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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 Elkhorn, NE; Baraboo, WI; Jacksonville, FL; Ketchikan, AK; and many other places.

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

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR Flowers at the altar are from the Saturday wedding of Julia Quinn and Spencer Larsen. If you would like to offer flowers in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special event, please contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4646 or jmueller@stjames-cathedral. org.

SUMMER PILGRIMAGE OF FAITH On Saturday August 9, from 1:00-3:00pm, 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 1:00 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.

FAITH FORMATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS We are delighted to launch a new ministry for children with special needs in the fall. Children will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a teen faith mentor from our Youth Ministry every Sunday morning during the faith formation hour. This allows for individualized faith instruction and ensures full inclusion in our parish community. This model was developed by Deacon Larry Sutton, a psychologist who specializes in autism who will provide training for our youth and families. To register your child, please contact Theresa Van de Ven at tvandeven@stjames-cathedral.org. To volunteer as a teen faith mentor, please contact Joe Cotton at jcotton@stjames-cathedral.org.

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, Stacey Sunde, musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org.

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 .

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.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH St. James cooks for Operation Nightwatch, a homeless assistance center on Capitol Hill, the first and third Tuesdays of the month. We need volunteers to help make sandwiches from 5:00 to 6:30pm, and another to cook the meal on third Tuesdays anytime from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Have you ever dreamed of learning to cook for 150 people? Please consider this very important and rewarding ministry. Training and all supplies included. Information, Mary Nichols 206-420-8788.

AUDITIONS FOR THE CATHEDRAL CHOIRS 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 Friday, August 8 from 3:30-5:00pm. At this gathering you will learn more about our ministry including the ways in which you can serve. Bring your questions to the Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia) Enter through the courtyard and come to the first room on the left. We’ll be waiting for you there. Information: Cecilia at 206-382-4511 or cwalsh@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 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

ART IN CHAPEL During the month of August, St. James Cathedral is pleased to welcome Wholly Family, an art exhibit curated by the Grünewald Guild, a Christian center for the arts near Leavenworth. Wholly Family features original artworks by local artists. Each work is accompanied by a Scripture passage and a poem to invite reflection on our own family relationships and the larger meaning of family. You’re invited to visit the Chapel and explore the show, and also to pick up a prayer card featuring Pope Francis’ prayer for families in preparation for the Synod on the Family this fall.

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 or claughlin@stjames-cathedral.org.

 

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

 

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. Alphonsus in Seattle, St. John Vianney in Kirkland, Vashon, and Darrington, and St. Mary of the Valley in Monroe..

 

 

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