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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 Las Cruces, NM; Brunswick, OH; and Vega Baja, PR. The winner of our weekly drawing was from Oro Valley, AZ.

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 $3,865 short of our parish rebate goal of $180,000. A huge thank you to all who have responded to this appeal. 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.

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.

THANK YOU, PAGLIACCI PIZZA, for donating and preparing the fabulous beef stroganoff dinner at the Cathedral Kitchen July 18. You helped us serve a hearty dinner that was greatly appreciated by 150 people in need.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to James Linhoff and Shannon Sanders married in the Cathedral on Saturday, July 13. Please pray for them as they begin their new life together!

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Jennifer Vennes, Constance Dallas, Timothy Casey, and Edward Machipiness.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY volunteers want to help. 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? Interested in learning more about the Mental Health Ministry or becoming a MHM volunteer? Information, Nancy Granger, RN, MSN 206-382-4269.

EVER WONDER ABOUT THE PICTURE IS THAT IS CARRIED IN AT THE BEGINNING OF MASS? Come and find out during the “Summer Icon Series” that will take place after the 10:00am and Noon Masses on August 4th, 11 and 18. There will be a 10-minute talk on a different icon each Sunday. Meet in the Chapel immediately following the organ postlude. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE! As Catholics, we are called to be good stewards of God’s creation. Tend the earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling! Beginning this weekend, the Cathedral has three options for waste: composting (green bins), recycling (blue bins), and trash/landfill (brown, beige, black, or gray bins). Be mindful when tossing any item, and use the appropriate receptacles. Thank you!

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

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 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.


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.

Ministry to Immigrants

YOU KNOW THE CATHEDRAL OFFERS ASSISTANCE TO IMMIGRANTS, BUT DID YOU KNOW THIS CAN LEAD TO HIGHER EARNINGS AND LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT? Citizenship and at least 45 college credits and a credential can make an enormous difference in income for an adult ESL student. Find out more on page 6 of the report “Why Immigrant Integration is Good for Everyone,” at the Cathedral’s ESL website.

WHY IS IMMIGRATION REFORM GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY? Watch the 3-minute video that explains exactly how it would work – from job creation and deficit reduction to the fostering of innovation. You can find the video at the Cathedral’s ESL website. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION. The English as a Second Language Program provides a range of services to adult immigrant and refugee clients. Our clients come to us to learn English, become citizens, apply for deferred action, get more involved in the community, and find resources for other needs. We do all of this with the generous help of our volunteers. Learn more at our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Tuesday, July 30, from 6:15pm-7:45pm. At this gathering you will learn the variety of roles that volunteers play, have a chance to ask questions, and meet staff, current volunteers and clients. Information, Cecelia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

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. James in Vancouver, St. Joachim Mission on the Lummi Indian Reservation, and the community of St. Ignatius Chapel, Seattle University.


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