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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 Crucified Christ. Stained glass window, Blessed Sacrament Chapel Triptych. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR last Sunday were offered in loving memory of Thomas McCarthy from his family. This Sunday, flowers are from the Saturday wedding of Katie Lee and Rich Rosati.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Often when we visit residents of our parish who need a little financial help, we encounter sadness, even tragedy. But sometimes we find joy, even laughter – like the man who asked us late last fall if he could spend part of the grocery store gift card we gave him to buy a corned beef brisket. We smiled and said, “Sure!” He grinned as big as his face would allow and said, “Then I’m going to start celebrating St Patrick’s Day right now!” Thank you for your donations, which make any day a holiday for those we help. Information, Bob Clifford at 206-718-4158,

CRS RICE BOWL UPDATE. Thank you for participating in the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl program through prayer, fasting, learning and giving this past Lent. Parishioners of St. James Cathedral donated an amazing $23,981.67 (a 37% increase from last year). Seventy-five percent of the alms will support humanitarian aid projects that bring vital hope and life-saving aid to the poorest of the poor overseas. Visit www.crs.org to learn how our gifts are put to use around the world. Twenty-five percent will stay here in our archdiocese to help fund hunger and poverty alleviation programs that assist people in our own local communities, including our own Cathedral Kitchen Garden!

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.

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.

2018-2019 CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. St. James Cathedral offers classes for children age 3 through High School, including a class for children with special needs, as well as sacramental preparation classes. Information, visit the Kid’s Page of the Cathedral website or contact Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Make it a priority to increase your use of public transportation. Buses and light rail are operating anyway, so making use of them instead of your car—even just two or three times a month—is a step in reducing emissions and congestion. You might find it easy enough to do even more often.

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. After Mass, he will bless the new Cathedral Garden. All are welcome.

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, 7:00pm in Cathedral Hall.

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS? Join our new group of Immigration Champions. Together we will pray, learn, and take action to make a difference locally, nationally, and around the world. We will gain a deeper grounding in what our faith calls us to do, develop an understanding of the complexity of migration and immigration, and work together to make a difference. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information and RSVP, Christopher Koehler.

LGBTQ MINISTRY AT ST. MARY'S PARISH. LGBTQ 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. Our next gathering is Tuesday, August 28. Come celebrate our unique spiritual gifts (Eph 4:11) in an affirming community, with prayer, art, story-sharing, lectio divina, education, and service. Information, lgbtq.welcoming.ministry@gmail.com.

IS THERE A 3 YEAR-OLD IN YOUR FAMILY? We are exploring expanding our Children’s Faith Formation classes to include a class for 3 year-olds and their parents. Class would meet on most Sundays September through June from 11:00am to 11:45am. Interested? Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

ARE YOU RAISING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?. The Faith Mentors program pairs your child one-onone with a teen mentor for ongoing faith formation or preparation for the sacraments. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Robert Feist.

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. Monica on Mercer Island and St. Augustine in Oak Harbor.


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