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WELCOME, SUMMER VISITORS! St. James Cathedral is proud to welcome visitors from near and far throughout the summer months. Each week a drawing for a special Cathedral gift will be made from among all the visitor envelopes used. Please write your address on the visitor envelope provided in the pew and drop it with your offering into the collection basket. Thank you for adding to the power of our prayer by your presence in our midst today. Last week, we had visitors from Squamish, BC; Eagle River, AK, and San Antonio, TX, and many other places! The winner of our drawing was from Houston, TX.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Seattle University in honor of the graduating class of 2013.

GUEST CHOIRS. Saturday, June 15 at 5:30pm we welcome The Messengers from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Mercer Island), directed by Chrade Younkin. Sunday, June 16, at 12:00 Noon, we welcome the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Touring Choir from Florida, directed by Darren Dailey.

BE A PART OF CAMINO SEATTLE. The pilgrimage begins on June 23! Passports can be picked up after all Masses this weekend—in the Chapel following the Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm Masses, and at Coffee Hour following the 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12 Noon Masses. Souvenir t-shirts are also available for a $10 donation. Our goal is to have 500 parishioners participate this year! Be a part of it!

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. The Annual Catholic Appeal is winding to a close, but we are not there yet! We are still nearly $80,000 short of our parish rebate goal of $180,000. We urgently need the rebate to fund our Family and Youth Ministry programs! Please, if you have not already done so, make a gift to the Appeal. Envelopes are in the pews and chairs this weekend, or you can go online to make your gift, www.seattlearchdiocese.org/aca. A gift of any size is welcome.

PRIESTS’ DAYS. During the coming week, the priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle will be at their annual gathering with the Archbishop in Ocean Shores. During this time, we will have a limited Mass schedule. Masses next week will be at 5:30pm on Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18, and at 8:15am on Wednesday, June 19. The regular Mass schedule will resume on Thursday, June 20. Thank you for your understanding.

THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES IN EVERYDAY LIFE is a nine month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, with retreat communities meeting in Seattle and Tacoma, beginning in September and running through May. It is a powerful, life-changing program of prayer and reflection that can be done by busy people of varied backgrounds and Christian traditions in the midst of their daily lives. Retreatants commit themselves to praying everyday (ideally for one hour), meeting twice monthly with a Spiritual Director, and to attending monthly Saturday retreat days. Information. www.seelpugetsound.org or 206-721-3518.

FAITH BASICS: SIX SIMPLE SUMMER SESSIONS TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH. Our exciting new summer offering for Faith Formation families starts this Sunday. Parents and children together gather for faith refreshers 11:15-11:45am, June 16, 23, and 30, and July 7, 14, and 21 in Cathedral Place, room 411. Information, TerryAnn Bowen 206-382-2018.

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.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCES of St. James thank cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. During May we made 78 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions allowed us to help 48 individuals and families pay their rent and stay safely in their homes. In addition, we prevented 2 utility shut-offs, provided food for 48 families, beds and furniture for 23 households, clothes for 2 people, a motel room for one person, baby items for 2 families and transportation assistance for 9 individuals. Our priority is preventing homelessness. This makes your contributions go a long way. Helping our neighbors pay their rent is far cheaper than picking up the pieces after they lose their homes. Information, Rob Millar 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix 206-595-9158.

THANK YOU, MAGGIE. For twenty-seven years, one faithful parishioner has been stuffing all 2,900 of our parish bulletins single-handedly on Fridays and Saturdays, counting them out and preparing them for our weekend Masses. Maggie “the Magnificent” has recently retired from taking care of the bulletins. A huge and grateful thank you to Maggie from the entire parish community! If you would like to volunteer to help stuff bulletins in the future, contact John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

ST. JAMES YOUNG ADULTS are headed to Safeco Field to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the Chicago Cubs for a 7:10pm game on Friday, June 28. We have a block of seats reserved for us so it will be a chance to meet new people and watch a great ball game with friends. The evening is sure to end on a high note as the first ever post-game fireworks show will be happening that evening. Tickets are $15 a person. Please contact Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235, by Friday, June 21 if you wish to purchase a ticket.

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.

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. 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.

CAMINO SEATTLE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. Camino Seattle begins on June 23 and continues through the Feast of St. James, July 28. We need volunteers to host walks (a great way to share your favorite walk, park, or neighborhood with your parish community) as well as to give out stamps to Camino participants at the Sunday coffee hours. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

 

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME. Last Saturday evening, we celebrated the Rite of Welcoming for candidates Emmanuel Ochsenreiter and Mark Swanson; and the Rite of Acceptance for Catechumens Nicole Grant and Brianna Piedmonte.

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 St. Anthony in Renton and St. Anthony Mission in Carnation, and St. Aloysius in Buckley.


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