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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 Ann Arbor, MI; Santa Fe, NM; Jacksonville, FL; 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 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

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.

OUR ANNUAL CHOIR CAMP for the children of the Schola Cantorum will be celebrating “Adventures on the Way to St. James,” Monday through Friday of this week. Please pray for them as they gather to prepare for the liturgical music of the coming year. All parishioners are invited to their closing informal concert, Friday, August 15 at 2:00pm in the Cathedral. You are also invited to join the young people for Morning Prayer, Monday through Friday at 9:15am in the Cathedral Chapel.

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 .

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 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

SUMMER CHOIR AT ST JAMES is open to all singerstrained or untrained, high or low or uncertain, sing in tune or some other tune. We rehearse at 11:15am in the Cathedral Place Choir Room, entrance up the stairs on Terry Ave. We sing at the Noon Mass. Today we also welcome members of two wonderful parish choirs: Holy Family, Auburn; Rich Antes, director; and St. Jude, Redmond; Sue Shellooe, director.

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.

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.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets tomorrow, Monday, August 11 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Though winter seems a long way off during these warm summer days, our goal is to have lots and lots of hats and scarves finished in the next three months to give to the homeless. Already knit or crochet? We have yarn that needs to be made up. We are also happy to teach beginners. All are welcome. Information: Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

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 .

 

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. Philomena in Des Moines, St. Lawrence in Raymond, and St. Pius X in Montlake Terrace.

 

 

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