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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 Icon of the Presentation of the Lord. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Nicholas Ryan Harrison on the second anniversary of his death, from his mother Roxanne and sister Natalie.

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.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO. This month, all proceeds benefit our Youth Music Program. The espresso cart is open at coffee hour after 10:00am Mass.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL INVITES YOU to stop by our table during Coffee Hour after the 10:00am Mass this Sunday to learn how you can help our outreach ministry to low-income residents of St James parish. Ask us about volunteering, about donating gently used goods for resale in SVdP thrift stores and about how we put your financial donations to good work. Other questions about SVdP? Ask us! And if you cannot stop by our table, please contact Bob Clifford at 206-718-4158 for more information.

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.

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. St. James has SIX Catholic Elementary Schools in Seattle: St. Therese, St. Paul, St. Edward, St. George, St. Joseph and Holy Family Bilingual. These schools provide in-parish tuition rates for registered St. James parishioners. We also support FOUR Catholic High Schools (O’Dea, Holy Names, Bishop Blanchet, and Kennedy Catholic) through the Simperman Scholar program. Please contact Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822 for requirements and an application packet for the 2020-2021 school year. Completed applications must be submitted by April 30, 2020.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. Here’s a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint: switch to e-billing. In the U.S., paper products make up the largest percentage of municipal solid waste, and hard copy bills alone generate almost 2 million tons of carbon dioxide. Save paper by signing up for e-billing.

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.

Sacred Steps

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Christopher Hurley, Gloria Pitre, Kate Rosellini, Jerrold Mark Dion, and Betty Potter.

WINTER SHELTER. If you cannot volunteer but still want to support the Winter Shelter, Consider donating men’s razors and spray deodorant. Items can be dropped off or delivered to the Parish Office or Sunday Coffee Hour. Thank you!

SPOTLIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY. Do you know about Open House in Gallagher Center? On Sundays from 9:30-1:30, parishioners and visitors are invited to Gallagher Center (in the lower level of the Rectory) to visit with the Parish Mental Health Nurse and Mental Health & Wellness Ministry volunteers. Those who have questions about mental health conditions are welcome to drop by. Hospitality, fellowship and ministry of presence is offered. One individual who has been visiting Gallagher Center on a regular basis commented last Sunday, “Sometimes I feel nervous about coming here, but every time I do visit I feel safe and feel I am being helped. I am always glad I came.” If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a minister of presence at Sunday Open House, contact Nancy Granger, RN at 206-382-4269.

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.

THURSDAY EVENING ADORATION. Immediately following the 5:30pm Mass on Thursday evenings, all are invited to a time of quiet prayer and adoration with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

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.

COME TO COFFEE HOUR AFTER THE 10AM MASS where many social outreach and advocacy ministries will be on hand to share with you the good work they are currently undertaking. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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. Mary in Aberdeen, Seattle, and Seaview and Star of the Sea Mission in Stevenson.

 

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