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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 Irvine, CA; Wildwood, MO; Oxted, Surry, UK; and Lubbock, TX. The winner of our drawing was from Phoenix, AZ.

COVER ART. Detail of the Tabernacle for the Blessed Sacrament, in the form of the Burning Bush. Ulrich Henn, sculptor, 2003.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Saturday wedding of Rowena Beaudry and Mosiuoa Johannes Monethi. Floral donations are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one or commemorate an important anniversary, and at the same time enrich the whole parish community! We currently have openings for Sundays, August 9, 16, 23, and 30. If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, August 7, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass, and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, with readings, hymns, and rosary, will begin at 12 Noon. All are welcome to join in all or part of this traditional prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

WHAT SUSTAINS US? Come by the Cathedral Chapel this month to view a traveling art exhibit from the Grunewald Guild, as artists explore the theme of sustenance. Where do we find nourishment for our bodies, our spirits, our communities, and our land? The show will hang in the chapel August 1-28.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the families of the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, July 12: Dominik Alexander Albano, Anthony Felix Decicco, Mateo Montero Marion, Aidan Francisco Mendonca, and Maya Lesedi Supang. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

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.

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.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR AUDITIONS. Do you love to sing? Do you possess music reading skills? The Cathedral Choir of St. James welcomes singers to audition for the 2015-2016 season. Join a group of dedicated musicians in singing a body of sacred music that spans more than 1000 years. Auditions are held by appointment with the director of music. Please contact the music office, 206-382-4874, to set up your audition.

HUNTHAUSEN AUCTION ITEMS. We are looking for donations for our “Theater Basket.” Do you have tickets to a performance at the 5th Avenue Theater, Intiman Theater, Paramount Theater, Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony or other venue that you know you won’t be able to use? Consider donating them to our Archbishop Hunthausen Auction which benefits the Cathedral Kitchen. We also need Alaska Airlines miles! Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

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.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR TEAM of 25 youth and adult missioners who are traveling to an orphanage in Nicaragua this week to learn from the poor and develop kinship. Pray that we may be converted into more loving, more hospitable, more generous, and more sacrificial Christians who are committed to simplicity, solidarity, justice, and peace.

MISSION PRAYER BOOKS AND PRAYER SITE. Each member of the Cathedral parish is invited to join in a “virtual mission,” accompanying our mission team with prayer throughout their journey (August 6-14). Pick up a prayer booklet near the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the south aisle, or pray by visiting the Mission Trip website each day.

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

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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 10:00am, 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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL HELPLINE. Facing eviction because you cannot pay rent? Electricity about to be shut off because you cannot pay your bill? Sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford a bed? Need help paying for basic food, clothing or hygiene items? SVdP helps residents in need. Call the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.


ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP - 4th Tuesday 1:00 – 2:30pm Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Cabrini Room). Next meeting August 25.

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

THE COUNSELOR IS IN. Licensed Mental Health Counselors are available for a free consultation and problem solving session.

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP – 2nd and 4th Thursday, Gallagher Center, 12 Noon – 2 pm. Create various types of art in this supportive atmosphere. No experience necessary! Next workshop August 13.

SOMETIMES OUR SITUATIONS IN LIFE feel like more than we can bear. Know that you are not alone. St. James Cathedral volunteers would like to reach out and lend an ear to parishioners who are grieving, lonely, ill, dying, or experiencing stress within their lives. Please contact Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse to learn more.

Information, Nancy Granger,
Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269


BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents must participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least 2 months for preparation. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

BABYSITTING for children up to 4-years of age is available every Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses in the Mother Cabrini Room located on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Enter through the courtyard gate at 9th and Columbia. Parents are welcome to visit our babysitting room to get to know our paid staff and to help your children get comfortable. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

BABYSITTERS NEEDED. We are working to provide babysitting for additional parish events. To do so, we need to expand our roster of paid babysitters. If you are age 18 or older and love working with children, this is the part time job for you! Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

IS YOUR MARRIAGE ALL IT WAS MEANT TO BE? Are you struggling in your marriage? Do you feel a sense of disillusionment or sadness? Do you wish you could rekindle the spark you once had, but just don’t know how? You are not alone. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help. Confidential information or registration for our upcoming program beginning September 18-20, 2015: 360-671-6479 or www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

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 parishes of St. Alphonsus in Seattle; St. John Vianney in Kirkland, Vashon, and Darrington; and St. Mary of the Valley in Monroe.


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