EAGERLY SEEKING A YOUTH MINISTER AND COORDINATOR OF YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES AND A DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION St. James Cathedral has an immediate opening for a Youth Minister who will also serve as mentor to our Young Adult community. We also have an opening for a Director of our Children’s Faith Formation program. Applicants for either position must be an active member of a Catholic parish, have excellent people skills, and relevant experience. These are both full-time positions with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. If you know a likely candidate, please share this information with them! For information, or to submit your application, Larry Brouse, 206-382-4280 or email@example.com.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? Seeking a closer relationship with God? Feeling the need for spiritual community and support? Wanting to make the Catholic faith your own? Wondering how to go about joining the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) might be for you. Information John Marquez, 206-654-4640, firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIGENT BURIAL CEREMONY Wednesday, August 24 at 11am, Mt. Olivet Cemetery (100 Blaine Avenue NE, Renton) The King County Medical Examiner’s Office have scheduled a respectful “Indigent Burial Ceremony.” The public is invited to the ceremony, which will include burial rites, prayers from clergy, a memorial plaque, and memories shared by friends.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL APPRECIATES YOUR SUPPORT A veteran struggles with PTSD. The artistic work he creates provides income and helps keep his mental health symptoms under control. During the pandemic marketing his art became challenging. The man found temporary work to supplement his income. However, when in-between jobs he fell behind in paying rent.. The man called the St Vincent de Paul Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). Thanks to your help, we were able to offer rental assistance. Fortunately the man found a new job and hopes to keep up with his expenses. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or email@example.com.
TEEN, YOUNG ADULT AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FAITH FRIENDS MINISTRY Faith Friends is a unique blend of our Faith Mentor, children’s faith formation program, and an inclusion ministry. The program's goal is to give children and teens ages 7- 18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities access to the parish community, social events, and faith formation. Perhaps the most unique aspect of the Faith Friends program is the Faith Peer program. Faith Peers are teens and young adults who have chosen to live out their discipleship and share some of their personal time in dedication and service to the goals of the program. Adult volunteers are needed for the Adult Leadership team. Training for Faith Mentors, Faith Peers and Adult Leadership begins soon. Information, Jennifer Wong, 206-619-0816, firstname.lastname@example.org, or https://stjames-faithfriends.weebly.com.
ARE YOU CALLED TO BE A CATECHIST? Do you want to share in the mission of Jesus Christ and introduce others to that mystery of God revealed in the paschal mystery which you have experienced in the Catholic Church? Do you want to accompany young people as the Holy Spirit guides them—and you—into deeper knowledge of the truth? Then you might be called to be a catechist for children’s faith formation! Please reach out to explore how you can serve our children and together with them attend to the voice of the Good Shepherd. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE: Seeing Clearly, Choosing Well and Acting Rightly: Daring to Dream as a Cathedral that Journeys Together Saturday, October 15, 9am-5pm at the Cathedral. Join new and continuing parishioners who participate in outreach and advocacy ministries for this retreat sponsored by the St. James Life, Peace and Justice Commission. The retreat will guide us in exploring how our faith guides us to reach out to those on the margins through our Cathedral ministries, including our meal programs, Cathedral Garden and work to respect life at all stages. More details to follow!
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