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Sunday, March 14, 2021 -- The Fourth Sunday of Lent

ON THE COVER  "While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." The healing of the man born blind. Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.
 
WEEKDAY MASSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Each day from Monday through Saturday, Mass is celebrated at 8:00am in the Cathedral. All are welcome to attend without prior registration. The Mass is also livestreamed at vimeo.com/archdioceseofseattle.
 
SATURDAY CONFESSIONS are heard immediately following the 8:00am Mass on Saturday mornings, from 8:30am to 9:30am. During Lent, confessions will also be heard following the 8:00am Mass on Wednesday mornings.
 
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Each Friday in Lent, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:00am Mass, continuing until 1:00pm, with Holy Hour beginning at 12 Noon. All are welcome. (We no longer have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays.)
 
THE WAY OF THE CROSS is a wonderful Lenten tradition in the Church. Stations are prayed on Mondays following 8:00am Mass. In addition, we have prepared a special online version of the Stations led by Father Ryan, with meditations by Paul Claudel and featuring the art of Joan Brand-Landkamer. Visit www.stjames-cathedral.org anytime to join in praying the Stations this Lent. The Cathedral Stations of the Cross are the work of Joan Brand-Landkamer, inspired by 20th-century French artist Georges Rouault.
 
Interested in having your child attend a Catholic Elementary or High School? St. James Cathedral can help! Our Rainbow Schools program (for St. George, St. Therese, St. Joseph, and Holy Family Bilingual Schools) and the Simperman Scholars program (for Holy Names Academy, Bishop Blanchet, O'Dea, and Kennedy Catholic High Schools) have scholarships available for qualifying Cathedral families, and in-parish rates apply for all parishioners. Contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-619-4660 or tvandeven@stjames-cathedral.org  for an application packet. All information must be submitted by April 30.

DO YOU SPEAK CAMBODIAN, FARSI, LAOTIAN, OR MANDINKA? St. James Immigrant Assistance is seeking volunteers to call clients once a month to provide updates and share information. Time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours each month. Information, Tammi Murray, tmurray@stjamescathedral.org  or 206-382-4511. 
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU During the past year we have all heard about the many weddings that have been cancelled, rescheduled or changed from large, extravagant events to small gatherings of only the closest friends and family members. Your Cathedral Vincentians have helped pay rent for employees of wedding caterers and musicians who have lost business because of the pandemic. Wedding photographers have also suffered from a pandemicrelated loss of business. One young man was successfully running his own wedding photography business before the pandemic and then saw his income drop to almost zero when nearly all the weddings he had booked were cancelled or postponed to an indefinite date in the future. He quickly depleted his savings. Soon he found himself dependent on a good friend who made sure he had enough food to eat. Eventually he called the SVdP Helpline (206-767- 6449) for rent assistance. With your support, we helped keep him housed for another month, buying time he badly needed to find new sources of income and possibly a cheaper place to live--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 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 .
 
THANK YOU TO GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION Graham Construction, the crew responsible for the work taking place on the southwest corner of Columbia and Terry, have seen the good work done by St. James Cathedral, particularly through our outreach meal programs. Wanting to support the Cathedral, the team at Graham sponsored their own food drive and donated an abundance of blessings to St. James. Pictured are Josh and Sarah of Graham. Special thanks to Sarah for her work in organizing the food drive!
 
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES RICE BOWL: TRYING NEW FOODS IN TIMOR-LESTE The country of Timor-Leste has the highest rate of child malnutrition in Asia, and many children suffer from stunting, which makes a big impact on a child's growth and future. Home gardens and fishponds are helping families provide better nutrition for their children. What do you eat to stay healthy? What can you do to ensure children have enough food to thrive? Visit www.crsricebowl.org to learn more. Rice Bowls are available at the entrances to the Cathedral. If you cannot come to the Cathedral, email Joyce Mork-O'Brien (jamob14@comcast.net ) with your address and one will be sent to you.
   
ONLINE EVENING OF REFLECTION On Friday, March 19, 6pm to 7:30pm, CRS's West Coast staff invite you to a virtual night of reflection on migration and the new challenges that have emerged from Covid-19. In the midst of increasing desolation, polarization and global confrontation we are being invited by Pope Francis in Fratelli Tutti to dream 'as one humanity': not an individual dream but invites us to dream together to seek new solutions. Registration, crswest@crs.org.
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED! Last March, the Archdiocese launched an online survey collecting nearly 8,000 responses from Catholics across the region. This survey was followed by listening sessions in October, centered on the preliminary elements of the mission statement, guiding principles, and a shared vision. These sessions informed the development of the Pastoral Plan Draft. We invite all Catholics to review the draft and share feedback in this survey. https://archseattle.org/aboutthe-archdiocese-of-seattle/archbishop-etienne/pastoralplanning/
 
OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER Learn about upcoming events and opportunities as well as stay informed on Catholic social teaching by receiving this twice-monthly newsletter. Subscribe, outreach@stjames-cathedral.org.

REST IN PEACE Please pray for the repose of the soul of Gladys Shankle.

MUSICAL PRAYER FRIDAY, March 19 at 6:30pm: Join us for the next in our series of livestream musical prayer events! You can find the livestream at vimeo.com/ stjamescathedral or facebook.com/stjamesseattle. For a complete archive of 40+ musical offerings since the pandemic began, visit www.stjamescathedral.org/music.   

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. Joseph in Seattle, Tacoma, and Lynden, and the mission church of St. Joseph in Kalama.


 


 

 

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