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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 Irene Telmo, from her loving family on the first anniversary of her death. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Regina Bourdage and Jack Tucci.

CHORAL MUSIC SATURDAY 5:30. We welcome Ave Renaissance Choir, director Rebekah Gilmore.

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

YOUNG ADULTS “THIRD SUNDAY” On the third Sunday of every month join other young adults in the parish at the 5:30pm Mass. We will gather for Mass TODAY, November 17. After Mass join us for a reception in the Pastoral Outreach Center on the corner of 9th and Columbia. Hope to see you there!

MASS IN MEMORY OF THOSE KILLED IN TYPHOON HAIYAN. On Friday, November 22, at 12:10pm, Archbishop Sartain will offer a special Mass in memory of the thousands killed in the Philippines in the catastrophic typhoon. All are welcome. If you would like to make a donation to the relief effort, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is already there, responding to the immediate emergency need for water, food, shelter and medical care, and to assist in the long-term recovery from the disaster. Make a donation at www.crs.org.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCES of St. James thank cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. During October we made 47 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions allowed us to help 42 individuals and families pay their rent and stay safely in their homes. In addition, we prevented 5 utility shut-offs, provided food for 32 families, beds and furniture for 14 households, clothes for 3 people, and transportation assistance for 2 individuals. Our priority is preventing homelessness. This makes your contributions go a long way. Helping our neighbors pay their rent is far cheaper than picking up the pieces after they lose their homes. Please consider joining our ministry to the poor among us. Information, Rob Millar 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix 206-595-9158.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHTS. Every Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Join us for interactive games and activities that will challenge you to apply your faith to everyday life. All are welcome!

MIGRANT FAMILY TOY/WINTER CLOTHES DRIVE. Given our ongoing commitment to the Migrant Project, the Youth Leadership Team is asking for donations of unwrapped toys for children ages 1-12 and winter clothing items (e.g. socks, gloves, hats, scarves, jackets, etc.) to help support the Skagit Valley migrant community during the holiday season. Our team will personally deliver these items to the migrant community in December. Items can be delivered to the parish office or brought to Youth Night.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

CATHOLICISM SERIES CONCLUDES. On Monday, November 18, our six-week series viewing and discussing Father Robert Barron’s DVD presentation of the Catholic faith concludes with “Happy are we: the teachings of Jesus.” All are welcome! We gather at 7:00pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, and finish up no later than 8:30pm.

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.

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.

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. Information, Nancy Granger, RN 206-382-4269.

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES. At this time, we are in need of volunteers to join the important ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, especially at the Noon Mass. You must be a confirmed, active Catholic and a registered parishioner to participate in this ministry. A new training session begins in December. We also have openings for youth altar servers, especially at the Sunday 8:00am and 5:30pm Masses. Children 4th grade and older are welcome to participate. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-622-3559.

THE MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DINNER SERIES, sponsored by the St. James Family Ministry, continues on Saturday, November 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Marriage and Family Therapist, Tita Subercaseaux, M.S., will facilitate our discussion of Learning Safe Ways to Deal with Conflict. Babysitting will be provided in the Mother Cabrini Room. Married couples of any age are welcome, but RSVP’s are required. Information or to RSVP, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER. On Sunday, November 24 at 11:15am, come to the Gallagher Center to hear about an upcoming workshop beginning in December, for those who are caring for family members with chronic illness of any kind. Learn self- care strategies to maintain health and balance in your own life. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

AN INVITATION FROM ST. PAUL, ST. GEORGE, AND ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. Open House Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26, from 8:30- 10:30am. See what a positive difference a Catholic education can make for your family. Our highly diverse school communities have traditions of engaging students with academic rigor steeped in strong Catholic values. Our enrichment programs include: sports programs, after school clubs as well as Extended Care programs for working families. Come meet our staff, visit our classrooms and see our students shine!

Sacrificial Sunday Giving 2014


Please drop your commitment card in the offering basket today. If you prefer, you can make your pledge online.

Results through November 10

Total pledges received 154
% participation (out of 2,173 households) 7%
Participation goal 100%
Total goal $2,100,000
% of goal reached 16%

As you can see, we have a long way to go…!

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. Frances Cabrini in Tacoma and St. Margaret in Seattle.

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