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WELCOME, SUMMER VISITORS! 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. Be sure to stop by the Cathedral Bookstore after Mass for a wide selection of Cathedral souvenirs as well as Catholic books and gifts.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in celebration of Jeanette and Lawrence Roediger’s 50th wedding anniversary.

ON THE COVER. Icon of the Transfiguration of the Lord by Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.

CHOIR CAMP 2017. This coming week, about forty young people will gather at the Cathedral for a week of prayer and music making. You can follow along with their adventures via the Cathedral website, which will be updated daily. You are also welcome to join the campers for morning prayer each day, 9:20am in the Chapel, and for their closing concert, Friday, August 11 at 2:00pm.

CHAPEL RESTORATION. The project to repair damaged plaster and repaint the Chapel was completed last week. The results are stunning. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to visit our beautifully restored chapel.

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.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR PILGRIMAGE RUMMAGE SALE. One person’s clutter is another person’s treasure! The Cathedral Choir will be holding a rummage sale on August 19 (10:00am-5:00pm) and August 20 (9:00am-3:00pm) to help raise funds for the March pilgrimage to Rome. If you have items that you wish to donate, please contact Marjorie at musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4874 to arrange for a drop-off prior to the sale.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Awhile back, we visited a young mom of two small children, struggling to make ends meet with only a low-wage job, food stamps and grandma to babysit while she was at work. She started to cry, saying she was embarrassed as she never saw herself as someone who would have to ask for help. We assured her that many of us go through hard times but, thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, we are able to help. We’ve visited her a couple times since then, watching as she got a raise and promotion but then – just as things were looking up – she was laid off. For many we visit, life is a journey filled with obstacles. Thank you for walking with us on these journeys – your support makes such a difference! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

LET GOD TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE so that you can share his mercy with others! If you feel called to deepen your spiritual growth and commitment to serve the people in our midst, Cabrini Ministry Training may be for you! We offer an in depth formation program that last either 10-weeks or 20-weeks beginning this October. Learn the communication, listening, and prayer skills needed to share God's love with those in need. Information, www.cabriniministry.org or call 206-760-0583 x3.

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR KITCHEN LEAD NEEDED (PAID POSITION) We are in need of a new Sunday Coffee Hour kitchen lead! Responsibilities include directing kitchen volunteers, making and serving coffee, serving pastries, and clean-up. You will work from 10am-3pm, two Sundays per month. 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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Practice observing, and appreciating, the beauty in all aspects of creation that surround you. “If someone has not learned to stop and admire something beautiful, we should not be surprised if he or she treats everything as an object to be used and abused without scruple” (Laudato Si', 215).

SIGN UP FOR THE OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER AND FACEBOOK PAGE. Towards the beginning of each month, the St. James Outreach and Advocacy newsletter is published. The stories and articles in this monthly offering highlight ministries within the Cathedral that either serve the needs of the most vulnerable or offer suggestions on how to advocate for them. To subscribe, email outreach@stjames-cathedral.org. You can also follow St. James Cathedral Outreach and Advocacy on Facebook.

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.

SAVE THE DATE for the following Mental Health and Wellness Events in the next few weeks—

  • The next Blood Drive will be held in the Pastoral Outreach Center on Monday, September 18, 12:30pm - 6:30pm. Sign-ups will be held at Coffee Hours on 9/3, 9/10, & 9/17 or call BloodWorks Northwest (800) 398-7888.
  • Companionship Training with Kae Eaton of Mental Health Chaplaincy will be Saturday, September 30, 9am–12pm.
  • The next Drop –In Art Group will take place on September 14, 12 – 2 pm
  • The next Family Support Group meets Saturday August 26 at 3 pm. Information, Terry Proctor, 206-915-3555

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.

CREATING PEACE IN OUR WORLD. St. James is in the process of forming a ministry to foster peace in ourselves, in our community and in our world. Our next gathering will be on Tuesday, August 15 at 6pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. To learn more, contact Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

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. Mary of the Valley in Monroe, St. Philomena in Des Moines, and St. Lawrence in Raymond.

 

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