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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 loving memory of Ryan Matthew Cueto on the second anniversary of his death, and in thanksgiving for the birth of Ryley Michael Cueto.

THE ESPRESSO MINISTRY IS UP AND RUNNING after the 10:00am Mass! We are looking for a few additional volunteers. Check in with us at the Ministries Fair on Sunday, September 21. This month, all sales will benefit the Religious Ed ministry.

REGISTRATION FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY. Register for all our Children’s Faith Formation programs after the 10:00am and Noon Masses today. These programs include regular Sunday School, preparation for First Communion, and preparation for the sacraments for older children (RCIA for children). Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108 or Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

CALLING ALL FAITH FORMATION FAMILIES. You are invited to bring cards, notes, or artworks of thanksgiving for Lita McBride to Faith Formation registration today in Cathedral Hall. Lita has served as the leader of Children’s Faith Formation for many years and she has been a blessing to our community.

GUITAR CONCERT OF MUSIC FOR THE CAMINO will be performed by our Cathedral guitarist, Mark Hillard Wilson, Friday, September 26, 7:30 pm. Currently, Mark is performing in Europe on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. This recital takes place shortly after his return and will feature music influenced by the pilgrims of the Camino. Information www.stjames-cathedral.org/music/concerts.

GOLF TOURNAMENT THANK YOU. A huge thank you to all who participated in this year’s Hunthausen Golf Tournament. We had beautiful weather, and the event raised an amazing $115,000 for our Cathedral outreach ministries, especially the Cathedral Kitchen. Special thanks go to our co-sponsor, Pagliacci Pizza!

OPENING YOUTH NIGHT. Sunday, October 5 at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Join us for our first Youth Night of the 2014-2015 year! All subsequent Youth Nights will occur on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Join us for fun activities that will help you integrate your faith into daily living.

JUNIOR HIGH BOAT CRUISE DANCE. Saturday, October 25 from 6-10pm. Join hundreds of middle school students from around the region as you dance the night away on the “The Royal Argosy.”

YOUTH CONVENTION. November 1-2. Join with hundreds of Catholic youth as we gather for live music, powerful speakers, and interactive workshops.

SPECIAL NEEDS FAITH MENTORING. It’s not too late to apply for a faith mentor slot. You will meet one-on-one with a special needs child each Sunday morning. Please help us achieve full inclusion as we seek to develop faith.

Please stop by our table during the Ministries Fair to register and learn more!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation then you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

BUILDING A CULTURE OF LIFE. The Cornerstone Catholic Conference, sponsored by the bishops of Washington State, will be held at the Tacoma Convention and Trade Center on October 24-25, 2014. Keynote speaker, Immaculee Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor, will present her story on “hope, forgiveness, and the value of life.” Come be inspired and educated in the Gospel call to care for our brothers and sisters who are unborn, poor, marginalized, or at the end of life. Scholarships are available. Information and registration, www.cornerstonecatholic.com.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN NEEDS TWO FRIDAY GLEANERS. Gleaners drive our van in the morning to a few local grocery stores and collect food (fruits, vegetables, milk, etc.) These items may be used for our daily meals or passed on to St. Mary’s Food Bank. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.


For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. Join other St. James young adults for complimentary wine and cheese after the 5:30 Mass today, September 21! We will meet in the Parish Outreach Center across Columbia Street, and if it’s sunny, we will be on the patio!

LAST CHANCE FOR SOUNDERS OUTING. Join other young adults from St. James as we cheer on the Sounders against the Vancouver Whitecaps! The game will be on Friday, October 10 at 7pm at CenturyLink Field. Tickets will be $18, and please order your tickets as soon as possible by contacting Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet other young adults from the parish while rooting for the home team!

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND DINNER. Every first Friday of the month, join other young adults for Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north end of the Cathedral to decide on a place for dinner. We hope to see you October 3!

