Cathedral Bulletin | June 8, 2022
  • Join us for Mass this weekend--in person or via livestream
  • Poem of the Week: Roberto Sosa's "The Poor"
  • Annual Catholic Appeal: still need to raise $180,938!
  • NAMI Mental Health Seminar for Family and Friends, June 11
  • Hospital Ministry 101, June 11
  • Verdi Requiem at Seattle Symphony (special offer for parishioners)
  • Juneteenth, observed June 20
  • St. Vincent de Paul Stuff the Truck is back! June 26
  • Contemplative Evening Prayer, July 1
  • Hunthausen Golf Tournament, August 29--registration is open!
  • News and notices
  • Last Sunday's bulletin
The Most Holy Trinity
Saturday, June 11, 2022
5:30pm MASS

Sunday, June 12, 2022
8:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK
10:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK
12:00pm MASS

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
5:30pm MASS

Socially distanced seating is available at the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses. Contact Caroline Okello for information,
Poem of the Week
Lisa Matchette reads Roberto Sosa's "The Poor" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Annual Catholic Appeal update
ACA Goal: $319,221
Rebate Goal: $180,000
TOTAL GOAL: $499,221

Donated through June 2: $318,283
Still need to raise: $180,938

At this point in the campaign, 100% of your gift comes back to the Cathedral in the form of a rebate. This year, the rebate supports our St. James Immigrant Assistance program!

Learn more about St. James Immigrant Assistance from parishioner Sarah Riggio, who shared her story at the conclusion of the morning Masses last weekend
Mental Health Seminar 6/11
Hospital Ministry 6/11
Verdi Requiem at Seattle Symphony
Special offer for Cathedral parishioners!
Please use:SYMPHONY22

Please note that the Sunday matinee performance will start at 4pm.

Verdi Requiem
Giacomo Sagripanti conductor
Latonia Moore soprano
Silvia Beltrami mezzo-soprano
Bruce Sledge tenor
Dashon Burton baritone
Seattle Symphony Chorale
Seattle Symphony
Alternating between sublime lyricism and dramatic power, Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem offers the thrill and drama of a grand opera, from muted sorrow in the opening movement to the sheer terror of the work’s infamous Dies irae. The Seattle Symphony has gathered an extraordinary cast of soloists to join the orchestra and Seattle Symphony Chorale for this monumental work.
Please enter “SYMPHONY22” before you select your seats.
Juneteenth, observed 6/20
SVdP Stuff the Truck! 6/26
Contemplative Evening Prayer
Hunthausen Golf Tournament
News and Notices
THE SISTERS: A CONCERT TO BENEFIT UKRAINE – Saturday, June 11 at 8:00pm, The Esoterics presents THE SISTERS, featuring the sacred choral music of Ukrainian composer Bohdana Frolyak and her late sister Hanna Havrylets. Both are composers who were teaching in conservatories before this year’s Russian invasion of Ukraine. Hanna, the elder sister, died tragically on the third day of the war, when she suffered an aneurysm and was unable to get medical attention. The younger sister, Bohdana, has recovered Hanna’s scores and shared them with director Eric Banks along with her own works. All of the proceeds from this concert will benefit humanitarian organizations in the Ukraine that have been selected by Bohdana. No tickets or reservations required. Information,
INTERESTED IN CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN? Do you like to garden, or want to learn about the Cathedral Kitchen Garden? We’re located on the corner of Madison and Terry, and are always excited to see visitors and potential volunteers. Come and check us out on Tuesdays (9am-11am), Wednesdays (3pm-4:30pm) and Thursdays (10am-1pm). Information, Maria Tally ( or come find her in Cathedral Hall during the week.

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL Each weekday afternoon from 1-4pm, a Cathedral parishioner sits at a welcome desk in the Cathedral to greet visitors and answer questions. This ministry has been on hiatus since Covid-19 hit in March 2020, but now we are hoping to start it up again. Volunteers typically help out one day each month. It’s a chance to spend some quiet time in the Cathedral and to be a welcoming presence to all who pass through the Cathedral’s doors. Information, Caroline Okello, or 206-654-4650.
FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or give thanks for a prayer that has been answered. Weekends open for floral offerings include July 31 and August 7, 21, and 28. Information, Maggie Corrigan, or 206-622-3559.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL VISITS A NEIGHBOR CHALLENGED BY COVID A young man working as a bartender found his work hours to be sporadic during the pandemic. When he caught COVID, he lost two weeks of work and pay. Struggling to pay the next month’s rent and utility bill, the man called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). With your help we paid a portion of his rent which gave him enough help to meet his other obligations. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or

