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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 Midland, MI; Cape Cod, MA; Boise, ID; and many other places! The winner of our drawing was from Fort Myers, FL.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Dan and Carol DeMatteis in loving memory of their son Danny, 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 June 23. 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. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL is winding to a close, but we are not there yet! We are still about $45,000 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.

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 July 7, 14, & 21 in Cathedral Place, 2nd floor (Note location change!). Information, TerryAnn Bowen 206-382-2018.

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. This beautiful film was shot on location on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. 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. This is a Camino Seattle event! Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

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.

AN EVENING RETREAT ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO. On Monday, July 22, at 7:00pm, in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, join Father Scott Connolly as he shares his experience as a pilgrim on the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. This presentation of prayer, words, and pictures invites us to join the Camino to the great shrine of our pilgrim patron, St. James the Greater, in Spain. Buen Camino! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

CAMINO SEATTLE BOOK GROUP. Thursday, July 25, at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, you’re invited to gather for a discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. This delightful and moving novel tells the story of a man who walks six hundred miles across England to visit an old friend before she dies. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is available in the Cathedral Bookstore. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

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.

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP. Friday, July 12, will take us back in time aboard a steam train. The all-day trip includes round trip travel to pristine Mineral Lake in the shadow of Mt Rainier. The trip is currently full, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, contact John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206-274-3173.

I AM IN YOUR MIDST …
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

CATHEDRAL CHOIR AUDITIONS for next year are happening this summer. Information, Stacey Sunde, 206-382-4874.

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.

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.

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.

HELP FEED THE HUNGRY. Operation Nightwatch is an ecumenical Christian ministry providing hot meals and shelter referrals to 150-200 homeless people every night. St. James parishioners cook and serve dinner at the Nightwatch Center three times a month. There are currently volunteer opportunities for Sunday and Tuesday, 5:15-7:00pm and 8:30-10:30pm shifts. Information, Mary Nichols or 206-420-8788. To learn more about Operation Nightwatch click here.

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. Benedict in Seattle, Star of the Sea in Bremerton and Port Townsend, and Star of the Sea Mission in Stevenson.

 

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