Cathedral Bulletin | January 19, 2022
  • Poem of the Week: "Those Winter Sundays"
  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Planet, Thursday, January 20
  • Mass for Life, Saturday, January 22
  • Grief Support Group begins Tuesday, January 25
  • Walking with Holy Families Event, Saturday, January 29
  • Hidden Mercy event at Seattle U, Wednesday, February 16
  • News and notices
  • Last Sunday's bulletin
The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, January 22, 2022

5:30pm MASS
in-person only

Sunday, January 23, 2022

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

10:00am MASS with Infant Baptisms
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: "Those Winter Sundays"
Lisa Matchette reads Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Planet
Grief Support Group begins 1/25
Mass for Life 1/22
Walking with Holy Families 1/29
Hidden Mercy event at Seattle U 2/16
News and Notices
CARE FOR CREATION NEWS: ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING DRIVE THIS WEEKEND Worldwide, about 40 million tons of electronic waste is generated every year. This is the equivalent of throwing away 800 laptops every second. The St. James Care for Creation committee is partnering with 1 Green Planet to encourage you to bring your old or unused electronics and appliances to Cathedral Hall (907 Columbia St.) before Masses on January 22-23. A list of accepted items can be found at
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE POSTPONED Due to travel restrictions and rising Covid-19 cases around the world, our parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land which was scheduled to depart on Sunday, January 23, has been postponed to 2023. Information, Maria Laughlin,
NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 5 The St. James Cathedral Cantorei and Baroque Chamber Orchestra will present music of Vivaldi and Corelli on February 5 at 8:00pm, in a concert marking the end of the Christmas season. Passes and more info at (Passes that were purchased for the postponed 12/31 concert will be honored at the door.)
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, or 206-382-4284.
MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK On Friday, February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Father Ryan will celebrate a special Mass at 12:10pm including the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. If you are seriously ill, facing surgery, or experiencing the weakness that comes with old age, you are encouraged to celebrate this sacrament of healing.
"THE GRACE OF GOD": ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU An older woman recovering from gallbladder surgery was found to have blood clots in her lungs. On top of feeling unwell, she worried about paying her rent. Her devoted son usually paid a portion of her rent but could not that month when he lost his unemployment benefits and suffered from a long case of Covid. The woman called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). When we made a pledge to make a payment toward her rent, the woman told us through tears that it was through the grace of God she received rent help and that her son had found a new job. Thank you for making this possible with your donations! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
RACIAL JUSTICE WITH FATHER DAN HORAN, OFM In this workshop Fr. Dan, author of A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege, invites us to actively address racism and become collaborators with our Black sisters and brothers as we work for racial justice in our society and Church. Grounded in the Gospel, the wisdom of Catholic tradition and Catholic Social Teaching, he offers practical ways to educate ourselves and advocate for racial justice. Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9:00am-1pm (Zoom). Sponsored by North Seattle Parishes and the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center. Registration,
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, and interfacing with individuals and families, 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. To receive a job description and details, interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application and send with a resume, via e-mail, to Larry Brouse.
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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