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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 Apostles John and Peter. South transept stained-glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in memory of Janet Ryan Pasha on the first anniversary of her death, from Lisa and Michael Forbes. If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650. Some open dates in the coming months are July 29, August 19, August 26, and September 9.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Reuse and recycle! Landfills emit greenhouse gasses through decomposition while manufacturing goods from scratch is carbon-intensive. Find where and how to recycle almost anything at search.earth911.com.

YOUNG ADULT THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join other young adults for our monthly wine and cheese social. The social takes place in the Rectory Parlors located across the courtyard on the south side of the Cathedral, right next to the bookstore. Regulars and newcomers welcome! Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged, disabled man who had just moved into a small apartment after being homeless for years, staying in shelters and a car. Happy to finally have a place of his own, he applied for federal disability benefits. Good news is he quickly learned he had been approved for such benefits years before! Bad news is the federal government did not send him disability payments during all the years he was homeless because they did not know where to find him. We were happy to help with food and an SVdP store voucher to buy household items as he owned almost nothing other than a bed given to him by a friend. Your support helps people rebuild their lives – thank you. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

SENIOR SUMMER SOCIAL this Wednesday, July 18! Don’t miss this enjoyable event! Treat yourself to an afternoon of music, refreshments and socialization with fellow fun loving seniors. Parishioner and professional pianist Selina Chu will keep us entertained with specially chosen Broadway tunes, movie themes, and greatest hits of the 40’s and 50’s. To learn more, visit www.selinachustudio.com. You are guaranteed a toe-tapping, fun-filled afternoon. Refreshments will be served! See you there! Wednesday, July 18, Pastoral Outreach Center, 1–3pm. RVSP by July 16 to the parish office 206-622-3559 or to Nancy Granger 206-382-4569.

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.

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.

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.

CRISTA MILLER ORGAN RECITAL. On Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00pm, the Summer Concert Series continues with a program of music by Bach, Hakim, and more. Hailed by Gramophone Magazine for her “superlative artistry,” “effortless virtuosity and musical intelligence,” Dr. Miller is the Director of Music and Organist at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. There will be a free gelato reception after the recital! Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music or 206-382-4874.

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.

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.

Opportunities to Serve

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Cathedral Kitchen Garden is taking root! We urgently need volunteers to help us move soil into raised planting beds. Join us at the Garden on the southeast corner of Madison St. and Terry Ave. on Wednesday, July 18, at 12:00pm. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and come ready to work! RSVP encouraged. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

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.

JOIN THE DANCE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING. Many catechists remark that they learn as much from the children as the children learn from them. The Children’s Faith Formation program has select openings for catechists and catechist assistants. Training and materials provided. Classes begin in September and meet most Sundays until the middle of June from 11:00am to 11:45am. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

SANDWICH MAKERS NEEDED. The St. Martin de Porres Shelter Outreach Ministry needs a few extra volunteers to make sandwiches for the Second Monday of each month. This is a great opportunity for those with busy work schedules or families with children! Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

THANK YOUS FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks, Pagliacci Pizza for providing your wonderful pizza on Thursday June 21. With your help we served more than 180 Cathedral Kitchen dinner guests. Thanks also, Horizon House, for donating freshly made lasagna in the month of June. Additional thanks go to Jeff and the Pagliacci team for all your support of our Ministries Dinner on June 14. A big thank you to the many volunteers who helped to make it a great celebration! And finally, thank you to Macrina Bakery for donating thirty delicious berry and apple pies for a very special coffee hour on July 1.

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 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 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.

NEW LGBTQ MINISTRY AT ST. MARY'S PARISH. LGBTQIA Catholics are welcomed to a new ministry based in spirituality, community-building, and service. We meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at St. Mary's Father Tony Haycock Parish Center, 2021 S. Weller St., 7-9 pm. Come celebrate our unique spiritual gifts (Eph 4:11) in an affirming community, with prayer, art, faith-sharing, lectio divina, education, and service. Information, lgbtq.welcoming.ministry@gmail.com.

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. Bridget in Seattle, St. Ann in Seattle, Tacoma, and Forks, and St. Olaf in Poulsbo.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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