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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 Christ carries his cross. East Apse stained-glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Jeff and Melissa Williams to commemorate their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Emilie Ross and Mark Gilcreest.

GUEST CHOIR SUNDAY 5:30PM Spectrum Choral Academy Youth Chorus, Stephanie Charbonneau, artistic director.

DAILY MASS THIS WEEK. During the coming week, the priests of the Archdiocese will have their annual gathering at Ocean Shores. Because of the limited availability of priests during this time, there will be some changes to our regular Mass schedule. The 8:15am Mass will take place daily as usual. However, there will be no 5:30pm Mass on Monday, Tuesday, or Friday next week. Instead, we will offer the Liturgy of the Hours at these times. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

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.

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 Monday, July 11 at 7:00pm in Cathedral Hall. All parishioners are invited to join our World Youth Day pilgrims for a special presentation by Jack Schaloum whose mother survived her internment at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. Our parish pilgrims will be visiting Auschwitz this summer. Please join with us as we prepare for this life-changing experience.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SUNDAY NIGHT: ST. ANTHONY’S FEAST. Join your fellow young adults after the 5:30pm Mass on June 19 for some wine, cheese, and Italian snacks to celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua! We’ll be in the Rectory Parlors. Stick around after for our final Catholic Spirituality small group session!

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, July 1, come to Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north entrance of the Cathedral for a simple supper.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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.

HEALING THE WOUNDS OF VETERANS. Warriors Healing Retreats offer a proven process to heal the wounds of active military and veterans, including those experiencing post-traumatic stress and moral injury. The retreats are founded on Scripture and are based on the Catholic healing tradition. Spouses are welcome. The next retreat will be held Saturday, July 16 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at America Lake VA Hospital, Bldg 111, 9600 Veterans Drive SW, Lakewood, WA. Presenters include Deacons Roy Harrinton and Carl Chilo Cynde Bosshart, Kay Sprung, Br. Cyril Drnjevic OSB, and Fr.Charles Barnes, SJ. Information, Chaplain Charles Barnes, 206-764-2033.

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.

NOON MASS: HELPING HANDS NEEDED 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 after the Sunday noon Mass, 1pm-2:30pm. Information, Tom Frasene.

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA. Join a relaxing, restorative practice on Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, beginning June 23rd. Classes will be held in the Pastoral Outreach Center, Holy Names Room. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4369.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral last Sunday at the 10 o'clock Mass: Elliott Joel Gordon-MacLean, Maximus Marjanovic, Braiden Matthew Skinner, and Cecilia Rose Thibodeau. 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 St. Aloysius in Buckley and St. Thomas More in Lynnwood.


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