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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 The Baptism of the Lord (detail). Eustace Ziegler, 1950. St. James Cathedral Reconciliation Chapel.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Irene Telmo on her 98th birthday, from her son Edgar.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION. Today we are taking up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which supports the charitable works of Pope Francis. This collection is taken up by Catholics around the globe and helps the Holy Father reach out to people suffering in our world, especially those enduring the effects of war and violence, natural disasters, and religious persecution. Thank you for your generous response.

ARE YOU RAISING CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN? Registration for the 2018-2019 Children’s Faith Formation year is now open. St James offers classes for children age 4 through High School, including a class for children with special needs, as well as sacramental preparation classes. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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 toetapping with beloved Broadway tunes, and the greatest pop hits of the 40s and 50s. Wednesday, July 18, Pastoral Outreach Center, 1pm–3pm. RVSP requested by July 12 to Jane Mueller in the parish office, 206-622-3559.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Use less water. Water processing is energy-intensive. Post a “please conserve water” sign at sinks and showers, install low-flow spigots and faucets, and select the “eco” setting on laundry machines and dishwashers.

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A US CITIZEN? St. James Immigrant Assistance can help you prepare for the test with free tutoring. We can also help you complete your application for citizenship. Information, Glenda Caldwell, 206-382-4511.

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, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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, 206-382-4511.

MASS OF HEALING FROM THE SIN OF RACISM. The Catholic Racial Solidarity Group, comprised of members of local Catholic parishes and institutions, invites you to a Mass of Healing from the Sin of Racism at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thursday, July 26 at 7pm. Together, let us pray for our nation, that we may experience healing from the social sin of racism.

SOCIAL OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER. During the first week of each month, the St. James Social Outreach and Advocacy newsletter is released. If you would like to learn more in-depth about the Cathedral’s ministry to the poor, the underserved and the voiceless, please sign up to receive the newsletter by emailing outreach@stjames-cathedral.org.

Opportunities to Serve

MUFFIN MAKER NEEDED FOR SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR. We are in immediate need of a volunteer to help make muffins on the Second Sunday of each month from 7am-10am. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

DO YOU SEW? I am collecting satin or cloth ribbon for the Art of Faith workshop for teens. Leave donations at the Help Desk in Cathedral Hall after any of the morning Masses or contact Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108. Thank you!

INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CATHOLICS. Do you believe that providing children with a solid foundation in the faith is important? Volunteer with Children’s Faith Formation. We offer classes for children age 4 through High School, including a class for children with special needs, as well as sacramental preparation classes. There are select openings for catechists and assistant catechists. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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. 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 and to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners, along with a Sunday bulletin. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.


The following graph, taken from the 2018 Seattle/ King County Point-in-Time Count of Persons Experiencing Homelessness, shows the top five causes of homelessness as reported by those experiencing homelessness.

To learn more about the St James Housing Advocacy Committee’s work in homelessness and low-income housing, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the families of the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, June 17: Valentin Ranier, Emily Maria Gates, Duncan Kincaid Graham, Alexandria Yvonne Millon, Nathanael Benaiah Morgan, and Romeo Sebastien Castro Racadio. We welcome them with joy!

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 SS Peter and Paul in Tacoma and Aberdeen, and St. John the Baptist in Covington.


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