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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 Scales of Justice. West nave clerestory window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

FLORAL OFFERINGS are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or give thanks for a prayer that has been answered. We currently have many weekends open, including Sundays, August 18, August 25, September 1, and September 15, 22, and 29. Information, Jane Mueller, 206-622-3559.

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.

AUCTION DONATIONS. The Hunthausen Golf Tournament is just a month away and 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 (consider picking up a gift card or two at Costco or wherever you shop), along with bottles of wine or spirits, and event tickets (theatre, sports, etc). Gift cards of any value ($5 and up!) are welcome. Would you be able to donate something? Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

IMMIGRATION VIGIL. On Thursday, August 8 at 5:30pm, St. James Cathedral will host a special Mass in response to the immigration crisis at our borders. As fear and xenophobia rise, many of our brothers and sisters live in fear of ICE raids and family separation. This is an opportunity to come together in prayerful solidarity for those who are suffering, and to pray that our nation may respond with compassion to those who come to our borders fleeing poverty and violence. The Mass will conclude with the lighting of candles. Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo will preside. All are welcome.

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 fine out more on Wednesday, August 7, 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.

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.

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 VINCENT DE PAUL INVITES YOU to explore volunteering with us. Our Cathedral Vincentians help parish residents in need of financial aid for rent and some of life’s other necessities. We deliver our help through friendly, nonjudgmental visits to homes of our neighbors in need. Are you a patient listener with compassion for others who are struggling? Then come join us on God’s frontline, where we witness His blessings unfold in “ordinary” lives made extraordinary by His love. We meet as a group at St. James for about 90 minutes on two Tuesday evenings each month. Most of our members also do home visits (always in pairs) one or more times per month, each time taking 2-3 hours to complete the visits. Please ask us your questions, and we will share more details. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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!

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION customarily begins when a child is five years old and/or in the 1st grade. St James also offers First Communion preparation for older children as well as for children with special needs. Each of these processes begins the 2nd Sunday of September. A brief family meeting is required before beginning preparation. Information, Brenda Bellamy, Director of Children’s Faith Formation, 206-274-3108.

Hear first-hand accounts!
The border crisis
In El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico

A few weeks ago, a team of 6 were sent forth from the Cathedral with a blessing, to explore the border situation on a Maryknoll immersion trip.

The team is back and will be sharing their experiences and answering questions at a Welcome Home Reception on Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, at the Pastoral Outreach Center. Light lunch and drinks will be served. Please reserve your place.

RSVP: Caroline Okello, (206) 382-4511.

St. James Immigrant Assistance Program
www.stjames-cathedral.org/immigrant

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.

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.

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. Alphonsus in Seattle and St. John Vianney in Kirkland, Vashon, Darrington; and for the community of St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University.

 

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