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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 the Teacher. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

TODAY AT COFFEE HOUR. Stop by coffee hour this morning to meet our new coordinator of Sunday hospitality, Hunt Hoffman. Hunt spent time with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and is excited to be joining the Cathedral team. In addition to coordinating hospitality, he’ll be working as support staff for Patrick Barredo in Social Outreach Ministry and Curtis Leighton in Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Welcome, Hunt!

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY. The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. There will be one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. The Cathedral will remain open for prayer until 4:00pm.

ROSARY GROUP. Each morning from Monday through Saturday, a group of parishioners prays the rosary in the Cathedral Chapel beginning at 7:40am, just before the 8:15am Mass. All are welcome.

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.

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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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

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 refugees, both in the United States and around the world. Find us at www.facebook.com/St.JamesImmigrantAssistance. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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.

BECOMING PEACEMAKERS: A GOSPEL RESPONSE TO VIOLENCE Saturday, September 24 at St. Francis of Assisi in Burien. Join Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi, to: discern your call as a peacemaker, consider the evolving Church teaching from Just War to Just Peace, hear local stories of transformation from violence, receive peacemaking and nonviolence resources, and experience ritual and music. Cost: $10, $15 at the door (if room). Register at www.ipjc.org or 206-223-1138.

THERE WILL BE NO CHAIR YOGA CLASS on Thursday, September 8.

MENTAL HEALTH 101 AND COMPANIONSHIP: DEMYSTIFYING MENTAL HEALTH AND REMOVING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS. Attend one or both of these events on Saturday, September 17 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, West Seattle. Walmesley Center (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126). Mental Health 101 (10-11:30am) provides a deeper understanding of common mental illnesses; Companionship Training (12:30pm-3pm) will introduce five practices of companionship. $10 suggested fee per class or $15 for the whole day. Information, Jennifer Ibach, 206-935-0358 x120. Please bring lunch if you plan to stay for the day.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL INVITES YOU to consider becoming a Vincentian! SVdP was started in 1830s Paris when university student Frederic Ozanam (1813-53) and a few of his young adult friends decided to “do” something about poverty rather than just talk about it. Like Vincentians today, they went in pairs to visit the poor in their homes, offering material aid and spiritual comfort. On Tuesday, September 9, we celebrate the feast day of Blessed Frederic, who taught us that the poor are “the sacred images of that God who we do not see.” To learn more, please visit us at the September 11 Ministries Fair or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in Woodinville, St. Rose of Viterbo in Longview, and Our Lady of Mt. Virgin in Seattle.


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