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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 Cathedral Kitchen.

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.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets November 10 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We knit hats and scarves for the homeless, and will be presenting them at the Mass for the Deceased Homeless, November 13. If you've been working on a project, this is the time to bring it in. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

ADVENT BAZAAR. On Sunday, November 30, our annual Advent Bazaar after the morning Masses features favorite St. James items as well as the work of Cathedral artists and friends. Join us in Cathedral Hall for coffee, doughnuts, and a wonderful opportunity to start your Christmas shopping while benefiting a good cause! Look forward to fair trade goods, Christmas Wreaths, craft items, and more! There will also be opportunities to give through the Giving Tree and the Warm Hearts & Soles sock drive. Information, Tom Frasene.

HOLIDAY WREATHS AND POINSETTIAS. For the 10th consecutive year, the Marjorie Ryan circle of the Association for Catholic Childhood (ACC) will be selling fresh, locally grown 22" mixed Noble Fir wreaths for $20. Wreaths will be available to pick up at the Advent Bazaar on 11/30 or at coffee hours on 12/7, but poinsettias will ONLY be available for pick up on Sunday 12/7, after the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses. Download an order for at www.stjames-cathedral.org, and return by November 17. Information, Gayle Kaplan, 206-714-9258.


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.

INTERACTIVE BOOK DISCUSSION: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF GRIEF. For many of us, grieving our loved ones is an incomplete process, despite the passage of time. While people pass away, the capacity to heal may not. Parishioner, Helen Donnelly Goehring will conduct an interactive workshop on her book-in-process, Lost and Found: The Transformative Power of Grief. Each week, attendees will read several stories, in preparation for an interactive discussion. Tuesdays, November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 7:00pm-8:30pm. Free. Registration required.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 6, 8:30–4:30 in the Gallagher Center. Learn a simple 5 Step Action Plan on how to respond to individuals who demonstrate 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 residents of King County.

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

THE POETRY OF GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS. On Wednesday, November 19, at 7:00pm in the Rectory Parlors, we conclude our series on poets of the spiritual life with Gerard Manley Hopkins. Hopkins was a Catholic convert, a Jesuit priest, and one of the greatest poets in the English language. Corinna Laughlin will introduce the poets and the poems, which will be read by Cathedral reader Scott Webster. All are welcome. A free packet of poems is available in the Cathedral Bookstore. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-622-3559.

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!

MASS FOR DECEASED HOMELESS – Thursday, November 13 at 5:30pm. The youth ministry community will sit together for this most important remembrance of our brothers and sisters who have died on the streets this past year. Please join us!

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

CHANGING FACE OF IMMIGRATION. Have you ever wondered how immigration has changed over the years? Check out the recent post to our Facebook page to see where immigrants have come from over the past 50 years. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/St.JamesImmigrantAssistance. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-451.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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

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. Hubert in Langley and St. Martin of Tours in Fife.


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