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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 from Edgar Telmo, in loving memory of his mother Irene Telmo on the second anniversary of her death.

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.

Dear Friends,

Each November our bulletin covers feature the names of parishioners and friends who over the past twenty-five years remembered St. James Cathedral in their will. Each of those names is a person, of course, and each person had a story, and each story, in one way or another, involved St. James Cathedral!

Some of their legacy gifts were large; others were the proverbial widow’s mite; still others were somewhere in the middle. But each gift made a difference: each gift helped to keep the Cathedral afloat – helped us fulfill our mission – over these many years.

Every November, I take time to read those names with care and as I do, I see familiar faces and call to mind wonderful stories. And I pray for each of those generous people, giving thanks to God for them. I hope you will do the same. We wouldn’t be what we are without them!

Father Ryan

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 at www.stjames-cathedral.org, and return by November 17. Information, Gayle Kaplan, 206-714-9258.

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.

THANK YOU MACRINA BAKERY for supplying, preparing and serving an amazing chicken dinner on Tuesday, November 4 at our Cathedral Kitchen. The dinner (with all the extra vegetables and apple crisp!) was greatly appreciated by our many dinner guests.

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.

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.

THANKSGIVING DAY FOOD COLLECTION. At the Thanksgiving Day Mass (Thursday, November 27, at 9:30am), please bring your offerings of non-perishable food items for St. Mary’s Food Bank. In a wonderful Thanksgiving tradition, you will be invited to bring your gift forward at offertory time and place it near the altar. Your support is greatly appreciated! Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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!

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

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

WE CELEBRATE THE RITE OF WELCOME today for Peggy Ghelardi, Natalie Gibbons, Scott Hamilton, Ashley Howard, Janae Woodard, and Marty Young. These people were all baptized in other Christian traditions and are preparing to make a profession of faith as Catholics and receive the sacraments of confirmation and Eucharist on January 25. We also welcome Alana Solomon and Brian Tracy, both Catholics who are preparing to complete their sacraments of initiation on January 25. Please keep these eight people in your prayers as they continue their preparation.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Victor Burton and Nikki Fessenden, married in the Cathedral on Saturday, November 8. Please pray for them as they begin their new life together.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Robert Craves and Dan Starr.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TODAY: THIRD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. After the 5:30pm Mass, young adults are invited to the Rector Parlors for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments.

THEOLOGY ON TAP WITH FR. BRYAN DOLEJSI. Join us for the final round of this fall’s Theology on Tap series about the saints! Fr. Bryan Dolejsi will be leading a discussion entitled “St. Francis and St. Dominic: Models of the New Evangelization.” The event starts at 7:30pm at The Chieftain Pub (908 12th Ave). Join us for a pre-event Mass at Seattle U’s Chapel of St. Ignatius at 6:30pm. Confessions will be available at 6pm.

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. Live out the Gospel message! 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.

HELP NEEDED FOR ADVENT SOCK DRIVE. The young adults have been tasked with the challenge of collecting 2,015 pairs of socks this Advent for people experiencing homelessness! Our campaign kicks off at the Advent Bazar on November 30, and we need enthusiastic young adults to staff a booth after the 8am, 10am, and noon Masses! Help will be needed throughout the season as well. Please RSVP to Tom (see below) if you are interested. interested.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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.

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.


NEW! HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY GROUP. Adults of all ages are invited to participate in a new group which will address topics of interest regarding our physical and spiritual well-being. Join Sr. Dorothy Verna, CSJP & Nancy Granger, RN for an introductory meeting at Gallagher Center, Tuesday, November 18, 10:30am – 12 Noon.

BOOK PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION - Saturday, November 22, 7:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. 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 helped. He will discuss his concerns about the present state of the mental health system in our community. No fee or registration required.

VIRTUAL PARENTHOOD: THE SYSTEM FOR LONG DISTANCE AND NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTING. Eliminate the frustration and anger associated with separation from your children. Whether your separation is due to divorce, business, incarceration or military service, the Virtual Parenthood Program is a proactive way to ensure that you and your children stay connected and involved in each other’s lives. Saturday, November 22, 3:00–5:00pm, Gallagher Center.

DWAYNE STONE, LMHCA (licensed mental health counselor and MHM Volunteer,) will be available to chat with parishioners on Sundays 11:00am–1:00pm, starting November 23.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) Saturday, December 6, 8:30am–4:30pm, Gallagher Center. Learn a simple 5 Step Action Plan on how to respond to individuals who demonstrate signs of mental and substance use disorders. Excellent training for people from all walks of life: professionals, family members of those with mental illness, volunteers, general public. Cost $100 Full Scholarship available for eligible residents of King County through NAMI.

INTERACTIVE BOOK DISCUSSION: LOST AND FOUND: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF GRIEF. Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. November 18 & 25, December 2 & 9. Helen Donnelly Goehring will conduct an interactive workshop on her book-in-process, in which she explores the emotional costs of the deaths she experienced as a child, and weighs those early losses against those experienced in her adulthood. She has discovered that healing begins by telling one’s story. Each week attendees will read from her story in preparation for an interactive discussion. No Fee. Registration required.

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

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. Frances Cabrini in Tacoma and St. Margaret in Seattle.


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