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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 Icon of the Ascension of the Lord. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are in honor of the Class of 2019 of O’Dea High School.

CARE FOR THE MARVELOUS, MYSTICAL, AND BEAUTIFUL CREATION around the Cathedral on Sunday, June 2, starting after the 10:00am Mass 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! We look forward to beautifying with you!

WELCOME, ARCHBISHOP ETIENNE! Friday, June 7 marks a milestone in the history of our Archdiocese as we celebrate the Mass of Reception of our new Coadjutor Archbishop, Paul D. Etienne at 2:00pm in the Cathedral. While seating will be limited, no ticket is required—please join in this historic celebration if you are able. A reception will follow at O’Dea Gym.

NO FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION OR EVENING MASS ON JUNE 7. Because of the special Mass of Reception of our new Coadjutor Archbishop, there will be no Exposition, no Holy Hour, and no 5:30pm Mass this coming Friday, June 7.

CONTEMPLATIVE EVENING PRAYER. On Friday, June 7 at 6:30pm, all are welcome to our monthly ecumenical Evening Prayer with music from Taizé. This peaceful, prayerful service is the perfect way to begin the weekend.

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


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.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY OPEN HOUSE will be closed on June 2 and June 9. It will reopen on June 16 from 9:30 to 1:30 pm.

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.

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.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Be sure to follow the Cathedral on social media for up-to-date information about ongoing events in the life of the Cathedral! On Instagram: @stjamescathedral. On Facebook and Twitter: @stjamesseattle.

Did you know the Cathedral has a podcast? Father Ryan’s homilies are available on iTunes. Just search “St. James Cathedral, Seattle” on Apple podcasts. And of course, you can always visit the Cathedral website for up to date information on Cathedral happenings.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for donating your gently used (or new) items at our annual “Stuff the Truck” event on May 26. Your donated treasures will be re-sold in our thrift stores, with proceeds used to support SVdP activities helping low income residents throughout King County. Store locations: Seattle (13555 Aurora Ave N), Burien (13445 1st Ave S), Kenmore (7304 NE Bothell Way), Kent (310 Central Ave N), and Renton (575 Rainier Ave N). For hours, please call stores or visit us online at https://svdpseattle.org/shop/

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 are currently looking for volunteers who might cover one afternoon each month, beginning in June or July. 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 ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE urges anyone who suspects abuse by any Church personnel to contact local law enforcement. In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762.

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 Christ Our Hope in Seattle and Sacred Heart in Bellingham, Tacoma, and Lacey.


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