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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 Beatitudes. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Alejandro Pepino in celebration of his birthday.

FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY. The Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be just one Mass in the Cathedral, at 9:00am.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, July 7, we observe the traditional First Friday devotion, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15am Mass, and a Holy Hour including Midday Prayer and Rosary at 12 Noon.

EVENING PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Friday, July 7 at 6:30pm, all are welcome to join our monthly ecumenical prayer featuring the beautiful music of the ecumenical community of Taizé, France.

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 or to Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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 for the facilitated discussion on Tuesday, July 24 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Learn more at our website. 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. Information and RSVP, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. When we help parish residents, two Vincentians go together to their homes for a friendly visit. On one recent evening we made three stops, visiting a nanny, an artist/musician and a security guard – all currently employed. Each tries hard to make ends meet, but each needed rent help (which we gave) due to unexpected expenses, too few work hours or low wages. All three spontaneously displayed wonderful attitudes: upbeat, positive, with hope in their hearts and very grateful for the help. As Vincentians, we see the difficult circumstances faced by those needing help, but when we meet them in person, we also see the beauty, strength and resilience of their humanity. Thank you for your support! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

DO YOUR CHILDREN LOVE TO SING? It’s not too early to start thinking about Fall membership in the Youth Music program at St. James! Schola Cantorum is our choir for children grades 3–8 (girls and boys with unchanged voices), and Jubilate! Young Women’s Ensemble is our advanced-level group for girls of high school age. Children in the choirs come from all over the Archdiocese; membership at St. James is not a requirement. Schola Cantorum rehearses on Thursday afternoons from 4:45-6:45pm, and Jubilate! on Mondays from 4:45-6:45pm. Each ensemble provides the music for one Sunday noon Mass per month, and participates in annual Readings & Carols, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, and special liturgies throughout the year. Tuition is $80 for the semester beginning in September; full scholarships available for those with financial need. For more information, contact Youth Music Director Stacey Sunde, 206-941-9450.

ST. JAMES STAFF CHANGES. This past week, we said farewell to Hunt Hoffman, who has served for the last two years as the assistant to the Social Outreach and to the Young Adult ministries. During his time at St. James, Hunt particularly served all who came to Cathedral Hall every Sunday morning at Coffee Hour. May God’s blessings be with Hunt as he continues his journey! We also welcome Jamerika Haynes and Dylan Hogan, who will serve as administrative coordinators for Young Adults and for Social Outreach. As the Cathedral’s ministries continue to grow, they will help develop the Cathedral’s reach in the community.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James


JONATHAN DIMMOCK ORGAN RECITAL – PARIS: BETWEEN THE WARS. On Friday, July 13 at 7:30pm, the Summer Concert Series begins with a program of French organ music composed during the years between WWI and WWII (works by Weitz, Vierne, Alain, Widor, Messiaen, and Duruflé). There will be a free gelato reception after the recital! Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music call 206-382-4874.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Try going meatless on Fridays. According to the EPA, livestock production accounts for 9% of Americans’ greenhouse gas emissions. By going meatless one day per week, you’ll both honor a Catholic tradition and better care for creation.

Opportunities to Serve

PICNIC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Our annual celebration of the Feast of St. James the Greater and Parish Picnic will be on Sunday, July 22. Many volunteers are needed to make this great event happen. Help us make it a day to remember! There are dozens of different tasks to choose from. Help out for an hour, two hours, or more! To volunteer, e-mail Anna Horton.

SING WITH CATHEDRAL CHOIR OR WOMEN’S SCHOLA. Have you been considering answering the call to serve in the music ministry at St. James? Now’s your chance! Music Director Joseph Adam will be holding auditions over the summer for membership in the Cathedral Choir (Thursday night rehearsals, sing at 10:00am Mass) and the Women of St. James Schola (meet at 4:00pm on Sundays to sing for 5:30pm Mass). For more information about the required commitment of these ensembles and to schedule an audition, contact Marjorie Bunday, musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4874.

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, 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.

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. Thomas, Tukwila and the mission churches of St. Anne in Blaine and Tulalip and St. Thomas in Clallam Bay.


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