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WELCOME! If you are a visitor to the Cathedral, we want you to know how welcome you are – whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish here in the Archdiocese. For more information about the parish, to register, or to ask a question, visit our Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour. A Cathedral staff person will be on hand to assist you.

ON THE COVER Icon of the Ascension of the Lord. Joan Brand-Lankamer, Cathedral iconographer.

\FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in grateful thanksgiving from Jerome Chandler on his 85th birthday. If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650. We currently have openings throughout the summer, including Sundays, June 18, July 9, and August 20.

DUO ORGAN STUDENT RECITAL. On Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30pm, join organists Samuel Libra and Wyatt Smith in their student recital at St. James Cathedral, performing works for four hands and four feet. This recital is free, and no passes are required.

MEMORIAL DAY. On Monday, May 29, there will be just one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. The Cathedral will remain open until 5:00pm on Memorial Day. The parish office will be closed.

EPISCOPAL ORDINATION. On Wednesday, May 31 at 2:00pm, you are invited to join the Archdiocesan community for the ordination of our new auxiliary bishop, Daniel Mueggenborg. Please note that there will be no 5:30pm Mass on May 31.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, June 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.

ORDINATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD. On Saturday, June 3 at 10:00am, Archbishop Sartain will ordain four young men to the priesthood for service in the Archdiocese of Seattle. All are welcome to attend. In order to prepare for the Mass of Ordination, there will be no 8:15am Mass on June 3.

IS YOUR CHILD 5 YEARS OLD? Now is a good time to begin the two-year preparation process for First Communion. First Communion typically occurs when a child is 7 years old. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

YOUTH MINISTRY IS LOOKING FOR DONATIONS. As we prepare for our trip to Nicaragua this July, we are seeking items that we can bring with us for the children at NPH. Items can be dropped off in the parish office with a tag that says NPH. We’re especially looking for: ESL beginner level workbooks, 5th/6th grade level reading books in Spanish; board games, art supplies, sports equipment.

NO YOUTH NIGHT. There will be no Youth Night this Memorial Day weekend.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a man whose tiny apartment had no furniture except a broken couch. In the midst of an award-winning career as an animal trainer, his life was shattered by severe injuries in an accident, followed by a downward spiral that culminated in over 2 years of homelessness. Now this kind and gentle man is starting over with just a sweet little dog for companionship – and a new bed from SVdP, thanks to your support! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

BE A CHANNEL OF GOD’S PEACE. The Cathedral is forming an inquiry group to explore how St. James can be a channel of peace for our community and for our world. If you have ideas on how we can promote peace, you are welcome to come join with others, including leaders from Pax Christi, interested in building peace. We will meet on Thursday, June 8, 6:30pm in the Mother Mary Rose Room in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

JOIN US ON FLAG DAY when Roy Harrington, Retired Colonel, USAR, and St. Vincent de Paul case manager for Veterans Services, will speak on: What Warriors Experience: Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress, Military Sexual Trauma and Moral Injury. Wednesday, June 14, 7-9 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. RSVP to Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

ARE YOU RAISING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS? The Faith Mentors program provides a class for your child to be tutored one-on-one by a teen mentor (under adult supervision) in the ways of faith, including sacramental preparation. Information, Brenda Bellamy.

ARE YOU AN ARTIST? The discipline for the Art of Faith camp this summer is drawing–including charcoal drawing and pen and ink drawing. Might you have art supplies to donate? Or an easel to lend? Or an at-cost source of framing supplies? Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Phil Schlosser.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY is in need of well-suited volunteers to provide ministry of presence during all liturgies. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to provide a sense of safety, comfort and understanding to our fellow brothers and sisters, some experiencing mental health challenges, contact Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. St. James hosts a Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall on Sundays after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm Masses. We are in need of volunteers to serve coffee and pastries and help clean up after each Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are in need of a volunteer to help serve meals on the second Sunday of each month at Operation Nightwatch, a shelter for older members of the homeless community that also serves free meals to people living on the streets. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES is a program of Catholic Community Services committed to helping low-income elders and adults with disabilities remain independent in their own home through a network of caring community members. Our volunteers assist with tasks like household chores, yard work, transportation, or grocery shopping and are free to choose the number of hours, location, and type of volunteering that works best for them! Information, Katie Auger, 206-328-6858.

SOLANUS CASEY CENTER IS IN NEED OF NEW VOLUNTEERS! The Solanus Casey Center is a hospitality and referral center for the homeless. We dedicate ourselves to recognizing the dignity of every person that comes through our door. We are looking for individuals who are calm, compassionate listeners, patient, problem solvers, team players, and a have love for all of God’s people. Volunteers should be willing to commit to one afternoon per-week (12:45-4:15). Information, Jonathan Prociv.

OUTREACH & ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER. At the beginning of each month, a digital newsletter is sent out with news, information and stories about the Life, Peace and Justice ministries of the Cathedral. Recently, we’ve highlighted our work with immigrants, mental health services and encounters with our neighbors who are homeless. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, please send a message to outreach@stjames-cathedral.org and ask to subscribe to the newsletter.

FOR YOUR SAFETY. It is important for you to know that at each of the weekend Masses a Seattle police officer or a private security guard is present on the Cathedral campus.

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 pray for the parishes of Christ Our Hope in Seattle, Sacred Heart in Bellingham, Tacoma, and Lacey, and Visitation in Tacoma.


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