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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!

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are unfortunately no longer accepting home-made baked goods, sandwiches, or hot food for delivery to Catholic Community Services, Catholic Housing, or distribution to other shelters. We are gladly accepting pre-packaged, boxed, non-perishable, and/or frozen goods for delivery on Tuesday mornings, 9-11am to the cathedral kitchen (or on the corner of 9th and Columbia). The following are always helpful:

    frozen/pre-bought lasagnas, casseroles, mac and cheese, pizzas, etc.
    canned non-perishable goods
    drinks including hot cocoa, tea, juice
    deli meat, cheese, and bread for sandwiches
    K-cups of coffee, hot chocolate, tea
These will then be distributed to various shelters around Seattle, as well as the Burien shelter for women and the Federal Way drop-in center. For more information, or to coordinate drop-off of food, email Patrick Barredo.

In these quite challenging times, any meal support you can provide for those experiencing homelessness is greatly appreciated. However, please continue to monitor your health and stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms whatsoever of Covid-19, or if you or your household is in a high-risk group.



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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303