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. 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, email@example.com or 206-654-4650.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your continuing support of our Cathedral Vincentians and being our partner in serving the people in the neighborhoods surrounding our parish. For the first six months of 2022, help has been given to 359 people. That’s a monthly average of approximately 60 people helped financially or with referrals to other possible sources of help. Requests for rent help far outnumber all other requests we receive. So far this year nearly 96% of our financial aid in the central Seattle neighborhoods we serve has gone to pay rent. We are deeply grateful for every dollar you share with SVdP. Thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
WELCOMING A UKRAINIAN FAMILY St. James has formed a Sponsor Circle to welcome a family of three who have fled Ukraine. We expect this family will arrive Seattle in July and we are looking for donations of new or gently used household items, or gift cards to purchase these items, for their apartment. Additionally, we are looking for more Refugee Support Team members to accompany this family—volunteers will walk alongside the family as they access healthcare, navigate transportation, enroll in benefits, secure employment, establish community connections and more. Volunteers commit to one shift weekly, in-person or from home, over the next six months. Information, Erica de Klerk, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WAYS TO EXPERIENCE GOD? It may be easier than you think. Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society invite you to experience God through serving those in need. Christ said, “What you do for the least of my brothers and sisters you do for me”. Mark your calendars for an Information Meeting on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00pm via Zoom for people interested in learning more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Information and registration, Blake Steller, email@example.com.
CARE FOR THE HUNGRY BY CARING FOR THE EARTH! Come join Cathedral parishioners and First Hill neighbors to tend our urban garden in creative, safe ways through the pandemic - and the results are nothing short of miraculous! The garden is beginning to burst with summer growth, and we need your help now more than ever. All the produce supports our Cathedral Kitchen dinner ministry! Information, Maria Tally, 206-264-2091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONSIDER A LITURGICAL MINISTRY Lay ministers support liturgies at the Cathedral in a variety of ways, serving as ushers/greeters, altar servers, readers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. If you would like to support the parish in this way, or just want to find out more, contact Corinna Laughlin, email@example.com.
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. Hygiene items being sought include: travel size shampoo/conditioner/lotion; bar soap; hand sanitizer; disposable razors; deodorant; lip balm; dental floss, toothbrush, travel size toothpaste; small packets of Kleengloves. The donation box is located in the Cathedral Bookstore, which is open Monday through Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm and after weekend Masses.
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AUDITIONS The St. James Cathedral Choir has limited volunteer openings for all voice parts, beginning in September. The choir rehearses Thursday nights from 7:30-9:30pm and sings for the Sunday 10:00am Mass (generally a 9:00am call time). Singers must know how to read music, and regular attendance is expected. To request an audition, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your voice part and a brief synopsis of your previous choral experience, or call the music office at 206-382-4874.
BECOME GOD'S HANDS THAT FEED THOSE MOST IN NEED Did you know that St. James Cathedral is one of the only places in Seattle that provides breakfast to the homeless on Sunday mornings? We can do this through the efforts of dedicated volunteers who take turns coming in once a month on Saturdays, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, to cook the breakfasts. Our rotating menu consists of breakfast burritos, frittatas, and bread pudding. Little cooking experience is needed! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or email@example.com.
CARE FOR CREATION ADVOCACY OF THE WEEK In a historic step toward salmon recovery, Senator Patty Murray and Governor Jay Inslee have released a draft Lower Snake River Dams Replacement Report that is open for public comment until July 11. The study analyzes replacing the services currently provided by the four Lower Snake River dams and finds that the dams' services – energy, irrigation, and barge transportation – can be fully, feasibly, and affordably replaced with reliable, cost-effective alternatives. Most importantly, the report addresses how the loss of salmon is a historic and ongoing injustice to Northwest Tribes who were promised the right to fish forever. Learn more and offer your thoughts on the future of the Lower Snake River. There is a significant impact on those who live along the Lower Snake River, as well as Native tribes. Call for solutions that will restore salmon facing extinction AND bring everyone forward together. Learn more and offer your response of support by submitting your comment today at EarthMinistry.org!