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I am in your midst as one who serves

These words from the Gospel of Luke, inscribed in the oculus high over the altar of St. James Cathedral, speak to our mission to carry out Christ’s teaching in our community. Every day, St. James volunteers reach out in love to the needy of First Hill and Downtown Seattle.

For the latest volunteer opportunities, please send us an email. The list below describes volunteer roles that are always needed.

Coming Events

Thanksgiving day food drive
As in years past, please consider bringing donations of canned food to the Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9.30am. Your generosity will support Cathedral Kitchen and the Food Bank at St. Mary’s. Thank you!

St. James Advent Bazaar
The annual Advent Bazaar, on Sunday, December 3, 9am to 2pm in Cathedral Hall, will feature the work of Cathedral artists and friends. Join us at Coffee Hour for a wonderful opportunity to start your Christmas shopping while benefiting a good cause! Highlights include

  • Fair Trade Items from Catholic Relief Services,
  • Christmas wreaths (and poinsettias order forms) benefiting the Association of Catholic Childhood,
  • Hand-made Recycled Wax Candles created by members of the Seattle L’Arche Community,
  • Nicaraguan Rosaries to benefit St. James Youth Ministry,
  • Craft Items from parishioners, and much more!

Advent Giving Tree
Take a tag from the Giving Tree for someone in need. This year we are partnering with Frederic Ozanam House, the Skagit Valley Youth Migrant Project, CCS Pregnancy Support Services, King County Juvenile Detention Center, and the Cathedral Kitchen and Winter Shelter. Giving Trees will be in the Cathedral and at Coffee Hour. Gifts may be returned to the Bookstore, Coffee Hour or to the Parish Office by December 17. 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

CareTeams    Volunteers are needed to provide practical and emotional support to people living with HIV/AIDS. A minimum commitment of 3-4 hours per month is required. Please contact Patrick Barredo (pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org, 206-382-4515) if you are interested.

Sandwich Ministry    There is a current need for sandwich ministers on the 2nd Monday of the month. Please contact Patrick Barredo (pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org, 206-382-4515) if you are interested.

St. Vincent de Paul    The St James Cathedral - Bl Rosalie Rendu Conference seeks members who are passionate about serving people on the margins, who can attend meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 6:30pm-8pm, and who can go on home visits 1-3 times per month. Please contact volunteer coordinator Bob Clifford (bobclifford53@gmail.com, 206-718-4158) if you are interested.

Volunteer Chore Services    Volunteer Chore Services seeks parishioners who can commit regularly to helping a low-income elderly neighbor with household chores to promote independent living. This can include driving to the grocery store, cleaning, or simply being present to the neighbor. Please contact Patrick Barredo (pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org, 206-382-4515) if you are interested.

Youth Tutoring Program    Catholic Community Services' Youth Tutoring Program needs St. James parishioners to tutor a student year round! Volunteers work with one student, one hour per week, over the course of the year. There are six locations throughout Seattle at various housing complexes. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Patrick Barredo (pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org, 206-382-4515).



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