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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 Cranbury, NJ; Roswell, GA; Swansea, MA; and many other places! The winner of our drawing was from St. Augustine, FL.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Steve Raab and the Leon family, in loving memory of Anthony Leon on the first anniversary of his death. Floral donations are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one or commemorate an important anniversary, and at the same time enrich the whole parish community! If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

CAMINO SEATTLE IS UNDERWAY! The pilgrimage began last Sunday. Your first stamps are available after all Masses this weekend—in the Bookstore (self service) following the Saturday and Sunday evening Masses; at Coffee Hour following the 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12 Noon Masses. Souvenir t-shirts are also available in the Bookstore for $10. See the full page in this weekend’s bulletin for details on this week’s walks. It’s not too late to join the adventure! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY. The Parish Office will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. The Cathedral will be closed immediately following the Mass. The parish office and Cathedral will be open as usual on July 5.

FIRST FRIDAY HOLY HOUR. On Friday, July 5, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following the 8:15am Mass. Exposition will continue until 1:00pm, with Holy Hour, including the singing of hymns and the rosary.

THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL is winding to a close, but we are not there yet! We are still about $50,000 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. Go online to make your gift, www.seattlearchdiocese.org/aca. A gift of any size is welcome.

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, contact John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

FAITH BASICS: SIX SIMPLE SUMMER SESSIONS TO STRENGHTEN OUR FAITH. We are so pleased by your response to this new Summer series we are offering. Join us on Sundays 11:15-11:45 for faith refreshers that engage us with challenges, information, and fun. Each session stands alone and does not depend on your attendance at the earlier sessions. Designed for all ages! Remaining sessions are on June 30, July 7, 14, & 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.

SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL. Back by popular demand! On Tuesday, July 9 we will host an encore showing of The Way, starring Martin Sheen. It is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Join the main character, Tom, as he discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.” This event is part of Camino Seattle. The film will be shown in Cathedral Hall at 7:00pm. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided and you are welcome to bring your favorite movie treats. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks to Marci Jewelry for sponsoring the Cathedral Kitchen’s Memorial Day Dinner. Your generous support provided a special meal that served over 150 guests including many veterans. Thank you Pagliacci Pizza for serving your magnificent pizza at the Cathedral Kitchen Thursday, June 20. Our dinner guests really enjoyed your pizza and presence!

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION. Is God calling you to ministry among children and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus? The wonderful children in our parish need volunteers to help in Sunday School as catechists (teachers), assistants, a third supportive presence in class (another guardian angel!!!) or as the welcoming presence at the doors. Interview and background check required; all training is provided. Information, Lita McBride, 206-654-4658 or Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094.

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, at 7:00 pm in Cathedral Place, second floor. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

CHILDREN’S CORNER DONATIONS. Our Babysitting Corner is in need of two new or gently used high chairs and one crib. We also need new toys, games and books for children ages 3 months through five years. Monetary donations to purchase new items will be gladly accepted. Information, Margaret Lynch in the Family Ministry Office, 206-382-4288.

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP. Friday, July 12, will take us back in time aboard a steam train. The all-day trip will include lunch at the Caboose Diner, the lonesome echo of the locomotive’s whistle, and round trip travel to pristine Mineral Lake in the shadow of Mt Rainier. Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners! Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206-274-3173.

YOU KNOW THE CATHEDRAL OFFERS ESL TO IMMIGRANTS, BUT DO YOU KNOW HOW THIS IMPACTS SEATTLE’S ECONOMY? ESL and adult basic education leads to higher earnings which means increased spending and investments and improved job and housing markets. Find out what the fiscal impact is to federal, state, and local governments on page 5 of the report “Why Immigrant Integration is Good for Everyone” at the Cathedral’s ESL webiste. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION. This weekend, we take up our annual “Peter’s Pence” collection, which supports the outreach and ministries of Pope Francis, especially his outreach to the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. Thank you for your generous response!

DO YOU SEE TROUBLED PEOPLE AROUND YOU, but feel helpless, and think that there is nothing you can do? Do you have compassion for those experiencing difficult life circumstances? Perhaps you are being called to learn more about the Cathedral’s Mental Health Ministry. Meet some of the wonderful volunteers currently participating in this program, and find out how you can be a part of it, by attending the Open House TODAY in Gallagher Center, 9am – 2 pm. Information, Nancy Granger, RN, MSN, 206-382-4269.

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 SS Peter and Paul in Tacoma and Aberdeen, St. Anne Mission in Blaine and Tulalip; St. Thomas in Tukwila, and the Mission Church of St. Thomas in Clallam Bay.

 

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