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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 by Catherine Bylund in loving memory of Sam Bailey on the 10th anniversary of his death.

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.

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 a month on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday night, 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.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION. Preparation classes for youth aged 16 or older, as well as for adults will begin Wednesday evening, April 8, and continue each Wednesday into June. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.


For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THEOLOGY ON TAP RETURNS. See the full-page flyer, and make sure you are free on November 5, 12, and 19 from 7:30 to 9:30 to discuss the saints and saintliness at The Chieftain!

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

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Commonweal, one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking Catholic periodicals in the United States, is celebrating 90 years of great journalism. Pick up a free copy of the anniversary issue in the Cathedral Bookstore after Mass today, and take a look at our offerings of Catholic books and gifts for all ages.

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.

FESTIVAL OF CATHEDRAL CHOIRS. On Saturday, November 8, at 7:30pm, you are invited to 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 CATHEDRAL KITCHEN THANKS. Pemco for donating, help preparing and serving, a wonderful meal in our Cathedral Kitchen on Tuesday October 14. Our many meal guests enjoyed both the meal and your friendly conversations. Thank you Horizon House for your donations of freshly made salads and cakes to our Cathedral Kitchen during the month of October. Thank you Pagliacci Pizza for your wonderful pizza, Thursday October 16. You helped us to serve more than 170 meal guests that night.

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!

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

SPECIAL NEEDS CARNIVAL. Saturday, November 8, 12:00-4:00pm. Please join us as we operate a carnival for families with special needs at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in West Seattle. Our youth will facilitate carnival games, arts and crafts, and food service. A great way to fulfill service hours! A great way to embody Christ and live your faith! A great way to experience profound joy!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

HYGIENE ITEMS NEEDED FOR WINTER SHELTER. We are currently running low on several hygiene items for our guests. We especially need cough drops, disposable razors, and travel-sized shampoo and conditioner bottles. Please make sure all donations are new and unopened. There is a blue plastic bin for your donations near the entrance of Cathedral Hall at Coffee Hour every Sunday. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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.

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

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.

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.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

ARCHBISHOP HUNTHAUSEN LIBRARY. Visit your friendly and accessible Archbishop Hunthausen Library in Cathedral Hall during the Sunday coffee hours. We have a good selection of old favorites and recent releases.

FLORAL DONATIONS. Floral donations are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one or commemorate an important anniversary, and at the same time enrich the whole parish community! If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non-parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) Join others who have benefitted from attending this nationally known evidence-based program. Learn a simple 5-Step Action Plan on how to respond to individuals demonstrating 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.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP. Thursday, October 23, Gallagher Center, Noon – 2 pm. Let your creative juices flow in this supportive atmosphere. No artistic experience necessary!

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP – Wednesdays 10:30am–Noon in Pastoral Outreach Center. Experience the comfort and support of sharing your grief journey with others under the guidance of Pastoral Counselor John Baumann, M.Div., LMHC.

GALLAGHER CENTER OPEN HOUSE – Sundays 9:30 – 1:30 Come for socialization, companionship and information and resources on mental illness.

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

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s quarterly journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

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 All Saints in Puyallup and Our Lady of the Olympics Mission in Quinault.


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