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WELCOME! 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 weekend, we welcomed visitors from Cerritos, CA; Lahaina, HI; and Greensboro, NC. The winner of our drawing was from Norfolk, VA.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY 5:30PM We welcome the choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Mercer Island, directed by Chrade Younkin.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of Seattle University in celebration of the Class of 2014.

CELEBRATION OF MINISTRIES DINNER Our annual celebration is this coming Thursday, June 19. If you are volunteer in a ministry here at the Cathedral, but did not receive an invitation (they were sent by e-mail or snail mail), please let us know. You are still welcome! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284 or e-mail mlaughlin@stjames-cathedral.org.

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL We have now met the $337,040 goal set for us by the Archbishop for this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. Every dollar donated at this point will come directly back to the parish in the form of a rebate. And we need the rebate, which will support our outreach ministries as well as our new ministry to Young Adults. Our goal for the rebate is $200,000. Right now, we are still $135,000 short of reaching it--and only 29% of our households have turned in a pledge! If you haven’t yet turned in your pledge, please consider doing so today!

YOUNG ADULTS “THIRD SUNDAY” On June 28, we will put our softball skills to good use! Volunteers are needed to teach girls how to play softball and baseball; both men and women are encouraged to sign up. There will be 2 groups of around 25 girls and you will lead them in warm ups, drills and skills and then facilitate a noncompetitive game. Volunteers also receive discounted entrance to the Northwest African American Museum. For only $2 you can check out the Pitch Black exhibit, exploring African American baseball in the Northwest. Also, THERE WILL BE ICE CREAM TRUCKS! To sign up to volunteer, e-mail Caitlin Lanigan, clanigan@stjames -cathedral.org call 206-382-4235 by June 18.

ARE YOU A REGULAR AT THE SATURDAY 5:30PM MASS? If you regularly attend the Saturday evening Mass, please consider getting involved as a liturgical minister. We are especially in need of communion ministers. Confirmed Catholics who are registered in the Cathedral parish are encouraged to consider this important ministry. Training and preparation are provided. Information, Corinna Laughlin, claughlin@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-622-3559 x3996.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE  Reclaimed: This Catholic Faith is Mine!, a new book by our own parishioner and Cathedral Choir member Gregory Phillips, is now available. Also, we have James Martin, SJ’s new book Jesus: A Pilgrimage in stock.Visitors, stop by for a CD, mug, postcard, or other souvenir of your visit to St. James Cathedral!

SEEKING DONATIONS FOR OUR HUNTHAUSEN DINNER AND AUCTION This annual event benefits the Cathedral Kitchen, raising thousands of dollars each year. Last year, we raised $99,000! The event will take place Monday, September 15, at the Newcastle Golf Club. We are seeking auction items such as dinner gift certificates, event tickets (cultural or sporting events), and bottles of wine. If you have something you’d like to share, please call or e-mail. If you are a golfer or would like to register for the dinner, visit www.stjamescathedral. org/golf to find out more and sign up. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284 or e-mail mlaughlin@stjames-cathedral.org.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation then you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to www.stjames-cathedral.org/RCIA. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018, kmccabe@stjamescathedral. org.

ARE YOU A CATHOLIC WHO HAS BEEN AWAY FROM THE CHURCH? Our Welcome Back program provides a safe place, in the company of others who are also examining their faith, to ask questions about returning to regular church attendance, returning to the sacraments, and to learn about changes in the church. The classes are held on Monday evenings from 7pm – 9pm in Cathedral Place. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018, kmccabe@stjamescathedral. org.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCES of St. James thank cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. During May we made 67 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions allowed us to help 45 individuals and families pay their rent and stay safely in their homes. In addition, we provided food for 34 families, beds and furniture for 9 households, as well as clothes, household items and transportation assistance. Our priority is preventing homelessness. This makes your contributions go a long way. Helping our neighbors pay their rent is far cheaper than picking up the pieces after they lose their homes. Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society show their commitment through person-to-person contact, making our home visits in pairs. Please consider joining our ministry to the poor among us. Information, Rob Millar 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix 206-595-9158.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s twice-yearly journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559



DEVELOP A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE THAT SUPPORTS OVERALL WELLNESS Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSMP) meets for six Tuesdays beginning June 24, 10:00am–12:30pm at Cabrini Senior Housing, 909 Boren Avenue. Learn strategies on how to develop a healthier lifestyle that supports overall wellness in the face of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, depression, etc. To register, Nancy Granger, RN 206-382-4269 or ngranger@stjames-cathedral.org

ENHANCE MIND AND BODY WELLNESS WITH CHAIR YOGA. July 19, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend this very popular workshop! Learn the basics of assessing for safety, communicating with, and supporting individuals with mental illness. Scholarship to cover $100 cost offered by NAMI for King County residents.

Information, Nancy Granger,
Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269


GAMEWORKS TRIP Sunday, June 22, 10:00am. Join us as we sit together during the Corpus Christi Mass. Immediately afterwards, we will connect with a visiting California youth group and walk down to Gameworks for an afternoon of pizza, fellowship, and free play. Contact Joe in the youth ministry office to sign up.

ASCEND LEADERSHIP RETREAT July 14-18 at Palisades Retreat Center. Join with youth from all over western Washington as we hone leadership skills and actively learn how to build the Kingdom of God. Our parish delegation will work together throughout the week to further develop our youth ministry program. Joe is the co-director of this retreat. Applications available in the youth ministry office.

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT August 3-8. Join with youth from Kirkland as we tend to the needs of migrant families in the Skagit Valley. We are accepting applications now, but hurry…space is extremely limited. Application packets are available in the youth ministry office.


  • Youth/Senior Trip to Fort Casey – July 9, 2014
  • Camp 4:12 (Grades 7-8 at Camp Don Bosco) – August 18-20, 2014

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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 communities of Holy Spirit in Kent, Sacred Heart in Seattle, Bellevue, and Morton; St. Anthony in Renton and St. Anthony Mission in Carnation; and St. Aloysius in Buckley. .



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