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Sunday, March 21, 2021 -- The Fifth Sunday of Lent

ON THE COVER  "I am the resurrection and the life." Icon of the Raising of Lazarus. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.
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.

care for creation tip for lent  To fully live out Laudato Si' is to embrace moderation, to know that less truly is more, and to deny yourself in the name of God's creation. About 80% of plastic waste ends up in landfills, left to sit there for decades. Our common home deserves better, and we are called as Catholics and people of faith to do better. During the remainder of Lent, consider fasting from single-use plastics, if possible, avoiding plastics altogether. Pope Francis shared how such a fast can help us create more space for God: "Fasting involves being freed from all that weighs us down, like consumerism or an excess of information, whether true or false, in order to open the doors of our hearts to the One who comes to us, poor in all things, yet 'full of grace and truth' (John 1:14): the Son of God our Savior."
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. 
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. Find the survey here: https://archseattle.org/about-the-archdiocese-of-seattle/archbishop-etienne/pastoralplanning/
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU A few years ago, a worried grandma called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) and asked us to help her adult daughter (a mom) and her little girl with food as mom was unable to work. Mom could not work because she was sick at her own home near the Cathedral, many miles away from grandma’s home. Without grandma's intervention, mom would not have reached out for help, but she gratefully accepted our help at a nearby grocery store. Recently, mom (a hospital worker) called the SVdP Helpline herself because she and her now-5-year-old daughter were both sick at home with mild cases of COVID. This time their biggest need was help paying their rent, since mom was again unable to work. With your support, we gladly paid enough on their rent to make the landlord happy and relieve some of the stress on mom (and we are pretty sure we eased grandma's worries, too)--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, PAGLIACCI PIZZA for providing your fantastic pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen EVERY Thursday since last June! Through the beauty of pizza, you have brought joy on a weekly basis to our Kitchen guests, and have made Thursdays the most popular dinner day of the week. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

MUSICAL PRAYER FRIDAY, March 26 at 6:30pm:  Our guest artist for Musical Prayer on Friday, March 26 is violinist Victoria Parker, who plays frequently with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera and can be heard on many popular albums and motion picture soundtracks. She will play music for solo violin by J. S. Bach and composer Grazyna Bacewicz (1909 - 1969), who was only the second Polish female composer to have achieved national and international recognition. 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.stjames-cathedral.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. Louise in Bellevue and St. Patrick in Seattle and Tacoma. 




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