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WELCOME SUMMER VISITORS! St. James Cathedral is proud to welcome visitors from near and far throughout the summer months. Each week a drawing for a Cathedral gift will be made from among all the visitor envelopes used. Please write your address on the visitor envelope provided in the pew and drop it with your offering into the collection basket. Thank you for adding to the power of our prayer by your presence in our midst today. Last Sunday, we had visitors from Fountain Valley, CA; Abingdon, VA; and San Juan Capistrano, CA. The winner of our drawing was from Edmond, OK.

COVER ART. Icon of Christ Pantocrator. Joan Brand- Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Linda and Kirsten Reichert, from Chuck Reichert. If you would like to donate flowers this summer, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

CAMINO SEATTLE WALK TODAY: HISTORIC FIRST HILL. Meet at 11:15am on the front steps of the Cathedral, in front of the Ceremonial Doors. This short (about 2 mile) walk in our First Hill neighborhood will highlight some of the city’s oldest civic buildings, hospitals, and schools. Find out why First Hill has been called “Profanity Hill” and “Pill Hill!”

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. A huge thank you to the 851 Cathedral households have donated an extraordinary $529,259 to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Thanks to several new gifts this past week, we are now just $27,399 short of our combined parish and Archdiocesan goal of $556,658. If you have not yet made your donation, please consider doing so! 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.

COFFEE HOUR SERVERS NEEDED. Help build community! Coffee Hour Ministry is currently looking for people to help serve and clean, especially after the 10:00am Mass. Information, Tom Frasene, tfrasene@stjames-cathedral.org, 206-382-4235.

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

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.

NO THIRD SUNDAY RECEPTION. We’ll be back in August!

LAUDATO SI’ DISCUSSION. Join us on Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm to discuss Pope Francis’ beautiful and challenging encyclical—no homework required! We will focus on the connections between our faith, our care for each other, and our environment. There will be wine and snacks. Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.).

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

INVITATION FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Looking for spiritual growth? Feel called to help the poor? Enjoy meeting people and listening as they tell you about their joys and burdens? Able to make home visits 1-3 times per month (afternoons or evenings, about 2-3 hours each time) and attend 1-2 Tuesday evening meetings per month (90 minutes each)? If this sounds right for you, please consider joining the Society of St Vincent de Paul at St James Cathedral – we need 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 the Saturday 5:30pm, Sunday 8:00am and Sunday 5:30pm Masses. All training is provided. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

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. We welcome 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 liturgy and music, as well as share in service activities and fun summer activities. For information and registration visit our website or email us.

ASCEND LEADERSHIP RETREAT. Please pray for our cathedral delegation of youth who are attending an archdiocesan leadership retreat this week.

KAYAKING TRIP Friday, July 17 at Greenlake beginning at 9:00am. Join us for a fun summer outing on the lake. Enjoy God’s beautiful creation as we seek to build community. To join, please email Joe.

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 office or the welcome table at coffee hour. All items will be delivered during the youth mission trip. Please submit all donations by Sunday, August 2.

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

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID Saturday, July 25, 8am–5pm Cathedral Place. Learn how to identify and respond to mental health crises. Space is limited. To register, contact Nancy.

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 July 23.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 4th Tuesday, 1:00–2:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Cabrini Room). Next meeting July 28.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Freewill donation up to $15 gratefully accepted.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, July 13 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We make hats and scarves for the homeless, and we also knit and crochet blocks for patchwork-style shawls. We chat, cast-on, fix droppedstitches, knit in the round, crochet on looms, figure out patterns, and more. If you've never knitted, we can teach you how. Everybody is welcome. Please join us. Information, Connie, 206-518-1623.

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. Benedict in Seattle, St. Mary Magdalene in Everett, and the Carmelite Nuns of St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery in Shoreline.

 

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