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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 Christ carries his cross. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Rick Grant and Hattie Kauffman, in thanksgiving for Hattie’s reception into the Catholic Church.

BIRTHDAY CARD FOR ARCHBISHOP HUNTHAUSEN. This week, our beloved retired Archbishop celebrates his 95th birthday! Please stop by Cathedral Hall to sign a birthday card after the morning coffee hours. It will be mailed to him this week.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE OPEN AFTER MASS. Visitors and regulars alike are invited to stop by the Cathedral Bookstore, open following each weekend Mass thanks 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 AUGUST 29. On Monday, August 29, at Glendale Country Club, 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. Be a part of it this year, by golfing, attending the dinner, sponsoring a hole, or donating an item to our auction. We are in special need of $50-$100 dinner gift cards. Can you help? Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284. Download registration materials at www.stjames-cathedral.org/golf.

SUMMER ORGAN RECITAL: CRAIG CRAMER. On Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00pm, Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ at the University of Notre Dame, will present a recital featuring pieces by Bach and Reger as well as works of lesser-known composers. Suggested donation $15; passes available online or at the door. All are welcome!

STAY UP TO DATE ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES. Follow the Immigrant Assistance Facebook page for regular updates on local, regional, and national news about immigration. This month’s theme is all about how communities across the U.S are welcoming immigrants and refugees. Find us at www.facebook.com/St.JamesImmigrantAssistance. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a disabled woman who simply needed a new pair of sneakers and nothing more. Suffering from chronic back problems, she walks a lot to stay in the best health possible. Her shoes had worn out, but she could not afford to buy a new pair. With your financial support, we gave her a store voucher that she could exchange for a new pair of sneakers. Thank you for helping this woman take good care of herself! Every dollar you give SVdP in the special collection at the end of mass on the third weekend of the month makes life better for someone in our parish. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. Monday, August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day. Masses will be at 8:15am and 5:30pm.

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

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SUMMER PICNIC. Help us say goodbye to out-going young adult minister, Tom Frasene, and welcome Curtis Leighton who will be taking his position. We will be having a picnic at Woodland Park this Sunday, August 14th (Tables #55-57). Please RSVP to the invite on Facebook if you plan to attend so we can have an approximate head-count for food.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. A few Young Adult volunteers are needed to help “stuff the truck” for our clothing drive to benefit 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

A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGES. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help couples in trouble rediscover each other and take new, positive steps to save their marriages. No matter the source of conflict in your marriage, Retrouvaille can help you. Confidential information or registration for the upcoming program beginning September 23-25, 2016, call 360-671-6479 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

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 Assumption in Seattle and Bellingham; Mary, Queen of Peace in Sammamish, and Our Lady of Good Help in Hoquiam.


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