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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 Detail of Chapel stained-glass window. Charles Connick, artist.

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.

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.

HUNTHAUSEN GOLF TOURNAMENT IS JUST ONE MONTH AWAY. 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.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses. 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.

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. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMS. This week a group from our parish will set out on pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day. Thanks to the many stockholders who helped make this trip possible! Please keep these pilgrims and their safety in your prayers. Check our Youth Ministry Facebook page for updates on what the pilgrims are up to.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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

FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, August 5, come for the monthly Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral and stay for a simple supper. We’ll meet in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard after the prayer and then head over as a group for dinner (Please note the new meeting spot).

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA. Increase flexibility, strength and balance in a comfortable atmosphere with gentle yoga practice on Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. Information, Nancy Granger 206-382-4369.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016-2017 CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION SESSION OPEN. Drop by the CFF table during today’s picnic. Or register online through the Cathedral’s website. Click on the Kid’s Page tab and then click on the Register Now! button. More information Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE. Did you know that it is incredibly difficult to generate enough donations during the summer, yet the need for blood never takes a vacation? Please support patients in need this summer by donating! Sunday, August 7, Bloodworks NW will be in the Parking Lot on Terry Ave at Columbia Street from 8:30am to 2:30pm (closed 10:30am-11:30am). To make an appointment, please visit: https://www.psbc.org/programs/drive.asp?URL=2909. To schedule by phone or for questions about eligibility, please call 800-398-7888.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A Capitol Hill resident needed emergency, life-saving surgery that left him unable to work. He lived on savings as long as he could, but his savings ran out. He applied for governmental assistance but was refused because one of his doctors incorrectly reported an important fact related to his application. With nowhere else to turn, he called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449). We visited and helped pay his rent so he would not lose housing while he continues to seek long-term governmental assistance. Your financial support made our help possible – thank you!

WHEEL IS A GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING EFFORT of homeless/formerly-homeless women, well-regarded in Seattle. For the past 16 years they’ve operated a loving, low-barrier, night-time women’s shelter, which is currently seeking a new home. Starting August 1, St James will allow use of Cathedral Hall for WHEEL, so that 50-60 women, along with 2 WHEEL staff, may have a safe and secure place to sleep. WHEEL will only be here at night, and will not interrupt the daily life of the Cathedral. Because of the Cathedral’s commitment to the Winter Shelter, WHEEL is actively pursuing a new and permanent host site and will stay only until late September. If you are aware of a possible new site in or very near to Downtown for WHEEL, or if you have questions, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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 and ecological justice. You are invited to attend an information session on Sunday, July 31 after the 10am Mass in the Holy Names Room, or at the coffee hours after the 8:00 and 12:00 Masses. Information, 206-305-8911, email JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org.

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.

ARE YOU A FAST TYPIST? We have a special transcription project if you are detail-oriented, a fast typist, and are looking for a Cathedral ministry you can do from your own home! Our senior oral history project is underway and we are seeking able people to help transcribe the interviews. Training and guidelines will be provided. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

SHARE YOUR LOVE OF GOD AND THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. The Children’s Faith Formation team has a few openings for catechists and doorkeepers. Those who attend Mass regularly and are able to donate up to two hours a week September through June are encouraged to consider this important ministry. Training, support and materials provided. A background check is required. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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. Alphonsus, Seattle; St. John Vianney in Kirkland, Vashon, and Darrington; and St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University.

 

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