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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.

COVER ART. West façade of St. James Cathedral and image of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.

CATHEDRAL GUITARIST, MARK HILLIARD WILSON, performs in the intimate acoustics of the Cathedral Chapel, Friday, September 4 at 7:30pm. Joined by other area musicians, he will perform works by J.S. Bach and Baroque lutenist S.L. Weiss, as well as tangos by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla. Suggested donation $15, students and seniors pay as able. Information, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

HUNTHAUSEN DINNER AND AUCTION SEPTEMBER 14. Please come to our Archbishop Hunthausen Dinner and Auction on September 14, 2015 at Newcastle Golf Club, beginning at 5:00pm. The evening benefits the Cathedral Kitchen, which provides meals every weeknight of the year for homeless and low-income men, women and children. Tickets to the dinner are $50. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

IS YOUR MARRIAGE ALL IT WAS MEANT TO BE? Are you struggling in your marriage? Do you feel a sense of disillusionment or sadness? Do you wish you could rekindle the spark you once had, but just don’t know how? You are not alone. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help. Confidential information or registration for our upcoming program beginning September 18-20, 2015: 360-671-6479 or www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN needs a Tuesday volunteer dishwasher from 4:00-5:30pm, beginning September 1. If you would like to join us and help out please contact Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

HYGIENE ITEMS NEEDED FOR WINTER SHELTER. Please consider donating hygiene items to give to our guests at the overflow Winter Shelter, especially spray deodorant, toothbrushes, tooth paste and wash cloths. You may drop items off at Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings or at the front desk during the week.

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN—SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Are you a new volunteer at St. James? Have you been asked to attend a Safe Environment class before beginning your work in a ministry with young children or vulnerable adults? Safe Environment Training will be offered Sunday, September 13 from 1:30 to 4:30pm on the 2nd floor of Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Avenue. You must register online for this class at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/; go to Seattle Archdiocese, and look for the September 13 class. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822, or Suzanne Lee, 206-979-6308.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CARE FOR CREATION. Pope Francis has declared September 1 to be the World Day of Prayer for the Care for Creation. We will mark this first observance with an hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, following the 5:30pm weekday Mass. All are welcome. Come for a few minutes or stay for the full hour and pray for a deeper reverence for the earth, our common home.

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP will be Wednesday, September 16. Join us as we visit the Future of Flight exhibit, and take the tour of the Boeing plant in Everett. We will look at cutting-edge airline production and the future of aviation. The cost is $20. Also, the tour may require a one-third-mile walk and 21 steep stairs. Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners! Information, or to reserve your place, leave a message with John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

REGISTER NOW FOR CABRINI MINISTRY TRAINING! If you feel a deeper call to share your gift of compassion with others, the pastoral care training offered by Cabrini Ministry Training may be perfect for you! We offer a 20 class program that meets weekly on Monday nights at St. James Cathedral, beginning October 19. Topics include listening skills, understanding emotions, spiritual development, and theology. Information, www.cabriniministry.org, info@cabriniministry.org, or 206-760-0583 extension 3.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Did you know? Your donations to SVdP pay not only for “big things" like rent, electric bills and beds but also “little things” like fresh vegetables, baby formula, baby and adult diapers, blue jeans and T-shirts, clothes nice enough for job interviews, shoes, laundry detergent, bars of soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toilet paper. Every dollar you give makes a difference in someone’s life–thank you! Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

THANKS FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thank you, Pagliacci Pizza! With your help, more than 170 dinner guests enjoyed your delicious pizza on Thursday August 20. And thank you, Horizon House, for donating fresh green salads and carrot cakes to our Cathedral Kitchen during the month of August. They were enjoyed and appreciated by all.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, September 4, join other young adults for Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north entrance of the Cathedral for a simple supper.

GROUP OUTING TO ST. MARY’S FOODBANK. Join us on Saturday, September 12, 10am-2pm, as we help sort and give out food at St. Mary’s Foodbank! Meet us there (611 20th Ave. South) for some fellowship and good works. RSVP to Tom.

FLAG FOOTBALL! This fall, the Archdiocese of Seattle is setting up a flag football league for young adults in the greater Seattle area! Games are on Sundays (but never conflicting with Seahawks games!) starting on October 4, and we’ll play at Lakeside School in north Seattle. The regular season ends on November 15, and the Turkey Bowl will be on Saturday, November 21. There will be a fee of $30 per person. Contact Tom if you are interested.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235


GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, 1:30– 2:45pm. Pastoral Outreach Center. Freewill donation up to $15 gratefully accepted.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVES FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP. For parents of adult children with mental illness who are concerned about their loved one’s issues with housing, social engagement, employment and more. Information, Terry Proctor.

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

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following infants, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, August 16: Angelica Franchesca McDonald, Marco Ibsen Henriksen, Wallace Michael Robert Kerbel Knopp, and Ellie Joy Fernandez Limpin. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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 parishes of St. Monica on Mercer Island and St. Augustine in Oak Harbor.


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