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WELCOME! If you are a visitor to the Cathedral, we want you to know how welcome you are — whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish here in the Archdiocese. Thanks, in part, to the generosity of visitors like you, we are able to celebrate the Church’s liturgy here in a fitting and beautiful way. We are also able to offer a wide range of services to needy people living in the central district of our city.

COVER ART. Detail of a dove from Hans Gottfried Von Stockhausen’s magnificent baptism window in the Cathedral’s East Apse. “O fount of life and fire of love, And sweet anointing from above!”

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Holy Names Academy in honor of the graduating class of 2015. Flowers at the North Transept shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are from Ned Flohr in memory of Nancy Flohr on the seventh anniversary of her death.

THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE is open following each Mass. Visitors and regulars alike are invited to stop in to browse a wide selection of reading material for both children and adults, as well as Cathedral music CDs, Cathedral postcards and souvenirs, medals and crosses, and much more.

CATHEDRAL YOUTH ORGANIST. The prelude and postlude at today’s 10:00am Mass are played by Matthew Johnson, Cathedral youth organist.

MEMORIAL DAY. The Parish Office and Bookstore will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of the holiday. There will be one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. The Cathedral will be open for prayer until 5:00pm.

TUESDAY EVENING NIGHTWATCH VOLUNTEER. St. James Cathedral has a long history of sending volunteers to Operation Nightwatch (14th Ave & Main St) to help feed people experiencing homelessness. There is currently a volunteer needed on the first Tuesday of the month, 8:30pm-10:30pm, to serve a meal to 100+ guests. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

WELCOME OUR NEWEST NEIGHBORS! St. James Immigrant Assistance helps immigrants and refugees to learn English, prepare and apply for citizenship, apply for Deferred Action, and find community resources to address other challenges in their lives. Attend our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Thursday, May 28, from 11:00am-12:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Cecilia, 206-382-4511.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THEOLOGY ON TAP RETURNS! See the full-page announcement.

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, June 5, join other young adults for Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north entrance of the Cathedral for a simple supper.

VOLUNTEER AT THE CATHOLIC WORKER. Join us on Saturday, June 6 as we head the Seattle Catholic Worker drop-in center for people experiencing homelessness. The time is tentatively 9am-1pm. If you are interested, RSVP to Tom.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235


10 DAY STATE OF THE ART BRAIN AND BODY WELLNESS PROGRAM for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Information, Marigrace Becker, 206-744-2017.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP - 4th Tuesday 1:00–2:30pm Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Cabrini Room). Next meeting May 26.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. Tuesdays, 1:30–2:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center.

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

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN. The 2015 garden has been planted and is growing! Now the garden needs tending, and that’s where you come in. We need volunteers to help with weeding, watering, thinning and other garden tasks. All the produce we grow goes to our Cathedral Kitchen, feeing our neighbors in need five days a week. Flexible time commitment. Can you help? Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL HELPLINE. Facing eviction because you cannot pay rent? Electricity about to be shut off because you cannot pay your bill? Sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford a bed? Need help paying for basic food, clothing or hygiene items? SVdP helps residents in need. Call the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm.

SUNDAY YOUTH NIGHTS. No Youth Night this week due to Memorial Day weekend. We’ll resume on May 31.

SUPPORT OUR NICARAGUAN MISSION TRIP. Our goal is to sell 350 shares of stock to support our youth mission team. Currently, we have sold 166 shares. 184 shares remain! Please help us reach our goal. Stock sells for $15 per share. Stock is for sale at Coffee Hour.

NORTHWEST HARVEST – Saturday, May 30 from 12:00–2:00pm. Please mark your calendars and join us as we package food for area food banks. Please help us feed the poor!

ASCEND LEADERSHIP RETREAT – July 12–15 at Camp Hamilton. Join with youth from all over the archdiocese for a week of Catholic leadership development. To register, please e-mail Joe.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

ON THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP, Wednesday, June 10, you might be peering out of the tram at bellowing bison less than 10 feet away or standing nose-to-nose with an otter: both common wildlife encounters at Northwest Trek. Join us and enjoy the wildlife, the lush landscape, and the company of God’s people! Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners over the age of 65! Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

THE ESPRESSO MINISTRY IS UP AND RUNNING after the 10:00 Masses. This month, all espresso sales will benefit the Youth Ministry trip to Nicaragua.

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, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

A STILL AND QUIET CONSCIENCE. On Monday, June 15, at 7:00pm in Cathedral Hall, local author John McCoy will offer a presentation on his new book, A Still and Quiet Conscience: the Life of Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen. The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book are available now in the Cathedral Bookstore and will be available at the event as well. This event is cosponsored by Maryknoll Seattle. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 Holy Spirit in Kent, Visitation in Tacoma, and St. Madeleine Sophie in Bellevue.


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