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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 ESPRESSO MINISTRY welcomes you at coffee hour after the 10:00am Mass! This month, all sales will benefit the Winter Shelter.

REMEMBERING OUR DEAD. You are invited to record the names of your deceased loved ones and family members in the special book near the Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book will be carried in procession at all Masses of All Souls on Sunday, November 2.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER CHILDREN for classes preparing Catholic 7-9 year-olds for First Holy Communion next May. Registration for RCIA/C, the class for children and youth wanting to become Catholic, is ongoing. Detailed information for both programs is available online at the Cathedral website “Kids Page.” Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP AN IMMIGRANT OR REFUGEE. The Immigrant Assistance program helps to immigrants and refugees to learn English, apply for citizenship and prepare for their US Citizenship exam, apply for Deferred Action, get more active in the broader community, and find resources to address other challenges in their lives. Learn more at our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Monday, October 20, from 6:00-7:30pm. Information, Cecilia Walsh , 206-382-4511.

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.

OVERNIGHT HOSTS NEEDED FOR WINTER SHELTER. While the St. James Cathedral Winter Shelter has already begun, our volunteer calendar is looking sparse towards the end of the month. If you are able to participate in this vital ministry as an overnight host once per month on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday night, then please contact Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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.

O’DEA ALUMNI MEMORIAL MASS. On Saturday, November 8, 11:00am, O’Dea High School will celebrate its annual Alumni Memorial Mass in the Cathedral to honor their deceased graduates. After Mass a complimentary lunch will be offered in the O’Dea High School library. RSVP by Monday, November 3, to Dianne Irwin, 206-622-7151.

FESTIVAL OF CATHEDRAL CHOIRS. Saturday, November 8, 7:30 pm, an evening of ancient and modern choral works including three commissioned world premieres in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Image, Seattle’s quarterly journal of writing, art and faith. Three of the Cathedral’s resident ensembles will be joined by our own Women of St. James Schola. Information, Cathedral Music Concerts page or 206-382-4874.

THE HEALTH AND HEALING MINISTRY would like to thank everyone who registered for our Blood Drive on October 5. The event was a great success. You have helped to ensure that our community has a safe supply of blood available!

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.

“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.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE CATHEDRAL YOUNG PEOPLE who will be serving at the archdiocesan Special Needs Retreat this weekend at Eastside Catholic High School. May we welcome and include ALL of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

YOUTH NIGHTS – Sunday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to 7th – 12th grade students. Please join us for prayer, catechesis, and fun activities designed to integrate faith into everyday life. All are welcome!

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



For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. After the 5:30pm Mass TODAY, the young adults will meet for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments in the Rectory Parlors.

THEOLOGY ON TAP RETURNS. Save the date for the autumn edition of Theology on Tap! Make sure you are free on November 5, 12, and 19 from 7:30 to 9:30. Come have a drink, hear about the saints and saintliness, and meet your fellow young adults!

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.

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND DINNER. On Friday, November 7, 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.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235


ASIST (APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING) During this 2-day interactional workshop, learn skills to communicate with and support a loved one suffering from debilitating depression. Saturday and Sunday, Oct 25 and 26, 9am-5pm at the Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way. Information, Margaret Shelton 206-274-3123.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) - Saturday, November 8, 8:30am–4:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Learn a simple 5-Step Action Plan on how to respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training benefits people from all walks of life, professionals, family members, volunteers and general public. Cost $100. NAMI Scholarship available for eligible King County residents. This class fills quickly.

BOOK PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION. In a new book, My Fluorescent God, local personality and therapist Joe Guppy describes his time as a young man in a psychiatric hospital and the treatment that saved him. He will discuss his concerns about the present state of the mental health system in our community. Saturday, November 22, 7:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center.

HOLY YOGA (CHAIR YOGA) Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

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

PARISH FAMILY SEEKING HELP WITH HOUSING. We have a family in the parish who has recently relocated to Seattle for critical medical care and they are in need of housing. There are two adults (mom and dad) and three elementary aged children. They need to be close to the city for medical care and they have limited resources even though both parents are working. If you have any suggestions or to offer help please contact Kathleen McCabe or Brenda Bellamy.

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

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.

A COMPASSIONATE CHURCH FOR THE POOR. On Monday, November 7, 2014, at 6:00pm in Pigott Auditorium, Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will explore how the vocation of business can contribute to a renewed Church sent by Christ on a mission to serve those at the margins of society. “Business leaders are called to engage the contemporary economic and financial world in light of the principles of human dignity and the common good” (Cardinal Turkson). All are welcome.

A reminder about Sunday parking at the Cathedral

We know that parking in this area is at a premium and we do our best to make it available to you.
In consideration of our neighbors, please note these important Do’s and Don’ts!


  • In the O’Dea High School lot.
  • In the Cabrini Tower Garage on Marion Street across from O’Dea High School for the Saturday 5:30 pm Mass and all Sunday Masses. The Cathedral pays for parking (and for official traffic officers from the Seattle Police Department) during these times, and you are encouraged to take advantage of it.
  • In the P-1 parking lot under the Chancery building at 9th and Marion.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, only in spaces 1-22.

Please DO NOT park:

  • In any parking spot marked with an orange cone.
  • In the lot adjacent to the Envoy Apartments on 9th Avenue, directly across from the Cathedral.
  • In the Blood Bank parking lot at the corner of Terry and Columbia.
  • In the Frye Museum parking lots on Terry Avenue.
  • In the parking places at the Pastoral Outreach Center.
  • In the spaces on Terry Avenue reserved for loading and unloading of the parish vans.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, spaces 23-40.

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. Luke in Shoreline, St. Jude in Redmond, and the North American Martyrs in Seattle.


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