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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in honor of Irene Telmo on her 94th birthday, from her sons and daughters.

LOURDES WATER  After the 10:00am and 12:00 Noon Masses today, June 29, Seattle members of the Order of Malta will be at the doors of the Cathedral to share vials of Lourdes water which they have brought back from their recent pilgrimage to share with Cathedral parishioners. Lourdes water flows from the spring which was pointed out to St. Bernadette in one of the apparitions of Mary at Lourdes in 1851. It is normal water, not holy water, and may be drunk or used as a bath. This water has been associated with countless healings over the years, but, in the words of St. Bernadette, “you have to keep the faith and pray : this water couldn't do anything without faith!”

FOURTH OF JULY  On Friday, July 4, there will be one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. After the Mass, the Cathedral will close to allow staff to spend the holiday with family and friends. Please note that there will be no First Friday devotions or Taizé ecumenical prayer on July 4. The regular Mass schedule will resume on Saturday, July 5.

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!

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL As Father Ryan reminded us last weekend, we have now met the goal set for us by the Archbishop for this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. But we are still $98,401 short of reaching our goal for the parish rebate. And 68% of our parish households have not yet responded. If you have not yet made a gift, please consider doing so today. The need is urgent as we rely on the rebate to meet our expenses as a parish. This year’s rebate will support our outreach ministries as well as our new ministry to young adults. To make your pledge online, visit www.seattlearchdiocese.org/aca.

SUMMER ICON SERIES Do you wonder what the picture is that is carried in at the beginning of Mass? Come to the Chapel directly after the 10:00am Mass or Noon Mass on June 28, July 5 and July 12 to find out. We will explore the icons of Saints Peter and Paul, the Triumphal Entry and St. James. Each session will last 15 minutes. Information, Brenda Bellamy, bbellamy@stjames-cathedral.org.

CABRINI MINISTRY TRAINING (CMT) invites you to consider its program of lay ministry training and outreach. This is a unique opportunity to learn pastoral care skills and enjoy continued support in a faith-filled community while providing lay ministry in or near your parish. The annual 5 month training program begins in October 2014 and we are seeking applicants now. (There is a 10% tuition discount for completed applications received by July 15th!) For more information about this remarkable program that has trained over 1,000 people in the past 21 years, please contact John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206- 274-3173 or jsimpson@stjames-cathedral.org. You may also learn more about Cabrini Ministry Training by going to their website- www.cabriniministry.org.

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.

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.

FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM Once again this year, the Bishops of the United States have called for a special period of prayer, a “Fortnight for Freedom,” from June 21 – July 4. This year’s theme, Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve, focuses on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church’s teaching. To learn more, visit: www.fortnight4freedom.org.

AUDITIONS FOR THE CATHEDRAL CHOIRS Singers interested in joining one of the Cathedral Choirs will need to participate in at least one Summer Choir rehearsal and mass during August. Summer Choir at St. James rehearses at 11:15am in the Cathedral Place Choir Room and supports the assembly at the 12:00 noon Mass. Information: Music Office 206-382-4874 or musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP  will be Wednesday July 9. Join us for a picnic lunch and the beautiful vistas at Fort Casey on Whidbey Island. Now a state park, Fort Casey encompasses 467-acres with a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners. Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206-274-3173 or jsimpson@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 ABLE TO DONATE BLOOD? During the summer, the need is great for blood donors. The number of donors is typically down and the need is usually greater, especially over the summer holidays! Please consider donating at the Puget Sound Blood Center in Seattle or at your local donor center. And save the date! The Cathedral's next Blood Drive, sponsored by the Health and Healing Ministry, will be Sunday, October 5.

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.



ENHANCE MIND AND BODY WELLNESS WITH CHAIR YOGA Attend a special 4 week session of Chair Yoga designed to improve core strength, balance and flexibility for those who use wheelchair assistance or prefer to use a chair for gentle yoga practice. No yoga experience necessary. Starts Wednesday, July 9 (note date change!), 4–5 pm, Parish Outreach Center.

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


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.

ASCEND LEADERSHIP RETREAT Sunday, July 6 at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Interested in participating in the Youth Migrant Project, August 3-8? Would you like to learn more about it before committing? Please join us for an informational meeting that will offer trip details and answer your questions. Come hear stories from past participants and learn how you can make a real difference in a modern struggle for justice occurring right in our backyard.


  • 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

SACRED STEPS Please pray for the repose of the souls of Jack Southall, Hillary Gravendyk, and Louis Gratzer.

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 communities of SS Peter and Paul in Tacoma and Aberdeen, St. Thomas More in Lynnwood, and St. John the Baptist in Covington.



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