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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Archdiocese of Seattle in thanksgiving for the ordination of five young men to the priesthood on Saturday, June 25.

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.

CAMINO SEATTLE BEGINS TODAY. Pick up your passport at coffee hour or in the Cathedral Bookstore, and start walking today! Camino Seattle is a virtual pilgrimage leading up to the Feast of St. James. Please join the fun, and collect your stamps each Sunday at Coffee Hour or in the Bookstore. Find out more at www.stjames-cathedral.org/camino. ¡Buen camino!

PETER’S PENCE. This weekend we are taking up the annual Peter’s Pence collection which provides support for the many worldwide ministries and programs of Pope Francis, especially his outreach to the poorest and neediest in our world. There are special envelopes in the pews in front of you for this appeal. Please place them in the collection basket along with your regular gift at offertory time. Thank you for your generosity.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Paul Martinis, Leticia Iranon, and Micheal O’Rourke.

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

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

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.

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join us on July 17 for a wine and cheese social after the 5:30pm Mass!

MT. RAINIER OUTING. Save the date for Saturday, July 23 as we travel to Mt. Rainier, the most beautiful mountain in the country! A parishioner who volunteers at the national park will lead us on a hike through the wild flowers of the Mowich Lake region. More info to come!

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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.

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.

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.

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.

MASS COMPANIONS AND DINNER COMPANIONS NEEDED. Would like to offer the ‘ministry of presence’ at masses and weekday meals to our brothers and sisters who experience homelessness and disadvantage? To learn more please contact Nancy Granger, RN, 206-382-4369.

IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES GATHERING. Join us on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 pm. This month we will review anti-immigrant statements being made this election season, and discuss what the facts really say. Open to anyone interested in supporting justice for immigrants and refugees at home and abroad. We will be meeting in Fireside Room in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Chris Koehler at 206-382-4511.

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 Deacon Roy Harrington, Br. Cyril Drnjevic OSB, and Fr. Charles Barnes, SJ. Information, Chaplain Charles Barnes 206-764-2033.

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY HELPLINE. Facing eviction because you cannot pay rent? Electricity being shut off because you cannot pay your bill? Need help paying for basic food, clothing or hygiene items? SVdP helps residents in need. Call the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm. The financial aid our Cathedral Vincentians give is made possible primarily by the special collection at the end of mass on the third weekend of the month—thank you to all who donate!

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.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BAPTISM FOR YOUR CHILD? For children older than age seven, contact Brenda Bellamy at 206-274-3108. For children under the age of seven, contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

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.

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.

HUNTHAUSEN GOLF TOURNAMENT. Do you golf? And do you believe in the Cathedral’s many outreach ministries, especially the Cathedral Kitchen? Then this event is for you! On Monday, August 29, at Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, we will hold our 20th annual Hunthausen Golf Tournament. Over the years, this tournament has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Cathedral outreach ministries. Please be a part of it this year, by golfing, attending the dinner, sponsoring a hole, or donating an item to our auction! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284. Download registration materials at www.stjames-cathedral.org/golf.

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.

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.

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 SS Peter and Paul in Tacoma and Aberdeen, and St. John the Baptist in Covington.

 

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