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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 and the Holy Angels. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

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.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, September 2, we observe the traditional First Friday devotion, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15am Mass, and a Holy Hour including Midday Prayer and Rosary at 12 Noon.

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.

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

REFUGEE CLOTHING DRIVE A GREAT SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who donated and helped with the clothing drive last Sunday. It was a great success bringing in over 5000lbs of donations! Some items will be going to Greece next week, and the rest will be shipped in September. Anything that can’t be used has been turned into cash to buy medical supplies. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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

FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, September 2, 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 a simple supper prepared by Cathedral young adults!

AMERICAN SAINTS & PROPHETS. Thursday, September 8 at 6:30pm in the Holy Names Room, we will have an evening of reflection and prayer on the influence of the four Americans mentioned by Pope Francis in his recent address to Congress: Abraham Lincoln, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Theresa Lukasik from the Ignatian Spirituality Center, and Curtis Leighton and Hunt Hoffman from the Cathedral will co-facilitate this evening of reflection and conversation.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

FEELING DISILLUSIONED WITH YOUR MARRIAGE? Think you have to settle for a lackluster, cold or distant relationship? Think again! You can gain new insight into your marriage and rekindle the warmth you once felt. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) has helped tens of thousands of struggling couples worldwide. Your marriage could be next! Confidential information or registration for our upcoming program beginning September 23-25, 2016, call 360-671-6479 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

THERE WILL BE NO CHAIR YOGA CLASS on Thursday, September 1 or Thursday, September 8 for summer vacation. Classes will resume on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

OCD SEATTLE is a free, drop-in group that provides information, education and support to individuals whose lives are affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hoarding Disorder and related conditions. It meets on the third Saturday of each month. www.ocdseattle.org. Next meeting is Saturday, September 17, 10am-Noon. Potluck lunch following meeting. Swedish Orthopedic Institute, 601 Broadway. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN THANKS Pagliacci Pizza for providing their wonderful pizza on Thursday August 18. With your help, we served more than 180 dinner guests.

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.

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.

IN THIS YEAR OF MERCY, HOW CAN YOU HELP SHELTER THE HOMELESS? The St. James Winter Shelter will soon begin our 26th season partnering with St. Martin de Porres Men’s Shelter to provide overflow sleeping space for our neighbors without homes. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights, October through April, we provide a warm refuge in Cathedral Hall for up to 16 men. Nearly 100 cathedral parishioners are needed to serve as overnight hosts and breakfast cooks, and we still have many spots open for the coming year. Please consider joining our shelter team! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ASSISTANT CATECHISTS AND CLASSROOM HELPERS NEEDED. Share your love of God and the Church with the children of St James. Adults and youth age 16 and older are invited to tithe of their time and talent from September to mid-June one to two hours per week. Training, materials and ongoing support provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN NEEDS A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS to help with preparing and serving our meal on Fridays. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN LITURGICAL MINISTRY? Children and youth who have received First Communion and attend the Noon Mass regularly are invited to become altar servers, readers or ushers. Training and ongoing support provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL NEEDS MORE VOLUNTEERS! Our warm and caring visits to those in need are a blessing for those we help, and for us. Please visit us at the September 11 Ministries Fair or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS. Be an advocate, ambassador and supporter of St. James Immigrant Assistance. Work towards building solidarity with immigrants and refugees. Roll up your sleeves and join the St. James Immigrant Assistance Advisory Board! Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

SUNDAY HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. 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.

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. Monica in Mercer Island and St. Augustine in Oak Harbor.

 

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