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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.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE  Visitors, stop by for a CD, mug, postcard, or other souvenir of your visit to St. James Cathedral!

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL Thanks to some wonderfully generous gifts this past week, we are now just $22,017 short of reaching our goal for the parish rebate. 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 ministry to young adults. To make your pledge online, visit www.seattlearchdiocese.org/aca.

THANK YOU FROM FATHER WANYONYI Thank you so much for your generous response to Father Christopher Wanyonyi’s special appeal last week. Cathedral parishioners donated over $16,000 to help Father Christopher build a cafeteria for the children of the Cathedral School of Christ the King Cathedral in Bungoma, Kenya, and to provide needed repairs to the Cathedral roof. Your generosity will make a big difference.

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 12:00 Noon Mass on July 13 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@stjamescathedral. org.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP  meets tomorrow, July 14 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We are a mix of beginners and life-long knitters. We get together on the second Monday of the month to make hats and scarfs for the homeless. We chat, cast-on, fix dropped-stitches, make pompoms, knit in the round, crochet on looms, figure out patterns, and more. Want to join the fun? Everybody is welcome. We are happy to teach beginners. Please join us. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

PARISH PICNIC ON THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES Sunday, July 27, 11:30am-3pm, with friends, food, games, prizes, and more. This is a great moment to be together and celebrate! Many volunteers are needed to make the picnic happen. Please contact Alexandra Mummery if you are able to help out in any capacity. E-mail mummery@msn.com or 206-484-8434.

IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES COORDINATOR St. James Immigrant Assistance has an opening for an Immigration Legal Services Coordinator. Duties include assisting clients with naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications, as well as coordinating citizenship preparation classes. Must be able to acquire accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals and have reliable transportation. Previous BIA accreditation or paralegal experience desired. Information, Christopher Koehler at ckoehler@stjames-cathedral.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

AMERICAN PILGRIMS ON THE CAMINO August 11-15 and Sunday August 17. There are still openings in our annual Schola Cantorum Choir Camp for children ages 8-13. This year we are also having a "mini-camp" August 15 and 17 for first and second graders. Information, musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org, attention Stacey Sunde.

IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION The St. James Immigrant Assistance ministers to immigrants and refugees by helping improve their English language skills, pass the US Citizenship exam and learn how to adjust their immigration status, become more engaged in the broader community, and find resources to address other challenges in their lives. Learn more at our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Monday, July 21 from 10:00-11:30am. Bring your questions to the Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia Street). Enter through the courtyard and come to the first room on the left. We’ll be waiting for you there. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511 or cwalsh@stjamescathedral. org.

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.

USHERING AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL We are in need of more ushers to welcome visitors and parishioners to the Cathedral before Mass and assist with the offertory procession. If you are interested in this important ministry of hospitality, please contact Corinna Laughlin at 206-622-3559, claughlin@stjames-cathedral.org.

YOUTH MUSIC CHOIR CAMP 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.

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! If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206- 654-4650 or e-mail jmueller@stjames-cathedral.org.

 

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) TRAINING 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.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP Every other Saturday, 10 am – 12 Noon in the Gallagher Center. Open to all. No experience necessary! Next session Saturday, July 12.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP A place where those experiencing loss can find support and understanding. Wednesdays, 10:30–12 Noon, Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center.

DID YOU KNOW… there is a dedicated group of Mental Health Ministry volunteers who would like to visit those suffering from the distress of mental illness?

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

 

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 Cotton is the co-director of this retreat. Applications available from Joe.

YOUTH MINISTRY E-MAIL LIST Did you know that the youth ministry office regularly sends out stories, updates, and information regarding all our activities and events? Are you in the know? Please e-mail Joe at jcotton@stjames-cathedral.org if you’d like to be added to our e-mail list. Don’t miss out on all the exciting opportunities to be Church in the world and have fun doing so.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082
www.stjames-cathedral.org/youthministry


SACRED STEPS

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Jay Heiny who was received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church, making a profession of faith and receiving the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion, on July 9.

 

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. Benedict in Seattle, St. Mary Magdalene in Everett, and the Carmelite Nuns of the Monastery of St. Joseph in Shoreline.

 

 

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