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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 Supper at Emmaus. East Apse stained glass window by Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of O’Dea High School and from Seattle Preparatory School in honor of the Class of 2018.

OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY TABLE. Next Sunday, June 10, after the 10:00am Mass, a number of social outreach and advocacy ministries will be at Coffee Hour to share updates on their work and invite you to participate. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about how the Cathedral reaches out to our community, and how you can take action.

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.

PLEASE DONATE BLOOD! Monday, June 18, Pastoral Outreach Center, Holy Names Room, 12:30PM to 6:30PM (closed 2:30PM to 3:30PM). Sign up at coffee hours after Masses on 6/3, 6/10 and 6/17 or go to www.bloodworks.org/drives. Mention code 2909. Walk -ins welcome around scheduled appointments. When you donate, please remember to eat a good meal, drink plenty of water, and bring a photo I.D. Information, Bloodworks NW at 800-398-7888.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Several years ago we helped a young woman with rent who was just starting a manual labor job and had almost no money. A year later she contacted us to thank us for that help and report she had gotten a new job as a custodian at a local college. Recently she thanked us again, wanting us to know she had gotten her college degree and was leaving to study at a university in China. She remembered our rent help but mainly she remembered our kind, supportive visit, which gave her great encouragement. Our visits are fueled by the financial support you give SVdP—thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH SUNDAY SERVERS NEEDED. We are in immediate need of volunteers to help serve meals at Operation 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.

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.

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

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 visiting the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

YMP DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY. Youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to join our weeklong immersion in the Skagit Valley at the Youth Migrant Project, July 23-27. Email Curtis for application information and return your application to him by June 4.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

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. Registration cards can be found at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online at www.stjames-cathedral.org.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Practice observing, and appreciating, the beauty in all aspects of creation that surround you. “If someone has not learned to stop and admire something beautiful, we should not be surprised if he or she treats everything as an object to be used and abused without scruple.” (Laudato Si’, 215)

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following infants, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, May 27: Charlotte Rose Victoria Bouchand, Thomas Byron George, Emma Daenerys Gulli, Elena Sophia Lewis, Valerie Xinda Lozano, Ava Malia Phillips, Leo William Pilcic, Mateo Josiah Nem Samayoa, Hezekiah Deoferio Tomas, and Caroline Rose Zipfel. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS of Anne Ombrellaro, Eileen Payseur, and Sam Haviland.

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 Blessed Sacrament in Seattle and Sacred Heart in Seattle, Bellevue, and Morton.

 

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