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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. Noah in the ark. Detail of the central East Apse stained-glass window by Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, 1994.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are in honor of Irene Telmo on her 95th birthday, from her family. If you would like to donate flowers this summer, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN BLESSING. Today, following the 10:00am Mass, Father Ryan will bless the Cathedral Kitchen Garden at Cherry Street and Terry Avenue. Please follow the procession 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?

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. We have some good news and some not-so-good news. The good news is that 798 Cathedral households have donated an extraordinary $490,358 to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Now for the bad news: gratifying as this response is, we are still $62,150 short of our combined parish and Archdiocesan goal of $556,658. The need is urgent: if we do not meet our rebate goal, we will have no choice but to make cuts to our budget. If you have not yet made your donation, please consider doing so this week at www.seattlearchdiocese.org/aca. If you have already made your donation, please consider having it matched by your employer! Many companies match ACA gifts, including Boeing, Costco, Microsoft, Starbucks, and many more. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 second Sunday of the month, 8:30pm-10:30pm, to serve a meal to 100+ guests. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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

THE ART OF FAITH: A ONE-WEEK SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR YOUTH AGES 13-19. This year’s theme: Icons. Explore the Cathedral’s icon collection, learn how icons are “written,” visit an Orthodox church and its iconostasis, experience prayer with icons, make a copy of one of the Cathedral’s icons, display your work in the Cathedral Chapel. July 20—24, 9:00am—1:00pm. Cost: $80, scholarships available. Information, Brenda or Theresa, faithformation@stjames-cathedral.org.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the families of the following children, baptized in the Cathedral last Sunday at the 10:00am Mass: Ariana Acacio, Matteo Patrick Bianchi, Cora Marian Buonadonna, Juniper Vittoria Buonadonna, Selina Victoria Capistrano, Hudson Ryder McLaughlin, and Eva Ramona Warren. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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. Aloysius in Buckley and St. Thomas More in Lynnwood.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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