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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. Signpost on the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. Photo by Sandy Brown.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Bryan James Henderson from his family. If you would like to donate flowers this summer, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

CAMINO SEATTLE begins today! All are welcome to join a short walk (1.5 mi) after the 10:00am Mass. We’ll take in the highlights of one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods: First Hill! We will start from our beloved Cathedral and walk the tree-lined streets as we highlight some historic buildings and glimpse the glory days of this neighborhood. We will take a few short breaks for a little bit of First Hill history along the way. Gather on west steps (in front of the bronze doors) after 10 o’clock Mass today. Passports are available in the Cathedral Bookstore and in Cathedral Hall at coffee hours.

FIRST FRIDAY ON JULY 3. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be from 9:00am to Noon, and Holy Hour at Noon. In observance of the national holiday, the parish office will be closed on Friday, July 3.

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, magnets, and mugs, medals and crosses, and much more. There is also a Camino Seattle corner where you can pick up your passport.

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP will be Wednesday July 15. Enjoy a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, as well as the company of God’s people! We’ll stop for lunch and sightseeing in old Poulsbo. Then we’ll visit the Suquamish Tribal Museum, the grave of Chief Seattle, and the St. Peter Mission Church. Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners. Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

NO SIMPLE SUPPER. Please note that there will be no simple supper following Taizé on July 3rd. Taizé will still occur at its regularly scheduled time.

MARINERS GAME. Join us on July 10th to cheer on the Mariners against the Angels! The game begins at 7:10pm at Safeco Field. Tickets are $13. Email Tom if you’re interested.

VOLUNTEER AT LAZARUS CENTER. On July 18, we will help to make and serve lunch to about 150 of our neighbors at the Lazarus Center, a day center for people over 50 experiencing homelessness. We will begin at 10am and end at 3pm. If you’re interested, RSVP to Tom.

GET INVOLVED IN LITURGY! Cathedral Young Adults are invited to consider serving as Readers or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. It is a great way to serve the community and to deepen your understanding and participation in the Mass. Talk to Tom for information, or contact Corinna Laughlin, Cathedral Director of Liturgy.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

SCHOLA CANTORUM CHOIR CAMP 2015. August 10-14 and Sunday, August 16; 9am-4pm. We welcome talented young singers from throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle to join us in this week-long camp, led by our talented Youth Music Program faculty. Students will learn about the liturgy of the church while preparing and sharing its exemplary music in a variety of settings. For information and registration visit our website or email us.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL NEEDS FURNITURE. Our furniture inventory is low! SVdP sells all kinds of furniture in our thrift stores to raise money to support SVdP activities throughout King County. We also give basic furniture items to local residents who need but cannot afford to buy them. Most urgently needed are gently used kitchen tables and chairs, dressers, upholstered chairs, recliners, sofas and loveseats. To arrange pick-up of resellable furniture or other large items, call SVdP, 206-767-3835.

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

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. We have some good news and some not-so-good news. The good news is that 829 Cathedral households have donated an extraordinary $506,528 to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Now for the bad news: gratifying as this response is, we are still $50,130 short of our combined parish and Archdiocesan goal of $556,658. 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.

PROCLAIMING THE WORD. Serving as a reader at weekend Masses is a great way to serve the parish community while deepening your love for the Scriptures and the liturgy. We are currently in need of more experienced readers at all Masses. All training is provided. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. 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 SS Peter and Paul in Tacoma and Aberdeen, and St. John the Baptist in Covington.


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