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Sunday, December 27, 2020 -- The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

On the cover   "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted - and you yourself a sword will pierce - so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." Icon of the Virgin and Child (detail). Joan Brand- Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.
 
WEEKDAY MASSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Each day from Monday through Saturday, an 8:00am Mass is celebrated in the Cathedral. All are welcome to attend without prior registration. On Tuesdays, the 8:00am Mass is followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with rosary at 12 Noon.
 
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING CATHOLIC Are you, a family member, or a friend interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Come and See! You are invited to a no-strings-attached gathering to ask questions and find out more on Wednesday, January 6, at 7:00pm via Zoom. Information, Kathleen McCabe, kmccabe@stjames-cathedral.org.
 
Take Another Look at the Catholic Church You are invited to an online Cathedral program for Catholics who have been away, and are wanting to take another look at their Church. Be part of a small zoom community, ask questions, and learn about changes in the Church. The program begins Monday, January 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, and runs for six Monday nights. Information, Rosanne Michaels, rmichaels@stjames-cathedral.org.

THANK YOU TO SO MANY who have supported this year's virtual Giving Tree and Sock Drive. When we pray the Grace before Meals, we ask God's blessing upon ourselves and the food that comes to us through God's bounty. Through your generous contributions, many men, women and children in our region will receive wonderful gifts from your bounty. Please know how much each of you has been a blessing!

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU During the pandemic, the SVdP Helpline may be able to refer you to sources of aid if you need help paying your rent or electricity bill or getting enough food or other basic necessities of life. If you live in Seattle or elsewhere in King County, please submit your request for help online at https:// svdpseattle.org/get-help/online-help-request-form/ anytime or by calling 206-767-6449 between 8am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Especially if you cannot handle a growing rent debt because you lost your job or had your hours reduced, please contact the Helpline. It is better to start seeking help now rather than waiting until the temporary eviction moratorium ends, when so many more people are expected to need help, too. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or wiesnerjo@gmail.com.
 
FRATELLI TUTTI: ON FRATERNITY AND SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP In October, Pope Francis released Fratelli Tutti, an encyclical which calls us to live out our Christian duty to see the face of Jesus in our neighbors, recognizing everyone we meet as a brother or sister. On Monday, January 11 at 6:30pm, Judy Mayotte, a scholar and Cathedral parishioner, will speak on Fratelli Tutti's call to restore humanity's fraternal bond, that we are all sisters and brothers. The following week, a 4-week small group program will begin, for Cathedral parishioners to read, discuss and pray with this important teaching on human solidarity and friendship. Registration and information, Patrick Barredo, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .

FAITH AND RACIAL HEALING Mondays, 6:30pm-9pm starting on January 18, 2021. Through new learning from articles, videos, and resource books, the Faith and Racial Justice small group program from JustFaith Ministries lends new insights to participants' awareness of privilege and racism. By encouraging new spiritual practices and informed action, it cultivates an expanding community of Christians who work to dismantle racism in their respective contexts. This process will challenge your own thinking about racism, its causes, and its impact, while helping you discern practical steps to address it. Information and registration, Patrick Barredo, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .
 
VOLUNTEER TUTORS FOR IMMIGRANTS Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). You can register online at www.stjames-cathedral.org.

DOROTHY DAY PRESENTATION Earlier this month, the writer Kate Hennessy offered reflections on her grandmother, Dorothy Day. For those who were unable to attend, the recording of the event is available online. Visit www.stjames-cathedral.org  for the link.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) has asked the Cathedral to provide meals for their day centers and shelters. Unopened store-bought casseroles and unopened sandwich-ingredients (bread, deli meat, vegetables and condiments) are greatly appreciated. In addition, toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps and shampoos, feminine hygiene products), canned readyto- eat meals (i.e. soup or chili), cup of noodles, easy mac and cheese, K-cup coffee, cocoa and tea, individual servings of chips, crackers, granola bars and cereals have been requested. Deliver food to Cathedral Hall (803 Terry Ave.), Tuesdays, 9am to 11am. Information, Patrick Barredo, pbarredo@stjamescathedral.org .

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Do you have a few hours each week to help an immigrant learn English or prepare for their citizenship interview? No prior tutoring or teaching experience necessary. All tutoring is currently done remotely. Staff provide ongoing support. To get into the next training, please contact us as soon as possible. Information, Sayuko Setvik, ssetvik@stjames-cathedral.org.

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 Holy Innocents in Duvall, Holy Family in Auburn, Kirkland, and Seattle; and St. Joseph Parish at Holy Family in Frances.


Sacred Steps

REST IN PEACE Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Unger.


 


 

 

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