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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.

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. Stop by the Cathedral Chapel to view these works from November 30 through December 20.

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

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. Because December 8 falls on a Sunday this year, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be observed on Monday, December 9 with Masses at 8:15am and 5:30pm.

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. A short tour of the garden will precede the Open House. Meet at the corner of Terry Avenue and Cherry Street at 6:30pm. Information, email or website.

ADVENT MOVIE NIGHT! On Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00pm, join us in Cathedral Hall for a screening of The Nativity Story, an exquisite 2006 film that follows Mary’s journey from the Annunciation to the birth of Jesus. The movie is great for all ages; holiday treats will be provided. Feel free to bring a comfy pillow. You will love the new projector, large screen, and great sound system in Cathedral Hall! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

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

VAN DRIVER NEEDED. A van driver who assists elderly parishioners attend Mass is urgently needed. The commitment is for one Sunday per month. Be a part of this rewarding ministry! Information John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

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 welcome.

OPUS 7: A BOY WAS BORN. Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 pm, Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Loren Pontén, Artistic Director, presents Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece. Information, 206-782-2899 or www.opus7.org. Parishioner pay-as-able passes available by calling 206-382-4874.

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 gather for Mass on December 15. Afterwards, join us for a reception in the Pastoral Outreach Center on the corner of 9th and Columbia. Hope to see you there!

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 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Gallagher Center. Sponsored by Circle of Friends for Mental Health. Information, or to RSVP, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

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.

GREENING OF THE CATHEDRAL. Young Adults are invited to help decorate the Cathedral for Christmas on Friday, December 20 at 6:30pm. This is a fun evening for anyone in their 20’s or 30’s to come together to make the Cathedral beautiful for the Christmas season. Once we are finished decorating we will have a pizza party. RSVP to Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235 by Monday, Dec. 16.

WARM HEARTS AND SOLES SOCKS DRIVE. The St. James Young Adults are collecting new socks for the 11th Annual Warm Hearts and Soles Sock Drive. Please bring sock donations to Cathedral Hall after 8:00am, 10:00am, and Noon Masses December 8, 15, and 22 or to the parish office Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Help us reach our goal of 2,014 socks! Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

CATHEDRAL FAMILIES CHRISTMAS PARTY is Saturday, December 21 starting at 11:30am in the Cathedral Hall. This party is open to all Cathedral Children and their families. RSVP required! Call or email Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822 with the number of children and their accompanying adults by Wednesday, December 18. Come join us for food, fun, and fellowship.

Sacrificial Sunday Giving 2014


Results through December 2, 2013

Total pledges received 580
% participation (out of 2,173 households) 27%
Participation goal 100%
Total goal $2,100,000
% of goal reached 66%

Thank you to ALL who have turned in a pledge card.
As you can see, we have a long way to go
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 Immaculate Conception in Seattle, Everett, Arlington and Mount Vernon, and Immaculate Conception Mission in Steilacoom.

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