Cathedral Bulletin | February 16, 2022
  • Join us for Mass this weekend--in person or online
  • Poem of the Week: Emanuel's "Emmett Till"
  • Mass for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers, Saturday, February 19
  • NAMI Family-to-Family series begins Saturday, February 19
  • Interactive Piano Concert, Saturday, February 26
  • Online retreat: The Christian Dance of Life, March 5
  • Planting Seeds of Hope, March 19
  • News and notices
  • Last Sunday's bulletin
The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 19, 2022

5:30pm MASS for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers
Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, pre
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Sunday, February 20, 2022

8:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

10:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

12:00pm MASS
in-person only

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
in-person only

5:30pm MASS
in-person only

Socially distanced seating is available at all weekend Masses.
Reservations should be made in advance by contacting Caroline Okello,
Poem of the Week: Emanuel's "Emmett Till"
Lisa Matchette reads James Emanuel's "Emmett Till" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Family to Family series begins 2/19
Mass for Healthcare Professionals 2/19
Interactive Concert 2/26
Zoom Mental Health Retreat 3/5
Planting Seeds of Hope 3/19
News and Notices
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION This Sunday is the Third Sunday of the Month! As you leave the Cathedral, the ushers will be at the doors to receive any offering you are able to make in support of our St. Vincent de Paul Society outreach to the poor and needy in our downtown neighborhood. Your support makes a tremendous difference! Thank you.
YOUR SUPPORT OF SVDP MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE An older woman was forced to go on unemployment when experiencing health issues during the pandemic. Unable to return to the high pressure job that she had performed for over 20 years, she applied for unemployment. When unemployment ran out, the woman called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). Thanks to your support, we were able to pay a portion of her rent and provide other resources. The woman is pursuing remote employment in the hope that she can work safely from her home. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
VISIT THE CATHEDRAL COLUMBARIUM The Cathedral’s new Columbarium was blessed by Archbishop Etienne on December 22, 2021. A columbarium is a cemetery for the reverent burial of cremated remains. The way we honor the mortal remains of our deceased family members and friends is a reflection of the faith we profess in the Nicene Creed: we believe in the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. The columbarium is now open for prayer whenever the Cathedral is open. It is a beautiful place to visit and pray for all our beloved dead.

CATHEDRAL DISCOUNT for 2/25 Cappella Romana Concert: Cappella Romana returns to St. James! The renowned professional chamber choir will perform Arvo Pärt’s largest a cappella choral work, the Kanon Pokajanen, the Canon of Repentance, at the Cathedral on Friday, February 25 at 7:30pm. The Eastern Orthodox understanding of repentance especially creates optimism: from the Greek metánoia, a change of mind, a fundamental transformation of one’s outlook. A perfect event to prepare for Lent. Sung in ancient Church Slavonic with translation provided. All members of the Cathedral community can receive 30% off tickets in Sections A and B. Use the discount code “CATHEDRAL” when you check out. Concert and COVID protocol information at or call 503-236-8202.
JOB OPENING: CUSTODIAN St. James Cathedral 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 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: and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Tang Nguyen,
FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY 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, or
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,
AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR AFGHAN NEWCOMERS St. James has now welcomed two Afghan families through Sponsor Circles. The Refugee Support Team is working to secure safe, affordable housing for each family of three, ideally offering access to public transportation. We could use your help! Do you know of any affordable housing opportunities? Information, Erica de Klerk,
TEMPORARY HOSTS FOR AFGHAN NEWCOMERS Afghan newcomers are continuing to arrive in our community and in some cases need temporary accommodations until their housing is ready. This could be a private unit, or separate bedroom(s) and bathroom(s) with access to a shared kitchen. If you might be able to host Afghan newcomers, for 1-4 weeks, please let us know. Information, Erica de Klerk,

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND, HEALTHY PLANET Thursday, March 3, 7pm-8pm on Zoom. Join us for a discussion of Healthy Mind, the second in a series on Healthy Body, Health Mind, Healthy Planet. Not only does what we eat greatly impact our physical health, it is also a key factor in achieving mental well-being. Learn how food and mood are closely related and how it is possible to avoid the pitfalls of nutrition driven irritability, and energy ups and downs. Share with others your own personal observations on how food effects the way you feel. We will notice how the foods that are good for our brains are the foods that are good for our overall health, and are also good for the environment. Registration, Patrick Barredo, or 206-382-4515.
JOB OPENING: WEDDING AND FUNERAL COORDINATOR St. James Cathedral has an opening for Wedding and Funeral Coordinator. 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:// EmploymentApp2019Parish.pdf and send with a resume, via e-mail, to Larry Brouse, lbrouse@stjames
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. If you are interested in being part of PREPARES at St. James Cathedral, contact Ted Nutting,
Journeying Together: Synod update
JOURNEYING TOGETHER: PARTICIPATING IN THE SYNOD The local phase of the Synod is getting underway! A synod is a gathering of the Church. The word literally means “together on the way,” and that is the primary question the Synod is asking: How have you experienced the Church that “journeys together”? And how are we called to journey together in the future? Beginning in Lent and continuing into Easter Time, every member of the Cathedral Parish will be invited to participate in a Synod gathering to reflect on and share our experiences of Church. Keep an eye on the bulletin for details in the coming weeks.
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