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"I am in your midst as one who serves"

These words from the Gospel of Luke, inscribed in the oculus high over the altar of St. James Cathedral, speak to our mission to carry out Christ’s teaching in our urban community of First Hill and downtown Seattle. Every day, dedicated St. James volunteers lovingly reach out to hundreds of neighbors in need by providing meals, smiles, warm coats and clothes, and the reassurance that indeed, Christ is in our midst.

Twice monthly, an e-newsletter is distributed to your inbox with current Catholic events, highlights, ongoing volunteer opportunities, and educational resources regarding outreach ministry at St. James. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, send a message to outreach@stjames-cathedral.org and ask to subscribe!

  • CATHEDRAL KITCHEN As the Cathedral Kitchen prepares to return to complete in-person dining each weeknight, consider joining the Kitchen team by committing to prepare and serve meals once a week. Information, Mick McHugh, 206-264-2091 or MickMcHugh00@gmail.com.
  • Join the Cathedral Garden Team! The St. James Cathedral Kitchen Garden, which provides fresh produce for the weeknight meals served at Cathedral Hall, welcomes volunteers to help with planting, weeding, maintenance, pruning & harvesting. The garden is located on the corner of Madison & Terry.  Information: Peter Burns, pburns@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-264-2082.
  • SUNDAY BREAKFAST St. James Cathedral is one of only two sites that serve breakfast for homeless and low-income persons on Sunday mornings in Seattle. Please consider joining our Saturday, 3.30pm-5.30pm cooking team, or our Sunday, 6.30am-8.30am serving team. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org.
  • Sandwich Making Ministry Healthy sandwiches can be made at home and then brought to the Cathedral to share with men staying at the St. Martin de Porres Shelter. This is a great activity for families with young children, people with busy lives, and anyone who is not able to go out and serve. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org.
  • Helping families and their children PrePS (Pregnancy and Parenting Support), an office of Catholic Community Service, invites you to help their Nido Familiar program. Volunteer work includes sorting donations, stocking the baby boutique, stocking diapers and wipes, and tending a community garden. Hours are Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 4:30pm. Information, Rubit Chavez, program manager, 206-584-1270 or RubitC@ccsww.org.
  • Support the Solanus Casey Center Named after Franciscan priest Fr. Solanus Casey, the Center (a joint ministry of Catholic Community Services and St. James Cathedral) is a walk-in referral center that provides services to the unemployed, working poor, people just released from detention, and those living on the streets, shelters, and transitional housing. The Center also offers modest financial assistance as funds allow. In particular, it is one of the few agencies in Seattle that will help pay for ID cards and provide assistance with necessary background paperwork. The Center is open Monday to Thursday, 1pm to 4pm. To volunteer, Adriana Henry, Program Manager, 206-223-0907 or AdrianaH@ccsww.org.
  • Toiletry Donations If you are traveling and staying at a hotel, consider bringing the small toiletries back to St. James. There is a donation bin located in the Cathedral Bookstore. Our St. Vincent de Paul conference packages the toiletries and distributes them to those in need. Thank you!



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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303