HELP A SENIOR, MAKE A DIFFERENCE. St. James young adults will be helping several senior community members with household needs through Volunteer Chore Services on Sunday, October 5 from 2pm to 5pm. Get to know your fellow young adults while serving a good cause! RSVP to Tom Frasene if you are interested.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? Contact Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

WINTER SHELTER VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED. The 2014 One Night Count found 3,123 people sleeping outdoors on the streets of King County. St. James Cathedral partners with St. Martin de Porres Shelter to provide overflow sleeping space during the cold winter months. St. Martin de Porres, a program of Catholic Community Services, has room for 212 homeless men. During the winter, St. Martin’s is always full and has to turn away many people. From October through April, Friday night through Monday night, St. James provides a warm and safe place to sleep in Cathedral Hall for 10-14 men. Nearly 100 parishioners are needed to volunteer at the Winter Shelter, now in its twenty-third year. Please consider joining our shelter team as an overnight host, breakfast cook, toiletries donation sorter, or substitute host. Your help is urgently needed! Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

CALLED TO PROTECT FOR FAMILIESS. Learn additional skills to protect your children from harm. Join us on Sunday afternoon on October 12 from 1:30 to about 3:00pm at Cathedral Place, 2nd floor (entrance on Terry Avenue) for the Archdiocesan program “Called to Protect for Families”, which is designed to help you to watch for the warning signs, to act on behalf of your children, and to teach your children how to get away from danger. To register, go to: http://seattle.setanet.org/, click on “register for Classes”, and look for our program by date then by location, then complete the brief form. NOTE: this class does NOT fulfill the requirement for Called to Protect for Ministry. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822 or Suzanne Lee, 206-979-6308.

CALLED TO PROTECT FOR MINISTRIES. Are you a volunteer in ministry working with children or vulnerable adults? Have you been asked to take this program? Join us on Sunday afternoon on October 19 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at Cathedral Place, 2nd Floor, to become certified in ministries working with children and with vulnerable adults. Register online at http://seattle.setanet.org/, click on “Register for Classes”, scroll down to October 19 and look for St. James Cathedral. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219 -5822 or Suzanne Lee, 206-979-6308.

LIFE CHAINS are prayerful, ecumenical events held on the first Sunday of October across the United States and in many other nations in observance of Respect Life Sunday. Life Chain participants line the street quietly holding non-graphic signs, such as Adoption, the Loving Option. On Sunday, October 5, a Life Chain will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 pm on the Seattle I-5 overpass at the NE 50th Street. Information, http://www.lifechain.net.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition, then you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

ST. JAMES YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAM is accepting young singers. The Cathedral’s widely respected music program for young musicians, first grade through high school, is designed to develop full, active and conscious participation in the liturgy through singing. The program is led by some of the region’s leading experts in developing musicianship in children. Information, 206-382-4874.

DO YOU SHOP AT BARTELL’S? If you shop at Bartell’s, every purchase you make can benefit St. James Cathedral if you register for their “B” Caring program. Ask at Bartell’s for details. If you’re already signed up, be sure to use your “B” Caring card when you check out.


IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENT: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). October 25and 26, 9 am–5 pm at the Palisades, Federal Way. ASIST is an evidence-based, highlyresearched suicide prevention program. Cost $65 for both days and includes breakfast and lunch. Residents of King County may be eligible for a scholarship through NAMI.

HAVE YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY? We would like to hear from you about unmet needs your veteran may have, or about ways our programs could help and support veterans in our parish community. Call Nancy Granger, RN 206-382-4269 or Paul Snow at 206-226-5238.

REGISTER NOW FOR 12 WEEK FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM. This program provides information about depression mental disorders, offers up to date information about medications, and increased understanding of the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness. The program begins October 16, Gallagher Center, 6:30–9:00pm. Space is limited—register soon. CHAIR YOGA every Wednesday 4- 5 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Come to gain and maintain strength, balance and spiritual nourishment.

CREATIVE ARTS GROUP meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, Noon - 2 pm in Gallagher Center. Next class September 25. Come to learn different artistic techniques, create various crafts, or just ‘do your own thing,’ and socialize with others. No artistic experience necessary!

Information and Registration,
Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269

STAY UP TO DATE ON IMMIGRATION ISSUESS. Follow the Facebook page for Immigrant Assistance for regular updates on local, regional, and national news about immigration. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/St.JamesImmigrantAssistance or simply search for “St. James Immigrant Assistance.” Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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.

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 communities of St. Matthew in Seattle, SS. Cosmas and Damian in Orting, and St. Vincent de Paul in Federal Way.


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