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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. Adam and Eve expelled from Eden. Detail from the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by the Archdiocese of Seattle in thanksgiving to God for our newly ordained priests, Father Ahn Tran, Father Justin Ryan, and Father Louis Cunningham. Flowers at the north transept shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are in honor of Linda Vacca on her 75th birthday, from her loving family.

OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY TABLE. Today 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.

CELEBRATION OF MINISTRIES DINNER. Thursday, June 14 at 7:00pm in Cathedral Hall. If you are a volunteer at St. James Cathedral, you should have received an invitation via e-mail to this year’s Celebration of Ministries Dinner. If you did not receive an invitation, contact your ministry coordinator. All volunteers are invited! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 twicemonthly meetings. Ask how we put your financial donations to good work. Ask 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 at 206-718-4158.

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, please 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—3:30pm). Sign up at coffee hours after Masses 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.

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 food and clean up from approximately 8pm-10pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

DO YOU SEW? Might you have leftover or unused satin or cloth ribbon to donate to this year’s Art of Faith workshop for teens? Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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.

JESUIT VOLUNTEER 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 WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Be energy efficient. During this summer, close your curtains and/or blinds to block heat from the sun. This simple step can significantly reduce the need for air conditioning, which is likely one of the most energy-intensive aspects of your home.

SAVE THE DATE! – SENIOR SUMMER SOCIAL. Mark your calendar for an afternoon of entertainment, refreshments and socialization with fellow fun-loving seniors. Parishioner Selina Chu will keep us humming, singing and toe-tapping with beloved Broadway tunes, and the greatest pop hits of the 40s & 50’s. Wednesday, July 18, Pastoral Outreach Center, 1pm–3pm. RVSP requested by July 12 to Jane Mueller in the parish office, 206-622-3559.

CATHOLIC-MUSLIM DINNER. St. James Immigrant Assistance will be hosting a dinner with the Eat With Muslims group (www.eatwithmuslims.org) on Saturday, July 21 from 5–8 pm. Come join us for some delicious food and get to know our Muslim neighbors. Free event but space is limited and an RSVP is required. RSVP and information, Christopher Koehler at 206-382-4511.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

YEAR-END REPORT FROM CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION. This year, 43 volunteers helped to make possible the 10 classes that met on 31 Sundays with Children’s Faith Formation. That’s 175 children who know at least one more person who loves God and the Church. Called to volunteer for the 2018-2019 year? Openings in select classes. Training and materials provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108\.

REPORT FROM CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES. “We are incredibly grateful for your support of the Hunthausen Fund and the Solanus Casey Center and our ongoing partnership with St. James. The Hunthausen Fund has helped 13 families (18 adults and 16 children) move from homelessness to housing so far this year. The funds you provide allow us to serve up to three families per month. The Solanus Casey Center continues to welcome a steady stream of folks in need of assistance and the funds provided by St. James will increase their capacity to help. Thank you again for your support and dedication to our shared mission!”

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS of Paride (Pat) & Anne Ombrellaro.

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. Anthony in Renton and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Sedro Woolley and Kelso, and the mission church of St. Anthony in Carnation.

 

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