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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 the music staff of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, and in thanksgiving for the ministry of Dr. James Savage, Director of Music.

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

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 and Soles sock drive. Information, Tom Frasene.

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.

DO YOU GIVE AT THE OFFICE? Help refugees and immigrants to learn English, become citizens, and connect to community resources. When you make a gift through the United Way workplace giving campaign, you can designate St. James Immigrant Assistance. Simply write in “St. James Immigrant Assistance” on the line for the specific agency you want to designate. If you work for Boeing or Microsoft, your gift will automatically be matched, doubling your donation. Visit our website to see what a difference your donation can make. Information: Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

HELP NEEDED FOR ADVENT SOCK DRIVE. The St. James Cathedral 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 Bazaar 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. RSVP to Tom if you are interested.

SUNDAY EVENING ADVENT REFLECTIONS. Starting on Sunday, November 30, the young adults will meet in the Rectory Parlors at 7pm for an evening of quiet reflection during the season of Advent. We will explore what it means to invite Christ into our lives today as we await the coming of Christ at Christmas. Light refreshments will be provided.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY WITH TREEHOUSE. The young adult group will volunteer with Treehouse on Saturday, December 13, 1pm-4pm, to help this wonderful organization prepare its Christmas donations for children in foster care. Please RSVP to Tom Frasene (see below) if you are interested in this event.

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!

MIGRANT TOY/WINTER COAT COLLECTION. The youth ministry community has made an ongoing commitment to the migrant community in the Skagit Valley and will soon be collecting toys and winter coats for migrant children. Tags will be available on the Giving Tree beginning next weekend at the Advent Bazaar. Please help!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082


"THE COUNSELOR IS IN" - Dwayne Stone, LMHCA will be available to chat with parishioners on Sundays, 11:00am–1:00pm, starting November 23.

NEW GROUP! HEALING & SPIRITUALITY with Sr. Dorothy Verna and Nancy Granger, RN. Explore relationship between our Health, our Spirituality, and our Healing. Tuesdays 10:30 - 12 Noon Gallagher Center.

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 7:00-8:30pm. November 18 & 25, December 2 & 9. For many of us, grieving our loved ones is an incomplete process, despite the passage of time. Helen Donnelly Goehring will conduct an interactive workshop based on her book-in-process. Helen has discovered that healing begins by telling one’s story. Each week attendees will read from her story in preparation for an interactive discussion related to their own personal losses.

HOLY YOGA: FLOOR YOGA. Tuesdays 6:30pm–7:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Begins November 25. Bring your own yoga mat. $5 freewill offering gratefully accepted. Come and experience this unique way to improve physical health while nourishing your soul!

HOLY YOGA: CHAIR YOGA. Mondays 1:30pm–2:45pm and Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:15pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Enhance your physical and spiritual well-being with gentle stretching, balance and strength building postures in a faith-filled atmosphere.

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

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Emily Moe.

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 Christ the King in Seattle, St. Cecilia in Stanwood and Bainbridge Island, St. Columban in Yelm, and St. Andrew in Sumner.


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