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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: Jesus teaching the crowds. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, Ulrich Henn, artist.

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.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN TEAM! The Cathedral Kitchen needs a volunteer dishwasher for Mondays from 4:00- 6:00pm. 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.

JUSTFAITH TO BEGIN THIS OCTOBER. Encounter the spirit of Jesus in our midst, especially in the lives of people on the margins! JustFaith groups meet weekly for 24 sessions to deepen their faith and explore social implications of the Gospel. Meetings will be on Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9pm starting in October, and there will be a “Come & See” evening on Tuesday, September 22 in the Parish Outreach Center. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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.

YOUTH NIGHTS WILL RESUME on Sunday, October 4th. Youth Nights occur on Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to 8th-12th grade students. Please join us for prayer, catechesis, and lively activities designed to integrate faith into everyday life. All are welcome!

PEQUEÑO TOUR. Our 25 youth and adult missioners have safely returned from the NPH home in Nicaragua. We look forward to sharing our experience with the broader parish community. Furthermore, we are excited to announce that a small group of NPH students, known as pequeños, will be coming to the cathedral in October. After visiting their home in Nicaragua, we will now welcome them to our home in Seattle. And YOU can be a part of it! Please stay tuned for details regarding a series of events featuring young dancers and musicians from NPH Nicaragua.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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.

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.

LAST MINUTE AUCTION IDEAS. It’s not too late to donate to the silent auction at the Hunthausen Golf Tournament! Need inspiration? How about a car wash basket, a gardening basket, items for a tailgate basket, or a bottle of your favorite wine for our wine roulette? Items should be received by 9/8/2015 to be included in our program. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY CELEBRATES the September 9 Feast Day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam (1813-53). Frederic was a university student in 1830s Paris when he and a few friends started what became the Society of St Vincent de Paul in response to a challenge to “do” something about poverty, rather than merely talking about it. Like Vincentians today, they went in pairs to visit the poor in their homes, offering material aid and spiritual comfort. Although Frederic became a lawyer, he devoted his brief life to helping others, teaching us that the poor are “the sacred images of that God who we do not see.” That concept still resonates with SVdP members, who seek spiritual growth through service to our neighbors in need. Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

SHARE THE LOVE OF YOUR FAITH AND THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. Volunteer as a lead catechist for Kindergarten or an assistant catechist in any grade. Training, resources and support provided. Classes begin September 13, 2015. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

REGISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION AND SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION for children and youth will continue on Sunday, September 13. September 13 is also the first day of class. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

SEND YOUR CHILD TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL. Representatives from area Catholic schools will be at St James on Sunday, September 20 from 10:45am – 12:15pm. Come learn what Catholic elementary and high schools have to offer. It’s not too early to think about 2016-2017. Generous financial aid is often available. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

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, 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.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non-parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

“YES TO THE DRESS” Do you have a wedding dress that you love but don’t know what to do with it? You can donate it! St. Vincent de Paul has bridal boutiques located in both their Renton and Kent stores. Sales from St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores support social service programs including home visits, help line, food bank case management and Centro Rendu and Operation Veteran Renewal. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.


ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 4th Tuesday, 1:00–2:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center (Cabrini Room). Next meeting: September 22.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, 1:30 –2:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center.

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP 2nd and 4th Thursday, Gallagher Center, 12 Noon – 2 pm. Create various types of art in this supportive atmosphere. No experience necessary! Next workshop: September 10.

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.

SOMETIMES SITUATIONS IN LIFE feel like more than we can bear. Know that you are not alone. Parish Mental Health Nurse and volunteers would like to reach out and lend support to parishioners who are grieving, lonely, ill, or experiencing stress within their lives. Contact Nancy to learn more.

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

A guide to Sunday parking at the Cathedral

We know that parking in this area is at a premium and we do our best to make it available to you.
In consideration of our neighbors, please note these important Do’s and Don’ts!


  • In the O’Dea High School lot.
  • In the Cabrini Tower Garage on Marion Street across from O’Dea High School for the Saturday 5:30 pm Mass and all Sunday Masses. The Cathedral pays for parking (and for official traffic officers from the Seattle Police Department) during these times, and you are encouraged to take advantage of it.
    Did you know that there is also parking underground at Cabrini Garage? Dozens of spots sit empty most weekends! Try it if you arrive late.
  • In the P-1 parking lot under the Chancery building at 9th and Marion.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, only in spaces 1-22.

Please DO NOT park:

  • In any parking spot marked with an orange cone.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, spaces 23-40 (the south side of the L shaped lot). These are clearly marked with signs; we do appreciate your not parking there.
  • In the lot adjacent to the Envoy Apartments on 9th Avenue, directly across from the Cathedral.
  • In the Blood Bank parking lot at the corner of Terry and Columbia.
  • In the Frye Museum parking lots on Terry Avenue.
  • In the parking places at the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street.
  • In the spaces on Terry Avenue reserved for loading and unloading of the parish vans.

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 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in Woodinville, St. Rose of Viterbo in Longview, and Our Lady of Mt. Virgin in Seattle.


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