Cathedral Bulletin | May 3, 2022
  • Join us for Mass this weekend--in person or via livestream
  • The Annual Catholic Appeal has begun!
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Sleep and Mental Health, May 4 (Zoom)
  • Sign up for a synodal gathering--our last session is Thursday, May 5!
  • Contemplative Evening Prayer, this Friday, May 6 at 6:30pm
  • Seattle Catholic Advocacy Day, Saturday, May 14
  • Grief Support Group begins Tuesday, May 24
  • Vigil for Racial Justice at Immaculate Conception Church, 5/25
  • News and notices
  • This Sunday's bulletin
The Fourth Sunday of Easter 5/8
Saturday, May 7, 2022
5:30pm MASS

Sunday, May 8, 2022
8:00am MASS
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10:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK
12:00pm MASS
Celebration of First Holy Communion

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
5:30pm MASS

Socially distanced seating is available at the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses. Contact Caroline Okello for information,
Annual Catholic Appeal
You are invited to participate in Archbishop Etienne’s 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal. The Archbishop’s goal for this year’s Appeal is $10.8 million and, of this amount, our own parish of St. James Cathedral is being asked to raise $319,221. Everything given over and above that goal will come back to the parish for our own needs. This year we intend to use the rebate to support our ministry to immigrants, migrants, and refugees through the St. James Immigrant Assistance Program. I think this ministry is more important now than it has ever been before, given what is going on in our world! We have set our rebate goal at $180,000, which brings our total goal to $499,221.
Would you please consider making a gift to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal? Make your gift online at
Learn more about St. James Immigrant Assistance from parishioner Sarah Riggio, who shared her story at the conclusion of the morning Masses last weekend
Our last synod session is Thursday 5/5
  • “I am hopeful about this process. I think the Holy Spirit can do more than we ever imagined. We can be cynical, but this is different, this is a new moment.”
  • “Painful/powerful/wonderful. The Holy Spirit is alive and well.”
Every member of the Cathedral community is invited to participate in the worldwide Synodal process initiated by Pope Francis. “Every encounter–as we know–calls for openness, courage and a willingness to let ourselves be challenged by the presence and the stories of others…. the experience of encounter changes us; frequently it opens up new and unexpected possibilities” (Pope Francis). There is still one more opportunity to participate!
Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom)
Wellness Wednesday 5/4
Contemplative Evening Prayer 5/6
Seattle Catholic Advocacy Day 5/14
Grief Support Group begins 5/24
Vigil for Racial Justice 5/25
Poem of the Week
Scott Webster reads Gerard Manley Hopkins' "The Windhover" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
In case you missed it
Bishop Frank Schuster was ordained in the Cathedral on Tuesday, May 3
News and Notices
A SPECIAL GIFT AT SUNDAY HOSPITALITY Please come to Cathedral Hall after the 10:00am Mass for coffee, doughnuts, and lunch! This special Mothers’ Day meal is offered in loving memory of Stephen Harrison on the first anniversary of his death.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE: A JOURNEY OF FAITH, HOPE, AND HEALING Archdiocese of Seattle’s Mental Health Ministry presents a panel discussion with family members, trauma specialists, and faith and ministry leaders on the impact of suicide on loved ones and the Church’s role in offering support. Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12pm-2pm, on Zoom. Register for this free event:
OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER Learn about upcoming events and opportunities as well as stay informed on Catholic social teaching by receiving this monthly newsletter. Subscribe, 
JOB OPENING: YOUTH MINISTER AND COORDINATOR OF YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES St. James Cathedral has an opening for a Youth Minister who will also serve as mentor to our Young Adult community. Applicant must be an active member of a Catholic parish, have excellent people skills, and relevant experience. This is a full-time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter, via e-mail, to Larry Brouse,
JOB OPENING IN THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN The Cathedral Kitchen is looking to fill the paid position of Kitchen Greeter, responsible for grocery store gleaning, meal preparation and greeting guests who come for dinner. This is a full-time, 30-35 hour/week position with benefits. Candidates must have a valid Washington State driver license and be able to lift cases of produce and canned goods. The Cathedral Kitchen serves 100 meals each weeknight to our homeless and low-income neighbors. Information, Patrick Barredo, or 206-382-4515.
WOMEN OF ST. JAMES SCHOLA SEEKS NEW SINGERS! The Cathedral’s women’s ensemble sings each Sunday, meeting at 4:00pm for rehearsal to sing for the 5:30pm Mass. There are current openings for sopranos and altos. The choir’s repertoire includes ancient chant, medieval and Renaissance works,
and 2- and 3-part works from the classical and modern repertoire. A basic understanding of reading music is a prerequisite. Information and to schedule an audition, or 206-382-4874.
ALL CATHEDRAL READS BOOK CLUB Recently, our parish Sponsor Circle Team welcomed two refugee families from Afghanistan. Under the direction of the St. James Immigrant Assistance Program, we helped these families integrate into American culture, find the resources they and their children need, and provide English language tutoring. To help welcome these families, and better understand their experience, the Immigrant Assistance Program is sponsoring an “All Cathedral Reads” book club about Afghanistan entitled The Sewing Circles of Herat by Christina Lamb. The book chronicles the courage and ingenuity of the Afghan people during the first rule of the Taliban in the early 2000s. The book is readily available, and there will also be some copies in the Cathedral bookstore. Parishioners will be invited to participate in a discussion of the book May 24 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Registration, Christopher Koehler,
JOIN THE LAUDATO SI PLATFORM This past year, the Vatican launched the Laudato Si’ Action Platform to empower Catholics throughout the world to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together on behalf of the Earth, our common home (Laudato Si’ 161). You and your household are invited to enroll in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, committing to an act of hope for the future we are building together. You are invited to reflect on how the Laudato Si’ Goals connect with core values of loving kindness, responsible stewardship of our place in creation, and care for the most vulnerable. Information, or Patrick Barredo,
SOUTH SEATTLE CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY: INTERSECTIONS OF MERCY, CATHOLICS ADVOCATING FOR HOUSING JUSTICE AND HOMELESS SERVICES Saturday, May 14, 9:30am – 12pm in Cathedral Hall. Join Catholics from the parishes of the South Seattle Deanery to learn about Catholic Social Teaching on housing and homelessness and how we can raise our voices to advocate for our houseless neighbors and others who have been pushed to the margins by public policy. Marc Dones from the King County Regional Homelessness Authority and City Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Andrew Lewis will engage in civil dialogue so that we may learn from one another and find ways to work together to bring housing justice to all in our community.
FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY Do you know a child or teen age 7-18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities? Faith Friends is an inclusion ministry serving children and teens from across the Archdiocese of Seattle. We are a unique blend of our Faith Mentor and Children’s Faith Formation program, and provide Sacramental Preparation, as well opportunities for friendship with other youth. Information, or 
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