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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 “People will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.” Supper at Emmaus. East Apse stained glass window, St. James Cathedral. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of her parents, Dr. & Mrs. B.F. Pearson, from Mary Kenny.

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, September 4, 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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Pope Francis established September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home. The day is inspired by Pope Francis' landmark encyclical Laudato Si’, which calls on "every person living on this planet" to care for our shared Earth. He calls us all to celebrate this opportune moment to “reaffirm [our] personal vocation to be stewards of creation.” Pray for the earth, our common home, particularly on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (1 September) and throughout the Season of Creation (September 1 through October 4, the feast of St. Francis).

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle -aged blind man who has difficulty walking and standing for long periods because his foot was crushed in an accident. His only income is from occasional day labor jobs, but most such jobs are not compatible with his disabilities. Luckily, he has a rent-subsidized apartment, and his rent is only $208 monthly. He asked us for rent help, and your support allowed us to help him avoid eviction – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

REGISTER FOR YOUTH CONFIRMATION NOW. Preparation classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin Sunday, September 15 for high school age candidates (grades 9-12). Keep an eye out for a mailing with more information on youth confirmation or contact Curtis Leighton, Youth Minister. To download the registration form, visit www.stjames-cathedral.org/kids and click the link that says “CFF Registration”; be sure to mark the box that says “My child is ready to prepare for Confirmation.” (Please note that the adult Confirmation program begins in February 2020.)

CYO VOLLEYBALL. Young adults are invited to play with the St. James team! Season starts September 9 & ends October 26. Fee is $40.00. Must be 21 or older to play. Register here: https://www.stjames-cathedral.org/BusinessCenter/Giving.aspx. Please type in "VOLLEYBALL" in the memo line. Scholarships available. Registration deadline is Friday, August 30. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

SAFETALK TRAINING Sunday, September 15, 1:15-5:15pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. This is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become alert to people with thoughts of suicide. Most people don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. SafeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and is tailored for diverse audiences. SafeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, using their knowledge and compassion to identify and avert suicide risks. $25 registration fee. SafeTALK will donate all proceeds will be donated to St. James Mental Health Ministry. Refreshments provided. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. A shout-out to Pagliacci Pizza for providing your amazing pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, August 15. With your help we served more than 180 dinner guests. Thanks also to Horizon House for donating freshly made lasagna. The meal was enjoyed and appreciated by all.

Opportunities to Serve

SHARE YOUR LOVE OF GOD AND THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. Join the team of catechists in the Children’s Faith Formation program as a lead, assistant or substitute. Classes meet most Sundays, September through June from 11:00am to 11:45am. Training, support and materials provided. Required 2019-2020 kick-off meeting on Saturday, September 7. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

COMMUNION MINISTRY. We have several openings for communion ministers to patients in Swedish Hospital and two First Hill senior living centers. This is an important ministry which makes it possible for people who are unable to join us for Sunday Mass to receive Holy Communion regularly. There are opportunities to serve on weekdays and weekends. All training is provided. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

SUBSTITUTE GLEANERS NEEDED. The Cathedral Kitchen can use a few more substitute gleaners who can volunteer on short notice and help with our gleaning while our regularly scheduled gleaners are away. Gleaners drive the Cathedral Kitchen van and go out in the morning to local supermarkets and collect food (fruits, vegetables, milk, deli items, etc.) These items are used in our daily meals. It’s fun and rewarding! Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

SUBSTITUTE KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Cathedral Kitchen can use a few more substitute kitchen volunteers who can help in the kitchen on short notice when our regularly scheduled volunteers are away. The volunteer shifts are 2pm-6pm, Monday-Friday. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR & WOMEN’S SCHOLA AUDITIONS. Auditions are still being held for membership in the Cathedral Choir and the Women of St. James Schola – choirs return on September 15. 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. Information, 206-382-4874 or musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS NEEDED. We are always in need of parishioners to join our wonderful teams of liturgical ministers at the Cathedral as ushers and greeters, readers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Getting involved in a liturgical ministry is a great way to serve your community, immerse yourself in the liturgy, and get to know some of your fellow parishioners! Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

JOIN THE ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER TEAM! Even though the City of Seattle is moving people into permanent housing, there is still not enough. None of us can alone can help the thousands in need of housing. The government, non-profits, religious institutions and businesses must work together. St. James Cathedral offers emergency shelter on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights from October through April. One of the Corporal Works of Mercy is to Shelter the Homeless. If you are available one night a month, please consider joining the Winter Shelter team. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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. Monica on Mercer Island, and St. Augustine in Oak Harbor.


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