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WELCOME! If you are a visitor to the Cathedral, we want you to know how welcome you are – whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish here in the Archdiocese. Thanks, in part, to the generosity of visitors like you, we are able to celebrate the Church’s liturgy here in a fitting and beautiful way. We are also able to offer a wide range of services to needy people living in the central district of our city.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in memory of Kathleen Marshall on her 56th birthday.

REGISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION (CFF) will be TODAY September 8, and September 15 and 22 in the Cathedral Hall after the 10:00am and 12 Noon Masses. CFF sessions will start on September 29. We look forward to seeing your dear families again, and to welcoming new families to our Children's Faith Formation programs! Information, Lita McBride, 206-654-4658, or Theresa Van De Ven, 206-219-5822.

THE CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO CART is back from its summer hiatus! Please come by after the 10:00 and Noon Masses. All proceeds for the month of September benefit Children's Faith Formation. The Espresso Ministry is also looking for volunteers willing to run the cart after the Noon Mass. Training provided. Information, Katherine Berry, 425-772-0897.

HUNTHAUSEN DINNER AND AUCTION. Why not join this fun event on Monday, September 16 at 5:00pm at Newcastle Golf Club? It’s for everyone, not just golfers—and it supports Cathedral outreach ministries! Please consider being a part of it. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284. To register, visit Hunthausen Golf Tournament website.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. Wednesdays 10:30am–12 Noon beginning September 11. This Christian faith-based grief support group will be facilitated by an experienced pastoral counselor, John Baumann, MDiv, LMHCA. John has over 20 years of pastoral care experience. A free will offering to the St. James Mental Health Ministry of $15 per session is suggested. All interested individuals are strongly encouraged to attend regardless of ability to pay. You may join the group for as many sessions as desired. Information, Nancy Granger, RN at 206-382-4269.

IRISH HERITAGE PLAYERS. You’re invited to a fundraiser on Saturday, September 14 from 6:00-9:00pm. Festivities include Irish Dance, silent auction, and the Seattle premiere of a new play by Kevin Moriarty. Correction: this event does not benefit St. Anne School as indicated in last week’s bulletin. Information, www.irishheritageplayers.org.

OUR CATHEDRAL YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAM starts fall classes in September. We have two training choirs (St. Gregory and St. Cecilia), our advanced children’s choir, the Schola Cantorum, Jubilate!, our young women’s choir, and St. Edward’s Vocal Ensemble for young men. For information regarding schedule, auditions, tuition, scholarships and performances visit the Cathedral Music website or contact the program director, Stacey Sunde, 206-941-9450.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS. WRAP begins September 22! Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) guides participants through the process of identifying and understanding their personal wellness resources ("wellness tools") and then helps them develop an individualized plan to use these resources on a daily basis to manage their mental health and increase daily happiness. Helen Nilon will lead an 8-week WRAP Workshop at St. James beginning Sunday September 22, from 2:00-5:00pm. Information, Helen Nilon, 206-257-6840; or Nancy Granger, RN Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN THE BISHOPS IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRATION REFORM. Congress returns to Washington this month, so this is the time to urge lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Read the two-page bulletin insert from the Washington State Catholic Conference in this week’s bulletin, and then go to the ESL website or the Justice for Immigrants website for ways to contact your representatives. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

YOUNG ADULTS “THIRD SUNDAY” On the third Sunday of every month join other young adults in the parish at the 5:30 Mass. This month we will be at Mass on September 15. After Mass, join us for a reception in the courtyard on the corner of Ninth and Columbia. Hope to see you there!

FLAG FOOTBALL, FRISBEE, AND MORE. If you are a young adult (20’s and 30’s) join us on September 25th at 6:45 at Volunteer Park. We will be in the open grass area just southeast of the Conservatory and northwest of the Asian Art Museum. We will have a game of flag football, frisbee, cornhole, bocce, and any other games you may want to add to the mix. Can't find the group? Call Tom, 503-989-3463. Information, Caitlin Lanigan.

CALLED TO PROTECT FOR MINISTRIES. This three-hour training is designed to teach participants how to recognize the signs of abuse, how to respond to suspected abuse, and how to keep our ministries and programs safe. This class is required for volunteers with ongoing unsupervised contact with minors and vulnerable adults and is recommended for all Cathedral volunteers. Sunday, September 15 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at Cathedral Place, 2nd floor. Register online through the Archdiocesan website, or contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

COFFEE HOUR HOSPITALITY NEEDS YOU! Our Coffee Hour hospitality ministry is in need of extra hands. We are looking for several outgoing people to help serve and clean up during and after coffee hour. Please consider joining this is a very important ministry of welcome and hospitality. It is a fun ministry with a small time commitment. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

WINTER SHELTER TRAINING. We will soon begin our 22nd season partnering with St. Martin de Porres Shelter to provide overflow sleeping space for our neighbors without homes. From Friday night through Monday night, from October through April, we provide a warm refuge in Cathedral Hall for 10-15 men. Nearly 100 cathedral parishioners serve as overnight hosts and breakfast cooks. Please consider joining our Winter Shelter Team. Training for returning volunteers will be held Sunday, September 22 from 3:30 to 4:30pm in Cathedral Hall and training for new volunteers will be held Sunday September 22 from 6:30-8:00 in Cathedral Hall. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

BABYSITTING CORNER is looking for a new or gently used play kitchen and new or gently used toys and books for the nursery. Also, a mini fridge in good condition is needed. Information, Margaret Lynch, Family Ministry Office, 206-382-4288.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Paula Horner & Kristopher Harper, married in the Cathedral on Saturday, August 24; and to Elizabeth Joy Smith & Sean Prendergrast; and Kristel Crame & Troy Williams, both married in the Cathedral on Saturday, August 31. Please pray for these young couples.

PARISH REMEMBRANCE: Throughout the year, because we are the Cathedral Church, we remember in prayer at Mass and Vespers each of the parishes and missions of the Archdiocese of Seattle on a Sunday near their feast day. This week we remember in prayer the parishes of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in Woodinville, St. Rose of Viterbo in Longview, and St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Seattle.


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