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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 Southlake, TX; Omaha, NE; Castle Pines, CO. The winner of our drawing was from Bridgeton, MO.

COVER ART. Sacred Heart Pleading. South transept statue of the Sacred Heart, St. James Cathedral.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Rita Testa on the occasion of the birthdays of her husband Jerry and brother Ignacio. If you would like to donate flowers this summer, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL. A huge thank you to the 851 Cathedral households have donated an extraordinary $529,259 to the Annual Catholic Appeal. We are now just $21,934 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, 206-382-4235.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Pat Carmody, Darlene Trucco, Bill Patella, and Ruthmarie Gratzer.

SUMMER ICON CAMP. The camp scheduled for next week has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

GUEST ORGANIST RECITAL. You are invited to a summer organ recital given by Leo Abbott, Organist and Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, on Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 pm. Mr. Abbott will present works by Langlais, Mendelssohn, Hakim and more on the mighty Cathedral Organs. $15 suggested donation; students and seniors pay as able. Information, Music Office, 206-382-4874.

CATHEDRAL BLOOD DRIVE is today 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. Information, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

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.

IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION. Learn how you can serve in this ministry at our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Friday, August 21, from 2:00pm-3:30pm (Pastoral Outreach Center, Mother Cabrini Room; courtyard entrance on the SE corner of 9th & Columbia). Learn more about our services and the variety of roles that volunteers play, and ask questions of staff. Our current volunteer openings include Citizenship Instructor, ESL Tutor, and Test Administrator. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

VOLUNTEER WITH CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES’ YOUTH TUTORING PROGRAM. The Youth Tutoring Program (YTP) serves nearly 500 at-risk students in 1st–12th grade who live in affordable public housing communities across Seattle. Our students come from diverse backgrounds--representing many nationalities, cultures, languages and religions. All of our centers have spaces open for new tutors during the 2015-2016 academic year (beginning in September). Tutoring is offered Monday through Thursday, 4:30-7:30pm, and volunteers are asked to contribute 1-2 hours of support each week. No experience is necessary and training is provided! Learn how you can volunteer with YTP by going to the website and clicking on “Learn More about Volunteering." Information, VolunteerYTP@ccsww.org or 206-328-5970.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

LAUDATO SI’ DISCUSSION. Join us on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00pm 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, and we'll meet at the Parish Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.).

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, August 7, join other young adults for Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north entrance of the Cathedral for a simple supper.

SQUAK MOUNTAIN HIKE. We will head to the trails on Saturday, August 8 to hike Squak Mountain in Issaquah! This hike offers great views without being too intensive. We will meet there at 10am, and there will be a carpool leaving from St. James at 9:15am. RSVP to Tom if you want to join the carpool.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Your donations to the Third Sunday of the Month Collection for SVdP allowed our Cathedral Vincentians to make 149 home visits during April, May and June and help 195 low (or no) income residents of St James Parish who struggle to pay for life's necessities, such as rent, electricity, beds, food and clothes. That's an average of nearly 50 home visits and 65 people helped per month. Even more parish residents seek our assistance. But we will need more dollars and more volunteers to make that possible. Please help, if you can! 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 CATHEDRAL KITCHEN WANTS TO THANK the following for their generous donations and support during the month of July: Horizon House for freshly made salad and cakes to our Cathedral Kitchen; Marci’s Jewelry for a special 4th of July themed meal of sausage, potato salad and watermelon; and Pagliacci Pizza for your pizzas that helped us to serve more than 150 guests on Thursday, July 16.

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

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.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. Limited space available for training on Saturday, July 25, 8am–5pm Cathedral Place. Learn how to identify and respond to mental health challenges and crises. To register, contact Nancy. Scholarships available.

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 graciously accepted.

“THE COUNSELOR IS IN” Licensed Mental Health Counselors are available for a free consultation and problem solving session. Information, Nancy Granger 206-382-4269.

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP 2nd and 4th Thursday, Gallagher Center, 12 Noon–2:00pm. Create various types of art in this supportive atmosphere. No experience necessary! Next workshop July 23.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVES FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP – Are you a parent of an adult child with mental illness? Interested in meeting other parents with similar concerns? For information on monthly support group at St. James Cathedral, Terry Proctor, mindfulalternative@gmail.com.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269

A guide to Sunday parking at the Cathedral

We know that parking in this area is at a premium and we do our best to make it available to you.
In consideration of our neighbors, please note these important Do’s and Don’ts!


  • In the O’Dea High School lot.
  • In the Cabrini Tower Garage on Marion Street across from O’Dea High School for the Saturday 5:30 pm Mass and all Sunday Masses. The Cathedral pays for parking (and for official traffic officers from the Seattle Police Department) during these times, and you are encouraged to take advantage of it.
    Did you know that there is also parking underground at Cabrini Garage? Dozens of spots sit empty most weekends! Try it if you arrive late.
  • In the P-1 parking lot under the Chancery building at 9th and Marion.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, only in spaces 1-22.

Please DO NOT park:

  • In any parking spot marked with an orange cone.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, spaces 23-40 (the south side of the L shaped lot). These are clearly marked with signs; we do appreciate your not parking there.
  • In the lot adjacent to the Envoy Apartments on 9th Avenue, directly across from the Cathedral.
  • In the Blood Bank parking lot at the corner of Terry and Columbia.
  • In the Frye Museum parking lots on Terry Avenue.
  • In the parking places at the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street.
  • In the spaces on Terry Avenue reserved for loading and unloading of the parish vans.

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. Bridget in Seattle; St. Anne in Seattle, Tacoma, and Forks; and St. Olaf in Poulsbo.


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