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WELCOME, 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.

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 Most Holy Trinity. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of Holy Names Academy in honor of the Class of 2018. Flowers at the North Transept shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are from Gary and Donna Merlino in memory of their son Gregg on the first anniversary of his death.

LEARN ABOUT LITURGICAL MINISTRIES. Have you ever thought about volunteering for a liturgical ministry at St. James? There are many ways to get involved—as usher, reader, altar server, or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Come to the Chapel after Mass TODAY to learn more about these wonderful ways to get more involved.

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.

LOURDES WATER. Members of the Order of Malta will be here after the Saturday 5:30pm and Sunday 8:00am and 10:00am Masses to share vials of Lourdes water which they have brought back from their recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. Lourdes water flows from the spring which was pointed out to St. Bernadette in one of the apparitions of Mary at Lourdes in 1851. It is normal water, not holy water, and may be drunk or used as a bath. This water has been associated with countless healings over the years, but, in the words of St. Bernadette, “you have to keep the faith and pray: this water couldn't do anything without faith!”

MEMORIAL DAY. Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day. There will be one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. The Cathedral will remain open for prayer until 4:00pm. The Parish Office will be closed.

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.

ACCELERATOR HOST HOME PROGRAM. On any given night in King County, over 1,200 youth and young adults experience homelessness. Do you have a spare bedroom and want to make a difference? Caring adults are needed to open their home to young adults at risk of homelessness. To learn more, attend an information session presented by the YMCA on Tuesday, June 12, 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

FOOD FOR THE SOULS OF MARRIED COUPLES. Our 2018 season of Marriage Enrichment dinners continues on Saturday, June 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Married couples of any age are welcome. Babysitting will be provided in the Mother Cabrini Room. RSVP required. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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 designed for people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or early dementia. ADAPT combines mindfulness meditation, light exercise and social support. Spring session: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 11–22, 9:30am–12 Noon, St. James Cathedral. Program is free. Register by June 4. Information, Mari Becker UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center, 206-744-2017, mbecker1@uw.edu.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Consider planting trees and/or shrubs next to your house. They will help keep you cool naturally in warmer weather, and they help to pull carbon from the atmosphere.

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.

YMP DEADLINE IS JUST A WEEK AWAY. Youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to join our weeklong immersion in the Skagit Valley at the Youth Migrant Project July 23-27. Application due by June 4!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

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.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A woman who has long dealt with major health and financial issues asked us for rent help to avoid eviction. While visiting with us in her tiny one-room apartment, she told us that her faith is “what gets me through” – faith plus her love of music, especially recording her own gospel songs. At our request, she played a recording of one of her songs, written for her family in response to several back-to-back, tragic deaths they experienced. She sang not of tragedy but of God’s great glory, “more glorious than you can dream.” Hearing the passion, pain and beauty in her song, we felt like we glimpsed her soul, and it was glorious. Your donations help keep a roof over the heads of many beautiful souls in our parish – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Robert Fouty and Cynthia Korg.

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 Trinity in Bremerton; Sacred Heart in Bellingham, Lacey, and Tacoma; and Visitation in Tacoma.

 

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