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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, St. James the Greater. West nave stained-glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

THE RIBBON BANNERS USED IN TODAY’S MASS are the creations of the teens who took part in last week’s Art of Faith workshop. Look for photos and artists’ statements in the Chapel and online.

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.

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. During April, May & June, your financial donations made it possible for us to do 147 home visits and help 223 low (or no) income residents of St James parish who struggle to pay for life's necessities, such as rent, electricity, beds, food, clothes and basic hygiene products. We and those we serve are deeply grateful for all you share with SVdP – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.


Can you help with an item for the auction?

Our annual Hunthausen Dinner and Auction benefiting the Cathedral Kitchen is coming up on Monday, August 27 (see information in this weekend’s bulletin). We are in need of many items for our raffle and silent auction. Please consider donating! Our wish list includes…

  • $25 to $50 gift cards of any kind—Amazon, Starbucks, Safeway, Subway, iTunes, etc.
  • Bottles of wine for our wine roulette
  • Gift certificates to a favorite restaurant

If you have other ideas of items to donate, we would love to hear about them!

Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284, or Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

CRISTA MILLER ORGAN RECITAL. On Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00pm, the Summer Concert Series continues with a program of music by Bach, Hakim, Franck, Couperin and more, including Dudley Buck’s Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner and a newly composed Toccata, Aria and Finale by Carson Cooman (b. 1982). 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. Please note the early start time. There will be a free gelato reception after the recital! Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music or 206-382-4874.

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. Information, contact Youth Music Director Stacey Sunde, 206-941-9450.

50 DIFFERENT ZIP CODES. Families who participate in Children’s Faith Formation live all over the Puget Sound region. Come join them! There are classes from age 3 through High School, including a class for children with special needs, as well as sacramental preparation classes, and a class for parents. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

I want to sincerely offer thanks for your hospitality, generosity and prayers offered for our mission work in Northern Alaska. As I shared last weekend, we have 46 parishes in a very remote region in an Arctic environment. The vast majority of these parishes are far below the poverty level as the Native Alaskan peoples live off the fruits of the land and sea. Your generosity will help us continue our mission to these remote parishes in the Diocese of Fairbanks that covers 410K square miles (just less than 6 times the size of Washington). Many of these villages are only able to experience Mass once every 6-8 weeks. Your financial assistance will pay for the expensive travel in small aircraft to these locations as our priests and religious serve the good people of God in Northern Alaska.

Be assured of my Mass intentions and prayers for your families. It was a great joy to chat with many of you following Mass. Let us keep one another in prayer!

In Christ’s peace,
Bishop Chad Zielinski

Opportunities to Serve

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 at musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4874.

WANT TO BRUSH UP ON THE BASICS OF THE FAITH? Children’s Faith Formation has select openings for catechists and catechists’ assistants. Materials and training provided. Classes meet most Sundays from September to mid-June between 11:00am and 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.

OUR CATHEDRAL GROUNDS GUILD is looking for a few volunteers to help with pruning and weeding on the Cathedral campus grounds. Schedule and time commitment flexible. Information, Larry Brouse, 206-382-4280.

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 parish of St. James in Vancouver and the mission of St. Joachim on the Lummi Reservation.


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