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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 Lamb of God. Detail of the Tympanum of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are in honor of the Holy Names Academy Class of 2019. Flowers at the north transept shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are offered in loving memory of Prof. Joseph G. M. Massaquoi, Sr.

MEMORIAL DAY. The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. The Cathedral will remain open for prayer until 4:00pm.

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.

EVERY YEAR IN WASHINGTON STATE, MORE THAN 12 MILLION POUNDS OF LITTER are tossed and blown onto our highways and roads. Cleaning up our streets is a vital way to keep trash from washing into our waterways. These efforts not only beautify our city but protect whales, sea otters, and even small crustaceans and phytoplankton that are vital food sources for these larger sea creatures. Will you do your part to help out? Join the Care for Creation Committee on Sunday, June 2 to help beautify the First Hill neighborhood by picking up street litter immediately around St. James Cathedral. We will meet promptly after the 10:00am Mass at the northeast entrance of the Cathedral (Terry and Marion). Supplies will be provided, including garbage bags, gloves, and tongs/litter pickers. We will have a brief orientation at 11:15 to explain the routes, safety, and cleanup. Please plan for about two hours. Long pants are recommended, but not required. And please, bring a friend, or two or three. After all, the more, the merrier!

LAST YOUTH NIGHT BEFORE SUMMER BREAK. Come send off our graduating seniors and celebrate with an ice cream party! Welcome to all those aged 13-18. We’ll be in Pastoral Outreach Center courtyard from 6:30-8:30pm on Sunday, June 2.

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.

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.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following young people, who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 12 at the Noon Mass: Alex Konig, Alexander Gass, Alexis Moll, Boden Dockal, Calvin Thomas, Dermot de Rubens, Isaac Gerrick, Joshua Mitchell, Julia Vals, Linnaea Anacker, Luba Massaquoi, Namit Jose, Nicholas Stockwell, Olivia Robertson, Ronan Morse, Royce Auxier, Saron Yohannes, Theo Vals, Vivienne Mackie, and Xander Mills.

CONGRATULATIONS to Corey Hays, Daniel Howard, Jessica Larsen, Mike Longwell, Hadi Malek-Zehtab, Elijah Morgan, Colin Overland, and Anne Yue who were received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church and received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Congratulations also to Kevin Fenske who completed his sacraments of initiation by receiving Confirmation and Eucharist.



In conjunction with the International Rescue Committee, St. James Cathedral will be accepting donations for emergency food pantry for migrants, immigrants, refugees and others, as they await authorization to work in the US. Bring your donations to the Cathedral Hall on Sunday, June 16, between 8am and 2pm. There will be no collection of donations after 2pm.

  • ACCEPTABLE FOODS: dry beans and lentils, rice and grains, pasta, oats, flour (especially unique ones like cassava flour!), coffee and tea, cooking oil and olive oil, sugar, salt, reusable shopping bags, rolling carts (for carrying food)
  • NOT ACCEPTED: glass containers, canned foods, perishable foods, or items that weigh over 5lb each.

Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

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.

RENEWAL & HOPE RETREAT FOR YOUNG ADULTS. Join us June 7 & 8 at the Warm Beach Conference Center for prayer, quiet reflection, and community. There'll be food, recreation, and time to relax. The retreat will begin Friday evening & conclude Saturday mid-afternoon. We have 10 openings & the cost is $75.00. Register here: https://www.stjames-cathedral.org/BusinessCenter/Giving.aspx. Please type in "WARM BEACH" in the memo line. Scholarships available. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We need volunteers for the 10am and 12 Noon Coffee Hours to help serve coffee and muffins and to help with clean up. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

LGBTQ MINISTRY AT ST. MARY'S PARISH. LGBTQ Catholics are welcomed to a 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, May 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.

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.

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 Visitation in Tacoma and St. Madeleine Sophie in Bellevue.


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