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WELCOME! If you are a visitor to the Cathedral, we want you to know how welcome you are – whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish here in the Archdiocese. Thanks, in part, to the generosity of visitors like you, we are able to celebrate the Church’s liturgy here in a fitting and beautiful way. We are also able to offer a wide range of services to needy people living in the central district of our city. For more information about the parish, to register, or to ask a question, visit our Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour. A Cathedral staff person will be on hand to assist you.

COVER ART The Resurrection of the Lord (detail). South transept stained-glass window. Charles Connick, artist.

YEAR OF MERCY. We welcome all pilgrims to St. James Cathedral during this Year of Mercy. Whether you are a visitor or a regular at St. James, you can walk through the Holy Doors of Mercy, the four bronze doors at the Cathedral’s west entrance. The center doors are opened before and after each Mass. A self-guided pilgrimage of prayer, The Way of Mercy, is available as well—pick up a flyer just inside the Holy Doors.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Saturday wedding of Alexis Riva and Max Barr. If you would like to offer flowers in memory of a loved one, in celebration of an anniversary, or in thanksgiving, please contact Jane Mueller.

BUILD COMMUNITY AT ST. JAMES AT COFFEE HOUR! Do you have a passion for hospitality? If so, St. James is looking for more Coffee Hour volunteers! We need helping hands to help serve muffins and coffee 9am-10am and 1pm-2:30pm. Information, Tom Frasene.

CATHEDRAL MOTHERS GROUP. Becoming a parent brings big changes to every facet of a woman’s life. Marriage, work, sleep, emotional and physical well -being are all affected. This is a time when women need the support of the whole community, yet many young mothers live far away from their extended families and wise elders. Our new Cathedral Mothers Group, facilitated by child and family counselor, Ansebe Bicof-Smit, MA, LMHCA, meets every Monday from 10:30 to Noon in the Mother Cabrini Room of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Bring your young children and check it out. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

CONFRONTING PORNOGRAPHY SUPPORT GROUP. St. James holds an anonymous support group to overcome habits of porn use on Tuesdays, 8-10 pm in Cathedral Place (803 Terry Ave). All are welcome. Information, Tom Frasene.

NEW! A VISUAL ARTS DAY CAMP FOR YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 7 THROUGH 12. As a participant in the Art of Faith camp you will: learn about the history, science and making of stained glass; study the stained glass of the Cathedral; visit several stained glass installations; and make your own small stained glass piece. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

YOUTH MUSIC CHOIR CAMP. August 8-14, St. James Cathedral presents its annual youth music choir camp where children have opportunities to sing, laugh, and play in a beautiful and welcoming environment. Each day, choristers will learn music both ancient and modern, pray together in Morning Prayer, serve the community alongside other campers, and have fun. More information at www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD PREPARE FOR FIRST COMMUNION? It is customary for children to begin preparation for First Communion at age 6 or in the 1st grade. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA PRESENTS BACH’S B MINOR MASS. On Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 Resident Ensemble Seattle Pro Musica presents this monumental work with the renowned periodinstrument orchestra Pacific MusicWorks and four stellar soloists: Kendra Colton, soprano; Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; and Charles Robert Stephens, bass. Reserve your seats today at www.seattlepromusica.org.

IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES GATHERING. Join us on Wednesday evening, May 25 to discuss examples of what to say when you encounter anti-immigrant rhetoric. Open to anyone interested in supporting justice for immigrants and refugees at home and abroad. No need to RSVP. Bring a friend or two. We will be meeting in the Pastoral Outreach Center from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

VAN DRIVERS NEEDED. Our Sunday van ministry is an important outreach to senior parishioners who would not be able to get to 10:00am Mass on Sunday if it weren’t for our drivers. The commitment is for one Sunday a month and we have several openings. We’re also looking for people who might be willing to be trained in order to substitute when needed. Right now we are short a driver on the 1st and 5th Sunday of the month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

YOUTH NIGHTS Sunday evenings from 6:30- 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to 8th-12th grade students. Please join us for prayer, catechesis, and lively activities designed to integrate faith into everyday life. This week, we will explore the issues of depression and suicide. Please join!

WORLD YOUTH DAY STOCK. St. James is sending 10 pilgrims to Poland this summer to worship with Pope Francis and two million Catholic young people. You can become part of this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage by purchasing shares of stock in the trip. Our goal is to sell 500 shares. Currently, 271 shares have been purchased, leaving a balance of 229. Checks can be made payable to “St. James Cathedral” and mailed, Attn. Joe Cotton, to 804 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98104. Credit donations can be made on the cathedral website. Please write “World Youth Day” in the Special Note field.

SUMMER MISSION TRIP: YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT. Join with youth from St. Anne and St. Mary as we spend a full week serving migrant families in the Skagit Valley. The trip will occur July 3 – 8, 2016. Please contact Joe for a registration packet.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT! FAITH SHARING GROUP. St. James young adults are starting a small group that meets every other Sunday evening after the 5:30pm Mass, and our next meeting is tonight! We meet in the Rectory Parlors, just across the courtyard from southern entrance.

SERVE DINNER AT RECOVERY CAFE. Our May service event will be at the amazing Recovery Café’s Open Mic Night! On Saturday, May 21st, we need helping hands to cook and serve dinner for this fun evening for Café members and volunteers alike. Serving is from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. RSVP to Tom.

SOFTBALL SEASON COMING UP! The young adults of St. James will field an all-skill-levels, coed softball league this spring! Registration will be $30 per person for an 8-game season plus a post-season tournament. To register, email Tom.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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 Christ Our Hope in Seattle, St. Rita in Tacoma, and Sacred Heart in Battle Ground and Enumclaw.


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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303