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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 Wheat and Grapes. Design for altar panel by Randall Rosenthal, 1994.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Seattle University in honor of the Class of 2018.

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 today 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ALL CATHEDRAL READS BOOK CLUB. Join us in learning more about Islam by reading and discussing No god but God, a history of Islam by Reza Aslan. Available in the Cathedral Bookstore, online, and at local bookstores. RSVP to the facilitated discussion on Tuesday, July 24 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Learn more about Islam and related Catholic Church teachings on our website where you can also find a link to a study guide. Information and RSVP, Christopher Koehler at 206-382-4511.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A young, single dad had to put his 2-year-old daughter into daycare because grandma had to stop babysitting to focus on caring for grandpa, who had become ill. Putting the little girl into daycare required dad to stop commuting to work by bus because the only way he can pick her up and drop her off at daycare on time is by driving. Dad loves his job helping homeless families find housing and rebuild their lives, but his modest paycheck was strained to the breaking point by daycare costs and commuting expense. With your donations, we paid enough rent to avoid eviction, buying dad time to get back on track financially. Thank you for helping SVdP help families in need in our parish! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

PILATES AT ST. JAMES. The next class will be on Thursday, June 21, 4:15 to 5:00 pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH VOLUNTEER NEEDED We are in need of a volunteer to help serve meals with other St. James Parishioners on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month at Operation Nightwatch. Our volunteers serve food to those in need and clean up from approximately 8:00pm-10pm. We need someone who can start Tuesday, June 19. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Pope Francis writes that the disappearance of an entire culture "can be just as serious, or even more serious, than the disappearance of a species of plant or animal." We should strive to listen to indigenous peoples, protect their lands and involve them in processes and decisions that affect them.

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.

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.

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.

CRS ASSISTING WITH LOCAL RELIEF EFFORT IN GUATEMALA. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the “Volcan de Fuego” eruption in Guatemala, that left 114 dead, and almost 200 missing. Many families are displaced, and entire communities are devastated. In collaboration with the Church, and local authorities, CRS is providing food, water, medicine and other lifesaving relief items to those impacted by the disaster. The Church has also opened three shelters for the displaced, and the number of people seeking refuge continues to grow. Information, visit crs.org.

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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.Aloysius in Buckley, St. Thomas More in Lynnwood, and Our Lady of Good Help in Hoquiam.


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