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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 The Most Holy Trinity. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of Seattle University in honor of the Class of 2017.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY 5:30PM. We welcome the choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran, Mercer Island, directed by Chrade Younkin. They will sing an extended prelude as well as Offertory and Communion motets, and a postlude.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A middle-aged man who lives near the Cathedral was riding the bus on his way to start a new job as a maintenance worker. The bus driver slammed on the brakes and the man was thrown to the floor, breaking his wrist. Unable to work, he lost the job and faced several weeks of no income before he could even start looking for another job. He paid most of his rent by using up his savings. With your support, SVdP helped with his rent and paid his water/sewer bill, enabling him to keep his apartment and avoid a shutoff of essential utilities – thank you! Information, 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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Gene J. Colin.

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.

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.

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.

DONATIONS SOUGHT. Do you have new or gently used art supplies, books, or toys at home? As we prepare for our trip to Nicaragua this July, we are asking for donations 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, a long jump rope, soccer balls, and outdoor/field games. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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.

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.

NICARAGUA INFO SESSION. Our second-to-last info session for the Nicaragua trip will be in the Outreach Center this Sunday from 6:30-8:30pm. Presenter Kara King will speak to us about how to let go of our cultural baggage and be present to the experiences that await us at NPH Nicaragua.

LAST YOUTH NIGHT before we break for summer is Sunday, June 18. We’ll have a chance to thank our volunteers, send off our seniors, and enjoy the summer weather on the patio of the Pastoral Outreach Center. We hope to see you there!

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

YOUNG ADULT SOFTBALL TEAM kicked off their season this past week. We still have space on the roster for a few more players. No age or ability restrictions, just bring some attitude! Email Curtis to sign up.

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Our monthly gathering will take place next Sunday evening after Mass in the Rectory Parlors. If you’re in your twenties and thirties and never checked it out, this is a great place to learn about events and meet other young adults.

SAVE THE DATE. We’ll be pairing up with the First Hill Neighborhood Association to bring you Street Bingo under the shade on Terry Avenue behind the Cathedral on Thursday, June 22 at 6:00pm. Come for a chance to meet our neighbors, nosh on a Dante’s Inferno hot dog, and play for the chance to win sweet prizes!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082


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!

CATHEDRAL BLOOD DRIVE. On Sunday, June 25, from 8:30am to 2:30pm, we’ll host our annual summer blood drive at the Pastoral Outreach Center. To sign up to give blood, visit www.BloodworksNW.org/drives and enter sponsor code 2909. Drop-ins are also welcome.

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.

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. St. James hosts a Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall on Sundays after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm Masses. It is a welcoming space in which persons experiencing homelessness and parishioners can come together to drink coffee, eat pastries, relax, and socialize. It is also a great place to learn about the array of ministries and volunteer opportunities at St. James. We are in need of volunteers to serve coffee and pastries and help clean up after each Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES is a program of Catholic Community Services committed to helping lowincome 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! We have many people waiting to be matched throughout King County and every new volunteer helps us get another client help with services that allow them to remain living independently. Information, Katie Auger, 206-328-6858.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH SANDWICH MAKERS NEEDED. We are in need of volunteers to help prepare sandwiches at Operation Nightwatch. Nightwatch is a shelter for older members of the homeless community that also serves free meals to people living on the streets. St. James Cathedral is responsible for making sandwiches at Nightwatch on the First and Third Tuesday of each month. Our sandwiches volunteers work from 5:15pm-7pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH SERVERS NEEDED. We are in need of a volunteer to help serve meals at Operation Nightwatch. St. James Cathedral is responsible for serving hot dinners at Nightwatch on the Second Sunday of each month. Our volunteers serve from food and clean up from approximately 8pm-10pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

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.

A guide to Sunday parking at the Cathedral

We know that parking in this area is at a premium and we do our best to make it available to you.
In consideration of our neighbors, please note these important Do’s and Don’ts!


  • In the O’Dea High School lot.
  • In the Cabrini Tower Garage on Marion Street across from O’Dea High School for the Saturday 5:30 pm Mass and all Sunday Masses. The Cathedral pays for parking (and for official traffic officers from the Seattle Police Department) during these times, and you are encouraged to take advantage of it.
    Did you know that there is also parking underground at Cabrini Garage? Dozens of spots sit empty most weekends! Try it if you arrive late.
  • In the P-1 parking lot under the Chancery building at 9th and Marion.

Please DO NOT park:

  • In any parking spot marked with an orange cone.
  • In the lot adjacent to the Envoy Apartments on 9th Avenue, directly across from the Cathedral.
  • In the Blood Bank parking lot at the corner of Terry and Columbia.
  • In the Frye Museum parking lots on Terry Avenue.
  • In the parking places at the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street.
  • In the spaces on Terry Avenue reserved for loading and unloading of the parish vans.

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 St. Anthony in Renton, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Sedro Woolley and Kelso, and the mission church of St. Anthony in Carnation.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303