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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. Last week, we had visitors from Weston, MA; Durham, NC; Vancouver, BC; and Memphis, TN. The winner of our drawing was from Lima, OH.

COVER ART. View of the Cathedral’s North Tower from the top of the South Tower.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Bryan Henderson from his family.

ARCHBISHOP SARTAIN will be undergoing spinal surgery at a New York hospital this coming week. He will be grateful for the support of our prayers now and during the fairly lengthy period of convalescence.

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 short history walk this morning. Starting from St. James shortly after the 10:00am Mass, our walk will take in the highlights of one of Seattle's oldest neighborhoods: First Hill. We will start from our beloved Cathedral and walk the tree-lined streets as we highlight some historic buildings and glimpse the glory days of our First Hill neighborhood. This 1.5 mile walk will last just under one hour. Gather on the west steps of the Cathedral (in front of the bronze doors) after 10 o’clock Mass. All are welcome—even if you’re not participating in Camino Seattle!

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE OPEN AFTER MASS. Visitors and regulars alike are invited to stop by the Cathedral Bookstore, open following each weekend Mass thank to our volunteers. Books, rosaries, religious items, Cathedral souvenirs, and much more! The Bookstore is located in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard just south of the Cathedral.

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.

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 on Sunday, July 17 after the 5:30pm Mass for good company, wine, and cheese.

SPIRITUALITY THROUGH FILM. On Thursday, July 18 at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, we’ll watch the 1954 classic On the Waterfront, a film that explores the dignity of labor on the docks of 1950s Hoboken, New Jersey.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

JOB OPENING. The Cathedral has an opening for a part time (32-36 hours/week) Hospitality Coordinator and Administrative Assistant for Outreach and Youth/Young Adult Ministry. The position includes an excellent benefits package. To receive a job description, applicants should download the Archdiocesan Job Application at: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/HR/Documents/EmploymentApplication1.pdf and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Larry Brouse.

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.

THE ‘WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN’ or WRAP is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. Based on the recovery concepts of Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self-Advocacy, and Support, WRAP users worldwide indicate that WRAP helps them feel prepared and improves the quality of their life. Individuals experiencing all levels of mental health challenges have benefitted from this program, and many credit it for changing their lives. If you would like to learn more about an upcoming WRAP training session that will take place in Seattle on Thursday afternoons, July 14—September 1, 1–4 pm, please contact Helen Vasik 206-972-7647 between 10am–7pm. Reservations required; cost $25.

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.

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.

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 – 7:30pm. Classes will be held in the Pastoral Outreach Center, Holy Names Room. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4369.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Sleeping on a dog’s bed? That’s what we discovered when we visited a middle-aged woman living Downtown who had just come home from a two-week hospital stay and sought our help. She could not afford a bed, and a well-intentioned neighbor had loaned her the “doggy mattress” so she wouldn’t have to sleep on the floor. With your financial support, we arranged delivery of a new bed and a clean set of sheets to help this poor woman recuperate – thank you! Would you like to be an SVdP home visitor? Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

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.

HUNTHAUSEN AUCTION DONATIONS. A fun part of our August 29 Hunthausen Golf Tournament is a silent auction with a wide range of donated items. We are looking for dinner gift cards, bottles of wine, tickets to concerts and special events. We are especially in need of sports tickets. Do you have tickets to a sporting event in the coming year? Do you have an autograph of a professional athlete you don’t know what to do with? Consider donating to the Golf Tournament! 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. Benedict in Seattle and St. Mary Magdalene in Everett; and the Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph in Shoreline.

 

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