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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.

THE ALTAR ARRANGEMENT is offered in loving memory of Joaquin Arreola and Bernando Bapena, from their family.

ADVENT IN THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Stop by the Cathedral Bookstore for a wide array of resources for Advent, including Cathedral Christmas Cards, Advent candles, rosaries, medals, and more!

MEDIEVAL ART OF SUSAN BONDURANT. Susan Bondurant returns to the Cathedral Chapel this Advent with a new show of her recreated medieval book illuminations. “The medieval period,” Bondurant writes, “was a world much like our own: a world of both progress and savagery, ideology and science, and above all, rapid change. Through illuminations, medieval artists expressed their sense of expectation and hope for a better and more beautiful world.” Stop by the Cathedral Chapel to view these works from November 30 through December 20.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN WOULD LIKE TO THANK Pagliacci Pizza for providing, preparing and serving a generous meat loaf dinner and baked desserts on Thursday, November 21. You helped the Cathedral Kitchen serve over 170 guests and we are very grateful for all that you do to serve our many guests. We also thank Horizon House for preparing and donating a freshly made green salad Thursday, November 14. Your salad was delicious and served many dinner guests that evening.

ADVENT IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND. Saturday, December 7, 8:00 pm Blue Heron, the Boston-based a cappella ensemble, has been hailed by the New Yorker as the American “heir apparent” to the Tallis Scholars. The ensemble of ten singers and early harp makes its Seattle debut with a program of carols, motets and plainchant from 15th-century England, featuring music by Leonel Power, John Dunstaple, English carols, and Sarum plainchant. www.earlymusicguild.org.  For parishioner pay-as-able passes please call the Music Office, 206-382-4874.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN OPEN HOUSE. An informational and organizational gathering on Monday December 9 at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Learn about the history and purpose of the garden. Explore ways to be part of the future of the garden. All are welcome. No commitment necessary. A short tour of the Cathedral Kitchen Garden will precede the Open House. Meet for the tour at the garden at the corner of Terry Avenue and Cherry Street at 6:30pm. Information, email or website.

SIMBANG GABI. Saturday, December 14, 11:00am. Catholics from throughout the Archdiocese will gather in St. James Cathedral to begin the Advent novena of Masses in honor of Mary to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. Archbishop Sartain will preside. All are invited and warmly welcome.

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. There is a commitment of volunteering once a month. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

HOLIDAY GIFT MAKING PARTY! Join us in crafting homemade gifts as we listen to Christmas Music, enjoy hot cocoa and yummy snacks! All materials included. Just bring yourself, your creativity and a smile! Sunday, December 15, Gallagher Center. Sponsored by Circle of Friends for Mental Health. Information, or to RSVP, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

DO YOU GIVE AT THE OFFICE? Help refugees and immigrants to learn English, become citizens, and connect to community resources. When you make a gift through the United Way or other workplace giving campaign, you can designate St. James Immigrant Assistance. For United Way, simply write in “St. James Immigrant Assistance formerly St. James ESL” for the specific agency you want to designate. If you work for Boeing or Microsoft, your gift will automatically be matched, doubling your donation. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER WORKSHOP SERIES. Learn sensible tactics for keeping well and reducing stress this holiday season as you busily care for others in your life. This 6-week program begins Monday, December 16, 11am–1:30pm in Mother Cabrini Room of Pastoral Outreach Center. Sponsored by Living Well with Chronic Conditions in Washington State. Information or to RSVP, Nancy Granger, RN, 206-382-4269.

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.

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.

TRI-PARISH FOOD BANK TRIP – Saturday, December 21 from 7:30am–5:00pm. Join us as we return to Burlington to work at the food bank, helping to support migrant families and other neighbors in need. Contact Joe for a permission form.

JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY. Are you the parent of a 7th and/or 8th grader? Would you be interested in a biweekly youth program for your middle school student? If so, please e-mail the youth ministry office and vote for a day of the week and time frame that would be ideal for you.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082


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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jack Harvey.


Sacrificial Sunday Giving 2014


Results through November 25

Total pledges received 509
% participation (out of 2,173 households) 23%
Participation goal 100%
Total goal $2,100,000
% of goal reached 58%

As you can see, we have a long way to go…!
Follow up mailings go out the week of December 2.
Please turn in your pledge card today, or make your pledge online

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. Francis Xavier in Toledo, St. Nicholas in Gig Harbor, and St. Barbara in Black Diamond.

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