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WELCOME! If you are a visitor to the Cathedral, we want you to know how welcome you are – whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish here in the Archdiocese. Thanks, in part, to the generosity of visitors like you, we are able to celebrate the Church’s liturgy here in a fitting and beautiful way. We are also able to offer a wide range of services to needy people living in the central district of our city.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are in loving memory of Nancy Flohr, from her husband and family, on the fifth anniversary of her death, May 20, 2008.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY RESOURCE CENTER IS OPEN this Sunday from 9am–2pm. Please drop in. The resource center provides information related to mental health/illnesses, emotional distress, living well; referrals to professional and medical assistance, as well as someone to listen, talk to, guide you through. We also have brochures, reference books and other reading materials available. You’ll find us in the Gallagher Center on the lower level of the Cathedral Rectory (enter on Columbia Street).

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO. Please come by after the 10:00am Mass. All proceeds for the month of May benefit the St. James Young Adults. Information, Katherine Berry, 425-772-0897.

MEMORIAL DAY. Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day. There will be one Mass at 9:00am, during which we will pray in a special way for all who have served in the military, those who have died in the service of their country, and for all veterans. The Cathedral will remain open for prayer until 5:00pm.

YOUNG ADULT SPIRITUALITY NIGHT. Join St. James Young Adults on Wednesday, May 29, 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center for an evening of reflection, discussion, and prayer for Pope Francis. What have we learned about Pope Francis since his election? What can we hope for during Pope Francis’s pontificate? What are you hopes for the new papacy? Bring your thoughts, questions, and prayers. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

ORGAN CONCERT WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 7:30PM. Kyle Kirschenman, organist performs his senior recital in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington. Kyle is a student of Dr. Carole Terry. Free and open to the public.

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT. Attention High School Youth (Grades 9-12)! Are you interested in simple living and humble service? Do you desire to learn more about the justice issues associated with our local migrant workers? If so, God may be calling you to join us on this summer’s Youth Migrant Project in the Skagit Valley. July 28 – August 2. We will be sharing our week with St. Luke, Shoreline. We have up to 20 slots available. Friends are welcome! Information or to register, Joe Cotton.

ALL PARISH CHOIR June 9, 10:00am. Our annual come-one; come-all, everyone-is-welcome choir Sunday for trained or untrained singers, young or very young; old or very old, or somewhere in the middle. You are needed and wanted if you sing like an angel or if you “think” you don't sing at all, if you sing in tune or in some other tune, if you sing high or low or sort of in one-place—join us for a great moment of parish community. Rehearsals in the Cathedral, Thursday, June 6, 7:30pm and Sunday, June 9, 9:00am. Information, 206-382-4874, Cathedral Music website.

YOU KNOW THE CATHEDRAL OFFERS ESL TO IMMIGRANTS, BUT DO YOU KNOW HOW THIS BENEFITS YOU? Lower crime rates, healthier citizens, more capable parents, and increased community giving are all linked to ESL and adult basic education. Find out more about these social benefits on page 4 of the report “Why Immigrant Integration is Good for Everyone” at the Cathedral’s ESL website. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

FREE CHORAL CONCERT FRIDAY JUNE 14, 2:00PM. St. James resident ensemble Seattle Pro Musica and guest choir Choral Arts presents a free, one-hour afternoon program of sacred music. Information, 206-781-2766 or www.seattlepromusica.org.

PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Each Friday at 6:30pm in the Cathedral, all are invited to join in an ecumenical service of readings, silence, candlelight, and the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. This simple, reflective prayer is the perfect way to end a busy week.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Saturday, May 18 at the 5:30pm Mass: Robert Orlando Parris, Clara Veronica Boylan, Josephine Grace Bullock, Nathan Guillaume Foote, and Easton Richard Stolmeier. We welcome with great joy these newest members of the family of faith.

 

I AM IN YOUR MIDST …
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

PLASTIC CONTAINER DONATIONS. The Cathedral Kitchen is collecting plastic food storage containers for our daily meals program. Please bring clean used or new 16 oz. to 24 oz. sized plastic food storage containers with lids. Drop them off at the Cathedral Kitchen from 2-4p.m Monday- Friday or the parish office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Cathedral Kitchen needs a few more “gleaners.” Gleaners go out in the morning, once a week, usually as partners, to four local supermarkets and collect food (fruits, vegetables, milk, deli items, etc.) These items may be used for our daily meals or passed on to St. Mary’s Food Bank. It’s a fun and rewarding outreach! Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

DO YOU SHOP AT BARTELL’S? If you shop at Bartell’s, every purchase you make can benefit St. James Cathedral if you register for their “B” Caring program. Ask at Bartell’s for details. If you’re already signed up, be sure to use your “B” Caring card when you check out.

Annual CATHOLIC Appeal 2013
WEEK FIVE REPORT

Good news: we have now met our Archdiocesan goal of $318,000 and at this point every dollar that comes in will come right back to the parish in the form of a rebate. And we need the rebate! This year, it will help support our new Youth Ministry and Family Ministry programs.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2013
Results through Sunday, May 19

Archdiocesan Goal $318,000
Rebate Goal $180,000
Combined Parish/Archdiocesan Goal $498,000
Total raised through 5/19 $364,439
% participation (2,618 households) 26%
Average gift $537
SHORTFALL—still need to raise $150,244

A huge thank you to the 679 households who have made their pledge. As you can see, we still have a long way to go! If you haven’t brought your envelope from home, envelopes are available in the pews in front of you. Please fill one out and drop it in the offering basket TODAY. Your gift (whether large or small!) will make a real difference in a lot of lives. Thank you for your generosity!

PARISH REMEMBRANCE: Throughout the year, because we are the Cathedral Church, we remember in prayer at Mass and Vespers each of the parishes and missions of the Archdiocese of Seattle on a Sunday near their feast day. This week we remember in prayer the parishes of Holy Trinity in Bremerton, Visitation in Tacoma, and St. Madeleine Sophie in Bellevue.


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