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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 thanksgiving for answered prayers from Steve and Becky Masmela.

ALL SAINTS Masses will be Thursday, October 31 at 5:30pm, and Friday, November 1 at 8:15am and 5:30pm. You are also welcome to join the O’Dea High School community for their All Saints Mass at 10:00am. Because of the Holy Day, there will be no First Friday Exposition following the 8:15am Mass, but there will be Holy Hour from Noon to 1:00pn.

ALL SOULS. This year there will be two Masses for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. The solemn Mass with Mozart’s Requiem will be on Friday evening, November 1 at 7:30pm. There will also be an All Souls Mass at 8:15am on Saturday, November 2. Please note that the 5:30pm Mass on November 2 will be an anticipated Mass of the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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.

TOILETRY DONATIONS. We are collecting donations of toiletries for our Winter Shelter and for the Solanus Casey Center. Please bring in donations of cough drops, razors, large spray deodorant. Drop them off at Coffee Hour after masses or at the parish office M-F 9am-5pm.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN would like to thank Pagliacci Pizza for providing 40 pizzas on Thursday October 17th. We were able to serve over 150 guests with your tasty pizza. We appreciate your generosity and support in feeding our many guests.

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.

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 adoration with Archbishop Sartain. Information, Joe Cotton.

YOUNG ADULTS FIRST FRIDAY - CHANGE. Please note that on the first Friday in November there will be no Taizé service. In place of our monthly attendance at Taizé, Young Adults are invited to join the parish community at the Requiem mass on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 pm.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL conferences of St. James thank cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. During September we made a total of 44 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions helped us keep 38 individuals and families in their homes, and prevent 4 utility shut-offs. We provided food for 30 households and clothes for 3 people. In addition, and we gave out 21 vouchers for beds and furniture. Our priority is preventing homelessness, which makes your contributions go a long way. Helping our neighbors pay their rent costs us an average of $6 per bed night. This is far cheaper than picking up the pieces after people lose their homes. Shelters cost $15-20 per night, and motels cost $50 or more. Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society follow Jesus through service to those in need. Bearing witness to Christ’s compassionate and liberating love, we show our commitment through person-to-person contact, always making our home visits in pairs. Please consider joining our ministry to the poor among us. Information, Rob Millar 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix 206-595-9158.

YOUNG ADULTS FLAG FOOTBALL & TURKEY BOWL TOURNAMENT. Come join us for fun and fellowship for “Ordinary Time” regular season games on the first and third Tuesdays in November, a Turkey-Bowl Championship tournament on Saturday, November 23, and an “Advent” winter season the first and third Tuesdays in December. Tuesday games will be pick up sandlot-style games: teams will be picked at the field. Tuesday games are from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Cal Anderson park. Feel free to arrive late or leave early if necessary. The Turkey Bowl will be held Saturday, November 23, 10:00am-1:00pm at Volunteer Park. Registration is necessary for the Turkey Bowl. For more information contact, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

THE HEALTH AND HEALING MINISTRY would like to thank those who registered for our parish blood drive on October 1. The Puget Sound Blood Center has reported that 30 people registered to donate. We are most appreciative of your generosity. Blood donations make a lifesaving difference.

JOIN US TODAY AT 40 DAYS FOR LIFE VIGIL. This Sunday, October 27, St. James parishioners will join 40 Days for Life to pray that we may find practical and compassionate ways to enable parents facing the challenges of a difficult pregnancy to choose life. The group will gather from 1:30 to 2:30pm in front of the Planned Parenthood facility at 2001 E. Madison. You need not sign up to attend. 40 Days for Life is a worldwide, interdenominational effort to promote a culture of life through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil. Participants must pledge to act peacefully and to show respect and love to all. The current 40-Days observance runs from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily until November 3. A representative will be at the coffee hours this morning. Information, Ted Nutting, 206-285-7533.

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. 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.

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE MISSION STATEMENT. The cathedral’s Life, Peace and Justice Committee recently formed a Respect Life Subcommittee. Its mission is to foster within St. James Cathedral parish a culture in which every human being is valued and protected from the moment of conception until natural death. We strive to create an environment of open and respectful dialogue concerning life issues, focusing particularly on the unborn. Our commitment to life leads us to serve with compassion women in the midst of difficult pregnancies, parents struggling to care for young children, and everyone who is dealing with the pain of abortion. Information, Suzanne Lee.

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 All Saints in Puyallup and Our Lad of the Olympics Mission in Quinault.


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