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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 The Great Cross, St. James Cathedral. Artist unknown.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Chuck Reichert in loving memory of Linda Marie Reichert and Kirsten Linnea Reichert.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY JULY 2, 5:30PM MASS. We welcome the Willamette Master Chorus from Salem, OR, directed by Dr. Paul Klemme.

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 WALK AFTER 10AM MASS. Join us for a Catholic History walk through First Hill and Central District today, Sunday, July 3 at 11:15am. Starting from St. James Cathedral's front steps, our walk will take us past some of the Catholic institutions that have made their mark on our city, including schools, parishes, hospitals, the Archbishop's residence, and one important parish that's not there anymore. We will take a few very short breaks for history tidbits along the way. The walk will be about three miles and will last an hour. All are welcome!

INDEPENDENCE DAY. On Monday, July 4, there will be just one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. After Mass, the Cathedral will close for the day. The regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, July 5. Please note that the parish office will also be closed on July 4.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks, Pagliacci Pizza and Macrina Bakery for providing tasty pizza and cookies to our Cathedral Kitchen on June 16. With your help we served more than 150 guests on that day! Thank you Pemco for supplying, cooking and serving an amazing dinner on Tuesday June 21. The baked ziti and delicious desserts were greatly appreciated by more than 170 guests.

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.

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

VOLUNTEER AT RAINIER VALLEY FOOD BANK. Live out your Gospel call to serve at the Rainier Valley Food Bank on Saturday, July 16! Time to be determined. RSVP to Tom if you’re interested.

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Stop on by the Rectory Parlors after on July 17 after the 5:30pm Mass for good company, wine, and cheese.

MT. RAINIER OUTING. Join your fellow young adults on 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. Spots are limited: email Tom to reserve your spot.

SPIRITUALITY THROUGH FILM. Save the date for July 28 for our next movie night! We’ll watch the 1954 classic “On the Waterfront,” a film noir that explores the dignity of labor on the docks of 1950s Hoboken, New Jersey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CONFRONTING PORNOGRAPHY SUPPORT GROUP: *NEW DAY/PLACE* St. James holds an anonymous support group to overcome habits of porn use on Wednesdays, 8pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.). All are welcome. Information, Tom Frasene.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Most people call the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) because they need monetary help to pay rent or electricity bills or to buy food, clothes or other necessities. But often when we visit, we learn they are very lonely. Recently, we visited a disabled woman who was standing in her doorway, leaning on her walker as we got off the elevator and headed down the hallway toward her apartment. As soon as she saw us, she called out a hearty hello and then said in a loud voice, “I am so happy to see you because I never have visitors!” It is such a joy and privilege to meet these people where they live and spend a bit of time getting to know them. Would you like to be a home visitor? Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Pauline Verfurth.

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.

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.

CATHEDRAL MOTHERS GROUP. Becoming a parent brings big changes to every facet of a woman’s life. Our Cathedral Mothers Group, facilitated by child and family counselor, Ansebe Bicoff-Smit, MA, LMHCA, meets Mondays from 10:30 to Noon in the Mother Cabrini Room of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Bring your young children and check it out. Please note that the group will not meet on Monday, July 4. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

CABRINI MINISTRY TRAINING trains people to listen and to bring the compassionate presence of Christ to those who are isolated or afflicted. The program will be offered in two locations this year. Classes at Holy Family Kirkland will be held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:30pm beginning October 25. Classes at Chancery Place in Seattle will be held one Saturday per month from 9:30am to 2:30pm beginning September 17. Information, info@cabriniministry.org, 206-760-0583 x3, or visit the website.

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 St. Anne Missions in Blaine and Tulalip; St. Thomas Parish in Tukwila; and the Mission Church of St. Thomas in Clallam Bay.

 

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