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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 St. James the Greater. West façade of St. James Cathedral. Artist unknown, 1950.

FLOWERS AT THE NORTH TRANSEPT SHRINE are offered in memory of Grace Alarco, on the first anniversary of being born to eternal life, from the entire Alarco family.

MASS FOR ARCHBISHOP HUNTHAUSEN. Monday, July 22, the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, marks the first anniversary of the death of Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen. Father Ryan will offer the 5:30pm Mass in memory of this beloved shepherd of our local Church. All are welcome.

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.

OUTLOOK 2019 EXPERT. The parish is looking for a volunteer instructor who is an expert in Microsoft Outlook 2019 to train the parish staff in our newly acquired software. Information, Larry Brouse, 206-382-4280.

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. If you aren’t getting our weekly e-newsletters, be sure to check your spam folder and add St. James to your “safe senders” list!

ROSARY. All are welcome to join with a group of parishioners who pray the rosary together in the Chapel, Monday through Saturday at 7:40am.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR & WOMEN’S SCHOLA AUDITIONS. Music Director Joseph Adam will be holding auditions over the summer for membership in the Cathedral Choir and the Women of St. James Schola. Cathedral Choir singers must have a good comfort level of reading music, attend Thursday night rehearsals, and sing at the Sunday 10:00am Mass and other liturgical events. The Women of St. James Schola come from many musical backgrounds and skill levels, and meet at 4:00pm on Sundays to sing for 5:30pm Mass. Schola repertoire includes unison chant and 2-3 part motets. For more information about the required commitment of these ensembles and to schedule an audition, contact Marjorie Bunday, 206-382-4874.

HUNTHAUSEN AUCTION ON AUGUST 26. We are seeking items for our silent auction benefiting the Cathedral Kitchen (see flyer in this weekend’s bulletin!). Gift cards of all kinds are welcome, along with bottles of wine or spirits, and event tickets. Would you be able to donate something to this important cause? Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (ASIST) Two-day instruction to preserve life from self-harm at a comfortable garden setting, 5415 65th Ave W, University Place, 98467 (Tacoma suburb). Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30, 9 am—5 pm. Cost: $185. Workbook, refreshments and lunch included. Information, CJ Pina, 206-503-6041.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Jacques Cousteau said, “Water and air, two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” By 2050, we could have more plastic than fish (by weight) in the sea. What can you do to reduce your own consumption of plastic?

JOIN THE ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER TEAM! From October through April, the St. James community welcomes 14 homeless men to sleep in Cathedral Hall on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. Volunteers can serve as overnight hosts (8pm-7:30am) or breakfast providers (6am-7:30am). Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

WOLVES 101. Come join the St. James Care for Creation team on August 3 as we tour Wolfhaven Sanctuary and learn about wolves and their importance in our own home. Wolves once occupied every major river valley in Washington State, but by the early 1930s had been entirely eradicated from this part of the Pacific Northwest. We will have a guided walk through the preserve with the chance to see up to 12 grey and Mexican wolves, as well as an educational course on wolves in North America, including pack habits, present dangers, how wolves communicate, and more! Reserve a space by July 23, and indicate if you would like to carpool from St James, leaving at 9am, or meet at Wolfhaven at 10am. Cost: $13/adult, $7.50/child. Information, Luke Henkel, 850-341-1116.

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. Our values arise from Ignatian Spirituality and JV Encorps is an inclusive and ecumenical community. Priority application deadline: August 31. Opening Retreat in September. Information, Helen or www.jvencorps.org.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young, single mom with four small children. She had started a new daycare job three months before our visit but had yet to receive her first paycheck. She was trying to keep up with basic living expenses for her family by cleaning houses in her “spare” time. With your financial support, we helped her pay for food, clothes and hygiene items, which eased this very stressful situation until she started receiving regular paychecks – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS MINISTRY. As we reflect on incidents of the defacing of cherished symbols of our faith in recent months, let us keep individuals living with severe and chronic mental illness and those experiencing alcoholism and addictions in our prayers. Some patron saints who have also struggled and who have advocated for those afflicted are:

  • John of God – Patron of the poor, sick, those with mental disorders – (feast day March 8)
  • Benedict Joseph Labre – Patron of anxiety and homelessness (April 16)
  • Dymphna – Patron of depression, mental illness, victims of incest (May 15)
  • Venerable Matt Talbot – Patron of alcoholics and those in recovery (June 19)
  • Christina Mirabilis – Patron of mental illness and mental health caregivers (July 24)

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. You can register online.

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. James in Vancouver and the Mission Church of St. Joachim Mission in the Lummi Nation.

 

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