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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 “Go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” Stained-glass window, West Nave Clerestory, St. James Cathedral.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Annabelle Morgan on the first anniversary of her death, from her daughters Sandy and Trish.

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

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.

SAVE THE DATE. Our next Youth Night will be Sunday, February 23, at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. We’ll be joined by Joe Cotton for a presentation on Juvenile Restorative Justice and have the opportunity to write letters to imprisoned youth. All teens welcome!

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited an elderly woman whose agoraphobia causes her to suffer severe panic attacks when outside her home. Her governmental benefits pay for weekly “caregiver hours,” but those hours are almost entirely consumed traveling to and from and sitting with the caregiver in doctors’ offices. The little time left each week is used by the caregiver to take her to the grocery store. Plus, she is estranged from her family, who she thinks believes she is “crazy.” She asked us for rent help, which we gave. We prayed that the time we spent talking with and listening to her was at least as valuable as our rent voucher. Your support makes visits like this possible – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate, St. James Cathedral has joined many faith communities, nonprofits, sports team and businesses to honor Earth Day’s legacy, and to celebrate the next five decades by asking all people to take action for the environment and our communities. To learn more, visit https://earthdaynw2020.org/.

CENSUS 2020 – BE COUNTED! It’s about Federal Funding: The distribution of more than $675 Billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. Be counted and make sure your community benefits from your tax dollars. “The Catholic Church and other service providers rely on the national Census to provide an accurate count in order to effectively serve those in need,” said Bishop Dewane of the USCCB. Look for your invitation to respond to the census on or between March 12 and 20. New this year is an online form. Your invitation postcard will have the code you need to fill out the form. Please consider helping others complete the Census during Sunday Coffee Hour or at the Cathedral Kitchen. Especially needed are bilingual speakers of any language! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

TAI CHI CLASSES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES Thursdays, 5:30–6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information or to register, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

Sacred Steps

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ken Van Dyke.

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.

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. We are currently looking for volunteers who might cover one weekday afternoon each month, beginning in March or April. If you’d some quiet time in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 brings and serves food once a month (Sat., Sun., Mon. or Tues., 6am-7:30am). If you cannot volunteer but still want to help, consider donating men’s razors and spray deodorant. Items can be dropped off or shipped to the Parish Office or Sunday Coffee Hour. 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 parish of Holy Disciples in Puyallup and the St. Yves Mission in Harmony.

 

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