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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 special 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.

COVER ART Crossing the Red Sea, detail of mother and child. Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are given in memory of Armando E. Deuna on the 10th and of Peregrina L. Gambalan on the 25th anniversary of their deaths, from the Deuna and Lopez family. Flowers are also from the Baccalaureate Masses of O’Dea High School and Seattle Preparatory Academy.

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.

INTENTIONAL SERVICE! Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps), a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates transformative opportunities for intentional service, community and spiritual formation for older adults committed to social and ecological justice. During their ten months of part-time volunteer service, participants ages 50 and older meet together regularly in community to deepen their spirituality and explore the values of simple living and social & ecological justice. Priority application deadline: August 15. For more information, call 206-305-8911, email JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org, or visit http://jvencorps.org to apply.

COMMUNITY FORUM ON IMMIGRATION. Do you want to learn about DACA, DAPA, citizenship, and how to be prepared for an immigration reform? St. James Immigrant Assistance and OneAmerica will be hosting a workshop on Sunday, June 12 at 11:15 am in the Pastoral Outreach Center. An immigration lawyer will be present to answer questions about applying for these and other immigration benefits. Space is limited, so RSVP to  Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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.

YOUTH NIGHTS. Please join us for our final Youth Night of the year, Sunday, June 5, complete with a potluck, slide show, and blessing of the seniors. 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT WITH THE SEATTLE STORM Thursday, June 30. Join us as we watch a Seattle Storm game followed immediately by prayer with the team chaplain and faith sharing with the players! Space is limited. Contact Joe to reserve your ticket.

SPECIAL NEEDS FAITH MENTORS. Are you a teen interested in making a commitment to a child with special needs? Please consider joining our team of trained faith mentors who work one-on-one with children with special needs, helping them to grow in faith and prepare for sacraments. This allows for individualized instruction and full inclusion. Requires a 1-hour weekly commitment during the 2016-17 school year. If interested, contact Joe.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SUNDAY: SMALL GROUP. Our Catholic Spirituality small group will meet on Sunday, June 5 following the 5:30pm Mass. Our topic will be the spirituality of rest and Sabbath. We meet in the Rectory Parlors.

GOSPEL CALL TO SERVE. On Saturday, June 11, at 6:00pm we’ll be serving dinner at St. Martin de Porres Shelter in SODO for men over 50 years old. RSVP to Tom to join.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

SUPPORT FOR SUPPORTERS GROUP meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Gallagher Center. The next gathering is on Wednesday, June 8, 6:00–7:30 pm. It is free and open to anyone who works or volunteers in a supportive, caregiving role in our community. Group members exchange support by listening to others, sharing their experiences and presenting topics for the group to discuss. This group is facilitated by Emily Fell, LICSW. RSVP to renoemil@gmail.com.

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 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.

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.

DO YOU WORK WITH STAINED GLASS? Might you be willing to share your expertise with, or loan certain supplies to, the youth participating in this year’s Art of Faith camp? This visual arts camp at the Cathedral takes place July 18 – July 22, 2016. Information, Brenda Bellamy.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO ENJOYS CHILDREN and who is happy to share their faith? Encourage them to join the Children’s Faith Formation team. Catechists lead Sunday morning classes and doorkeepers take attendance and monitor the hallways. Classes take place weekly from September to June. Training, supplies and ongoing support provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged man at his wit’s end over his electricity bill. His monthly usage was less than $40, and he always paid slightly more than that. But, he said, the balance due kept rising. “See? I owe them over $220 now! That means I’m more than 5 months behind! How can that be?” We looked at the bill. It showed a “credit balance” of $220. He had been overpaying (for a long time) and owed nothing. But he did not understand what a “credit balance” is and, thanks to a life lived in poverty, the idea of being “ahead” on his bill never occurred to him. We were all smiling as this conscientious man realized he could take a vacation from paying his bill! Your support makes our visits possible—would you like to join us? Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

REGISTRATION FOR 2016-2017 CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION year is open. St James offers classes for children from age 4 through Grade 8, including a Faith Mentors class for children with special needs as well as sacramental preparation classes. Information, Brenda Bellamy.

HUNTHAUSEN AUCTION ON AUGUST 29. We need several bottles of wine for our famous “wine roulette.” Why not donate a bottle of your favorite wine so no one goes away empty handed? We need at least 25 bottles of wine for the roulette. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

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 Star of the Sea in Bremerton and Port Townsend, and Sacred Heart in Seattle, Bellevue, and Morton.

 

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