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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. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Bridget Cooley and Molly Fitch in memory of our mother, Ann McIntyre, on her birthday. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Julie Leaverton and Alain Huynh.

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY. At the conclusion of today’s Mass, we will take up a special collection to support Catholic Charities USA and the relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Make checks payable to Catholic Charities USA. You can also make a donation online at catholiccharitiesusa.org. In addition, a place of prayer has been established in the south aisle.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL INVITES YOU to stop by our table during Coffee Hour after the 10:00am Mass this Sunday to learn more about our outreach ministry. Ask us how our home visits work or what happens at our twice-monthly meetings. Ask us how we put your financial donations to good work. Ask us how you or someone you know can get help or how you can donate furniture or other items to SVdP. Other questions about SVdP? Ask us! And if you cannot stop by our table, please contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

FRENCH CONCERT ORGANIST CHRISTOPHE MANTOUX. On Saturday, September 16 at 8:00pm., we welcome Christophe Mantoux to begin the 2017-2018 concert season at St. James Cathedral. Mantoux is Professor of Organ at the Écôle Supérieur and the Conservatoire Régional de Paris. He also holds the post of Titular Organist at the famous Church of Saint-Séverin in Paris, where he has served since 1995. The program includes works by Franck, Widor, Dupont, Vierne, and Duruflé. Passes can be purchased online at www.stjames-cathedral.org/music or at the door.

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.

COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR FOR REFUGEE WOMEN: In partnership with a local agency helping refugees in Tukwila, we are seeking a computer instructor for refugee women, to cover basic keyboarding and computer functions, creating lesson plans etc. Qualifications: Certificate in Computer Science or equivalent, as well as enthusiasm and patience for those who do not immediately understand the concepts being presented. Professionalism and good communication skills are also important. Information, Caroline Okello.

WORK WITH REFUGEES ON FINDING AND USING COUPONS. In partnership with a local agency helping refugees in Tukwila, we are seeking a person to teach refugees the right way to become strategic shoppers and couponers, helping them save on their grocery bills; including and not limited to; how to find coupons on internet and in store, how to use them, etc. Qualifications: Enthusiasm and coupon experience. Information: Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY is in need of well-suited volunteers to offer ministry of presence during weekday meals at Cathedral Kitchen and during all masses and coffee hours. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to provide a sense of welcoming, safety, and comfort to our fellow brothers and sisters who experience homelessness and mental health challenges, please contact Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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.

ARE YOU BEING CALLED TO SERVE OTHERS IN A DEEPER, MORE MEANINGFUL WAY? Check out the different training options offered by Cabrini Ministry Training. Our full formation program consists of 20 weekly classes from October to March. Our Listening Heart program is 10 weeks from October to December. On September 16, we are also offering in Seattle a one-day workshop on Accompaniment. Information, www.cabriniministry.org or 206-760-0583 x3.

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. Even if we don't see immediate impact from our stewardship efforts, we must continue them and keep in mind that they will ultimately benefit society “for they call forth a goodness which, albeit unseen, inevitably tends to spread.” (Laudato Si’, 212)

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.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY: SAVE THE DATE! 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 take place on Saturday September 30, 9am–12pm. Understand the importance of a compassionate presence to others who are less fortunate. The next Drop–In Art Group will take place on September 14, 12 – 2 pm. And the next Mindful Alternative Family Support Group will meet Saturday September 23 at 3pm. Information, Terry Proctor, 206-915-3555

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.

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 Saint Teresa of Calcutta in Woodinville, St. Rose of Viterbo in Longview, and Our Lady of Mt. Virgin in Seattle.

 

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