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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 Statue of St. James the Greater on the Cathedral’s west façade.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Dean and Sandi Nelson in loving memory of their mothers, Mary Margaret and Alice. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Annemarie Weiss and Tobin Butcher.

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.

CHOIR CAMP THIS WEEK. This week we welcome some fifty young people the Cathedral for our annual Schola Cantorum Choir Camp. This year’s theme is Run the Race. All are welcome to join the campers for Morning Prayer in the Chapel, Monday through Friday at 9:30am. The end-of-the-week concert is Friday, August 12 at 1:30pm. And keep up with the campers throughout the week by visiting a special Choir Camp webpage for photos, reflections, and much more!

HUNTHAUSEN GOLF TOURNAMENT IS COMING SOON. 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.

SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE TODAY! 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). Drop-ins welcome!

NO 5:30PM MASS THURSDAY AUGUST 11. Because of a Funeral Mass Thursday afternoon, there will be no 5:30pm Mass this coming Thursday.

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.

DONATE CLOTHES FOR REFUGEES IN GREECE. On Sunday, August 21, we will be accepting donations to help refugees in the camps in Greece. Drop your items off at the truck in the O’Dea parking lot between 11am and 2pm. This is a perfect time to do some back-to-school closet cleaning and help refugees at the same time. Accepting used clothing, shoes, accessories, towels, sheets, fabric curtains, etc. Presented in partnership with Salaam Cultural Museum Medical Missions. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

SAVE THE DATE FOR BOLDLY LIVING THE GOSPEL ON NONVIOLENCE AND JUST PEACE. A half-day of education, prayer, reflection and public witness on Saturday, September 24, 10am to 12:45pm at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Burien. Learn about: the Gospel teaching on peacemaking and nonviolence; the recent Vatican Conference organized by Pax Christi International and others, with recommendations; our personal and communal call for peace; and practical ways to engage in nonviolence and peacemaking in our area. Sponsored by JustFaith, Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Pax Christi, and the Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ALL SENIORS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to a FREE Nutrition Workshop offered by Judith Ames, Nutritional Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach, on the subject of Foods to Optimize Energy and Improve Mood. Learn simple daily dietary and lifestyle choices to improve vitality and mood. Discuss how nutritional needs change as we age. Develop a food plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner with food choices for a tight budget. Tuesday, August 23, 1:00-3:00pm at the Community Room at Chancery Apartments, 901 Marion St., corner of 9th Ave & Marion Street. This class will give you a sense of control over your own health. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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.

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM is coming to St. James once again! This evidence based program empowers family members whose loved ones live with mental health challenges. Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings, from September 20 through December 6. Information or to reserve a space, Katie Mahoney at 206-783-9264.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL WELCOMES YOU. Sometimes we visit people who have served prison sentences, sometimes for many years and sometimes for very serious crimes. Many have been homeless. Many have mental illnesses or are in need of significant medical or dental care. In them, we see the face of Jesus. Just like us, they need food, clothing, a roof over their heads and a bed to sleep in. Just like us, they have a God who cares for them and who asks us to care for them, too. They need someone kind to talk with, maybe to share some of their troubles with – someone who will not judge them but will offer compassion and a few encouraging words. Would you like to walk this walk with us? We are always looking for new volunteers. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

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.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016-2017 CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION SESSION OPEN. Drop by the CFF table during today’s coffee hour. 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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Michael Parros and David P. Taylor.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SAVE THE DATE. On Sunday, August 14 we’ll have a barbeque to welcome our new Young Adult minister, Curtis Leighton. Keep an eye on the bulletin for details on the time and place.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. Young Adult volunteers are needed to help “stuff the truck” for our clothing drive to benefit Syrian refugees organized by St. James Immigrant Assistance and the Salaam Cultural Museum. The clothing drive will take place in the O’Dea parking lot after the 10 o’clock and Noon Masses on August 21.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

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.

Catholics Care.
Catholics Vote

The parishes of St. James, Christ Our Hope and St. Joseph are co-sponsoring a 5-week series to help form the consciences of the Catholic faithful in preparation of the November election. Each presentation will be on Thursday evenings, 6:30pm to 8pm in Cathedral Hall.

  • September 15: FORMING CONSCIENCE with Sr. Linda Haydock of The Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center
  • September 22: THE BEGINNING OF EMPATHY FOR THE HOMELESS with Rex Hohlbein of Facing Homelessness
  • September 29: IMMMIGRATION with Michael Ramos of The Church Council of Greater Seattle
  • October 6: LIFE ISSUES with Camille Pauley of Healing the Culture
  • October 13: CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT with Jessie Dye of Earth Ministry

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. Mary of the Valley in Monroe, St. Philomena in Des Moines, and St. Lawrence in Raymond.


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