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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 week, we had visitors from Ringoes, NJ; Lynchburg, VA, and many other places. The winner of our drawing was from Marshfield, WI.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR The flowers for the Feast of St. James are offered in memory of Hillary Gravendyk by her husband Benjamin Burrill, her parents Katherine and John Gravendyk, and her sister Megan Gravendyk.

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

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR This Friday, August 1, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, with psalms, hymns, and rosary, will begin at 12 Noon. All are welcome to join in all or part of this traditional prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

SUMMER PILGRIMAGE OF FAITH On Saturday August 9, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, you are invited to join in a walking tour of historic churches on First Hill. We will gather in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard at the Cathedral at 1:00pm and walk to St. Ignatius Chapel and Immaculate Conception Church. At each stop, there will be a short tour of the space and time for exploration and quiet reflection. The pilgrimage will begin and end at the Cathedral and the total distance will be about 3 miles. This is a great opportunity for a lovely summer walk and a peek inside some of our city’s most beautiful Catholic churches – including our own! Information, Corinna Laughlin, claughlin@stjames-cathedral.org, 206-622-3559.

YOUTH MUSIC CHOIR CAMP 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

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP will be Wednesday, August 13. Enjoy the ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, the Naval Undersea Museum, as well as the company of God’s people! We’ll stop for lunch in old Poulsbo too. 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 .

CELEBRATING ST. TERESA This August 21-23, St. James Cathedral musicians, including Dr. James Savage, Joseph Adam, Stacey Sunde, and others, will be participating in a concert in San Jose, California honoring Saint Teresa of Avila. The event will include the world premieres of three new pieces, including an extraordinary "virtual choir" of Carmelites from around the world. If you will be in the Bay Area in August, you are invited to attend! Find out more at www.stj500westernus.com . CDs will be in the Cathedral Bookstore as soon as they are available.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN THANKS Pagliacci Pizza, for serving your amazing pizza to over 160 guests on July 17. The pizza was great and enjoyed by all! We also thank Horizon House for supplying us with great salads and cakes during the month of July. They have been appreciated by all. And we send thanks to Dan O’Brien, butcher at Metropolitan Market, for volunteering to come into our kitchen to trim and tie the roasts for our July 4 dinner. You helped make this celebration a great success and we appreciated your professional touch. Thanks, too, to our anonymous donor whose gift allowed us to purchase boneless rib eye for our holiday dinner.

MASS FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATORS On Sunday, August 10 at the 12 Noon Mass, Archbishop Sartain will honor, recognize, and bless Catholics who teach at local public and non-Catholic private schools, colleges and universities. Teachers, staff, and their families are invited to attend this special celebration. Information, Corinna Laughlin, claughlin@stjames-cathedral.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.

THEOLOGY ON TAP! Join young adults (21-39) from across the Archdiocese of Seattle every Wednesday this August from 7:00-9:00pm for Theology on Tap! Archbishop Sartain, Fr. Glen Butterworth, SJ from St. Joseph Parish, Maria Ochoa from MAGIS at Seattle University, and Deacon Dennis Kelly from Archbishop Murphy High School will lead us in discussions inspired by the messages and lived example of Pope Francis. This is a series you do not want to miss! Join us for Mass at 5:30pm at Blessed Sacrament Church (5050 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105) before the evening gets started at Finn MacCool’s (4217 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105) at 7:00pm. Information or to volunteer, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-2010 or e-mail caitlin.lanigan@seattlearch.org .

DO YOU SHOP AT BARTELL’S? If you shop at Bartell’s, every purchase you make can benefit St. James Cathedral if you register for their “B” Caring program. Ask at Bartell’s for details. If you’re already signed up, be sure to use your “B” Caring card when you check out.

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 .

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN needs a few more volunteer dishwashers on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00-5:30pm. If you would like to join us and help out, please contact Teddi Callahan at 206-264-2091 or email tcallahan@stjames-cathedral.org .

HELP CHILDREN GROW IN THEIR FAITH The Children’s Faith Formation program has several openings for volunteers. Won’t you consider accompanying our children and youth as a catechist, mentor or door-keeper? Your gift of 2-3 hours a week September-May would mean so much. Information, Brenda Bellamy, Faith Formation Assistant, bbellamy@stjames-cathedral.org or (206) 274-3108.

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, 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@stjames-cathedral.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.

 

FAMILY MINISTRY

BABYSITTING is available for children up to 4 years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia.

ITEMS NEEDED Thanks to the generosity of many parishioners, our babysitting room has become a fun place for our children to play and meet new friends. For our babies and toddlers, we still need two new or gently used port-a-cribs. Donations, Margaret Lynch, mlynch@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4288.

 

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

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.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE ROOM OPEN HOUSE Sundays 9am-2pm, in the Gallagher Center. Enjoy refreshments while you browse through literature, talk with the mental health nurse and volunteers, and connect with others

SAVE THE DATE ! On October 25 and 26, St. James Cathedral Mental Health Ministry is honored to present the nationally recognized Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) two day workshop at the beautiful Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way. This workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Please look for further details in future bulletin announcements

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

 

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT Please keep our cathedral YMP delegation in your prayers as they prepare to serve migrant farmworkers and their families in the Skagit Valley, particularly during the current housing crisis.

CAMP 4:12 August 18-20. This is a 3-day leadership development experience for middle school youth (Grades 6-8). To register, please contact 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


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 St. James in Vancouver; St. Joachim Mission on the Lummi Indian Reservation; and St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University.

 

 

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