EARLY MUSIC SEATTLE CONCERT: CONVENT AND CLOISTER--HIDDEN GENIUS On Saturday, February 19 at 8:00pm, Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Byrd Ensemble take you into the world of the cloistered Italian convent, a place where the genius of women of the 17th century could be freely expressed. Works by Isabella Leonarda, Bianca Maria Meda, Maria Xaveria Peruchona, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, and many others express the mystery and beauty of Psalm settings, Biblical verses, and a Magnificat with ever-changing combinations of instruments and women's voices. Tickets and more information at earlymusicseattle.org or 206-325-7066. For pay-what-you-can parishioner passes, contact the Cathedral music office: email@example.com or 206-382-4874. Proof of full vaccination or recent negative PCR test is required to attend this concert.
FREE COVID VACCINATION CLINIC Wednesday, February 16 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The King County Public Health Mobile Vaccine Team will be in the Cathedral to offer free 1st doses, 2nd doses, and boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No appointment necessary. Information, Patrick Barredo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-382-4515.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU After working in the financial field for 12 years, a middle aged man got laid off during the pandemic. When his unemployment ran out, he found work as a mobile notary but because of a medical condition could only do minimal work. Finding himself short of money to pay rent, the man called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). With your help, we were able to pay a portion of his rent and provide additional resources that helped him catch up. He was further encouraged after receiving good medical care and medication. With his condition improved, he is able to pursue his new career. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or email@example.com.
CAPPELLA ROMANA CONCERT: Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen (Canon of Repentance) Friday, February 25 at 7:30pm. Arvo Pärt’s largest a cappella choral work, the Kanon Pokajanen, is a work for our time. The Eastern Orthodox understanding of repentance is not morose sorrow for the past. Instead it creates optimism for the future: from the Greek metánoia, a change of mind, a fundamental transformation of one’s outlook. Pärt’s work is an expansive musical meditation on the true meaning of repentance. Tickets and more information, visit cappellaromana.org or 503-236-8202. For pay-what-you-can parishioner passes, contact the Cathedral music office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-382-4874. Proof of full vaccination or recent negative PCR test is required to attend this concert.
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, email@example.com or stjames-faithfriends.weebly.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.
JOB OPENING: Wedding and Funeral Coordinator St. James Cathedral has an opening for Wedding and Funeral Coordinator. In addition to responsibility for scheduling and overseeing steps in the wedding and funeral process, 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, email@example.com.
ASK CONGRESS TO SUPPORT POOR FAMILIES AND PROTECT OUR COMMON HOME Join the U.S. bishops to encourage members of the U.S. Congress to prioritize the needs of the poor and vulnerable, and to take bold action to care for the Earth, our common home. Ask Congress to hear and answer both the 'cry of the earth and the cry of the poor' by safeguarding climate investments and keeping the Child Tax Credit fully refundable for all families, including mixed-status families. Send your elected Congress members a message by going to https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/campaigns/91038/respond.
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.
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. Information, Maria Laughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-382-4284.
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 could include collecting and distributing donated items for children, mentoring, serving as parish coordinator, and more. Information, Ted Nutting, email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE--PLANTING THE SEEDS: TAKING ACTION FOR OUR COMMON HOME St. James Cathedral’s Care for Creation team, in partnership with the Creation Care Network, invites you to to learn how you can be a part of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform to better care for our common home. Join Archbishop Etienne, Ken Workman (descendant of Chief Seattle) and Catholics across western Washington on Saturday, March 19 at Seattle University. Registration details to come soon. Information, Patrick Barredo, firstname.lastname@example.org.