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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 AMBO last weekend were from the wedding of Brianna Rassilyer and Robert Miller.

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 Museum 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.

SOLEMN MASS OF ALL SOULS will include Fauré’s sublime setting of the Requiem with the Cathedral Choir and orchestra. If you would like to make a donation to Cathedral Music in memory of deceased family or friends and have the names included in the Order of Celebration, please write “All Souls’ Patron” on the check and enclose the names of the deceased. Information, Music Office or 206-382-4874.

Dear Friends,

I know you will want to join me in welcoming Rosanne Michaels back to our pastoral team. Some of you will remember her fondly from the years she ministered here with us (1995-2006). She rejoins the staff now to head up our aAdult Confirmation program as well as our program for “returning Catholics” (Welcome Back!). In addition, Rosanne will work with Suzanne Lee in various aspects of Family Ministry, including baptismal preparation. And, given Rosanne’s wide scope of interests, I suspect she will be making her mark in other areas of parish life, too! Please join me in welcoming Rosanne Michaels back to St. James Cathedral.

Father Ryan


PLEASE PRAY FOR THE ST. JAMES YOUTH who are returning to the Skagit Valley this weekend to operate a food bank for the migrant community.

OPENING YOUTH NIGHT, TONIGHT! 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

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION. Classes for children ages Pre- School through Grade 8 are Sunday mornings from 11:00 – 11:45. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

A POVERTY SIMULATION. Could you survive a month in poverty? What choices would you make if you had little time and money to spare? The Missions Office and the JustFaith Leadership Team, and the Faith and Family Homelessness Project of Seattle University present a Poverty Simulation, Saturday, October 11, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Center, 7000 35th Ave West. During the simulation, participants will role-play a month in the lives of low-income individuals and families, explore the impact of poverty on our community, meet others in the community who care about the issue, reflect on Catholic Social Teaching and learn about advocacy opportunities. $15 suggested donation to cover the cost of lunch. Preregistration is required, and will be limited to the first 80 registrants. To register online, visit their website. To register by phone, contact Lisa Gustaveson, 206-296-2657. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.


Dear Friends,

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 from 9:15 to 10:15am, St. James parishioners will pray for the unborn and their parents in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic at 20th and E Madison. Please join us.

THE PREGNANCY SUPPORT MINISTRY of St. James Cathedral needs new volunteers. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

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.

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

RCIA REUNION. Calling all former RCIA participants! Are you someone who has come through the RCIA process at St. James? Please join us for a social time to check in and catch up. We will gather on Tuesday evening, October 21 in the Rectory Parlors at 7pm. If you can attend, RSVP to Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.


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.

GRIEF GROUP MEETS EACH WEDNESDAY MORNING from 10:30 to 12:00 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. The next meeting will be Wednesdya, October 8. Please note that the group will not meet on October 15 or October 22 but will resume on October 29.

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.


For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TODAY! 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, 206-219-5822, or Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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 Winter Shelter.

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 x 118 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. Information, Tom Frasene.

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. Francis of Assisi in Friday Harbor and Seahurst; and Holy Rosary in Seattle, Tacoma and Edmonds. We also remember in prayer the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.


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