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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 Detail of Last Supper carving, Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Artist unknown, 1907.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by the Archdiocese of Seattle in honor of our three newly ordained priests. Congratulations to Father Tyler Johnson, Father Carlos Orozco, and Father Benjamin Bray.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION. Today, Sunday, June 23, we will have the traditional procession with the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the 10:00am Mass. It is a joyful and festive celebration with choirs and bagpipes as we bring our faith to the streets. Pope Francis has said, “At the end of Mass, we too will go out; we will go forth with Jesus, who will pass through the streets of this city. Jesus wants to dwell among you. Let us open our doors to him and say: Come, Lord, and visit us. We welcome you into our hearts, our families and our city.”

THURSDAY EVENING ADORATION. Immediately following the 5:30pm Mass on Thursday evenings, all are invited to a time of quiet prayer and adoration with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Think reusable, not disposable! Use recyclable or reusable bottles. Over 500 BILLION plastic bottles are used every year around the world.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Oliver Rogelio Carciller Abarientos and Louis Kester Diaz Hipol, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, June 16.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Johnnie Dorotik.

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.

HARP PERFORMANCE! Tuesday, June 25, 1:00pm, Cabrini Senior Housing, 909 Boren Avenue. Harpist Bill McJohn will perform on the Triple Harp and offer a lesson on the structure and history of this fascinating instrument. All seniors welcome. The performance will be repeated on Tuesday, July 9 at 1:00pm at Chancery Place Apartments, 910 Marion Street.

SERVICE PROJECT: SEAFARERS TIDYING UP Saturday, June 29, 9:30am-1pm, 3568 W Marginal Way SW, 98106. Mission to Seafarers provides a ministry of presence to those working at sea. Join us and help organize, clean, and paint the facility. Lunch will be provided. RSVP requested by June 26. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

SUMMER FILM SERIES: TRICKLE DOWN TOWN Tuesday, July 2, 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. The St. James Life, Peace and Justice Commission and the Housing Advocacy Committee invite you to a FREE showing of director Tomasz Biernacki’s Trickle Down Town, an up-close look at people experiencing homelessness in Seattle and those who are helping them. Following the film, Mr. Biernacki will join us for conversation. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

SEEL RETREAT INVITES YOU TO DRAW NEARER TO GOD. The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a 9 month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, with retreat community in Seattle meeting on Capitol Hill. The SEEL retreat goes from September through May and is a powerful, life-changing program of prayer and spiritual direction that can be done by busy people in the midst of their daily lives. SEEL is accepting applications now for the retreat starting in September 2019. Information, www.seelpugetsound.org or 206-721-3518.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited an elderly mom who happened to witness a domestic violence incident between a man and his wife in a public place. Although just a bystander, mom was physically attacked during the fracas. Her adult son was nearby and intervened to rescue his mom. When police arrived, her son was among those arrested. Mom used her rent money to bail him out of jail. Luckily, her landlord was understanding and did not threaten to evict. But mom, living on a small Social Security retirement income, needed our help. With your financial support, we paid enough rent to make it possible for her pay the remaining balance over time – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

Opportunities to Serve

EMMAUS COMPANIONS are members of the congregation who support those dealing with mental health problems, addiction and homelessness. When experiencing discomfort, these individuals may express themselves in a manner which can cause others to feel uncomfortable. You may have witnessed this during liturgies in the Cathedral. Indeed, you may have felt uncomfortable yourself at times! If you feel called to learn more about how to serve this vulnerable population and would like to meet other Emmaus Companions, contact Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN IS IN NEED OF A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS to help with a variety of tasks that provide warm meals to our many neighbors in need. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

DO YOU SPEAK VIETNAMESE OR SPANISH? St. James Immigrant Assistance is seeking ESL and Citizenship Tutors who can speak Vietnamese or Spanish. Training is provided prior to starting tutoring. Minimum 6 months commitment. Experience teaching ESL to adults is an added advantage but not necessary. 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.

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.

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.

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY. We are reading Courageous Women: A Study of the Heroines of Biblical History by Stacy Mitch. We meet in the Fireside Room of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 9th & Columbia on Wednesday, June 26. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

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 Blessed Sacrament in Seattle, Sacred Heart in Seattle, Bellevue and Morton, and St. John the Baptist in Covington.


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