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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. 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 Detail of Last Supper bas-relief, Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Artist unknown, 1907.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Baccalaureate Mass of Seattle University. Congratulations, Class of 2016!

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We were asked to help a man who recently had a mental breakdown. He had been homeless for many years. Nearly all his possessions were still in storage and soon to be auctioned off by the storage company for nonpayment of storage fees. Loss of his possessions would have been more than he could handle. We helped pay the storage fees, and a family member arranged to move all the items to another family member’s home for safekeeping while the man recovers. Your financial support made this possible – thank you! Would you like to become a “contributing member” of SVdP at the Cathedral? Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

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—ages 6-14—have opportunities to sing, laugh, and play in a beautiful and welcoming environment. Each day, choristers will learn beautiful music both modern and ancient, enter into prayerful reflection in the service of morning praise, and share fellowship with fellow students in a variety of activities. More information and a video at www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Cathedral Kitchen needs a few more substitute gleaners to help when our other gleaners are away. Gleaners go out in the morning, once a week, usually as partners, to four local supermarkets and collect food (fruits, vegetables, milk, deli items, etc.) These items may be used for our daily meals or passed on to St. Mary’s Food Bank. It’s a fun and rewarding outreach! Information, Teddi Callahan at 206-264-2091.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE OPENING. We currently need volunteers one weekend a month following the Saturday evening Mass, and one weekend a month following the 8:00am Mass. If you love books and enjoy the opportunity to meet Cathedral visitors and regulars, the Bookstore might be a good fit for you! Some computer skills required. All training provided! Information, Maria Laughlin.

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.

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. Information, call 206-305-8911, email JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org, or visit http://jvencorps.org to apply.

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT SESSION Sunday, June 12, 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Please join us for our final YMP preparation session with fellow participants from St. Anne, St. Mary, and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes. The commissioning of our summer mission team will occur at the Noon Mass on Sunday, July 3.

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. Please contact Joe to reserve your ticket.

HOLOCAUST PRESENTATION. Please stay tuned for a very special parish-wide event in preparation for World Youth Day in Poland. Our pilgrimage this summer will involve a visit to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. To prepare, we plan to host a local speaker whose parents were interned there. All parishioners will be invited to attend, a wonderful way to be in solidarity with our parish pilgrims. Event details will be released soon.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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.

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.

POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS Wednesdays, July 6–August 10, 1–2:30pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. How do you find the time and energy for self-care when you are supporting a loved one? In these free classes, you will learn key skills that will improve your confidence and ability to take care of yourself throughout the caregiving journey. Learn how to reduce stress, communicate in challenging situations, master caregiving decisions. To register, contact Mari Becker at UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center, 206-744-2017.

LOOKING FOR HELP TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR AND YOUR CHILD’S WEIGHT? Would you like to join a free research study on ways to your improve family’s health? Researchers at Seattle Children’s want to find ways to help parents and their kids better manage their weight. The Success in Health: Impacting Families Together (SHIFT) study is for kids 7-11 years old and their parents. The program consists of weekly 90 minute family based behavioral treatment sessions for five months. Information, www.SHIFTStudy.org or Diana Prise at 206-884-2210.

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.

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.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Are you among the more than 5,000 who follow St. James on Facebook? It’s a great way to stay abreast of current events at the Cathedral. Find us at www.facebook.com/stjamesseattle. You can also find us on Instagram at @stjamescathedral and on Twitter, @StJamesSeattle.

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.

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 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 two months for preparation. Information, Theresa Van de Ven.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

ST. ANTHONY’S FEAST. Join your fellow young adults after the 5:30pm Mass on June 19th for some wine, cheese, and Italian snacks to celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua! We’ll be in the rectory parlors, across the courtyard from the southern entrance to the Cathedral. Stick around after for our final Catholic Spirituality small group session!

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, July 1, come to our monthly contemplative ecumenical prayer at 6:30pm in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will gather for a simple supper.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

POPE FRANCIS’ AMORIS LAETITIA NOW AVAILABLE. Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation on the family is available in the Cathedral Bookstore. Stop by to purchase a copy in order to read and study this important document. “No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love.”

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.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non-parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months’ preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. 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 St. Anthony in Renton and St. Anthony Mission in Carnation; and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Kelso and Sedro Woolley.


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