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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 from Slater Marshall, in loving memory of his wife Kathleen Marshall.

WELCOME TO VISITORS FROM MOUNT ANGEL SEMINARY. At the Noon Mass, we welcome clergy and seminarians from Mount Angel Seminary in Mount Angel, Oregon. Many of the priests currently serving in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Seattle did their seminary formation at Mount Angel, and many Seattle seminarians are enrolled there now. As the friends of Mount Angel gather in Seattle today, we welcome them to St. James Cathedral!

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, October 5, we mark the beginning of Respect Life Month with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament a special Holy Hour for Life. Exposition will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and will continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, including the Liturgy of the Hours, music, rosary, and time for silent prayer, begins at 12 Noon. All are welcome.

THE LAST SENIOR TRIP OF THE YEAR will be Wednesday, October 15. We will visit both the Washington State History Museum and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. We'll explore an exhibit of World War I posters and watch artists transform molten glass into art. In between we’ll lunch at the Renaissance Café. Please join us! Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners. Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206-274-3173.

BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION AND/OR FIRST COMMUNION for young people ages 7-17. RCIA/C is a process for young people who have not been baptized, who have been baptized in another Christian tradition, or who have been baptized Catholic but not catechized. The process for 2014-2015 begins NOW. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mieko Hada.

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.

SPECIAL NEEDS RETREAT. Saturday, October 18 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Please help us provide welcome, hospitality, and child care for special needs families from all over the archdiocese as they gather for a retreat at Eastside Catholic High School.

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.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

IMMORTAL LOVE: POETS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE. On Wednesday, October 8, from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Rectory Parlors, we will explore some of the Christian poetry of the great 19th-century poet Christina Rossetti. Corinna Laughlin (Cathedral liturgy director and PhD in English Literature) will offer an overview of the poet and a close look at a few key poems, read by Cathedral reader Scott Webster. A packet of poems is available free in the Cathedral Bookstore. The series continues on October 15, November 5, and November 19 with poetry by Francis Thompson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. All are welcome. Information, Corinna Laughlin.

CALLED TO PROTECT FOR FAMILIES. 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 at 206-219-5822 or Suzanne Lee at 206-654-4640.


For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

GOOD NEWS PEOPLE FOR YOUNG ADULTS. Did you know that there is a Good News People session just for young adults? We will meet on Sundays at 7pm starting on October 5 in the Rectory Parlors. Sign up online on the St. James website! Be sure to select the Young Adult group at the bottom of the sign-up page.

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND DINNER. On Friday, October 3, 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. This is a regular event that happens every first Friday of the month, so if you cannot make it this time, we look forward to seeing you on November 7.

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! Please RSVP to Tom Frasene if you are interested.

THIRD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. Every third Sunday, young adults meet for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments after the 5:30 Mass. Mark your calendars for October 19!

FILM, FOOD, AND TALK. Join us for a fun, informative, and spiritual evening on Wednesday, October 22, 7:00pm-8:30pm! We’ll watch an Academy Award-winning 30 minute film, eat delicious snacks, and discuss our role as Catholics in relating to each other and the environment.

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

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 at 206-219-5822 or Suzanne Lee at 206-654-4640.


APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (ASIST) October 25 and 26, 9am 5pm at the Palisades, Federal Way. ASIST is an evidence-based, highly researched suicide prevention program. Cost $65 for both days; includes breakfast & lunch. Residents of King County may be eligible for a scholarship through NAMI.

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM. This NAMI program, for family members of loved ones with mental illness, recently gained “evidence based” status and has proved to lead participants to positive life changes and feel more in control of their lives. Meetings take place at the Gallagher Center, Thursdays 6:30 – 9 pm, starting October 16. Register soon as space is limited. Information, Mary Gibson at 206-650-4341.

HAVE YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY? We would like to hear from you about your u met needs your veteran may have, or about ways our programs could help support veterans in our parish community. Information, Paul Snow, 206-226-5238.

HOLY YOGA (Chair Yoga) every Wednesday, 4-5:15 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Come to gain and maintain strength, balance and spiritual nourishment.

CREATIVE ARTS GROUP. 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the Gallagher Center, Noon – 2 pm. No artistic experience necessary! Next class October 9.

MONTHLY FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP – For family members of adult children with mental illness. Meets on the last Saturday of the month in the Gallagher Center. Information, mindfulalternative@gmail.com.

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

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.

THE ESPRESSO MINISTRY IS UP AND RUNNING after the 10:00am Mass! We are looking for a few additional volunteers—stop in and let us know if you are interested! This month, all sales will benefit the Religious Ed ministry.

CARETEAM, A PROGRAM OF SAMARITAN CENTER matches groups or individuals with people living with HIV/AIDS and other life challenges to create teams that provide emotional, practical and spiritual support. The next volunteer training is Saturday, October 18 from 8:45am to 5:00pm at Samaritan Center. To find out more call 206-527-2266 x118 or visit www.samaritanps.org. There are individuals and families in Seattle who are isolated and miss meaningful connections due to the effects of HIV/AIDS and other challenges. Our current St. James Cathedral CareTeam needs new volunteers or you can serve on a Team closer to your home. Put your faith into action! Information, Tom Frasene.

THE WINTER SHELTER NEEDS YOU! The St. James Winter Shelter provides a safe place to sleep throughout the coldest months of the year, but this can only be done with the help of volunteers! We still need parishioners to volunteer once per month for seven months as overnight hosts. Please be a part of this important ministry. Information¸ Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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.

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, www.lifechain.net.

“YES TO THE DRESS” Do you have a wedding dress that you love but don’t know what to do with it? You can donate it! St. Vincent de Paul has bridal boutiques located in both their Renton and Kent stores. Sales from St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores support social service programs including home visits, help line, food bank case management and Centro Rendu and Operation Veteran Renewal. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

ST. JAMES GROUP VOLUNTEER DAY! Sunday, October 5, 2pm-5pm. Join other parishioners as we help several senior members of our First Hill community! We will offer helping hands for chores that may be difficult for the senior, and we will also offering listening ears and a ministry of presence. Meet at St. James Cathedral. RSVP to Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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. Michael in Olympia and Snohomish, St. Gabriel in Port Orchard, St. Jerome in Ocean Shores, St. Therese in Seattle and St. Theresa in Federal Way.

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