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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.

THANK YOU, PEMCO, FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN for your delicious “Octoberfest” dinner on October 23. Your generous donation of supplies, food and volunteers helped the Cathedral Kitchen serve 192 guests in need. The chicken-apple sausage, sparkling cider and carrot cake were enjoyed by all.

CATHEDRAL ORGANIST JOSEPH ADAM presents a concert on Friday, November 22 at 8:00pm of evocative organ works from early 20th-century France—musical impressions of Basque landscapes by Joseph Ermend- Bonnal, fiery compositions by Augustin Barié, and a selection of fantasy pieces by Louis Vierne, organist of Notre-Dame, Paris. The great organs of St. James Cathedral are the perfect vehicle to bring these pieces to life. Suggested donation $15. Information, Music Office, 206-382-4874.

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 Tuesday, 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.

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. 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.

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 the 5:30pm Mass on November 17. After Mass, join us for a reception in the Pastoral Outreach Center on the corner of Ninth and Columbia. Hope to see you there!

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHTS. Every Sunday evening from 6:30–8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. This week, we will be viewing Welcome to Unity, a documentary about cultural understanding and religious tolerance, produced by one of our own parishioners. We’ll provide popcorn, snacks, and time to process what we learned. Please join us! All are welcome!

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM. Members of the leadership team will be meeting Sunday evening, November 10 at 5:00pm in the outreach center. What will our next youth ministry endeavor be? Who is in need of our support and care?

A SPECIAL THANK YOU. Thanks to all those who volunteered during the Fun Beyond Limits Carnival for families with special needs and to all participants of Youth Convention and the Mass for Deceased Homeless. Our youth ministry community is off to a great start in the effort to love our neighbor as Jesus modeled.

QUESTIONS? Please visit the Youth Ministry table at the Ministries Fair or contact Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082


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.

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.

WINTER SHELTER. St. James Cathedral partners with St. Martin de Porres Shelter to provide overflow sleeping space for our neighbors without homes. Four nights a week 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. We are currently in need of a few more overnight hosts to join us for the season. Please consider joining our Winter Shelter Team. There is a commitment of volunteering once a month. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

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, lip balm, razors, combs, individual tissue packets, and large cans of spray deodorant or small individual deodorant sticks. Please drop off donations at Coffee Hour after masses or at the parish office Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

YOUNG ADULTS SERVICE OPPORTUNITY. If you are in your twenties or thirties and you are looking for a service opportunity, consider joining the St. James Young Adults at the YouthCare Orion Center on Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. We will be cooking and serving brunch to 50-60 patrons of the Orion Center. YouthCare is a Seattle nonprofit that is known for serving the city's youth and young adult homeless population. Their services range from providing outreach and basic needs, to shelter and housing, to education and employment training and more. It is necessary to RSVP for this opportunity. Information, Luke Henkel, or Caitlin Lanigan.

LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN ADVENT? St. James Young Adults annually host a sock drive during the Advent Season. We are forming our team to help with this effort now. We will need help collecting the socks following the Sunday masses during Advent, helping count the socks as we strive to collect 2,014 pairs this year, and then helping deliver them to our homeless neighbors. We will plan to have a team meeting before the Advent season begins. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL? Would they appreciate a card or visit from a MHM volunteer? Would the family appreciate a meal? Please let us know. We are here to help. Information, Nancy Granger, RN 206-382-4269.

REMEMBER! GALLAGHER CENTER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE ROOM IS OPEN EVERY SUNDAY 9 – 2. Feel free to drop in to browse through literature on mental health, chat with a Mental Health Ministry volunteer, learn about resources, and develop supportive relationships with others. Consider becoming a volunteer yourself! Information, Nancy Granger, RN 206-382-4269.

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. Hubert in Langley and St. Martin of Tours in Fife.

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