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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 Estero, FL; Colorado Springs, CO; Ketchikan, AK; and many other places! The winner of our drawing was from Atkinson, NH.

BE A PART OF CAMINO SEATTLE. The pilgrimage begins today, June 23! Passports can be picked up after all Masses this weekend—in the Bookstore following the Saturday evening Mass; at Coffee Hour following the 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12 Noon Masses; and in the Chapel following Sunday evening Mass. Souvenir t-shirts are also available in the Bookstore for $10. Our goal is to have 500 parishioners participate this year! Be a part of it! 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. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. The Annual Catholic Appeal is winding to a close, but we are not there yet! We are still nearly $70,000 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.

MASS FOR DECEASED BISHOPS. On Thursday, June 27 at 5:30pm, Archbishop Sartain will offer Mass for the deceased bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle. We will give thanks and pray for those shepherds of this local Church, from Bishop Blanchet to Archbishop Murphy, who have gone home to God. All are welcome.

MINISTRIES DINNER. On Thursday, June 27 is our annual Celebration of Ministries Dinner for all Cathedral volunteers. If you are a volunteer, and did not receive an invitation, please contact your ministry coordinator. It’s not too late to RSVP!

FAITH BASICS: SIX SIMPLE SUMMER SESSIONS TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH. Our exciting new summer offering is off to a good start! Join us on Sundays 11:15-11:45 for faith refreshers that engage us with challenges, information, and fun. Designed for all ages! June 23, 30, July 7, 14, & 21 in Cathedral Place, room 411. Information, TerryAnn Bowen 206-382-2018.

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.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND/OR BECOMING CATHOLIC? You are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic community of faith. It is a process which encompasses the study of Scripture, Catholic teaching, and Christian values—the development and deepening of a life of prayer and action—all with the support and involvement of the parish community. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. A new inquiry session will begin Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Cathedral Place, second floor. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM. Once again, the Bishops of the United States have called on Catholics to pray for the preservation of religious freedom in the weeks leading up to Independence Day, June 21-July 4. You’ll find a prayer for religious freedom on the Cathedral website, as well as links to web resources. This time of prayer will conclude with Mass on the Fourth of July at 9:00am in the Cathedral.

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CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized at the Noon Mass on Sunday, June 16: Max Simeon Arceo Abanes, Rowan Gordon Buonadonna, Grace Veronica Maria Coluccio, Raphael Giorgio Coluccio, Valeria Chacon-Heredia, Sebastian Paskal Erikson, Owen James Fitzpatrick, Adrian Hugh Lockhart Garcia, Erin Elizabeth Osckar, Audrey Dana Stich, and Jackson James Colbourne. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

BULLETIN STUFFERS. We are seeking people willing to help stuff our parish bulletins once or twice a month on Friday afternoons and/or Saturday mornings. If you would like to volunteer, please contact John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

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.

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 Monday, June 24 if you wish to purchase a ticket.

THE ST. JAMES ORDER OF MALTA MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY is proud to host another session of Family-to-Family Education Program This highly popular program developed by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides accurate, up-to-date information about brain disorders, treatments, and medications, as well as information about local crisis centers, mental health services and support groups. This 12-week program includes the education and resources to help families through these trying times, as well as support and understanding from people going through similar experiences. Family-to-Family brings families back together. Meetings will take place in the Gallagher Center 6:30 – 9: pm, beginning July 10. Space is limited. Please register soon! For information on how to register, or any other questions, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse 206-382-4269.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s quarterly journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

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. Thomas More in Lynnwood and St. John the Baptist in Covington.


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