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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 Lexington, VA; Aurora, CO; Surrey, BC, and many other places. The winner of our drawing was from Clermont, FL.

CHORAL MUSIC, SATURDAY 5:30PM. Peregrine Medieval Vocal Ensemble, Bill McJohn director, sings Gregorian chants for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. Masses for the Holy Day will be on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30pm, and Thursday, August 15 at 8:15am, 12:10pm, and 5:30pm. The children of the Schola Cantorum Choir Camp will sing at the 12:10pm Mass on August 15.

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.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE CHILDREN FOR CHOIR CAMP. You are welcome to pray with them at Morning Prayer each morning at 9:15am in the Chapel (not 9:30am as indicated in the monthly calendar); at Mass Thursday at 12:10pm and a short concert Friday at 1:30pm. If you are unable to join us, please pray for these young liturgical musicians. You can also follow along with the adventures of our Choir Campers by visiting their website.

EVER WONDER ABOUT THE PICTURE IS THAT IS CARRIED IN AT THE BEGINNING OF MASS? Learn all about it during the “Summer Icon Series” which continues today. Meet in the Chapel for after the 10:00am or Noon Masses. This week we will explore the Icon of the Assumption, next week the Icons of the Holy Cross and Christ and the Holy Angels. Each talk will be 10 minutes long. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

FLORAL DONATIONS. 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. Information, Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

ST. JAMES YOUNG ADULTS have a group going to watch the Seattle Sounders match up versus rival Vancouver Whitecaps on October 9. We have a block of seats reserved for us so it will be a chance to meet new people and watch a game with friends. Tickets are $25 a person. Contact Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235, by August 14 if you want to purchase a ticket.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT ST. JAMES FILM OFFERING on Tuesday, August 13. We will show the movie “42”. Major league baseball executive, Branch Rickey, recruits Jackie Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first African American Major League player. As Jackie struggles, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III–adults. The film is rated PG-13—parents strongly cautioned. We will include an opportunity for discussion following the film. The film will be shown in Cathedral Place, 2nd floor 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.

YOUNG ADULTS “THIRD SUNDAYS” On the third Sunday of each month, join other young adults for Mass and a social! This month we will attend the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, August 18. After Mass, we’ll gather for a wine and cheese reception with Father Ryan in the courtyard on the corner of Ninth and Columbia. Hope to see you there!

CALLING ALL TEACHERS. 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. Information, Corinna Laughlin.

HUNTHAUSEN GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITING THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. 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 (opera, symphony, 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.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Georgeanne F. Harper.

VISIT OF RELICS OF ST. THÉRÈSE. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 14 at 10:30am, when we will have the rare opportunity to host several relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, including her religious habit and rosary. The tour of the relics is sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the US and the Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle. This will be an opportunity to come close to one of the great saints of modern times, and to embrace our own missionary vocation. The visit of the relics will begin at 10:30am, and conclude at 1:30pm. Information, visit the web page or contact Corinna Laughlin.

MUSICAL TEEN-AGE GUYS NEEDED to share their musical talent in the liturgy at St. James. We are looking for 1) Keyboardists to play electronic keyboard with several other teen-age young men in great new music for the Mass; 2) singers to participate in our St. Edward’s Vocal Ensemble for young men. Opportunities for vocal coaching, musical training, musical leadership in the Mass. as well as to sing with Jubilate! Young Women’s Ensemble or the men of the Cathedral Choir. Information, Music Office, 206-382-4874.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS. Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is an evidence-based group intervention for those with mental health challenges. WRAP guides participants through the process of identifying and understanding their personal wellness resources (“wellness tools”) and then helps them develop an individualized plan to use these resources on a daily basis to manage their mental health. Helen Nilon, Executive Director of Behavioral Health & Wellness, and Advanced Facilitator for WRAP Training, will present a 60-minute overview of WRAP on Sunday, August 25 at 11:15am in the Gallagher Center. Helen will lead an eight-week WRAP Workshop at St. James beginning in September. Visit the Gallagher Center on August 25 to learn about WRAP! Information, Nancy Granger, RN, MSN 206-382-4269.

THE ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP is meeting again on Monday, August 12, from 6:30pm-8pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center – please come join us! We will be discussing the Fall 2013 schedule, and would love your input. Currently in the works for Fall – a “Felting party,” “Magic Loop” demonstrations, the Advent Bazaar, and organizing our Warm For Winter collections. Never knitted before but want to learn? Please come anyway—we have donated yarn and a rich depth of knowledge in members of the group who will be happy to show you the basics. Also: donations of yarn and supplies will be gladly accepted and put to good use. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

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. Philomena in Des Moines, St. Lawrence in Raymond, and St. Pius X in Mountlake Terrace.


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