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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. Icon of Christ the Teacher. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of Luz Quiban.

WANT HELP RAISING YOUR CHILD IN THE FAITH? 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.

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

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Switch to renewable energy . Contact your utility for “green” options. Most utilities allow their customers to switch to 100% renewable energy for a nominal fee.

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.

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 HELPLINE. Facing eviction because you cannot pay rent? Electricity being shut off because you cannot pay your bill? Sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford a bed? SVdP helps residents in need with these and some of life’s other necessities (like food, clothes, hygiene items). Request help by calling the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm; or by completing an online application at svdpseattle.org (click on “Get Help” and then click on “Help Request Form”). The financial aid our Cathedral Vincentians give is made possible by the special collection at the end of mass on the third weekend of most months. Thank you to all who donate!

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.

IMMIGRATION 102 PROGRAM AT ST. JOSEPH PARISH SEATTLE. On Saturday, July 28, 9:30–11:30am, St. Joseph Parish (732 18th Ave E) presents Immigration 102, a moderated conversation on the US Immigration System, the policies of the Trump Administration and Catholic Social Teaching. The program will be held in the Social Hall under the church. Speakers include: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal; Malou Chavez, Asst. Dir. NW Immigrant Rights Project; John McKay, Former US Attorney; and Fr. John Whitney SJ, Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, and Moderator, Michael Ramos, Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle. Information, Deacon Steve Wodzanowski, 206-965-1646, or Vince Herberholt, 206-491-4486.

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 & ecological justice. Priority application deadline: August 15. Information, JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org or www.jvencorps.org.

ARE YOU A FABRIC ARTIST? Children’s Faith Formation is 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!

ST. JAMES ACTION ALERTS. “In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation” (US Bishops. Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. par. 13). St. James Social Outreach and Advocacy sends out regular action alerts, regarding important issues in our local, state and national governments. To sign up to receive the St. James Action Alerts, send a message to outreach@stjamescathedral.org.

Opportunities to Serve

AN UPDATE FROM A PREPARES VOLUNTEER “I have been meeting with Cynthia, my PREPARES client, for several months. We meet most weeks for a couple of hours. Recently my husband and I invited Cynthia, her husband and their 15-month old child over to our home for a barbecue. A few weeks later, when Cynthia’s husband had surgery, I spent time with her at the hospital. Since Cynthia has no family support, she tells me our relationship really helps to keep her going and increases her confidence as a wife and parent. I’m gratified to have been able to provide her some emotional support and guidance.” Please consider joining St. James Cathedral’s PREPARES ministry by becoming a companion to a pregnant woman or young family in need. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

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.

SUMMER SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES. The series continues on Monday, July 9 with the 2013 film Gimme Shelter (PG-13). Based on an inspiring true story, pregnant teenager Apple runs away from her abusive mother and attempts to find her father. After a horrific encounter with a pimp, Apple ends up in hospital and is sent to a shelter for pregnant teens that offers hope and redemption for its guests. The film will be shown at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. A brief discussion will follow each film. The Cathedral will provide popcorn and drinks. Consider bringing food to share, pot-luck style. We encourage local, organic, sustainably-grown, home-made food or offerings with minimal packaging. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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.

ANNUAL SEATTLE SEAFARERS’ LUNCHEON. On Saturday, July 21, you’re invited to the “Home From the Sea” Shipboard Luncheon, 10:15am-2:00pm, with special guest Bishop Mueggenborg, aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam. The cost is $50 per person and supports the work of the Catholic Seattle Seafarers’ Ministry. To register, contact Ashley Reinsmith, 206-935-3439 or visit www.seattlearchdiocese.org/seafarers.

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.

PILGRIMAGE WALK TO ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL, SUNDAY JULY 22. Consider joining Catholics from the West Seattle parishes on a pilgrimage walk to the cathedral celebrating the Feast of St. James the Apostle. The walk, inspired by the ancient pilgrimage walk from France to the Cathedral of St. James in Compostela, Spain, is just over seven miles. We will leave from the Guadalupe parking lot at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at the cathedral in time for the 10 a.m. Mass which will feature a procession of a giant puppet of St. James at the end of Mass. Mass is followed by a parish picnic (no charge). Return to W. Seattle by a prearranged ride or city bus. What to wear/bring: good walking shoes, water, snacks, sun screen, hat. Information, Robert Fontana, 509.731.6012.

St. James Immigrant Assistance invites you to participate in
a Small Group Education and Faith Sharing Program


  • Meet weekly on Wednesdays evenings from August 22—October 10. Each session is 2 hours long, from 7-9pm in the Outreach Center.
  • Sessions are organized around 3 main themes:
    • History and facts surrounding migration
    • Theological perspectives on migration
    • Discernment and action addressing the challenges of migration
  • Sessions include prayer, dialogue, active listening and relationship building
  • Learning resources include: articles, online viewing, and two books
  • Registration fee for books and materials is $28; scholarships available

To register, contact Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

A guide to Sunday Parking at the Cathedral

We know that parking in this area is at a premium and we do our best to make it available to you.
In consideration of our neighbors, please note these important Do’s and Don’ts!


  • In the O’Dea High School lot.
  • In the Cabrini Tower Garage on Marion Street across from O’Dea High School for the Saturday 5:30 pm Mass and all Sunday Masses. The Cathedral pays for parking (and for official traffic officers from the Seattle Police Department) during these times, and you are encouraged to take advantage of it. Did you know that there is also parking underground at Cabrini Garage? Dozens of spots sit empty every weekend. Try it if you arrive late.
  • In the P-1 parking lot under the Chancery building at 9th and Marion.

Please DO NOT park:

  • In any parking spot blocked with an orange cone.
  • In the lot adjacent to the Envoy Apartments on 9th Avenue, directly across from the Cathedral.
  • In any of the parking places at the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street.
  • In the spaces on Terry Avenue reserved for loading and unloading of the parish vans.

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. Benedict in Seattle and St. Mary Magdalene in Everett. We also pray for the Carmelite nuns of St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery in Shoreline.


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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303