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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.

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 in, as well as Bibles, books on the Camino, and much more.

THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. We are now just $13,330 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. A gift of any size is welcome. Visit www.seattlearchdiocese.org/aca.

MHM RESOURCE CENTER is open this Sunday, July 21 from 9am–2pm in the Gallagher Center. Please drop in. The resource center provides information related to mental health/illnesses, emotional distress, living well; referrals to professional and medical assistance, as well as someone to listen, talk to, and guide you through. ALSO, this Sunday we will be hosting an educational program on eCPR (Emotional CPR), starting after the 10:00am Mass.

FAITH BASICS: SIX SIMPLE SUMMER SESSIONS TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH. Please join us for our final Faith Basics session. We will gather once again today, Sunday, July 21, 11:15-11:45, in Cathedral Place, 2nd Floor, for faith refreshers that engage us with challenges, information, and fun. Information, TerryAnn Bowen 206-382-2018.

MUSIC FOR THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES. Next week the Cathedral Choir will be back to help us celebrate our patron at the 10:00am and 12:00 Noon Masses!

PARISH PICNIC ON THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES. Sunday, July 28, 11:30am-3pm, with friends, food, games, prizes, and more. This is a great moment to be together and celebrate! Many volunteers are needed to make the picnic happen. Please contact Alexandra Mummery if you are able to help out in any capacity, 206-484-8434.

TUDOR CHOIR AND TALLIS SCHOLARS AT ST. JAMES. Two concerts featuring renaissance polyphony performed by world renowned singers in the splendid acoustic of St. James: Sunday, July 21 – 8:00 pm Seattle’s Tudor Choir with members of the Tallis Scholars; and Friday, July 26 – 8:00 pm – The Tallis Scholars Summer School closing concert; Peter Phillips, conductor. Information, tudorchoir.org or 206-323-9415.

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. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

SUMMER CHOIR: SUNDAYS OF AUGUST AT 12:00 NOON MASS. Come one, come all, everyone is welcome to sing! Trained or untrained; young or very young; old or very old, or somewhere in the middle. You are needed and wanted if you sing like an angel or if you ‘think’ you don’t sing at all, if you sing in tune or in some other tune, if you sing high or low or sort of in one-place—join us starting August 4! Rehearsals in the Choir Room, Sundays of August at 11:15 am. Information, 206-382-4874.

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.

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.

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

THE MIGRANT PROJECT. Please pray for our delegation of cathedral youth who will be serving migrant families in the Skagit Valley between July 28 and August 2. They will be commissioned at the 12:00 Mass on the Feast of St. James, July 28.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY. Interested in serving your neighbor? Please join us on Thursday, August 8 from 2-7pm at the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market. We will staff a booth for the Queen Anne Food Bank, helping to garner support for the food bank and also glean leftover food from other market vendors. Are you in?

Information, Joe Cotton, Cathedral Youth Minister, 206-264-2082.

VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP open to both veterans and their families will meet Tuesdays, July 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, share stories. Information, Lindsay Campbell, 206-783-9264.

ARE YOU A YOUNG ADULT IN YOUR 20s OR 30s? We are a community of Cathedral Young Adults who gather for spirituality, social, and service events. We’d love to have you join us! Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCES of St. James thank Cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. During June we made 69 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions allowed us to help 51 individuals and families pay their rent and stay safely in their homes. In addition, we prevented 8 utility shut-offs, provided food for 50 families, beds and furniture for 19 households, clothes for 7 people, and transportation assistance for 12 individuals. Our priority is preventing homelessness. Please consider joining our ministry to the poor among us. Information, Rob Millar 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix 206-595-9158.

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CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, July 14: Abril Valentina Calvo, Charlotte Elizabeth Jurus, Brandon Casey Ramat, Devan Felipe Kanuru Rao, and Julianna Catalina Webster. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Gregory Carroll and Sam Decena.

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. Bridget in Seattle, St. Ann in Seattle, Tacoma, and Forks, and St. Olaf in Poulsbo.

 

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