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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. Be sure to stop by the Cathedral Bookstore after Mass for a wide selection of Cathedral souvenirs as well as books and gifts.

ON THE COVER. St. James Cathedral is depicted on a utility box at 9th and Madison, part of a First Hill beautification project. The artist is Nathan Watkins.

CHAPEL CLOSED. The Cathedral Chapel is closed this month for plaster work and painting. We apologize for the inconvenience.

CAMINO SEATTLE ROSARY WALK AFTER 10AM MASS. Join us for a walk through First Hill and Central District today, Sunday, July 16 at 11:15am. Starting from St. James Cathedral's front steps, our walk will take us to different images of Mary at Seattle University, Immaculate Conception, and St. James Cathedral, and we’ll pray a decade of the rosary at each stop. The walk will be just under three miles and will last about an hour and a half. We will depart promptly at 11:15am.

TREASURES OF THE CAMINO. As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of St. James on July 23, a special exhibit in the Reconciliation Chapel celebrates the Camino to Santiago de Compostela—the great shrine of St. James in Spain. Parishioners who have walked the Camino have shared some photos and treasures from along the way. The Reconciliation Chapel is located off the west vestibule of the Cathedral and will be open before and after Mass so you can view the exhibit.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. In June, we visited a woman suffering from serious medical conditions and undergoing radiation. She and a friend were splitting the cost of a rental house, but the owner sold the house, so they had to move out and the friend moved away. The woman had just been approved to receive monthly Social Security Disability Insurance, but the payments would not begin until July. She was able to move into a small apartment but had no money to pay June rent. Another charity agreed to pay part but only if someone else would help, too. From your donations, we paid the gap on her June rent. Now she can focus on her health and not fear homelessness – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

CAMINO SEATTLE WALKS THIS WEEK. It’s already the last week of Camino Seattle! Cathedral pilgrims can collect their prayer and walking stamps each week at coffee hour or at the Cathedral Bookstore. In addition, you can get a bonus stamp by participating in a hosted walk or other group event. Walks this coming week include:

  • Sunday, July 16 following 10am Mass—Rosary walk on the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
  • Monday, July 17, 6:45pm—Sunset Hill Park, meet at corner of NW 75th & 34th Ave. A gorgeous walk taking in Shilshole Bay Marina.
  • Tuesday, July 18—Camino presentation by Father Scott Connolly
  • Thursday, July 20, 8:45am—Seward Park Loop. Meet at picnic area near the swings.
  • Friday, July 21, 11:00am—Bellevue Botanical Gardens (great for families)
  • Saturday, July 22, 8:00am—Lincoln Park
  • Saturday, July 22, 10:30am—Arboretum Walk including Japanese Tea Garden
  • Saturday, July 22, 3:00pm—Walk from St. Mark’s to St. James with the American Pilgrims on the Camino, arriving in time for 5:30pm Mass
  • Sunday, July 23, 6:15am—Walk from Our Lady of Guadalupe, West Seattle, to St. James in time for 10:00am Mass

For details on these walks, visit www.stjames-cathedral.org/camino.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Talk with fellow parishioners about the possibility of sharing rides to Mass and other parish events as a way of reducing your carbon footprint. You can take this a step further by organizing occasional walk-to-church weekends. This would be a blessed opportunity to extend the Camino experience!

GATES FOUNDATION TOUR. On Wednesday, July 26 at 11am, St. James Social Outreach and Advocacy is sponsoring a tour of the Gates Foundation campus in South Lake Union to learn about their work locally and globally. If you are interested, RSVP at outreach@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4515. Limited transportation will be available from the Cathedral.

SUMMER ORGAN RECITAL SERIES: RENÉE ANNE LOUPRETTE Friday, July 28 at 7:00pm. Hailed by the New York Times as “splendid,” Ms. Louprette will play a program of Bach, Marais, Isoir, Boulanger, Ibert, and Vierne. She is University Organist/Coordinator of the Organ Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online.

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.

MUFFIN MAKER NEEDED FOR SUNDAY HOSPITALITY. We are in need of a volunteer to help make muffins on the second Sunday of each month from about 7am-10am. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

INTENTIONAL SERVICE AND WELCOMING SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY. Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps) is now accepting applications for 2017-18! JV EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates transformative opportunities for service, community and spiritual formation for adults 50 and older who are committed to social and ecological justice. During their ten months of parttime volunteer service, participants meet regularly in community to deepen their spirituality and explore the values of community, simple living and social & ecological justice. Join us at Coffee Hour on August 6 after the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses to learn more about JV EnCorps. Priority application deadline: August 15. Information, JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org or www.jvencorps.org.

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. If you’d like to spend one afternoon a month in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

HUNTHAUSEN AUCTION ON AUGUST 28. The Cathedral’s annual event benefiting the Cathedral Kitchen is coming up on August 28. Would you consider donating an item for the auction? We are especially looking for bottles of wine and restaurant gift cards. Other welcome items: hotel gift certificates, Seahawks, Mariners, or Sounders tickets, sports collectibles, theater/event tickets. You are also most welcome to join us for golf or dinner! Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Justa Pasion.

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. Bridget in Seattle, St. Olaf in Poulsbo, and St. Ann in Seattle, Tacoma, and Forks.

 

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