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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 Icon of Christ the Teacher. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in thanksgiving to God on the second birthday of Ryley Michael Cueto from Reza and Ryan Cueto.

DONATE CLOTHES TODAY FOR REFUGEES IN GREECE. Drop your items off at our truck in the O’Dea parking lot between 11am and 2pm today. Presented in partnership with Salaam Cultural Museum Medical Missions. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURES. The parish office will be closed on Monday, August 29, to allow the Cathedral staff to support the Hunthausen Golf Tournament. The parish office will also be closed Friday, September 2, as some electrical work is done in the Rectory. Please note that the phone system will be down for the duration of the electrical work. Masses will follow the usual schedule on both days.

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. We are in special need of $50-$100 dinner gift cards for the silent auction and raffle. Can you help? Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284. Download registration materials at www.stjames-cathedral.org/golf.

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

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Whether you’re new to Seattle or a regular at our events, join us this Sunday after the 5:30 Mass for refreshments, light appetizers, and a great opportunity for fun and fellowship with other folks in the 20s and 30s.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER in the Gallagher Center will be closed this weekend, August 21, and next weekend, August 28. We will reopen Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 4.

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA. Increase flexibility, strength and balance in a comfortable atmosphere with gentle yoga practice on Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm in St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM is coming to St. James once again! This evidenced 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, Katie Mahoney, 206-783-9264.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited an electrician who recently moved here. Before moving, he was renting a room to a tenant who, when told he would have to move out, got angry, shot and robbed the man. Determined to start a new life, the electrician took a cross-country bus before his gunshot wound healed. After such setbacks, he needed rent assistance while learning computer skills necessary to obtain union employment in our competitive job market, so he called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449). Your financial donations helped keep him housed another month–thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

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.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS. Be an advocate, ambassador and supporter of St. James Immigrant Assistance. Work towards building solidarity with immigrants and refugees. Provide leadership in one of the core areas: Learn, Advocate, Connect. Provide guidance on planning, finances, public relations and programs, and support fundraising. Roll up your sleeves and join the St. James Immigrant Assistance Advisory Board! Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

SUNDAY HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. St. James hosts a Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall on Sundays after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm Masses. It is a beautiful space in which persons experiencing homelessness and parishioners can come together to drink coffee, eat muffins, relax, and socialize. We are in immediate need of volunteers to serve coffee and muffins and help clean up from 1pm-2pm after the Noon Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. 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.

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.

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Come visit the Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour! Here, you can register as a parishioner, find out how to get involved with a ministry, arrange to have a Mass offered, and discover more about this community.

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. Pius X in Mountlake Terrace; Queen of Heaven in Tacoma, and Queen of Angels, Port Angeles.

 

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