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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. Icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.

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.

CHILDREN’S PENTECOST PROCESSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:53am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

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.

MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH. Pope Francis has instituted a new memorial to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of the Church on the Monday after Pentecost. Mary was officially given this title by Pope Paul VI at the conclusion of the Third Session of the Second Vatican Council, declaring her to be “Mother of the Church, that is to say of all Christian people, the faithful as well as the pastors… the Mother of God should be honored and invoked by the entire Christian people by this tenderest of titles.” This new memorial will be observed for the first time at all Masses on Monday, May 21.

SHARE YOUR LOVE OF GOD AND THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. The Children’s Faith Formation Program has a few openings for catechists, catechist assistants and teen mentors. Training and materials provided. CFF classes meet most Sundays September through early June from 11:00am to 11:45am. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged man who needed rent help because he missed work while recovering from an injury. As we wrote out a SVdP rent voucher, we mentioned that the money to fund the voucher came from donations by parishioners at St James Cathedral. He perked up and said he had been thinking about "trying church again" after a long time away. We gave him a recent Sunday bulletin, pointed out mass times and assured him he would be welcome. He smiled as he looked through the bulletin and said he would "give it a try" soon. Thank you for helping us bring the St James spirit into hundreds of homes every year! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

ARE YOU RAISING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS? In the Faith Mentors program your child is paired with a teen mentor (under adult supervision) who helps them learn about faith and discipleship. Classes occur most Sundays September through early June from 11:00am to 11:45am. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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.

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.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH SUNDAY SERVERS NEEDED. We are in immediate need of volunteers to help serve meals at Operation Nightwatch. Nightwatch provides food and shelter to persons experiencing homelessness in Seattle. St. James Cathedral is responsible for serving hot dinners at Nightwatch on the Second Sunday of each month. Our volunteers serve from food and clean up from approximately 8pm-10pm. 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.

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.

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

END OF YEAR BBQ. Join is for our last youth night of the year with a send-off for our graduating seniors from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

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. Contact Curtis for details.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join other young adults for our monthly wine and cheese social. The social takes place in the Rectory Parlors located across the courtyard on the south side of the Cathedral, right next to the bookstore. Regulars and newcomers welcome!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

FOSTERING FUTURES. Have you ever thought about offering temporary foster care in your home? Have you ever just wanted to learn more about what would be involved? Now is your chance! Please join us at Immaculate Conception Parish in Seattle on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 PM and hear from foster parents, Catholic Community Services social workers, and foster kids themselves about this crucially important home ministry. Maybe you are called to be a foster parent, respite provider, or host home caregiver. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Seattle, Immaculate Conception Parish and Catholic Community Services. Information, Joe Cotton, 206-382-4847.

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

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.

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. Did you know? There have been at least a dozen students of elementary, middle, high school and college age in the Seattle Archdiocese who have died by suicide this academic year. To learn skills help a young person who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis consider taking a Youth Mental Health First Aid class. Look for a class near you at mentalhealthfirstaid.org

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL AND UW MEMORY & BRAIN WELLNESS CENTER HOST ADAPT WELLNESS PROGRAM. Incorporating healthy habits can help our brains and bodies work their best. ADAPT is a 2-week program of evidence-informed interventions that promote independence and well-being. It is designed for people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or early dementia. ADAPT combines mindfulness meditation, light exercise and social support. Join us to build healthy habits that last! Spring session: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 11–22, 9:30am–12 Noon, St. James Cathedral. Program is free and taught in English. Registration required by June 4. Information, Mari Becker at the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center: 206-744-2017.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Recycle as much as possible. EPA figures show recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy used to make new ones from raw materials. The energy saving is as much as 70 percent when recycling steel and tin cans, 60 percent for paper and about 33 percent for glass and plastic.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH SUNDAY SERVERS NEEDED. We are in immediate need of volunteers to help serve meals at Operation Nightwatch. Nightwatch provides food and shelter to persons experiencing homelessness in Seattle. St. James Cathedral is responsible for serving hot dinners at Nightwatch on the Second Sunday of each month. Our volunteers serve from food and clean up from approximately 8pm-10pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

MEDIEVAL WOMEN’S CHOIR – SAINTS AND SINNERS CONCERT. Saturday, June 2 at 8:00pm. Beginning in the tenth century, the Christian church began to recognize particularly holy persons as saints, and by the end of the middle ages, the list of the canonized was extensive. Many saints were felt to have a special relationship to a certain group of believers, and were called upon to intercede with God on their behalf. Songs praising saints and recounting their good works were common throughout the middle ages. Join the Medieval Women's Choir’s musical journey through the pantheon of medieval saints. Information and passes, www.medievalwomenschoir.org.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

ROSARY. All are welcome to join with a group of parishioners who pray the rosary together in the Chapel, Moday through Saturday at 7:40am.


The following chart comes from statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. To learn more about St. James Cathedral’s response to homelessness and low-income housing, consider joining the Housing Advocacy Committee. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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 Holy Spirit in Kent and St. Madeleine Sophie in Bellevue.


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