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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 Via—the Way. North transept stained glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Lisa and Michael Forbes in honor of Father David Brant in celebration of his birthday and ordination anniversary.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA CONCERT Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 8:00pm. The concert features Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvald's Passion and Resurrection for choir, soprano soloist, and string orchestra; as well as Frank Martin’s soaring Mass for Double Choir and the world premiere of Panta Rhei, a new work by Seattle Pro Musica’s conductor, Karen P. Thomas. Information, www.seattlepromusica.org.

YOUNG ADULT THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join us for our monthly social in the Rectory Parlors after the 5:30pm Mass Sunday, May 19. Get to know other young adults while enjoying refreshments. The Rectory Parlors are near the entrance to the bookstore. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING CATHOLIC. Are you, a family member, or a friend interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Come and See! You’re invited to a no-strings-attached gathering to ask questions and find out more on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (lower level of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street). All are welcome; no RSVP needed.

PROTECTING OUR WATERS. The St. James Care for Creation Committee invites you to the conclusion of its spring documentary series, hosted in partnership with Seattle First Baptist Church and Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue. The final film, A Plastic Ocean, explores the fragile state of our oceans and the consequences of our disposable lifestyle. Monday, May 20, 6:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave.

THE LEGACY OF ARCHBISHOP HUNTHAUSEN. Seattle University’s Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture and the School of Theology and Ministry are pleased to host Frank Fromherz, author of the new biography: A Disarming Spirit: The Life of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen. In addition to Dr. Fromherz's talk, several people who knew and worked with Archbishop Hunthausen will share some memories and insights into his legacy. Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm in Student Center 160 at Seattle University. Free and open to the public. All are welcome to join a pre-lecture reception at 6:30pm. Information, 206-220-8270 or ICTC@seattleu.edu.

ORGAN RECITAL RESCHEDULED. Please note that the organ recital by Andrew Koch originally scheduled for Monday, May 20 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30pm.

FREE AFTERNOON CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 24 AT 2PM. As part of their visit, the Pierce College Puyallup Chamber Choir directed by Kenneth Owen, will present an informal 30-minute concert of sacred music. We invite you to hear the artistry of these young musicians and welcome them to Seattle.

CARE FOR THE MARVELOUS, MYSTICAL, AND BEAUTIFUL CREATION around the Cathedral on Sunday, June 2, starting at 11:00am at the Cathedral’s Marion and Terry door. Spend the morning with the St. James Care for Creation team as we tour First Hill to collect litter and street waste around the Cathedral. It's also a chance to honor the call for us to step up and care for our world in concrete, down-to-earth ways. Cleaning supplies will be provided for you including gloves, bags, and litter grabbers. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a friend! Long pants are recommended, but not a must. We look forward to beautifying with you!

SUMMER FILM SERIES. St. James Social Outreach & Advocacy and Immigrant Assistance invite you to this summer’s film series, beginning on Tuesday, June 4, 6.30pm in the Holy Names Room with the Oscar-nominated movie Roma, a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker’s journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico.

SUNDAY BREAKFAST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Now that the weather is warming up, more homeless people are opting to spend the night outside, instead of in shelters. With the change in season has come an increased demand for morning meals. Early Breakfast needs a few extra hands to help feed everyone who comes to our doors on Sunday! Start your week off right by feeding those in need. Information, Dylan Hogan.

SEATTLE METROPOLITAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 31 AT 8:00PM. Featuring Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” and works by Gabriel Prokofiev, Lili Boulanger, Beethoven, and Mozart. SMCO is joined by the Northwest Boychoir and the men of the Seattle Symphony Chorus. Information, www.smcomusic.org. Pay-what-you-can parishioner passes, musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for the countless moments of grace your Cathedral Vincentians witness during our home visits to parish residents needing help with rent, beds, electricity bills, clothes, food and other necessities. By graciously sharing your portion of God’s treasures with SVdP, you are sharing God’s blessings with our neighbors in need – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

BECOME AN IMMIGRATION CHAMPION. Join us to pray, learn, and take action to make a difference locally, nationally, and around the world. Gain a deeper grounding in what our faith calls us to do in response to the global refugee and migration crisis at home and around the world. Wednesday, June 5, Mother Mary Rose Room, Pastoral Outreach Center from 6-7pm. A light meal will be served. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

SCAM ALERT. Cybercrime is hitting dioceses nationwide. If you receive a message from Father Ryan asking for help or requesting you to purchase a gift card, please delete it. It is a scam! When in doubt, contact the parish office to verify the legitimacy of any communication you receive from the parish. Thank you! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

ART WITH THE JESUITS, JUNE 30-JULY 6 at The Grunewald Guild, an Art and Faith Retreat Center in Leavenworth. This year, Jesuit and Ignatian-inspired partners team up at this special place along the Wenatchee River. All are welcome. No need to be an artist—just bring your creative self! Faculty: Ceramics for the Table; Utensils for Conversation, Arturo Aurajo, SJ; From Shrine to the Divine: Making Home Altars, Fernando Alvarez-Lara, SJ; Print-making: The Art of Social Protest, Josef Venker, SJ; Finding God in Word and Image, Carla Orlando. Choose one class—space is limited! Costs: Tuition: $295; Housing: $185 and up; Meals: $250. Register at 1-509-763-3693.

HOW TO HELP SOMEONE CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE. SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, in spotting suicide-thinking and building bridges of safety for those in despair. Join us at St. James Cathedral for this program on Monday, July 1, 9am- 12:30pm or 1:30pm-5pm in the Holy Names Room. Registration deadline June 24. Information, Cassandra Pina, 206-503-6041, or www.livingworks.net.

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CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Christine Flogel, Linda Ta, & Allie Vincent who celebrated the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens this past Sunday. Congratulations to Angela Christiansen, Danielle DeBray, June Harris, & Ed White who celebrated the Rite of Welcome this past Sunday.

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 Immaculate Heart of Mary in Sedro Woolley and Kelso and Our Lady of Good Help in Hoquiam.


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