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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 Pelican feeding her young. An ancient symbol of Christ, who feeds us with his body and blood. East Nave Clerestory Window. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of Emilie Ross & Mark Gilcreest on their first wedding anniversary.

CAMINO SEATTLE begins today and continues through July 23. Pick up your passport in the Cathedral Bookstore or at the Sunday Help Desk and start walking! It’s a wonderful opportunity to set aside some time during Seattle’s beautiful summer days to walk and pray. Keep an eye on the bulletin for special events in the coming weeks. Our first two hosted walks will be on Monday evening—Beacon Hill and Sunset Hill Park in Ballard. Visit www.stjames-cathedral.org/camino for details.

PRIEST DAYS. From June 19-21, the priests of the Archdiocese will be on their annual convocation. During this time, we will celebrate the 8:15am Mass as usual but we will not be able to have Mass at 5:30pm. The regular schedule will resume on Thursday, June 22. Thank you for your understanding.

RECEPTION FOR NEW PARISHIONERS. Are you new to the Cathedral parish? On Monday, June 26 at 7:00pm in the Rectory Parlors, we will host a reception for our new parishioners. It’s a chance to meet Father Ryan and Cathedral staff, ask questions, and enjoy a tour of the Cathedral. RSVP to Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.


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!

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for donating to the special collection for SVdP this weekend, which helps many of our neighbors in need. For example, we recently helped pay the deposit on an apartment for a middle-aged man and his elderly, disabled mom who had been homeless, living in their vehicle for three months. Your donations not only helped give them a home but also relieved much of the heavy stress on this caring son so that he can focus on his new, full-time job, which will pave the way for them to leave poverty behind. Your support of SVdP helps change people’s lives—thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

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.

THE PEACEMAKING COORDINATING TEAM and PointOneNorth Consulting LLC cordially invites you to Peacemaking Circle, Case Final Sentencing. Please join us and bear witness to our second case using the Peacemaking Circle Process as an alternative to the traditional punitive sentencing process. This is the result of collaboration and partnership between families, communities, and the Justice system to address harm, heal, promote accountability, and build community. Friday, July 7, 4-5pm. King County Juvenile Court, Lobby. 1211 East Alder Seattle, WA 98122. For more information please contact members of the Peacemaking Coordinating Team of King County at PCTteam@kingcountyPCT.org.

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.

LAST YOUTH NIGHT CELEBRATION before we break for summer is this Sunday, June 18 from 6:30-8:30pm! 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

BINGO THIS THURSDAY. We are pairing up with the First Hill Improvement 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!

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Our usual gathering will NOT take place this weekend, but will resume next month. To receive more updates on St. James Young Adult Ministry, like us on Facebook or sign up for the e-newsletter by contacting Hunt Hoffman.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Sarah Anne Collins, Greg Hull, John Kim, Abbie Naze, Andre Thomas, Donnalyn Thomas, and Deano Ware who were received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church last Sunday at the 10:00am Mass. Congratulations also to Kristina Ignacio and Troy Johnson who received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

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 Blessed Sacrament in Seattle, St. Aloysius in Buckley, and St. Thomas More in Lynnwood.


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