CHOIR CAMP 2022 REGISTRATION IS OPEN All children and youth with unchanged (treble) voices entering grades 1 through 8 are encouraged to register. All are welcome: parishioners and non-parishioners alike. Camp occurs daily August 8-12, Monday through Friday, 9:00am until 4:00pm. Camp concludes with all choristers returning at 9:00am, August 14, to sing for the 10:00am Sunday Mass. Campers will sing, laugh, learn, and play in a beautiful and welcoming environment and discover a variety of music spanning the Church's history, from ancient to modern. Campers share their music through outreach at a mid-week mini-concert, a concert in the Cathedral on Friday, and the Sunday 10:00am Mass. Tuition is $150 per chorister. Scholarships are available. Information, Youth Music Office,; 206-382-4876;
ADVOCATE FOR THE CHILD TAX CREDIT Urge Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell, and your US representative to strengthen the Child Tax Credit. Last year 36 million families received a monthly payment through an expanded Child Tax Credit program, reducing child poverty by close to 30%. However, the program expired at the end of the 2021. The U.S. bishops recommend improving the Child Tax Credit so that low-income families can fully qualify for benefits. As inflation continues to impact the economy, relief for families is needed now more than ever. Take action by going to
THE POWER OF THE VOTE: TRIBUTE TO REP. JOHN LEWIS Saturday, June 18, 9:30am-2pm First AME Church and its Richard Allen Brotherhood (RAB) invite you to a community conversation on the power of the vote while we remember civil rights legends who dedicated their lives to this cause. Information, RAB President Harry Thompson,
CARE FOR CREATION NEWS Get involved with, or organize, a group to clean up public spaces in your neighborhood and keep them clean and nice looking, especially as we move into the summer months. In addition to enhancing your surroundings, you will be setting a positive example of how to be good stewards of God's creation.

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL Each weekday afternoon from 1-4pm, a Cathedral parishioner sits at a welcome desk in the Cathedral to greet visitors and answer questions. This ministry has been on hiatus since Covid-19 hit in March 2020, but now we are hoping to start it up again. Volunteers typically help out one day each month. It’s a chance to spend some quiet time in the Cathedral and to be a welcoming presence to all who pass through the Cathedral’s doors. Information, Caroline Okello, or 206-654-4650.
HYGIENE ITEMS FOR OUR UNSHELTERED NEIGHBORS The St Vincent de Paul Society is seeking donations of hygiene items for Seattle’s unsheltered neighbors. Donated items will be assembled into individual hygiene kits which will then be distributed in person by SVdP volunteers several days each week to those in need. Hygiene items being sought include: hotel amenity/travel size shampoo/conditioner/lotion; bar soap; hand sanitizer
disposable razors; deodorant; lip balm; dental floss, toothbrush, small tube toothpaste; packet of personal body wipes used for basic hygiene; small packets of Kleenex; disposable paper face masks; hygiene gloves. The donation collection box is located in the Cathedral Book Store. Donations can be made whenever the Bookstore is open, Monday through Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm and after each weekend Mass.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL MINISTRY WITH THE UNSHELTERED Parishioner Ken Goddard writes: “When COVID arrived more than 2 years ago it eliminated volunteer opportunities I’d had to serve our neighbors directly/in-person. I missed the face-to-face interactions with our neighbors in need. In the spring of 2020 I learned St. Vincent de Paul Society had partnered with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to serve Seattle’s unsheltered neighbors. Several days each week this program provides sanitation and basic human services to our neighbors living in vehicles and tents throughout our community. SPU pumps out RV wastewater tanks and buckets for RV residents while Vincentian volunteers accompany SPU on their rounds to meet in-person with those we visit to provide the basic elements of a home visit: reaching out to listen to their stories, offer care, support, referrals, and some material goods. This opportunity has made me feel I belong to a much larger community and I’ve met many wonderful neighbors as a result. Please join us as an inquirer to find out if this is a ministry in which you can serve.” Information, Ken Goddard, 206-981-7185.

JOB OPENING: YOUTH MINISTER AND COORDINATOR OF YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES St. James Cathedral has an opening for a Youth Minister who will also serve as mentor to our Young Adult community. Applicant must be an active member of a Catholic parish, have excellent people skills, and relevant experience. This is a full-time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to Larry Brouse,
PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY Seattle Seafarers is currently searching for a paid Catholic summer intern. This is a full-time (40-hrs/week) position at an hourly rate of $17.27/hour. Schedule will include some weekends and special events. Interns assist with ship visiting, transportation ministry, and providing hospitality to visiting seafarers at our ecumenical center situated along the Duwamish Waterway. Join our ministry team today for a meaningful and fulfilling summer caring for ship workers from around the world. Information, Joe Cotton, 206-382-4847 or
SEEL RETREAT INVITES YOU INTO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a 9 month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius that goes from September through May. It is a dynamic program of prayer, monthly communal retreat mornings and individual spiritual direction. SEEL will offer a hybrid retreat in 2022-23 which currently consists of 2 in-person meetings (September and May) and online retreat mornings for the other seven retreat experiences. SEEL is accepting applications now for the program starting in late September and offers the retreat at no set fee so that all who are accepted can participate. SEEL offers a gentle structure to help you experience God’s love and discern God’s call in your life. Join us on this transforming pilgrim journey! Information,
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