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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 Tongues of flame. Detail of the central east apse stained glass window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, 1994.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by the Archdiocese of Seattle in prayerful thanksgiving for the Episcopal Ordination of Daniel Mueggenborg on Wednesday, May 31 and the Priestly Ordination of Chad Green, Chris Hoiland, Jeffrey Moore, and Colin Parrish on Saturday, June 3.

CHILDREN’S PENTECOST PROCESSION at the beginning of the Noon Mass today. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:53am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

OUTREACH SUNDAY. On the first Sunday of the month, several of our Cathedral Outreach and Advocacy ministries are present at Coffee Hour after the 10am Mass. Come over this Sunday to learn more about their work, and to perhaps get involved! Ministry groups will include St. Vincent de Paul and Volunteer (Chore) Services.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, May 28: Madeline Sofia Blood, Mia Ania Lucia Cruz, Elina Arlene Mwanza, Marian Aileen Mwanza, and Fintan Eugene Shelley. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Our Cathedral Vincentians always try to be good stewards of the generous financial donations received, and sometimes the people we serve help us! For example, we recently received requests for rent help from a man and a woman in two separate apartment buildings on Capitol Hill. Shortly before we started out to visit them, the woman called to let us know that she had found help elsewhere and that “someone else may need the help more.” When we arrived at the man’s apartment, he told us he felt he could come up with the money he needed and that he wanted someone else to get our help instead. Thinking about volunteering with SVdP? Visit our table after the 10am Mass today or call Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

IMMIGRATION: WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? Immigration is a part of lives – in our workplace, neighborhoods, and in our parish! How does it effect you and what do you think about it? On Monday night, June 12, the Cathedral will host a Dialogue on Immigration. Any interested parishioner is welcome to attend, but must register in advance. This evening will not be a “town hall”, but rather a chance to dialogue in small groups about what we experience, think, and believe about immigration. Please join us! Monday, June 12, 6:30-9pm in the Isaac Orr Center, 910 Marion Street. To register, please email your name to Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy.

TRAINING FOR PREPARES VOLUNTEERS. PREPARES, which stands for Pregnancy and Parenting Support, is a partnership with Catholic Community Services and other Catholic agencies. In this new ministry, teams of parishioners will provide unconditional, safe and nurturing care to pregnant women and needy families through a child’s 5th birthday. PREPARES puts in action our Catholic teachings, calling us to respect all human life and to observe a preferential option for the poor. A training session for new volunteers has been scheduled for Monday, June 19, 6:00-9:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia. Information and registration, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

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.

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.


On Wednesday, June 28, at 7:00pm in the Holy Names Room, is the last in our year-long Catholic 101 series. Join us for MUSIC 101. DR. PAUL THORNOCK, Director of Music, explores the basics of liturgical music, and the role it plays in the celebration of the Mass. Some singing may be involved!

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 Holy Spirit in Kent and Sacred Heart in Seattle, Bellevue, and Morton.


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