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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 Walker, IA; Kenmore, NY; New Palestine, IN, and many other places. The winner of our drawing was from Portage, MI.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are in honor of Irene Telmo on her 93rd birthday, from her sons and daughters.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Stop by the Cathedral Bookstore after Mass for a wide selection of Cathedral souvenirs, books, rosaries, medals, and much more! A new supply of McVan rosaries and medals is just in, as well as bibles, books on the Camino, and much more.

THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL is winding to a close, but we are not there yet! We are now just $25,000 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.

CAMINO SEATTLE. The pilgrimage began June 23. Stamps are available after all Masses—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.

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 today and next week, July 14 and 21 in Cathedral Place, 2nd 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.

HUNTHAUSEN GOLF TOURNAMENT. Save the date for this year’s tournament, Monday, September 16, 2013 at Newcastle Golf and Country Club. We are currently collecting items for our silent auction and raffle! Event tickets (especially football and baseball games), dinner gift certificates, and bottles of wine are especially welcome. If you have something you’d like to share, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284. To register for golf or dinner, visit Hunthausen Golf Tournament website.

NEW VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP open to both veterans and their families will meet Tuesdays, July 16, 23, and 30, 4-5 pm at NAMI Greater Seattle, 802 NW 70th St., Seattle WA. 98117. Come to meet other Vets and their families, learn about resources, and share stories. You need not attend every meeting. Information, Lindsay Campbell, 206-783-9264.

EMOTIONAL CPR. Learn to assist others through an emotional crisis by Connecting, emPowering and Revitalizing. Join this interactive workshop with Lauren Spiro, director of the national Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, Gallagher Center, Sunday July 21, 11:15 am. Information, Nancy Granger, RN, MSN, 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.

ARE YOU A TEACHER? Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will honor, recognize and bless Catholics who teach at local public and non-Catholic private schools, colleges and universities as witnesses of the faith. Teachers, staff and their families are invited to attend the Vigil Mass at 5:30 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Information, Corinna Laughlin.

I AM IN YOUR MIDST …
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY. Do you know someone who is socially isolated, losing contact with friends and family, or who is hospitalized in a psychiatric facility and would appreciate a visit or a supportive note from St. James MHM? Thinking about becoming a MHM volunteer yourself? Information, Nancy Granger. 206-382-42369.

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

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.

COFFEE HOUR HOSPITALITY NEEDS YOU! Our Coffee Hour hospitality ministry is in need of extra hands. We are looking for several outgoing people to help with set-up, serving and clean-up for this very important ministry of welcome and hospitality. It is a fun ministry with a small time commitment. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

YOUNG ADULT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY. On Sunday July 21 from 2:30-5:00pm join St. James Young Adults (20-39) at Operation Nightwatch. We will be baking cookies and playing board and card games with the residents. Operation Nightwatch residents are low-income seniors who greatly enjoy the company of visitors and volunteers. After our time at Operation Nightwatch we will attend the 5:30pm mass. For more details and to RSVP please contact Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

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 parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Everett, and the nuns of the Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph in Shoreline.

 

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