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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 Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by the ushers at the 10:00am Mass in appreciation of our faith community.

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

CRS RICE BOWL BEGINS ON ASH WEDNESDAY: WE ARE CALLED. On Ash Wednesday, every parish in the Archdiocese of Seattle, and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States will begin a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl at Mass this Ash Wednesday. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on the challenge of global hunger and how it affects our human family. More CRS Rice Bowls resources can be found at www.CRSRiceBowl.org.

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.

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.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. As the effects of climate change become more evident, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in their behavior to reduce their contribution to climate change, according to a new poll by the American Psychological Association.

DE-ESCALATION & PERSONAL SAFETY THROUGH A TRAUMA-INFORMED LENS Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6:30pm—8:30 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Martin Reinsel, MA, LMHC shares his vast clinical experience to help you learn de-escalation skills, and how to engage with challenging behaviors, exceptional situations and unusual circumstances. Registration Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL ANNOUNCES that our annual “Stuff the Truck” event will take place on Sunday, March 15 in the O’Dea parking lot from 7:30am to 1:30pm. Big sellers in our thrift stores include books, dishes, pots, pans and clothes. The money raised from selling your items in SVdP stores supports SVdP activities that help low income residents throughout King County. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

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.

TUESDAY GLEANER NEEDED: Tuesday Gleaners drive the Cathedral Kitchen van and go out in the morning to local supermarkets and collect food (fruits, vegetables, milk, deli items, etc.) These items are used in our daily meals. It’s a fun and rewarding outreach! Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

Sacred Steps

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Josef Gray.

YOUTH NIGHT NEXT SUNDAY. 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!

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. Parking is provided. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 brings and serves 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; Sunday, 6-8 am: final food prep, serving, and clean up. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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.

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 St. Peter in Seattle and St. Peter Mission in Deming, Suquamish, and Tenino.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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