears the call of the Lord. Doorstop of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, sculptor.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Mairead Corrigan from her family. 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 openings for floral offerings on May 3, 10, and 17. Information, Micki-Jo Palmer, 206-654-4650.

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC COLLECTION. Through Northwest Catholic magazine, NWCatholic.org and social media, the Church is able to enter every home with a message of hope that the world so desperately needs. For this reason, Northwest Catholic is sent free of charge to every registered Catholic household in Western Washington. Your donation is a great way to share the gift of faith with others. Thank you for your support.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING CATHOLIC. Are you, a family member, or a friend interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? You’re invited to a no-strings-attached gathering to ask questions and find out more on Wednesday, February 5, 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.

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.

YOUTH NIGHT FEBRUARY 2. Join us on Sunday, February 2 for Youth Night, 6:30pm in the Holy Names Room! Parents are welcome to join this special meeting as we talk about big changes to Youth Ministry at the Cathedral and exciting plans for the months ahead.

SAVE THE DATE. We’re planning a Youth Ministry social activity on Sunday, February 8. Following that, our next Youth Night will be Sunday, February 23. Beginning in March, our new schedule will kick in. Keep an eye on the bulletin for further details.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Two cousins sharing an apartment asked for help. One of their mothers had been in a near-fatal accident and spent at least a month in the hospital. After she was sent home, her son missed several weeks of work while staying with and caring for her. As a result, the cousins were short on rent. When we visited, we wrote a voucher for rent. Then, as we continued to talk, we learned that both cousins work in a homeless shelter. Encouraged by strong faith, they “try to bring hope” to those they meet on the streets and in the shelter. Your support makes our help possible - thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks, Pagliacci Pizza for providing your amazing pizza to more than 180 dinner guests on January 16. And thank you, Horizon House, for donating freshly made lasagna. They were enjoyed and appreciated by all. Thank You.

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.

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 February 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.

Opportunities to Serve

FUNERAL RECEPTION VOLUNTEERS. If you have ever lost a loved one (and who hasn’t?) you know how important it was to have friends and neighbors reach out when you were in the raw stages of grief. Our Funeral Reception Committee does just that! After a funeral Mass, St. James volunteers welcome and serve bereaved families and friends as they gather to tell stories and comfort one another. With the recent retirement of several long-time volunteers, we need additional help. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

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.

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. Thomas Aquinas in Camas and St. John Bosco in Tacoma.


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