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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 Supper at Emmaus. East Apse stained-glass window, St. James Cathedral. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Peg Haggerty in loving memory of her husband, Paul Johnson. Flowers are also from the Holy Names Academy Baccalaureate Mass. Congratulations to the Class of 2016! 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.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. Friday, June 3 is First Friday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass, and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour will be prayed at 12 Noon, with hymns, readings, and rosary. All are welcome.

JOB OPENING: ASSISTANT SACRISTAN. St. James Cathedral has an opening for a part time (30-35 hours/week) Assistant Sacristan. To receive a job description and details, applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan job application at: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/HR/Documents/EmploymentApplication1.pdf and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Corinna Laughlin.

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.

SENIOR TEA. On Thursday, June 2, at 4:00pm, Father Ryan and the Cathedral staff will host a tea for our senior parishioners. Invitations have gone out to all our parishioners who are in their eighties and nineties. If you would like to come, but did not receive an invitation, you are still most welcome! RSVP to Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.



CELEBRATE THE HERITAGE of your family, the Cathedral, and the Pacific Northwest all month long in June. We kick off the month next week at coffee hour. Information: Chris Koehler, 206-382-5411.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 5 after the 8, 10 and Noon masses. Take a family portrait with the flags of all the countries of your heritage. Learn about the immigrant history of St. James Cathedral. Try your hand at the U.S Citizenship Test. Get resources and advice on researching your family history. Check out a book on immigration from the Seattle Public Library’s Pop-Up Library. Share your favorite family immigration story.

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HUNTHAUSEN AUCTION: CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY! Do you have a vacation condo or cabin? Have you thought about donating the use of your vacation spot to our Archbishop Hunthausen Golf Tournament and Auction? This year’s tournament will be held on Monday, August 29 at the Glendale Country Club in Bellevue. Vacation condos/cabins are our most sought after auction items. Information, www.stjames-cathedral.org/golf 206-382-4288.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a woman partially disabled 40 years ago by a drunk driver. She now has a life-threatening disease. Unable to work the last few years, she depends on Social Security Disability Insurance for income. Recently Social Security cut off her payments and demanded she return over $75,000. She called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449). When we visited, she looked ill and scared. We gave rent help and referred her to pro bono attorneys who (donating their time) might help her appeal the Social Security decision and to a state program for possible income during the appeal. She had not known about such help and was grateful for this ray of hope. Your support made that possible – thank you! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

THANK YOU, PAGLIACCI PIZZA for providing your wonderful pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, May 19. With your help we served more than 180 dinner guests!

CATHEDRAL MOTHERS GROUP. Becoming a parent brings big changes to every facet of a woman’s life. 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. Please note: there will be no meeting on Memorial Day.

Opportunities to Serve
Do you long to get more involved in the Cathedral parish and find ways to meet fellow parishioners and form community here? The best way to do that is by getting involved in one of our many ministries!
Here are some current opportunities.

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.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN TEAM! The Cathedral Kitchen needs a volunteer dishwasher on Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

SHARE YOUR LOVE OF GOD AND LOVE OF THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. Children’s Faith Formation (Preschool – Grade 8) is in need of catechists (age 21 and older) and catechist assistants (age 14 and older) for the 2016-2017 school year. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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.

NO YOUTH NIGHT this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. Join us on Sunday, June 4 for our final Youth Night of the year, complete with a potluck, slide show, and blessing of the seniors. 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

DISCERNMENT RETREAT FOR YOUNG ADULTS. On Friday, June 3, we’ll have our usual first Friday Taizé prayer service followed by a simple supper. After that, Theresa Lukasik from the Ignatian Spirituality Center will lead us in an evening of reflection on discernment in everyday life. We’ll conclude late in the evening, around 11:30pm. Information, Tom Frasene.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral in the months of April and May: Seraphine Michelle Hernandez, Baron James Esposo, Viola Camilloni, Johan Dantes Asuncion, Teagan Alinafe Macheso, Henry Michael Payne, Sofia Isabella Shelley, Cassius Kennedy Albano, Abigail Miranda Duque Estrada de Barros Golden, Christian Vaughan Johnston, Jacob James Molchan, and Reese Marie Pilcic. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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 Blessed Sacrament, Seattle; Sacred Heart in Bellingham, Tacoma, and Lacey; and Visitation in Tacoma.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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