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WELCOME! 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.

FOR YOUR SAFETY. At each of the weekend Masses a Seattle police officer is present on the Cathedral campus.

ON THE COVER. The Sacred Heart Pleading. South transept statue, St. James Cathedral.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Rebecca Masmela from the Masmela family. If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650. There are several dates open in the coming months, including June 3, July 1, July 29, and August 5.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION CLASSES is underway. St. James Cathedral offers classes for children age 4 through High School, as well as a class for children with special needs and classes for children preparing for sacraments. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

NEW ASSISTED LISTENING SYSTEM. Last week a new listening system was installed in the Cathedral. The old listening devices no longer work. If you would like to borrow a listening device, please ask an usher. If you use a device every week and would like to purchase one of your own, please contact Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA – SACRED GROUND: Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 8:00pm. Conducted by Karen P. Thomas, Sacred Ground focuses on sacred choral music that speaks to our spiritual relationship with the natural world. Included are Canticle of the Sun by composer Tõnu Kõrvits; An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Host for multiple choirs by Healey Willan; and Amazing Grace by Hyo-Won Woo. Information and passes, www.seattlepromusica.org.

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN. This Archdiocesan program is required for ministries that involve working with children and vulnerable adults. If you have been asked to take this program, our next session is on Sunday, May 20 at 2:00pm in Cathedral Place. Please register online by going to www.virtusonline.org. Questions? Please contact Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822.

JOB OPENING. St. James Cathedral will have an opening for the position of Administrative Coordinator for Social Outreach and Young Adult Ministries. The role includes helping to put on parish-wide events, and working with small groups, providing administrative assistance, supporting Social Outreach and Young Adult ministries, and managing Sunday Coffee Hour. Information, Patrick Barredo.

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. Tragically, an estimated two-thirds of all young people with mental health problems are not getting the help they need. Most often, children’s and adolescent’s mental health problems are not recognized for what they are and appropriate help is not sought. The stigma associated with mental health problems often acts as a barrier to getting help. It causes isolation and discrimination for young people and their families. (www.samhsa.gov). Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269. For video resource on teenage depression and suicide, visit www.MentalHealthMinistries.net.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited an elderly woman who shared many stories of growing up in a poor family as one of 12 children – so many children that she was given to grandma to raise her. She said grandma was very kind and taught her the most important lesson in life: not to talk so much but, instead, to “listen, really listen!” The only material aid this gentle woman asked of us was a little help for food. What she wanted most was simply a good conversation with us. Thank you for giving us, as your Cathedral Vincentians, the opportunity to “listen, really listen” to so many wonderful people who long to be heard. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

DRIVER NEEDED FOR SHELTER SANDWICH DELIVERY. We are in immediate need of a driver to deliver sandwiches from St. James to St. Martin de Porres shelter on the second Monday of each month at 2:30pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP offers parents of adult children who live with mental illness a place to share their experiences, gain hope, and have connection with others. Next meeting Saturday, May 26, 3pm. Information, Terry Proctor, 206-915-3555.

CRS RICE BOWL. The results are in, and once again, our parish has generously supported the work of CRS through our contributions to the Rice Bowl. This year, we exceeded last year’s Rice Bowl collection by 18% - a check was sent to the Missions Office for $21,300.15. Thank you so much! St. James continues to be one of the top Rice Bowl contributors in our Archdiocese. And by the way, our Archdiocese is first in the nation in terms of both contributions and participation (100%)! And remember, 25% of every dollar raised stays right here in our community, funding nearly 300 anti-hunger projects, including the St. James Kitchen and our new garden project.

Wednesday, May 23 | 7:00pm
Cathedral Chapel

FATHER MICHAEL G. RYAN draws the Catholic 101 series to a close reflecting on the images of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Cathedral, and what each one teaches us about the Mother of God. We’ll pray a decade of the rosary at each stop and conclude in the Cathedral Courtyard.

Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284

NO YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join us next weekend, May 20, for our last Youth Night of the year with a send-off for our graduating seniors.

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT THIS JULY 23-27. We are now accepting applications for teens ages 13-17 to participate in the Youth Migrant Project, a weeklong immersion with the migrant families in the Skagit Valley. Please email Curtis for details and information on how to apply.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Are you traveling this summer? Consider taking home the toiletries that are in your hotel room, and offer them to the Winter Shelter. Shampoo, conditioner, lotion and soap are always in demand. By bringing home these items, you will stop them from immediately being thrown into a landfill. Even a small quantity left in the toiletry bottles is helpful in maintaining personal hygiene for the day.

JUVENILE JUSTICE CIRCLES. The St. James Juvenile Justice Committee is hosting a peacemaking circle in May. St. James is the only Catholic parish that is serving as a resource for restorative justice work with juveniles in King County and it is important for our success that we acquire the skills and experience that will enable us to take on this important work. To learn more, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515, or Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle Bos, Emily Lundell, and Irene Mahler who were received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church this past Sunday. We welcome them with joy!

INTENTIONAL SERVICE AND WELCOMING SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY. Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps) is now accepting applications for 2018-19! 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 part-time volunteer service, participants meet regularly in community to deepen their spirituality and explore the values of community, simple living and social and ecological justice. Priority application deadline: August 15. Information, JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org or www.jvencorps.org.

A Reading by the St. James
Cathedral Kitchen Writers

Wednesday, May 23 at 6:15pm
Pastoral Outreach Center
907 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104

We’ve written, we’ve revised, and we’ve workshopped. Now we want to share our voices. The homeless and low-income writers of the St. James Cathedral Kitchen invite you to share a meal and listen to our stories.

All are welcome.

Information, Teddi Callahan

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL NEXT WEEKEND. Join us after the 5:30 Sunday evening Mass next weekend for conversation and fellowship with light appetizers and refreshments in the Rectory Parlors, across the courtyard next to the bookstore on the south side of the Cathedral.

YOUNG ADULT SOFTBALL. Are you interested in being part of the St. James softball team this season? We need at least a few more players to make a team, so don’t delay in emailing Curtis if you’re interested in our weekday evening games. All skill levels are welcome!

CONTEMPLATIVE LEADERS IN ACTION. Are you in your 20s or 30s and searching for a community of peers who are striving to be purposeful leaders grounded in faith? Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) is a two-year faith formation and leadership development program for young adults rooted in Ignatian spirituality. The application deadline is May 14. Visit www.contemplativeleaders.org to learn more and apply, or email regional coordinator Maria Ochoa.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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. Brendan in Bothell, Christ Our Hope in Seattle, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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