EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Friday, February 4 is First Friday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the 8:00am Mass, continuing until 12:00pm, with rosary at 11:30am.
EVENING PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ Friday, February 4 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to this celebration of evening prayer with candlelight and the haunting music of the ecumenical community of Taizé, France.
POSTPONED: February 5 Gala Concert We regretfully announce that our Gala Concert originally planned for New Year’s Eve and rescheduled to February 5, 2022 must once again be postponed. With COVID infections from the Omicron variant on the decrease but still currently at around 5,000 new cases per day in King County (as of 1/20/2022), we feel that it would be unwise and not in the best interests of public health to present a choral concert until the transmission of Omicron has reached more reasonable levels. The new concert date is to be announced after the threat from Omicron has passed, but it will not occur until after Easter. The St. James music staff appreciates your patience and understanding as we navigate through these bumps and obstacles preventing us from a full return to our live concert series.
MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK On Friday, February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Father Ryan will celebrate a special Mass including the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. If you are seriously ill, facing surgery, or experiencing the weakness that comes with old age, you are encouraged to celebrate this sacrament of healing.
CELEBRATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK from Jan 30 to Feb 5, by discovering the value of placing your child in Catholic School. Financial aid could be available to you through the schools. In addition, St. James Cathedral offers help to both the Rainbow Schools and Simperman Scholar High Schools. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, email@example.com.
APPLY NOW FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIPS for the Rainbow Schools: St. Therese, St. Joseph, St. George, and Holy Family Bilingual Schools, or for the Simperman Scholar Schools: Bishop Blanchet, O’Dea, Holy Names, and Kennedy Catholic. Eligibility requirements include being a registered and active parishioner at St. James. For full requirements and an application packet, Theresa Van de Ven, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATHEDRAL KITCHEN We continue to serve 80-100 take away meals with limited seating in the Cathedral Hall 6 days a week. We are looking for a few volunteers to collect donations from local partner grocery stores, using the new Cathedral Kitchen van. Information, Mick McHugh or Maria Tally, email@example.com.
JOB OPENING: Wedding and Funeral Coordinator St. James Cathedral has an opening for Parish Wedding and Funeral Coordinator. In addition to responsibility for scheduling and overseeing steps in the wedding and funeral process, and interfacing with individuals and families, this position will provide administrative and pastoral support services to the parish. Applicant must be an active member of a Catholic parish, have excellent people skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office and Excel. This is a full-time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. Interested applicants should download the Archdiocesan Job Application at https://archseattle.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/HR1.2-EmploymentApp2019Parish.pdf and send with a resume, via e-mail, to Larry Brouse, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SINCE I BEEN DOWN: A Film, A Conversation, A Call to Action Co-Sponsored by the St. James Restorative Justice Committee This is a film about Kimonti Carter. Although sentenced to 700 years in prison, he became an inspirational role model within the prison system. This film unravels why children commit violent crime and how these children–now adults–are breaking free from their fate by creating a model of justice that is transforming their lives, our humanity and the quality of life for all our children. The film is available to watch in your own homes, January 30-February 6, with virtual discussion on February 6, 7:00-8:30pm. Registration, Patrick Barredo, email@example.com.
FAITH FRIENDS Do you know a child or teen age 7-18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities? Faith Friends is a unique blend of our Faith Mentor, children’s faith formation program, and an inclusion ministry. Information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREPARES (Pregnancy and Parenting Support) is a nurturing response of the Catholic community in Washington State to “walk the journey” with pregnant and parenting women, men, and families with children up to age 5 who find themselves lacking a healthy support network. The program, an initiative of our state’s bishops, came into being five years ago. Around the state, PREPARES has been active in helping provide basic needs to parents and their children, organizing parent support groups, providing opportunities for parents and children to get together, and family companions to share relationships with a parent in the community. For more information, see https://preparesforlife.org and https://ccsww.org/get-help/child-youth-family-services/prepares/. In our parish, our initial efforts to initiate PREPARES had some success but have fallen by the wayside over the years. It’s time to resurrect the program here. For PREPARES to become active at St. James, we need volunteers. Volunteers need to attend a PREPARES orientation dealing with important rules and information about working with families. Volunteer activities include collecting and distributing donated items for children, mentoring, serving as parish coordinator, and more. Information, Ted Nutting, email@example.com.