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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. Newcomers and visitors are invited to stop by the welcome table at Coffee Hours to find out more about St. James Cathedral and ask questions of a staff member.

COVER ART. South transept of the Cathedral on a sunny day. Photograph by M. Laughlin.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY 5:30PM MASS. We welcome the Maryland State Boychoir, directed by Stephen Holmes.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Saturday wedding of Elizabeth Hottovy and Hans Krijger. If you would like to donate flowers this summer, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

CAMINO SEATTLE WALK TODAY. Camino Seattle began last Sunday! You can collect your stamps for the week at the Welcome Table at Coffee Hour, or at the Cathedral Bookstore after all Masses. All are welcome to join a 3-mile walk after the 10:00am Mass. Starting from the Cathedral's front steps, our walk will take us past some of the Catholic institutions that have made their mark on our city, including schools, parishes, hospitals, the Archbishop's residence, and one important parish that's not there anymore. We will take a few very short breaks for history tidbits along the way. Gather on the west steps (in front of the bronze doors) at 11:15am.

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. A huge thank you to the 845 Cathedral households have donated an extraordinary $512,888 to the Annual Catholic Appeal. We are now just $43,770 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. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 collect your stamps each week.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

MARINERS GAME. Join us on July 10 to cheer on the Mariners against the Angels! The game begins at 7:10pm at Safeco Field. Tickets are $13. E-mail 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 10:00am and end at 3pm. RSVP to Tom.

THIRD SUNDAY RECEPTION. On July 19, join us for some wine and cheese after the 5:30pm Mass!

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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.

THE ART OF FAITH: A ONE-WEEK SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR YOUTH AGES 13-19. This year’s theme is Icons. Explore the Cathedral’s icons, visit an Orthodox church, pray 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 at faithformation@stjames-cathedral.org.

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.

CATHEDRAL BLOOD DRIVE is coming July 19 from 8:30am to 2:30pm! The Bloodmobile will be parked on Columbia Street across from Cathedral Hall. The blood supply is at its lowest in the summer. Your donation is much appreciated. Please sign up online at bloodworksnw.org/drives. Information, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

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.

KAYAKING TRIP – Friday, July 17 at Greenlake. Join us for a fun summer outing on the lake. Enjoy God’s beautiful creation as we seek to build community. To join, please 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? 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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. During a home visit, we presented a disabled woman with a grocery store gift card. Her face beamed with joy when we said she could buy not only food but also soap and toilet paper. She then spoke eloquently about the importance of “human dignity, even in poverty” and the “shame” she experienced when slipping into a local coffeehouse to take paper napkins because she could not afford toilet paper. Every dollar you give to SVdP makes a difference in someone’s life – thank you! Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Delbert Emerson.

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 parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Everett, the mission churches of St. Anne in Blaine and Tulalip, and the Carmelite Sisters of St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery, Shoreline.


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