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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. Christ at the Last Supper. Icon by Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Tiffany Head from Doug and Teri Head.

PILGRIMAGE AND MASS AT NW DETENTION CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 25. Join a short pilgrimage in solidarity with immigrants at the NW Detention Center. Carpool/Bus at 9am from St. Joseph to St. Leo's. Pilgrimage leaves from St. Leo's in Tacoma at 10:00am for the 11:00am Mass outside the detention center. To reserve a seat on the bus, call 206-324-2522 or rleet@stjosephparish.org. Information, Steve Wodzanowski.

THE ESOTERICS – LEONARD BERNSTEIN CENTENNIAL CONCERT. On Saturday, August 25 at 8:00pm, Seattle’s most innovative chorus returns to St. James Cathedral! To celebrate the life and work of the remarkable American composer Leonard Bernstein on what would have been his 100th birthday, The Esoterics, directed by Eric Banks, will be joined by Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam to present all of Bernstein’s sacred vocal and choral works in English, Latin, French, and Hebrew, including Chichester Psalms, Missa brevis, selections from his Mass and Kaddish, Hashkiveinu, Yigdal, and Psalm 148. Passes and information, www.theesoterics.org.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Lucas Ignacio Ianelli, Anna-Sophia Jean Padley, Christian Allen Plesha, and Daniella Nina Plesha, baptized las Sunday, August 5 in the Cathedral. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sebastian Niziol.


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.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR PILATES! Pilates exercises help increase strength, balance and flexibility. Certified Pilates Instructor and St. James Cathedral parishioner , Jenny Dailey will teach classes for all ages and fitness levels in the Pastoral Outreach Center on the following Saturdays from 11:00 to 11:45am: August 18, September 8, October 6, and December 15. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

SAVE THE DATE! Senior Ice Cream and Bingo Summer Social Enjoy the company of others on the Pastoral Outreach Center Patio while playing Bingo and enjoying delicious make-it yourself Sundaes! Come for the Ice Cream! Come for the Prizes! Come for the Fun! Thursday, August 30, 1–3pm. RSVP to the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

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. 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, sacramental preparation classes, and a class for parents. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

Opportunities to Serve

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. We have immediate need for volunteers on weekdays, especially Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you’d some quiet time in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN NEEDS A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS to help with cooking, preparing and serving our meals. We also need a few more substitute gleaners to help when our other gleaners are away. Gleaners go out in the morning, once a week, usually as partners, to four local supermarkets and collect food (fruits, vegetables, milk, deli items, etc.) These items may be used for our daily meals or passed on to St. Mary’s Food Bank. It’s a fun and rewarding outreach! Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

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.

WINTER SHELTER DONATIONS. If you are travelling this summer, consider bringing home the toiletries that are provided in your hotel rooms. Bring them to Coffee Hour or to the Parish Office so that they can be used by the men who stay at the Winter Shelter. Not only are you keeping a few more plastics out of the garbage, but you are sharing valuable hygiene products with our overnight guests. Thank you!

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a woman who needed rent help. Working as a supervisor full-time but at a minimum hourly rate, she had been told by her manager six months before that she was getting a raise “effective immediately.” The raise never showed up. When asked about it, the manager seemed to stall and had no good explanation. Then it was announced that the company had been bought by another company, where the woman previously worked. Knowing the new owners, she gave up hoping for her promised raise. We were sorry to hear this story of broken promises, but – with your help – were glad to assist with rent. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford at 206-718-4158 or bobclifford53@gmail.com

YOUNG ADULT THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join other Catholics in their 20s and 30s next Sunday, August 19, after the 5:30 Sunday Mass. This month, we’ll be sharing faith and fellowship in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard across from the bookstore. Bring a friend to Mass next Sunday evening and then join us for refreshments and appetizers. Information, Curtis Leighton.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle. Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us...” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 211)

LAUDATO SI’: A MASS CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF CREATION. On Saturday, September 22, at 10:30am, join with Christians worldwide to mark the Season of Creation, to celebrate the joy which the Earth shares with us. Father Ryan will preside. All are welcome.

A WELCOME AND A FAREWELL AT THE SOLANUS CASEY CENTER. The Solanus Casey Center, a program of Catholic Community Services supported by St. James Cathedral, has hired Corin Brown as Program Manager. Corin shares years of experience working with CCS at Noel House, which serves women experiencing homelessness. We welcome her and look forward to sharing this ministry of presence together. This past week, we also said thank you and farewell to Jonathan Prociv, who has been the Program Manager for the last eight years. On behalf of all who have come to the Solanus Casey Center, thank you Jonny!

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. For more information: JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org or www.jvencorps.org.

HOUSING ADVOCACY COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Mark your calendars to learn more about the current state of affordable housing and homelessness in King County. A panel discussion including staff from Catholic Housing Services and Muslim Housing Services will be moderated by Michael Ramos of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Thursday, September 27, 7pm in Cathedral Hall.

St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance invites you to join
a Small Group Education & Faith Sharing Program
Exploring Migration: A Faith Journey

We’ll meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from August 22 through October 10.

  • Each session is 2 hours long, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.
  • Sessions are organized around 3 main themes:
    • History and facts surrounding migration
    • Theological perspectives on migration
    • Discernment & Action addressing the challenges of migration
  • Sessions include: prayer, dialogue, active listening and relationship building.
  • Learning resources include: articles, online viewing, and two resource books.
  • Registration fee for books and materials is $28 – scholarships are available.

To register, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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 Assumption in Seattle and Bellingham, and Mary, Queen of Peace in Sammamish.


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