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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 Moses leads the Israelites through the Red Sea. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Alejandro Pepino in thanksgiving and remembrance of Alejandro Sr., Zenaida Buenvenida, GL Schnibbe Sr., and Bernadine Anderson.

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.

LAUDATO SI’ REGIONAL GATHERING Tuesday, July 9, 11am-2pm. Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. In Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis calls for “a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.” Catholic parishes and institutions are invited to learn from one another, and to strategize ways that we can take action on behalf of our Sister, Mother Earth. The day will include opportunities for prayer through an ecological spirituality, for local Catholics to share updates on local and national endeavors, for parishes and institutions to look ahead to the future, and for the emergence of new partnerships and networking, all on behalf of our common home. At the end of the day, each attendee should be educated, inspired and motivated with a deeper reverence and respect for God’s Creation. Information and registration, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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, July 10 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (lower level of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street). Please use the courtyard entrance to access the Fireside Room. All are welcome, no RSVP needed.

CATHOLIC HISTORY PILGRIMAGE. On Sunday, July 14 at 11:15am (following the 10:00am Mass), Melissa Connolley, M. Div. will lead a prayerful walk through Seattle’s historic “Catholic Hill,” including some of the many churches, convents, and Catholic institutions in our neighborhood. The pilgrimage will begin and end at St. James Cathedral and will take about two hours. Gather in the Cathedral Courtyard near the statue of Mary. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

MASTER GARDENER CLINIC. The Washington State University Master Gardeners have teamed up with the St. James Cathedral’s Kitchen Garden to host a plant clinic on Sunday, July 14, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. These trained volunteers can provide guidance and resources on gardening, plant problems, plant identification, pest management, soil improvements, and more. You are welcome to bring plant or insect specimens. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Dylan (contact information below) at least two weeks prior to the event. This event is free and open to the public. The Kitchen Garden is located at the SE corner of Madison Street and Terry Avenue. Information, Dylan Hogan.

SOCIAL OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER. To receive this monthly newsletter, highlighting parishioners, events and information regarding the Cathedral’s work with the marginalized, email outreach@stjames-cathedral.org.

PILGRIMAGE WALK FROM WEST SEATTLE TO ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL. Consider joining Catholics from the West Seattle parishes on a pilgrimage walk to the cathedral celebrating the Feast of St. James the Apostle. The walk, inspired by the ancient pilgrimage walk from France to the Cathedral of St. James in Compostela, Spain, is just over seven miles. We will leave from the Guadalupe parking lot on Sunday, July 21 at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at the cathedral in time for the 10 am Mass. Return to W. Seattle by a prearranged ride or city bus. What to wear/bring: good walking shoes, water, snacks, sun screen, hat. Information or to register, Robert Fontana, 509-731-6012.

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.

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.

Opportunities to Serve

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE AND WELCOMING SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY FOR OLDER ADULTS! Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps) is now accepting applications for 2019-20. JV EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates rewarding opportunities for service, community and spiritual formation for adults 50 and older who are committed to social and ecological justice. During their ten months of part-time volunteer service, participants meet monthly for fellowship, reflection and to explore the values of community, spirituality, simple living and social and ecological justice. Priority application deadline: August 31. Opening Retreat in September. Information, visit www.jvencorps.org or JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org.

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. Benedict in Seattle and St. Mary Magdalene in Everett; and for the Mission churches of St. Anne in Blaine and Tulalip.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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