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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Janet Ryan Pasha by a friend.

THE ART OF FAITH CAMP. This weekend, we have the opportunity to see the work of the youth who participated in the Cathedral’s Art of Faith camp this past week.

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.

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.

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.

AN INVITATION FROM OUR NEIGHBORS AT TEMPLE DE HIRSCH. Last April, the sacred space of Temple de Hirsch Sinai was defaced by anti-Semitic graffiti. Rabbi Daniel Weiner and the Temple de Hirsch community will have a special service of rededication on Friday, August 11 at 5:00pm. The short rededication service will be followed by the Shabbat prayer and light refreshments. All are welcome. The Temple is located at 1511 E. Pike Street.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your donations, which fuel our home visits and enable us to help so many in need. Sometimes the person we are visiting gets something more from our visit that is just as important as financial help. Recently, we visited a woman who has been an in-home caregiver for over 30 years. Her kindness and skill were obvious, but she seemed physically and emotionally drained. We listened and then gave rent help, along with a few simple ideas on talking with her landlord and employers about the biggest problems she was facing. As we left, she finally smiled and then thanked us in the most heartfelt way for giving her “motivation and encouragement.” Thank you for helping us give the gift of hope! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. “... In some places, where the facades of buildings are derelict, people show great care for the interior of their homes, or find contentment in the kindness and friendliness of others. A wholesome social life can light up a seemingly undesirable environment.” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, paragraph 148)

SHARE THE COMPASSION OF CHRIST. Are you being called by God to bring a compassionate presence to those in need? Are you interested in learning the communication, and prayer skills that can increase your effectiveness as a lay minister? Then Cabrini Ministry Training is for you! Register now for our 6-month formation program that begins in October, or for our 1-day “Accompaniment” Workshop scheduled for Saturday, September 16. Information, www.cabriniministry.org or 206-760-0583 x3.

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.

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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Janet Ryan Pasha & Rosie Valdez.

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.

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.

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.

VAN DRIVER NEEDED. Our Sunday van ministry is an important outreach to senior parishioners who would not be able to get to 10:00am Mass on Sunday if it weren’t for our drivers. Right now we have a need for a driver on the second and third Sundays of the month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 parish of St. James in Vancouver, and the mission of St. Joachim on the Lummi Reservation.

 

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