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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 Boise, ID; Jacksonville, FL; and Brawley, CA. The winner of our drawing was from Novato, CA.

COVER ART Saint James the Greater. This image hangs above the Marion and Terry entrance to the Cathedral. Artist unknown, 1950.

CAMINO SEATTLE CONCLUDES. Stop by the Camino Seattle corner in the Cathedral Bookstore to collect your final stamps! Thank you to all who participated and a special thank you to all who hosted walks in Mount Baker, Kenmore, Coulon Beach, Discovery Park, Beacon Hill, Queen Anne, and many other places. Camino Seattle returns in June, 2016!

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.

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.

CONSIDERING SEPARATION OR DIVORCE? There is an alternative. It’s called Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī). The program offers couples the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine their lives in a new and positive way. No matter what is causing the hurt, couples can find healing. Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of married couples bring reconciliation and healing to seemingly hopeless situations. The next program starts September 18-20, 2015. Confidential information and registration, 360-671-6479 or www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

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

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged man who happily showed us a written offer of a good-paying job in the Midwest. But he was short on cash because he had been unemployed a long time due to a disabling injury. He needed a small amount to finish paying his Seattle rent and another small amount to assist with food and gas during his cross-country move. Thanks to your donations, we were able to help this joy-filled man make that life-changing trip! Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

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.

NICARAGUA COMMISSIONING. Please join us at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, August 2 for the formal commissioning of our parish youth missioners.

PARISHIONER MISSION GATHERING. Sunday, August 9 between 11:00-11:50am (following 10:00am Mass). Parishioners are invited to attend a special gathering hosted by the Immigrant Assistance Department. Assuming all technology works, the event will include a LIVE VIDEO CALL with our youth missioners while they are in the Nicaraguan orphanage. A wonderful opportunity to directly connect with the mission trip while it’s in process! To RSVP, e-mail Chris Koehler.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

TASTE OF CABRINI! Cabrini Ministry graduates and friends are invited to a Taste of Cabrini August 8 at 6:30pm (after the 5:30 Mass) in the Rectory Parlors. Meet new executive director, Carla Loucks and mingle with Cabrini Board members and alumni of the training. In addition, Cabrini Ministry Training invites those considering God's call to deeper service to join us for refreshments and information about the program. Information, info@cabriniministry.org or John Simpson, 206-274-3173.


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.

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.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269

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. James in Vancouver; St. Joachim Mission on the Lummi Reservation; and St. Ignatius Chapel, Seattle University.


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