VISIT THE MANGER SCENE All are invited to visit the Christmas manger scene in the Cathedral Chapel, through January 8. O, come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!
EVENING PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ Friday, January 6 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.
WELCOME BACK Would you yourself–or someone you know–like to take another look at the Catholic Church? If, for one reason or another, you have been away and long for community, or feel hungry for something more, Welcome Back might be just the right place to safely express your concerns. A new in-person six-week series will begin in January. Information, John Simpson, 206-654-4658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? Seeking a closer relationship with God? Feeling the need for spiritual community and support? Wanting to make the Catholic faith your own? Wondering how to go about joining the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) might be for you. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4640, email@example.com.
ADULT CONFIRMATION Are you or is someone you know 17 or older and in need of the sacrament of Confirmation? The sacrament will be celebrated on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm. Classes in preparation for Confirmation begin on Tuesday, February 28. Catholic Baptism and First Communion are required. The deadline for registration is February 21. Information and registration, John Marquez,
206-654-4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). You can register online at www.stjames-cathedral.org.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR DREAMERS For many years, the Catholic bishops of the United States have called on Congress to provide Dreamers with the ability to integrate as fully recognized members of our society. This includes those who have benefited from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA. Last March, the House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) with broad bipartisan support. Unfortunately, the Senate has failed to take up the bill. Urge Congress to move forward with creating a pathway to permanent legal status for Dreamers today. Advocate, https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/Campaigns/97705/Respond
JOSEPH ADAM ORGAN CONCERT RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 27 The final César Franck Bicentennial Celebration concert that was scheduled for January 13 has been rescheduled to Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm. Music by Franck and other organists associated with the Basilica of St. Clotilde in Paris – Gabriel Pierné and Charles Tournemire – will showcase the Cathedral’s Rosales and Hutchings-Votey organs, played by our Director of Music and Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam, also the Resident Organist for the Seattle Symphony. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20; $12 students/seniors; or pay what you can. More information and advance tickets at www.stjames-cathedral.org/music/concerts/2023-01-27-Joseph-Adam.aspx, email@example.com, or 206-382-4874. Tickets are also available at the parish office reception desk (cash or check only).
CATHEDRAL KITCHEN As the Cathedral Kitchen prepares to return to complete in-person dining each weeknight, consider joining the Kitchen team by committing to prepare and serve meals once a week. Information, Mick McHugh, 206-264-2091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY BREAKFAST There are only two opportunities for homeless and low-income people to enjoy a free breakfast on Sunday mornings, and St. James Cathedral is one of them. Volunteers come either on Saturdays to cook, or Sundays to heat up and serve breakfast. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or email@example.com
SANDWICH MAKING MINISTRY Healthy sandwiches can be made at home and then brought to the Cathedral to share with men staying at the St. Martin de Porres Shelter. This is a great activity for families with young children, people with busy lives, and anyone who is not able to go out and serve. Information, Maria Tally, 206-264-2091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY 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 as opportunities for friendship with other youth. Information, Jennifer Wong, 206-619-0816, email@example.com, or www.faithfriendsstjames.org.
CATHOLIC ADVOCACY BULLETIN The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) represents the legislative priorities of our state's bishops in Olympia. With a long legislative session slated for 2023, the WSCC will be publishing weekly bulletins starting in January. There will be plenty of news and updates, as well as sign-in opportunities for bills and information to contact your legislators. Subscribe, https://www.wacatholics.org/be-an-advocate/join-our-network.
ST JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA Be sure to follow the Cathedral on social media for up-to-date information about ongoing events in the life of the Cathedral! On Instagram: @stjamescathedral. On Facebook and Twitter: @stjamesseattle. The Cathedral has a podcast as well! Search “St. James Cathedral, Seattle” on Apple podcasts or visit https://stjamescathedral.simplecast.com. And of course, you can always visit www.stjames-cathedral.org for up to date information on Cathedral happenings, or to sign up for our weekly e-bulletin.
THE CATHEDRAL BULLETIN DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX Subscribe to get a link to our weekly bulletin delivered straight to your inbox. Visit www.parishesonline.com and search for St. James Cathedral. It’s fast, easy and free. You’ll also receive the bulletin several days before it’s published!
HYGIENE ITEMS FOR OUR UNSHELTERED NEIGHBORS The St Vincent de Paul Society is seeking donations of hygiene items for Seattle’s unsheltered neighbors. Donated items will be assembled into individual hygiene kits which will then be distributed in person by SVdP volunteers several days each week to those in need. Hygiene items being sought include: hotel amenity/travel size shampoo/conditioner/lotion; bar soap; hand sanitizer
disposable razors; deodorant; lip balm; dental floss, toothbrush, small tube toothpaste; packet of personal body wipes used for basic hygiene; small packets of Kleenex. The donation collection box is located in the Cathedral Book Store. Donations can be made Monday through Friday 11am-3pm and after each weekend Mass.