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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 from the Saturday wedding of Ariana Kukors and Matthew Smith.

ON THE COVER. “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Handle of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. Masses for the Assumption will be Monday, August 14 at 5:30pm (Vigil), and Tuesday, August 15, at 8:15am and 5:30pm.

SPECIAL COLLECTION. This weekend we take up a special one-time collection approved by the US Bishops to support the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and the completion of the “Trinity Dome” in mosaic. Envelopes are in the pews.

CHOIR CAMP. Today at 10:00am, the youth who participated in Schola Cantorum Choir Camp this past week sing at the 10:00am Mass. More than forty children are joined by Jubilate!, our young women’s ensemble. They are under the direction of Stacey Sunde, Director of Youth Music.

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.

MATTHEW JOHNSON, ORGAN SCHOLAR. Monday, August 14 at 7:00pm, our Cathedral Organ Scholar will present a recital featuring the complete organ cycle "La Nativité du Seigneur" by Olivier Messiaen. This will be Matthew’s final performance as Organ Scholar, as he heads off to college in the fall. Please come to this free concert (no passes required) to hear his artistry and wish him well.

RICHARD ELLIOTT ORGAN CONCERT. Friday, August 18 at 7:00pm, join us for the final concert in our Summer Organ Recital Series. Principal Organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Dr. Elliott will play works by Bach, Mozart, Vierne, Franck, and more, including the exciting "Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner. Passes are a suggested $15 donation and are available at the door or online. There is a free gelato reception in the Cathedral Courtyard after the concert.

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.

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 206-760-0583 x3.

IS YOUR MARRIAGE ALL IT WAS MEANT TO BE? Are you struggling in your marriage? Do you feel a sense of disillusionment or sadness? Do you wish you could rekindle the spark you once had, but just don’t know how? You are not alone. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning, Sept 22-24, 2017 call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

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. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We often help cooks and waiters who work in restaurants where pay fluctuates as the number of hours worked goes up and down based on how busy the restaurant is. Recently we helped a waiter who has worked at the same restaurant over 15 years. The restaurant temporarily closed for at least a year for major remodeling, and his roommate (who paid half the rent) moved out at about the same time. We helped with part of a month’s rent, and his brother chipped in with the rest, which should buy the man time to find work elsewhere or at least begin receiving unemployment checks. Thank you for helping him keep his home during a time of great uncertainty, caused by circumstances beyond his control. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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. 10am-3pm, two Sundays per month. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

VAN DRIVERS 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 drivers on the second or third Sundays of the month (the commitment is for one Sunday a month). All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

REGISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION is now open. St James offers grade-level classes for children age 4 through grade 8 and sacramental preparation classes, as well as a class for children with special needs. Classes begin on September 10. Visit the Cathedral website for more information or contact Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN TEAM! The Cathedral Kitchen needs a few more volunteers to help with preparing, serving, and clean-up. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Pope Francis writes that the disappearance of an entire culture “can be just as serious, or even more serious, than the disappearance of a species of plant or animal” (Laudato Si’, 145). We should strive to listen to indigenous peoples, protect their lands and involve them in processes and decisions that affect them.

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.
  • The next Family Support Group meets Saturday August 26 at 3 pm. Information, Terry Proctor, 206-915-3555
  • 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

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Bing-Koo Lyuh and Roberto Quintana, Sr.

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 Assumption in Seattle and Bellingham; Mary, Queen of Peace in Sammamish; and Our Lady of Good Help in Hoquiam.


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