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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.

ADVENT GIFT FROM ARCHBISHOP SARTAIN. An Advent Pilgrimage: Preparing Our Hearts for Jesus, is a short book of essays and meditations for Advent, by Archbishop Sartain. Pick up a copy as you leave the Cathedral today. The books are a gift from the Archbishop.

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.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Stop by the Cathedral Bookstore for a wide selection of books, religious items, Cathedral souvenirs, and more. A great place to get ready for Advent or to do some Christmas shopping!

DO YOU HOMESCHOOL? We are exploring the possibility of a Catholic homeschooler’s group. This would be an opportunity to share lessons, experience and strategies. If you are interested, please contact Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

IMMIGRATION REFORM. President Obama recently took action to provide relief to immigrant families who fear being separated by deportation. Along with his previous deferred action program, this new action will help about half of the undocumented immigrants in the country. Find out more at our website or follow us on Facebook. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

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.

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

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.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP – Wednesdays 10:30 – 12, Pastoral Outreach Center. For those suffering from any type of significant loss; be it loss of a loved one, health, job, or sense of well-being.

HOLY YOGA. Chair Yoga: Mondays 1:30pm–2:45pm and Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:15pm. Mat Yoga: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Enhance your physical and spiritual wellbeing 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

WINTER SHELTER IN NEED OF SUPPLIES. Thank you for your generous support of the overflow Winter Shelter! We currently are running low on the following items: cough drops, disposable razors, lip balm, dental floss, men’s deodorant sticks, large spray deodorant, travel size non-alcohol mouth wash, and nail clippers/emery boards. Please drop off any supplies in the Rubbermaid container at Coffee Hour after the 8am, 10am, and noon Masses, or at the Cathedral office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Thank you!

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.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SUNDAY EVENING ADVENT REFLECTIONS. Starting TONIGHT, the young adults will meet in the Rectory Parlors at 7:00pm on each Sunday in Advent. Come for a quiet reflection on the meaning of this season that is too often overlooked amidst the busyness and consumerism of December. We will use scriptural readings as well as the works of more recent Catholic authors such as Thomas Merton and Richard Rohr, and light snacks will be provided.

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND DINNER. On Friday, December 5, 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.

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.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235
Facebook.com/StJamesYoungAdultMinistry

YOUTH NIGHTS. No Youth Night this week! Youth nights resume next Sunday evening, 6:30–8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

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 this weekend at the Advent Bazaar. Please help!

NICARAGUA MISSION SUPPORT – Please stop by the Youth Ministry booth at the Advent Bazaar where youth ministry members will be selling handcrafted Nicaraguan fair trade bracelets and rosaries. All proceeds will benefit our summer mission trip to a Nicaraguan orphanage where we will meet our two sponsored godchildren and learn from the poor.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082
www.stjames-cathedral.org/youthministry

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. Francis Xavier in Toledo, St. Nicholas in Gig Harbor, and St. Barbara in Black Diamond.

 

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