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Sunday, January 24, 2021 -- The 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

ON THE COVER  "I will make you fishers of men." West nave stained glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist, 1916-1918.
 
Floral offerings are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or give thanks for a prayer that has been answered. Information, Micki-Jo Palmer, mpalmer@stjames-cathedral.org  or 206-622-3559.
 
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.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU A family ran a catering business. COVID caused their business to collapse, which meant that suddenly no one in the family had jobs or income. One of the men in the family eventually called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) because he was having trouble believing that he might qualify for unemployment benefits. He could not wait any longer to figure that out because his rent was due and no one in his family could help him pay it. Our Cathedral Vincentians helped pay his rent, relieving his anxiety and giving him a little more time (and our encouragement) to track down those unemployment benefits and look for another job. Your donations to SVdP at St James make our help possible – thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or wiesnerjo@gmail.com.
 
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 ready-to-eat meals (ie soup or chili), cup of noodles, easy mac & 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@stjames-cathedral.org.
 
Care for creation Event: 2040 Film Screening Join fellow Catholic parishioners for an amazing at-home screening of this award-winning climate documentary. Drawing on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future. 2040 is a story of hope, and a powerful tool to encourage people to take action. Once registered you will be able to watch the movie any time you like from January 21 to February 6. We will also have a discussion about the movie and solutions discussed in the movie on Sunday February 7. Sponsored by the St. James Care for Creation Committee, other South Seattle parishes, Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center and Seattle University Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. Information and Registration, https://care4creation.eventbrite.co.uk.
 
New! CIRCLE OF HOPE St. James Cathedral Mental Health & Wellness Ministry is happy to introduce Circle of Hope, a Zoom gathering where those who find themselves struggling with life's daily challenges can experience fellowship and support in a safe, faith-filled environment. Whether you live with a chronic mental illness or feel the emotional impact of the effects of COVID, you are invited to join this welcoming group. Facilitators Nancy Granger, St. James Cathedral Parish Mental Health Nurse and Cathedral parishioner David Pina, retired Air Force Chaplain, Suicide Prevention Specialist look forward to joining you in this community of faith and support. This group will meet weekly via Zoom for 8 sessions on Thursdays, February 18 - April 8, 6:30- 8:00pm. Capacity is limited. For information and to determine whether this group is right for you, contact Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269 or ngranger@stjames-cathedral.org.
 
St. James Cathedral is hiring an Assistant for Social Outreach and Advocacy The incumbent will provide support for the Cathedral's ministries for the poor and underserved, with a particular focus during the pandemic on meal programs and care for creation. This is a 25-29 hour/week position, non-exempt. To receive a job description and details, interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy, 206-619-2879, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org.
 
JOB OPENING for custodian The parish has an opening for a Custodian to perform basic janitorial and floor care responsibilities. This person will also work with the Cathedral Facilities staff in setting up for special liturgies and events and basic maintenance tasks. This is a full time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. To receive a job description and details, interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application at: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Assets/HR/EmploymentApp2019Parish.pdf and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Tang Nguyen, tnguyen@stjames-cathedral.org.
 
NEW! CARE CALLS MINISTRY The Need: Due to COVID-19 there is an epidemic of loneliness in our communities. A great number of people suffer mental and physical consequences from isolation and loneliness. We see this in the world around us and in our own parish. The Response: St. James Cathedral Mental Health and Wellness Ministry (MHWM) has initiated a new ministry to help alleviate loneliness and establish connections with parishioners who may be isolated or lonely. Care Calls: Care Calls is outreach to people who live alone or have little connection with people. Volunteers phone identified parishioners on a regular basis to offer listening and companionship. Calls will connect people who are lonely to people who have time to listen and chat. The volunteers who become callers are individuals who understand the call of Christ to care for our brothers and sisters and want to make a difference in someone's life. They have the time to make regular calls and build relationship. They can also provide supportive reminders that help with everyday life, like remembering to take medication or keep medical appointments. Care Callers are volunteer phone friends, serving others because their hearts are in the right place. In doing so, they may even fill a void in their own lives. How you can help: Please let us know of someone you think would benefit from and be open to receiving a regularly scheduled Care Call from a MHWM volunteer. If you are interested in becoming a MHWM volunteer and joining Care Calls ministry, or would like more information, contact Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269 or ngranger@stjames-cathedral.org.
 
ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? 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.
 
St. james cathedral on social media Be sure to follow the Cathedral on social media for up-to-date information about ongoing events in the life of the Cathedral! On Instagram: @stjamescathedral. On Facebook and Twitter: @stjamesseattle. And of course, you can always visit the Cathedral website at www.stjames-cathedral.org for up to date information.

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. Thomas Aquinas in Camas and St. John Bosco in Tacoma.  


 


 

 

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