FLORAL OFFERINGS 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 10, July 31, and August 7. Information, Maggie Corrigan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-622-3559.
HOSPITALITY AFTER SUNDAY 10AM MASS Please come to Cathedral Hall after the 10:00am Mass for coffee, doughnuts, fresh fruit, and the chance to visit with fellow parishioners.
CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION Families, join in our final First Sunday of the Month Mass of this school year on June 5, Pentecost Sunday, at Noon. Join us after Mass in the Pastoral Outreach Courtyard for a cookout, some games and a time of family fellowship to celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit at this culmination of the Easter season. This is a time to be together, enjoy one another's company, get to know some fellow families, and share stories.
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, https://www.stjames-cathedral.org/music/concerts/2022-06-11-The-Esoterics.aspx.
ADVOCATING FOR LIFE, PEACE, AND JUSTICE In the last few weeks, horrific violence has claimed the lives of innocent men, women and children. Our country continues to be devastated by the social sin of racism. Adequate health care, particularly mental health care, is not available for those most in need. The rampant use of assault weapons remains unchecked by the federal government. Go to https://gunresponsibility.org/ and demand that our federal lawmakers act to ban assault weapons.
CARE FOR CREATION NEWS: World Environment Day is Sunday, June 5 World Environment Day, sponsored by the United Nations, calls for collective transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet, our common home. Visit www.worldenvironmentday.global to learn how people around the world are acting on behalf of the Earth. You can share what you will do and join the global community to positively impact the world!
VERDI REQUIEM AT SEATTLE SYMPHONY June 16, 18, and 19 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. Cathedral parishioners are being offered a 20% discount and a waived handling charge using the promo code SYMPHONY22. Visit seattlesymphony.org or call 206-215-4747. Proof of vaccination is required and face masks must be worn.
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.
PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY The Seattle Seafarers’ Center 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERESTED IN THE 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 (email@example.com) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-654-4650.
TWO JOB OPENINGS IN THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN The Cathedral Kitchen is looking to fill two paid positions: Kitchen Gleaner and Kitchen Greeter. The Kitchen Gleaner will oversee morning operations, including gleaning of grocery store food donations, and ensure that appropriate supplies, inventory, and food are on hand. The Kitchen Greeter is an afternoon position, assisting staff and cooks with cleaning, ensuring that other items are available for the meal, and greeting guests as they arrive at the Kitchen. Both positions are part-time, 20 hour/week positions. Depending on the candidate, the two jobs can be combined into a full-time position. Candidates must have a valid Washington State driver license and be able to lift cases of produce and canned goods. Information, Patrick Barredo, email@example.com or 206-382-4515.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL VISITS A WORKING STUDENT TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET A young woman enrolled at a local university, needed to work in order to support herself while she was working for a degree. Hired for a part-time job, her employer was unable to offer the student as many working hours as promised. The student moved to an apartment with lower rent while looking for a better work situation, but continued to struggle financially. The young woman called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). Thanks to your support we paid a portion of her rent which helped make ends meet that month. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, www.seelpugetsound.org.