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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. Tree of Life. Detail of the Tympanum of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, Ulrich Henn, artist, 1999.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of Seattle University in honor of the graduates of 2015. If you would like to donate flowers this summer, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

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.

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. Just a reminder, if you haven’t yet made a gift to the Appeal, please do so today! We are almost there, but we are still $72,000 short of meeting our rebate goal. This year’s rebate will help support our renowned Cathedral music programs. Use the envelopes in the pews in front of you or visit www.seattlearchdiocese.org/aca to make a gift or pledge online. Thank you for your generous response!

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.

CELEBRATION OF MINISTRIES DINNER. Our annual dinner for Cathedral volunteers will be Thursday, June 18, at 7:00pm in Cathedral Hall. Invitations went out via e-mail two weeks ago. If you did not receive yours, please contact your ministry coordinator to RSVP. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4388.

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, e-mail Joe.

TEEN FAITH MENTORS NEEDED. This year, we launched a faith mentor program for children with special needs. Teens worked one-on-one with children in the development of their faith, allowing for full inclusion. We plan to offer this program again in the fall, but are in need of new faith mentors. Do you have a heart for children with special needs? Can you make a weekly commitment? Please contact Joe to learn more.

NICARAGUA DONATIONS. The NPH orphanage is in need of the following items: ESL beginner level workbooks, 5th/6th grade level reading books in Spanish, board games (e.g. UNO, Connect Four, Trouble, Sorry, etc.), art supplies (e.g. markers, colored pencils, paint brushes, pastels, and colored paper), sports equipment (e.g. jump ropes, soccer balls, etc.) and cookie cutters. Donations can be dropped off at the parish center. All items will be delivered during the youth mission trip.

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

CARE FOR CREATION. During the coming week, Pope Francis’ long-awaited second encyclical will be released. The new encyclical focuses on our Christian call to care for the environment and to preserve God’s creation. It is entitled “Laudato Sii,” from the first words of St. Francis’ “Canticle of Brother Sun.” We will mark this important moment with a special prayer on Friday, June 19 at 6:30pm in the Cathedral. Through prayer, silence, and song, we will reflect on our own call to be good stewards of the earth.

GARDEN BLESSING NEXT SUNDAY. Next Sunday, June 21, following the 10:00am Mass, Father Ryan will bless the Cathedral Kitchen Garden at Cherry Street and Terry Avenue. Please come and join in a brief prayer, followed by a chance to learn more about the garden and sample its produce, which helps provide meals at the Cathedral Kitchen. What better way to mark the first official day of summer?

VOLUNTEER CHORE SERVICES. Do you want to make a difference in the life of a low-income senior or adult living with a disability? Volunteer Chore Services of Catholic Community Services needs you!! Become a long-term one-on-one volunteer, organize a group to clean up a yard or adopt a low-income senior housing facility! Opportunities in your neighborhood available! Contact Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235, to change the life of someone in need near you.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

RETREAT ON JUNE 26: EXTRAORDINARY TIMES IN ORDINARY TIME. See full-page flyer.

3RD SUNDAY: WINE, CHEESE, AND JUNE SAINTS! After the 5:30pm Mass on June 21, we’ll have some wine and cheese in the Rectory Parlors, just south of the Cathedral’s south entrance. We’ll also celebrate the feast days of some late-June saints, notably St. Peter, St. Paul, and recently canonized St. Mother Lupita.

MARINERS GAME ON JULY 10! See full-page flyer.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235
Facebook.com/StJamesYoungAdultMinistry

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

SAVE THE DATE! All day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will be offered again on Saturday, July 25. Save the date! Details to follow.

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

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

“THE COUNSELOR IS IN” - Licensed Mental Health Counselors are available for consultation with parishioners for free consultation and problem solving sessions.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP – 2nd and 4th Thursday, Gallagher Center, 12 Noon –2 pm. Let your creative juices flow in this supportive atmosphere. No art experience necessary! Next workshop June 25.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269

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.

USHERS NEEDED. We are in need of friendly people to join the ranks of Cathedral Ushers. Ushers greet visitors and regulars to the Cathedral, assist with the collection, and more. There are opportunities to serve at all weekend Masses, but the need is especially great at the Sunday 5:30pm Mass. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-622-3559.

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. Anthony in Renton and St. Anthony Mission in Carnation, and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Sedro Woolley and Kelso.

 

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