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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 “You are the light of the world.” Baptismal garment and candle. Stained-glass window, Reconciliation Chapel, St. James Cathedral.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of an anonymous donor. Flowers at the North Transept shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are offered by the Nguyen family in honor of the 26th anniversary of the death of Emmanuelle Chi Dang.

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

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.

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.

JOSEPH ADAM ORGAN CONCERT on Friday, February 21 at 7:30pm. As we continue the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Vierne, organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral, our Cathedral Organist and Director of Music Joseph Adam performs Vierne’s majestic Symphony No. 2 and the masterful Symphony No. 3. Passes and more info at www.stjames-cathedral.org/music or 206-382-4874.

SAVE THE DATE. Our next Youth Night will be Sunday, February 23, at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Beginning in March, our new schedule will kick in. Keep an eye on your email and the bulletin for further details.

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.

DID YOU MISS THE CHANCE TO TAKE MARYKNOLL IMMERSION TRIP TO EL PASO, TEXAS LAST YEAR? Here is another chance! Join our Immigrant Assistance team on a Maryknoll immersion trip to El Paso, TX, as we put a human face on complex border issues. We will explore the realities, challenges, and interconnectedness with our sisters and brothers on the border. Experience first-hand how economic and immigration policies affect people. Deepen your faith through encounter with their hopes, joys, and struggles. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. Here’s a simple way to know your carbon footprint: Track your waste for a week. How much of it can be replaced with recyclables or reusables? What can you challenge yourself to live without?

HOW THE CRS RICE BOWL CARES FOR CREATION Saturday, February 22, 9:30-11:30am, Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.) Truong Tung, Country Manager of Catholic Relief Services Vietnam, will give a prelude of this year’s Rice Bowl campaign as he shares how your Rice Bowl donations help vulnerable farming families in Vietnam affected by floods, droughts and rising sea levels caused by climate change. Co-sponsored by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center.

AGE 7 THEN GRADE 7; FIRST COMMUNION THEN CONFIRMATION. Beginning the Fall of 2020, St James will adopt the new normative age for Confirmation – Grade 7. As we adjust to this new reality mandated by the Archdiocese, we will be sure to include an opportunity for older youth to prepare for Confirmation, as well – in addition to youth entering Grade 7 or who will be age 13. St James will also continue to offer the two-year preparation program for children who will be age 7 when they celebrate First Communion. Both the Confirmation and the First Communion programs begin September 13, 2020. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thank you to the Nanta Drum Team and St. Andrew Kim Parish for your generous donation to our Cathedral Kitchen. We greatly appreciate your help in feeding our many neighbors in need. Thanks also to the wonderful volunteers from JP Morgan in Seattle. Your donations of food and volunteer hours were very helpful. We appreciate your enthusiasm and care in serving those in need.

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.

SUNDAY EARLY BREAKFAST. There are two opportunities to assist with the early Sunday breakfast that is served to the homeless. Saturday, 3-5 pm: food preparation and cooking what will be served on Sunday morning. Sunday, 6-8 am: tasks include preparing fresh fruit, making coffee, warming the hot entrée, welcoming guests, serving breakfast, doing dishes, and clean up. Come and join this great team and help our homeless neighbors. 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. Bernadette in Seattle, Our Lady of Lourdes in Seattle and Vancouver, and Our Lady of Lourdes Mission in Wilkeson.


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