St. James Cathedral Bulletin | March 9, 2020
In case you had to miss Mass this weekend...
Because so many were unable to attend Mass this weekend, the full audio of the 10:00am Mass is available here. We will continue to make the audio available each Sunday during the outbreak so that we can continue to pray as a community during this anxious time.

Pray as you go
This is a wonderful resource from the Jesuits of Ireland, ideal for daily prayer if you are homebound during the coronavirus outbreak (or anytime!). It includes the readings of the day and a short meditation. Listen online or find Pray as You Go on your podcast app.

Our Lent Bible Study series is going online!
Instead of meeting in person on the Mondays of Lent, our Lent series is going online with materials prepared by presenter Ron Ryan, D.Min. Please join others in reading and reflecting on the wonderful Gospels of these Lenten Sundays.

Event cancellations/postponements
The following events have been canceled or postponed in observance of recommendations about limiting non-essential gatherings:
  • New Heart, New Spirit Lenten Series on 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
  • De-Escalation and Personal Safety Workshop on 3/10
  • Matt Talbot St. Patrick's Day Dinner on 3/15

Coming events
"Stuff the Truck" for St. Vincent de Paul Society
On Sunday, March 15, the SVdP truck will be in the O'Dea Parking lot, ready to accept your donations of clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, bedding, lamps, kitchen items, framed artwork, TVs, radios, DVD players, and sports gear.

Adult Confirmation
If you are an adult Catholic who has never been confirmed, you are invited to consider participating in this 10-week preparation series. A wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your faith! Classes begin Wednesday, March 18 and continue through early June.

Welcome Back!
St. James Cathedral offers a ten-week “Welcome Back” program for Catholics out of touch with a Church that once may have been home. It’s a safe place to ask questions, learn about changes in the Church, and begin to experience a small community of faith. If you desire, we’ll help you return to the sacraments, and become an active part of this faith community. The spring session begins Monday, April 20, 2020, and continues Mondays through June .

In case you missed it
Holy Ground #6: Blanchet a Bishop
Father F. N. Blanchet was certain of two things: that the Oregon country needed a bishop, and that he was not the right person for the job. In his view, the failure of the California missions was attributable to a lack of bishops (a questionable reading of history, at best!) and thus the Church would not thrive in Oregon without a resident bishop. In urging his case to Archbishop Signay of Quebec, Blanchet also made it clear that he did not consider himself a candidate. “I am already old,” he wrote (Blanchet was 44 at the time). “My powers diminish; I am slow at business and it is only by close application that I arrive at a knowledge of anything; I have a treacherous memory; my vigor is gone; I do not know English; I have never had a time to study due to the demands of the ministry where I have always been busy.”

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