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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 from the Saturday wedding of Amy Kosmos and Robert Bautista; and in thanksgiving for answered prayers from Steve and Becky Masmela.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO. Please come by after the 10:00 and Noon Masses. All proceeds for the month of October benefit the Winter Shelter.

BECOMING CATHOLIC. Are you, a family member, or a friend interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? A new inquiry session—a chance to ask questions about the Church with no strings attached—gets underway this month. For more information, please contact Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515, or e-mail RCIA@stjames-cathedral.org. Please feel free to take one of the cards in the pews and chairs in front of you and share it with a friend or family member!

2ND ANNUAL L’ARCHE CHARITY AUCTION on October 19, 6:30pm-9:30pm at Seattle University. L’Arche Noah Sealth is a dynamic community in which people with developmental disabilities (Core Members), and Assistants (volunteers and employees) choose to live and work together. Proceeds of the auction go towards the many demands to maintaining a thriving community. For more information about L’Arche Noah Sealth and the International L’Arche organization, visit our website. Tickets for the auction are $40 which includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beverages and parking and may be purchased on the website or by calling 206-325-9434.

SOLEMN MASS OF ALL SOULS WITH MOZART’S REQUIEM. On Friday, November 1, at 7:30 pm, St. James celebrates the Solemn Feast of All Souls’ with chant and Mozart’s sublime Requiem. Father Ryan, presider and homilist. All are welcome to join our Cathedral Choir, Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra in this extraordinary tradition of St. James. If you would like to remember someone in the printed program, please put your donation in an envelope marked “All Souls’ Patron” and drop it in the offering basket today. Be sure to include the name of the person you wish to remember as well as your name and address. Information, Music Office, 206-382-4874.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHTS (GRADES 9-12) – Please join us every Sunday evening from 6:30pm- 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center for an interactive gathering of high school youth. Youth Nights offer games, prayer experiences, and activities designed to help you apply your faith to everyday life. All are welcome! Information, Joe Cotton.

FUN BEYOND LIMITS CARNIVAL. Saturday, October 26, 1:00-4:00pm. This is a carnival for children with developmental disabilities and families with special needs, hosted by the archdiocese. St. James Youth Ministry will be sending a team of youth to help facilitate the event for these amazing members of our Church. Information, Joe Cotton.

CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION – November 2 & 3 at Bellevue College. Mark your calendar for this extraordinary two-day gathering of nearly 2,000 Catholic youth from around the region. Youth Convention is packed with live music, engaging speakers, interactive workshops, moving prayer experiences, and a powerful Mass with Archbishop Sartain. Information, Joe Cotton.


MEMORIAL FOR FIREFIGHTERS. On Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00pm, St. James Cathedral is privileged to host a memorial for firefighters killed in the line of duty. The service is part of an international gathering of Fire Department Chaplains which will take place in Seattle later this month. The service will include the reading of names and the traditional honor ceremony for those who have given their lives to keep us safe. All are welcome.

OUR CATHEDRAL YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAM has 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.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN. Please join us as we continue to prepare the soil in the garden at the corner of Terry Avenue and Cherry Street. Work Party #3 will be on Sunday, October 20 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Work Party #4 will be on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00am -2:00pm. Information, garden@stjames-cathedral.org or www.stjames-cathedral/outreach/kitchengarden.

GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP—WEDNESDAYS AT 10:30 AM. Join pastoral counselor and therapist John Baumann, M.Div., LMHCA, as he guides the group in understanding and journeying through the complexities of losing a loved one. Enter at the patio level of the Pastoral Outreach Center to the Fireside Room. A freewill donation of $15 is suggested; however, attendance is strongly encouraged regardless of ability to pay. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

OPUS 7 “BEAUTIFUL MINDS” CONCERT Saturday, October 12 at 8:00pm. This concert will feature works by well-known composers and poets who created works of magnificent beauty in the midst of their own personal struggles with mental illness. Tickets may be purchased for $18 in advance at Music Office for reserved seating or $20 at the door. Students and Seniors, pay as able. Information, Music Office, 206-382-4874.

BOOK PRESENTATION: SHAKING SHAME FROM MENTAL ILLNESS. Wednesday, October 23, 7:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center, Holy Names Room. With self-disclosure and sensitivity, author Evonne Agnello presents her personal struggles of dealing with family members’ suicides. Her memoir sends a message of hope to anyone who has suffered from depression or trauma. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP October 27, Fireside Room, Parish Outreach Center, 1:30pm. Join therapist Peter Jabin, M.Div., LMHCA and Darcy Marlow, M. Ed., MHCA, for a free, co-facilitated workshop designed to encourage self-exploration. Through discussion, meditation and creative expression, Peter and Marcy will provide a safe and thought provoking forum for self-discovery, engaging the power of spirituality and creativity. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s quarterly journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

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.

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 Our Lady of Fatima in Seattle, Our Lady of the Lake in Seattle, Our Lady of Mt. Virgin in Seattle and St. Edward in Seattle and Shelton.

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