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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.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. On Friday, November 8, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour will begin at 12 Noon, with hymns, Scripture readings, and rosary. All are welcome.

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 Friday, November 7, 2014, at 6:00pm in Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University, 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.

POETS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE. On Wednesday, November 5, at 7:00pm in the Cathedral Rectory Parlors, you are invited to explore the religious poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892). Corinna Laughlin will present, and Cathedral reader Scott Webster will read the poems aloud. During this time when we remember our dead, we will explore Tennyson’s In Memoriam. Packets are available free in the Cathedral Bookstore.

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.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE CATHEDRAL DELEGATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE who will be attending Catholic Youth Convention this weekend with Archbishop Sartain at Bellevue College. May our faith increase and hearts expand for God’s people. Please note that there will be NO Youth Night this week due to Youth Convention.

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!

TRI-PARISH FOOD BANK TRIP – November 28-29. As a means to deepen our relationship with migrant families in the Skagit Valley, we will be returning to Burlington to help facilitate the weekend food bank. Please join us for this meaningful service opportunity!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE SISTERS DOING TODAY? On Sunday, November 16, after the 10:00am Mass, you are invited to the Rectory Parlors for a presentation by Sisters of the Holy Names Anne Herkenrath, Judy Ryan, Lydia Nikolaisen and SNJM Associate, Sue Wildermuth. How are Sisters and their lay Associates living the Call of the Gospel and responding to the needs of God’s People today? Come with your questions for a lively dialogue.

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

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.

HYGIENE ITEMS NEEDED FOR WINTER SHELTER. St. James Cathedral hosts an overflow winter shelter for October through April, and we are currently running low on several hygiene items for our guests. We especially need cough drops and disposable razors. Please make sure all donations are unopened. There is a blue Rubbermaid container for your donations near the entrance of Cathedral Hall after the 8am, 10am, and noon Masses on Sundays. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.


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. Cost $100. NAMI Scholarship available for eligible King County residents.

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.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CDSMP) Starts Tuesday November 11, 10am to 12:30pm at Chancery Place Apartments, 910 Marion St. This 6 week workshop will provide strategies to manage chronic challenges such as fatigue, frustration, chronic pain, isolation, anxiety, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, fibromyalgia, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, allergies and other ongoing health issues.

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


For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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.

THIRD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. After the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, November 16, the young adults will meet for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments in the Rectory Parlors.

2ND ANNUAL TURKEY BOWL. On Saturday, November 22, we will defend the glory of St. James by playing other young adult teams in flag football! The festivities will begin at 9am at Bishop Blanchet High School. Please RSVP to Tom (see below) if you are interested in playing.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY AT THE Y. Join us on Sunday, November 23 as we serve lunch to the youth staying at the YMCA shelter. Please RSVP to Tom (see below) if you are interested.

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. Charles Borromeo in Tacoma and Burlington, and St. Leo in Tacoma.


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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
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