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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 Ridgefield, NJ; San Clemente, CA; Avon Lake, OH, and many other places. The winner of our drawing was from Vermilion, OH.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Dixie and Emma Lopez on their tenth wedding anniversary.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS. Today at 11:15am! 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 today at 11:15 am in the Gallagher Center. Helen will lead an 8 week WRAP Workshop at St. James beginning Sunday, September 22. Please visit the Gallagher Center today to learn more about WRAP! Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE. Join us on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:45 at Volunteer Park. We will be in the open grass area just southeast of the Conservatory and northwest of the Asian Art Museum. We will have a game of Ultimate Frisbee going as well as a Cornhole tournament. Bring any other games you may want to add to the mix. Can't find the group? Call Tom, 503-989-3463. Information, Caitlin Lanigan.

HUNTHAUSEN DINNER AND AUCTION. We are currently collecting items for our silent auction! Event tickets (opera, symphony, football and baseball games), dinner gift certificates, and bottles of wine are especially welcome. Please consider joining this fun event on Monday, September 16, beginning around 5:00pm. It’s for everyone, not just golfers—and it’s for a great cause! Please consider being a part of it. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284. To register, visit Hunthausen Golf Tournament website.

YOUNG ADULTS “FIRST FRIDAYS” On the first Friday of every month join St. James Young Adults at Taizé. Following Taizé we go out for dinner in Capitol Hill. It is a great way to unwind from the work week and to meet other Catholics in their 20’s and 30’s. Join us Friday, September 6. Information, Caitlin Lanigan.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. Wednesdays 10:30am–12 Noon beginning September 11. This Christian faith-based grief support group will be facilitated by an experienced pastoral counselor, John Baumann, MDiv, LMHCA. John has over 20 years of pastoral care experience and currently provides pastoral counseling and psychotherapy through Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, where he also facilitates a grief and loss group. A free will offering to the St. James Mental Health Ministry of $15 per session is suggested. All interested individuals are strongly encouraged to attend regardless of ability to pay. Participants are invited to attend the group for as many sessions as desired. Information, Nancy Granger, RN at 206-382-4269.

CALLED TO PROTECT FOR MINISTRIES. This three-hour training is designed to teach participants how to recognize the signs of abuse, how to respond to suspected abuse, and how to keep our ministries and programs safe. This class is required for volunteers with ongoing unsupervised contact with minors and vulnerable adults and is recommended for all Cathedral volunteers. Sunday, September 15 from 1:30pm to approximately 4:30pm at Cathedral Place, 2nd floor. Register online through the Archdiocesan website, or contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

WINTER SHELTER TRAINING. St. James Cathedral will soon begin our 22nd season partnering with St. Martin de Porres Shelter to provide overflow sleeping space for our neighbors without homes. From Friday night through Monday night, from October through April, we provide a warm refuge in Cathedral Hall for 10-15 men. Nearly 100 cathedral parishioners serve as overnight hosts and breakfast cooks. Please consider joining our Winter Shelter Team. Training returning volunteers will be held Sunday, September 22 from 3:30 to 4:30pm in Cathedral Hall and training for new volunteers will be held Sunday September 22 from 6:30 -8:00 in Cathedral Hall. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

REGISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION (CFF) will be on September 8, 15 and 22 in the Cathedral Hall after the 10:00am and 12 noon Masses. CFF sessions will start on September 29. We look forward to seeing your dear families again, and to welcoming families new to the parish or to our Children's Faith Formation programs! Information, Lita McBride, 206-654-4658, or Theresa Van De Ven, 206-219-5822.

CHILDREN’S CORNER DONATIONS. Our Babysitting Corner is in need of two new or gently used high chairs and a train table. We also need new toys, games and books for children ages 3 months through five years. Information, Margaret Lynch, Family Ministry Office, 206-382-4288.

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 serve and clean up during and after coffee hour. Please consider joining this is a very important ministry of welcome and hospitality. It is a fun ministry with a small time commitment. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

St. James Youth Ministry is currently launching our Youth Leadership Team (YLT), a group of young leaders committed to designing and implementing the new youth ministry program. The YLT will begin to establish weekly High School Youth Nights consisting of games, prayer opportunities, and activities designed to help young people apply their faith to everyday life. (Grades 9-12, Day/Time TBA) In addition, we will soon be announcing our Fall series of events and service projects. To become involved in one of our youth ministry activities, get one of our youth ministry registration forms, which are are available in the parish office or can be mailed upon request.

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


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CONGRATULATIONS to Erin Acacio and Ryan Phillips, married in the Cathedral on Saturday, August 18. Please pray for them as they begin their new life together.

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 Queen of Heaven in Tacoma, Queen of Angels in Port Angeles, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Hoquiam and Everett.

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