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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 Bradley, IL; Bronx, NY; Fountain Valley, CA, as well as Ecuador and Belgium. The winner of our drawing was from Memphis, TN.

LABOR DAY. There will be one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am on Monday, September 2. The Cathedral will be open for prayer throughout the day, and will close at 5:00pm. Please note that there is no 5:30pm Mass on Labor Day.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, September 6, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, including readings, reflections, hymns, and rosary, will begin at 12 Noon. You are invited to join in all or part of this prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

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

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 our Children's Faith Formation programs! Information, Lita McBride, 206-654-4658, or Theresa Van De Ven, 206-219-5822.

HUNTHAUSEN DINNER AND AUCTION. We are still accepting donated items for our silent auction! Event tickets (opera, symphony, football and baseball games), and dinner gift certificates are especially welcome. Why not join this fun event on Monday, September 16 at 5:00pm at Newcastle Golf Club? It’s for everyone, not just golfers—and it supports Cathedral outreach ministries! Please consider being a part of it. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284. To register, visit Hunthausen Golf Tournament website.

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. You may join 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 4:30pm at Cathedral Place, 2nd floor. Register online through the Archdiocesan website, or contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

YOUNG ADULT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY. On Sunday September 15 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 lowincome seniors who greatly enjoy the company of visitors and volunteers. After our time at Operation Nightwatch we will attend the 5:30pm Mass. Information, or to RSVP, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. On the third Sunday of every month join other young adults in the parish at the 5:30 Mass. This month we will be at Mass on September 15. After Mass join us for a reception in the courtyard on the corner of 9th and Columbia. Hope to see you there!

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.

THANK YOU, MACRINA BAKERY for celebrating your 20th year in business by donating, creating and preparing a wonderful chicken-pot-pie dinner at the Cathedral Kitchen on Tuesday, August 27. We served 175 people in need thanks to your generosity. It was a wonderful evening in Cathedral Hall!

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 for 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.

MUSICAL TEENAGED 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 singing with Jubilate! or the men of the Cathedral Choir. Information, Music Office, 206-382-4874.

OUR CATHEDRAL YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAM starts fall classes in September. We have two training choirs (St. Gregory and St. Cecilia), our advanced children’s choir, the Schola Cantorum, Jubilate!, our young women’s choir, and St. Edward’s Vocal Ensemble for young men. For information regarding schedule, auditions, tuition, scholarships and performances visit the Cathedral Music website or contact the program director, Stacey Sunde, 206-941-9450.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS. WRAP begins September 22! Wellness Recovery Action Plan (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 and increase daily happiness. Helen Nilon will lead an 8-week WRAP Workshop at St. James beginning Sunday September 22, from 2:00-5:00pm. Information, Helen Nilon, 206-257-6840; or Nancy Granger, RN Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

ATTENTION, ST. ANNE’S ALUMNI. You’re invited to a fundraiser benefitting St. Anne School on Saturday, September 14 from 6:00-9:00pm. Festivities include Irish Dance, silent auction, and the Seattle premiere of a new play by Kevin Moriarty. Information, www.irishheritageplayers.org.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Madison Thomsen, George Fiore, and James Douglas Lattier.

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 St. Monica on Mercer Island and St. Augustine in Oak Harbor.


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