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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.

ON THE COVER Jesus carries his cross. East Apse Stained Glass Window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Bunny and Dwight Devine from their children. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Michael Gruber and Aliceanne Parker.

REGISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION TODAY. Come to Cathedral Hall after any of the Sunday morning Masses to sign your children up for grade-level and sacramental preparation classes. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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. It’s a simple but important way to reach out to some of our senior parishioners! Right now we have a need for just one driver on the second Sunday of the month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

IS YOUR CHILD 5 YEARS-OLD? Now is the customary time to begin preparation for First Communion. Is your child older? It’s not too late! Classes begin September 10. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

ARE YOU RAISING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS? The Faith Mentors program provides a class for your child to be tutored one-on-one by a teen mentor (under adult supervision) in the ways of faith, including sacramental preparation. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Make it a priority to increase your use of public transportation. Buses and light rail are operating anyway, so making use of them instead of your car -- even just two or three times a month -- is a step in reducing emissions and congestion. You might find it easy enough to do even more often.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN THANKS Pagliacci Pizza for providing tasty pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen guests on Thursday, August 17. With your help we served more than 180 guests that day!

CLIMATE SCIENCE, LAUDATO SI’ & THE NORTHWEST: A RESPONSE OF FAITH FOR THE FUTURE Thursday, September 14, 7:00-8:30pm Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University. Jeff Renner, meteorologist at KING TV and member of Mary, Queen of Peace Parish in Sammamish, will discuss the changes he has seen in our climate, the latest science and the compelling call of Pope Francis in Laudato Si’ to Care for Our Common Home.

FEELING DISILLUSIONED WITH YOUR MARRIAGE? Think you have to settle for a lackluster, cold or distant relationship? Think again! You can gain new insight into your marriage and rekindle the warmth you once felt. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) has helped tens of thousands of struggling couples worldwide . Your marriage could be the next! For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning September 22-24, 2017 call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A young man living in a large, recently renovated apartment building asked for rent help. During our visit, he kept scratching insect bites on his arms and legs. He said his bed was full of bed bugs and that many other tenants on the same floor had bed bugs, too. The other apartments had been treated and cleared of the bugs, but the landlord had not yet authorized treatment of his apartment. Bed bugs can spread quickly if left untreated. We gave the rent help plus advice on how to convince the landlord to get the apartment treated without further delay. Your donations enable us to help in many ways – with rent, perhaps a new bed (after bug problem is solved) and sometimes simply a bit of advice – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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

  • The next Drop –In Art Group will take place on September 14, 12 – 2 pm
  • The next Blood Drive will be held in the Pastoral Outreach Center on Monday, September 18, 12:30pm-6:30pm. Sign-ups 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.

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 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.

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.

THE JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION is holding an information session on juvenile court practice, restorative justice, and peacemaking circles for anyone interested in participating in St. James' efforts to provide alternative resolutions for juveniles involved in the court system. Please join us from 9:00 am to Noon in the Holy Name Room in the Pastoral Outreach Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

CHURCH OF SECOND CHANCES: A FAITHFUL EXPLORATION OF INCARCERATION. Starting in October, the Cathedral will be offering this 8-week series developed by JustFaith Ministries. Together, we will explore the Christian principle of restorative justice, the critical need for comprehensive prison reform, and a faith-based critique of the U.S. prison system. By sharing the stories of incarcerated people through interviews, documentaries, presentations by experts, dialogue, and reflection, Church of Second Chances widens the circle of connection. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

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.

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. Augustine on Mercer Island and St. Augustine in Oak Harbor.


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