ADULT CONFIRMATION Is God calling you to take the next step in your faith life? If so, and you are a baptized Catholic who has not yet been confirmed or received your first communion, this is a wonderful opportunity to grow in faith. The ten sessions will begin Thursday, March 31, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This will be an in-person class and we will meet in Cathedral Place. Information, or to register, John Simpson at 206-654-4658 or email@example.com.
CONCERT: FRANCK & LANGLAIS ORGAN WORKS Friday, March 25 at 7:30pm. St. James Cathedral Organist & Director of Music Joseph Adam embarks upon a year-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of César Franck and his magnificent contributions to the French organ repertoire. In this series of four recitals, Franck’s major works will be surveyed along with major works by his most important successors at the Basilica of St. Clotilde in Paris. This first program includes the Fantasie in A, the Final in B-flat, and the Choral in E Major, one of Franck’s final compositions, along with the Suite brève by Jean Langlais, Titular Organist from 1945 to 1991. Tickets (suggested donation $18/$10 senior & student or pay what you can) and more info at www.stjames-cathedral.org/music/concerts/2022-03-25-Joseph-Adam.aspx or 206-382-4874.
OPUS 7 CONCERT: FINDING LIGHT IN DARKNESS – Saturday, April 2 at 8:00pm. Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, with special guests Naomi Kato, harp, Kevin Krentz, cello, and Karen Sunmark, percussion, presents a collection of extraordinary works spanning six centuries from some of the greatest European and American choral composers, setting some of the most profound and prayerful texts in the choral repertoire. Composers include Howells, Parry, Schütz, Gibbons; Welsh native Paul Mealor; and Seattle’s own Peter Hallock and John Muehleisen. For tickets and more info about this evening of restorative and inspirational music featuring inspirational texts of faith, hope, and love, visit opus7.org/music/concerts/ or call 206-782-2899. A limited number of pay-what-you-can parishioner passes are available through the Cathedral music office – firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-382-4874.
MASS FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To mark the beginning of this month-long observance, Archbishop Etienne will celebrate Mass on Monday, April 4 at 8:00am. During this Mass, we will acknowledge the sins and failings of the past, pray for all victim survivors of abuse, and strengthen our resolve that every home, school and parish will be a safe place for children.
BRIDGING THE GAP: ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU A young man lost his job as a cook when the high-end restaurant he worked at closed at the beginning of the pandemic. The restaurant hired him back last fall when they opened up. Unfortunately, during the lapse of his employment as a cook, the man was able to find only temporary work and fell behind with several months of rent payments. The man called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). We paid a portion of his rent and provided additional resources which helped him catch up. He is happily employed as a cook again without a financial burden. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or email@example.com.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION This 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.
CELEBRATING THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Our penance services this Lent are Saturday, March 26 at 10:00am, and Monday, March 28 at 7:00pm. It has long been a tradition in the Church to celebrate this sacrament in preparation for Easter. These will be your opportunities to do so.
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. 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 parish youth. Information, firstname.lastname@example.org or stjames-faithfriends.weebly.com.
FLORAL OFFERINGS ARE A WONDERFUL WAY to remember a deceased loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or give thanks for a prayer that has been answered. Weekends open for floral offerings include May 8, May 22, June 12, and July 10. Information, Maggie Corrigan, email@example.com or 206-622-3559.
CRS RICE BOWL STORIES “All of us have a responsibility for the wounded, those of our own people and all the peoples of the earth. Let us care for the needs of every man and woman, young and old, with the same fraternal spirit of care and closeness that marked the Good Samaritan.” - Pope Francis. Noornobi and his family of 11 live on Monpura, Bangladesh, a beautiful island surrounded by the Meghna River. Every year, natural disasters like cyclones damage the land in the summer and autumn. Houses are lost, farmlands flood, and roads and dikes break. Noornobi and his father worked catching fish in the river, but some days work was limited. This made it difficult for his family to eat well. When Noornobi joined Catholic Relief Services’ Mutki Project and their partner, Caritas Bangladesh, he learned how to prevent his land from flooding, farm using chemical-free and organic fertilizers, and raise chickens and ducks to sell. Now, with the help of his father and nephew Abdul, Noornobi farms more than half of his land and grows a variety of vegetables, some of which he sells at market. As their financial situation improved, the family bought a larger house. Noornobi also helped his brothers open a shop to support their family and pay for private schooling for Abdul, who wants to be an engineer, and his sister Nihar, who dreams of being a schoolteacher. Learn more at www.CRSRiceBowl.org.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed after the 12:10pm Mass on Mondays of Lent, and after the 8:00am Mass on Fridays. All are welcome.