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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.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. Each year, we rely on bequests from parishioners and friends to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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, and spray deodorant (full size). Drop them off at Coffee Hour after masses or at the parish office M-F 9am-5pm.

FILM SCREENING: HIDDEN PICTURES: A PERSONAL JOURNEY INTO GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH. St. James Cathedral, Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00pm, Holy Names Room, Parish Outreach Center. Do not miss this compelling documentary by Delaney Ruston, MD. Delaney grew up under the shadow of her dad's illness, schizophrenia, and now is helping increase public awareness of the world’s 450 million people with mental illness. Discussion to follow. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

MASS FOR DECEASED O’DEA ALUMNI. On Saturday, November 9, 11:00am, O’Dea High School will celebrate its annual Alumni Memorial Mass to honor their deceased graduates. Father Michael G. Ryan will preside and preach at the Mass; Father Tom Marti MM, O’Dea Class of 1955 will concelebrate. After Mass a complimentary lunch will be offered in the Pastoral Outreach Center. RSVP by Monday, November 4, to Dianne Irwin, 206-622-7151. Visit www.odea.org for additional information.

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.

HOLIDAY WREATH AND POINSETTIA SALE. For the 8th consecutive year, the Marjorie Ryan Circle of the Association for Catholic Childhood (ACC) will be selling the finest quality Northwest 22" mixed Noble Fir wreaths for $20 each. And again this year, we will also offer locally grown, stunning red poinsettias. All proceeds from this sale go directly to the charitable children's organizations that ACC supports. Order for yourself, or as gifts for family and friends. Download the order form. We are able to take orders from St. James customers through November 14. Wreaths and poinsettias may be picked up after the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses at coffee hour on December 1, or at the St. James Advent Bazaar on December 8. ACC would like to extend a big thank you to the entire St. James Community for supporting our wreath sale each and every year, because of your support we were able to donate over $6,000 to local children's charities last year.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. St. James Cathedral, Wednesdays 10:30-12:00. Join pastoral counselor and psychotherapist, John Baumann, M.Div., LMHCA as he guides the group in journeying through the complexities of losing a loved one. Enter at the patio level of the Fireside Room in The Parish Outreach Center. A freewill donation of $15 is suggested; however attendance is strongly encouraged regardless of ability to pay. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

MEMORY TROUBLES? The Cathedral Health and Healing Committee is sponsoring a program designed to provide information about memory, how it changes as we age, and how to recognize changes that may signal a problem. Presenter Michael Kopcho, RPh. had a 30 year career in the US Public Health Service. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss you may wish to attend November 12 at 7:00pm, Cathedral Place, 2nd Floor (enter on Terry Ave). Information, or to make your application, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206-274-3173.

SIX-WEEK “FOOD & MOOD” WORKSHOP. Begins Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm in the Gallagher Center. Gain knowledge about the relationship between the brain and essential nutrients, become an expert at understanding food labeling, understand the correlation between exercise and depression, diabetes, good physical and mental health. Learn effective stress reduction techniques. This workshop will be led by Annie Laweryson, Master’s student at Bastyr University currently studying nutrition and clinical health psychology. Annie is passionate about nutrition and believes that “we are what we eat”—that proper nutrition and healthy habits truly supports our minds and bodies. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

Please note there will be NO Youth Night this Sunday evening, November 3. Youth Nights will resume next week at 6:30pm in the Outreach Center. Please pray for our delegation of youth who will be attending the Archdiocesan Youth Convention this weekend! Also, please be sure to check out our website and Facebook page and consider joining the youth ministry community! Brochures are available in the parish office. All are welcome!

Information, Joe Cotton

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. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Each Friday at 6:30pm in the Cathedral, all are invited to join in an ecumenical service of readings, silence, candlelight, and the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. This simple, reflective prayer is the perfect way to end a busy week.

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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Jack Drummey and Marilyn Walsh.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, October 27: Christian Santiago Arauz-Markwick, Jacques Eduard Balakier, Viviana Ellen Ann Bomers, Shiloh Elizabeth Burbano, Cruze Lawrence Cook, Brooklyn Lee Greenfield, Caleb Ryan Kwaterski, Ashton James McDonald, Sophia Solorio, Ricardo Solorio, and David John Thomas. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

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 St. Charles Borromeo in Tacoma and Burlington, and St. Leo in Tacoma.


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