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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 Henderson, NV; Port Sanilac, MI; Glendale Heights, IL, and many other places. The winner of our drawing was from Fontana, CA.

COVER ART The Holy Name of God. Stained-glass roundel, West Nave Clerestory. Charles Connick, artist, 1917-1919.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Saturday wedding of Kristen O’Neill and Wes Phillips. Flowers are also from Reza and Ryan Cueto in celebration of their son Ryley’s first birthday.

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.

HUNTHAUSEN AUCTION SEPTEMBER 14. We are looking for items for our “Movie Night” basket. New DVD’s, pizza gift cards, Netflix gift cards, popcorn and movie night snacks, sodas and drinks. Consider donating them to our Archbishop Hunthausen Auction which benefits the Cathedral Kitchen. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

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.

ST. THERESE ALUMNI REUNION. Summer Block Party 2015 "Honoring our past, Embracing our present, Celebrating our future." Please join us as we gather together six decades (1960-2015) of St. Therese Alumni for an afternoon of fun, food and nostalgia. St. Therese Catholic Academy, Saturday, September 12, 12-5pm. Information, visit www.sttheresereunion.info.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a woman living in a building known for its bed bugs. When the bugs infested her room, the landlord threw out her bed and many personal belongings. Even worse, the woman told us that her adult children had stopped visiting and refused to let her into their homes to see her beloved grandchildren–they feared she would bring bed bugs. The good news is her room is now “bed bug free,” so we promised a new bed and, at her request, joined hands and prayed that her broken family can now be healed. Your support made this possible–thank you! Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

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.

MINISTRY DISCERNMENT WORKSHOP will be held at St. Therese Parish from 10:00am to Noon on Saturday, August 29. Join others to explore your call to ministry. We’ll meet in the St. Therese living room and hear about the different stages of discipleship and reflect on the particular gifts God is calling you to share with others. The morning of scripture study, prayer, and small group discussion is sponsored by Cabrini Ministry Training and will be facilitated by Jean Clancy, CMT alum, and Carla Loucks, CMT Executive Director. Free of charge, but donations accepted. RSVP to info@cabriniministry.org.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Rex Mudd and Albert Hughes.


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.

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 August 27.

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


For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TODAY: HARVEST WORK PARTY AT KITCHEN GARDEN. Help harvest fresh vegetables at the Cathedral Kitchen Garden to feed 150+ of our neighbors at the Cathedral Kitchen! We need helping hands to help pick tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and green beans. We’ll begin at 3:15pm and end around 5pm. No experience necessary!

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, September 4, 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.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235


Children’s Faith Formation

Share your love of your faith and the Church with the children of St James Cathedral! There are select openings in the Children’s Faith Formation team for catechists, assistant catechists and doorkeepers. The commitment is for 1-3 hours per week, mid-September through early June.

In-person registration for Children’s Faith Formation is next Sunday, August 30 after the 10:00am and Noon Masses in the Cathedral Hall. There are on-going faith formation classes for children ages 4 to Grade 8.

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is a two-year process. Typically, 6 year-olds participate in the Grade 1 Sunday morning class the first year and 7 year-olds participate in the Grade 2 class, as well as additional family gatherings, the second year.

Confirmation preparation for youth has two components. During the first year, youth can choose to be actively involved in a Sunday morning Confirmation Preparation class and/or in the Sunday evening Youth Ministry.

Older children, ages 7-17, who wish to be Baptized, Confirmed and/or receive First Communion participate in the RCIA/C program. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults adapted for Older Children)

For more information visit the Kid’s Page on the Cathedral website, or contact Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

PARISH REMEMBRANCEE: 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 Queen of Heaven in Tacoma, Queen of Angels in Port Angeles, Our Day of Good Help in Hoquiam, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett.


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