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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. Icon of the Crucifixion of the Lord. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Saturday wedding of Matthew Oehlsen and Katie Lebenzon. Last Sunday’s flowers were the gift of Lianne Bedard in memory of her daughter Holly Eileen Ridenour on the fifth anniversary of her death. If you would like to offer flowers in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special anniversary, please contact Jane Mueller, 206-622-3559. September 20 and 27; October 4 and 18; and November 1, 8, 15 and 22 are all available.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN TEAM! The Cathedral Kitchen needs a volunteer dishwasher for Mondays from 4:00- 6:00pm. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, September 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We make hats and scarves for the homeless. We chat, cast-on, fix dropped-stitches, knit in the round, crochet on looms, figure out patterns, and more. If you've never knitted, we can teach you how. Information, Connie, 206-518-1623.

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.

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION CLASSES BEGIN TODAY. Also, it is not too late to register for grade-level classes (age 4 – grade 8) or sacramental preparation classes (First Communion, youth Confirmation, Baptism for older children). All classes, as well as registration, will be in the O’Dea gym this Sunday and next Sunday. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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!

STOCKHOLDERS’ DINNER Sunday, September 27 at 6:30pm in Cathedral Hall. Please join our youth mission team as they share stories, photos, and videos of their immersion experience at the NPH home in Nicaragua. The event is free for stockholders. All others are invited to make a free will offering in support of our two sponsored NPH godchildren. RSVP to Joe.

PEQUEÑO TOUR. 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

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ST. JAMES YOUTH MUSIC. We welcome talented young singers from throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle to sing in one of our youth choirs, led by our Youth Music Program faculty. Students will have opportunities to learn and share sacred music both in concert and in liturgy. Tuition is $80 per semester. Information and registration, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music/youthmusic or youthmusic@stjames-cathedral.org.

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.

SHARE YOUR LOVE OF YOUR FAITH AND THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. Volunteer as a lead catechist for Kindergarten or as an assistant catechist in any grade. Training, resources and support provided. Classes take place from mid-September through early June on Sunday mornings from 10:45 – 11:45. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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.

WINE, CHEESE, AND FEAST OF ST. MATTHEW. On Sunday, September 20, young adults are invited to the Rector Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments. We will especially celebrate the Feast of St. Matthew!

SABBATH: UNPLUGGING FROM THE CULTURE OF NOW. Join us for a three evenings of reflection in the midst of your busy life! Facilitated by Rosanne Michaels and Tom Frasene, this series will discuss how we can make room for God and what the role of the Christian is in today’s restless, consumer society. Join us on Wednesdays, September 30, October 14, and October 28, 7pm-9:15pm, in the Parish Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.).

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL HAS AN OPENING FOR A CUSTODIAN to perform basic janitorial and floor care responsibilities. This person will also work with the Cathedral Facilities staff in setting up for special liturgies and events and basic maintenance tasks. This is a full time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. Interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application and send it via e-mail, to Tang Nguyen. A job description and more details can be obtained by contacting Tang or calling 206-355-9378.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY HELPS our neighbors in need with rent, food, clothes, beds, electricity bills and other material items. We also give referrals to other sources of help that SVdP cannot provide. For example, during home visits we sometimes meet people who need an ID card to apply for jobs, training programs, governmental assistance, etc. We refer them to the Solanus Casey Center, which helps people get ID cards, even from other states. We thank our friends at SCC for all they do and especially for providing this important ID service. For SVdP help, call the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.

TUTOR A STUDENT THIS SCHOOL YEAR! Catholic Community Services’ Youth Tutoring Program is looking for tutors who can commit one hour per week to a student in need. A representative will be at Coffee Hour this Sunday following the 8am, 10am, and noon Masses. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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.

ARE YOU A DREAMER? Certain undocumented youth and young adults are eligible for deferred action and work authorization. We can help you figure out if you are eligible and help you through the entire application process. Information, Christine Trigg, Immigrant Legal Services Coordinator, 206-382-4511. Learn more at www.stjames-cathedral.org/immigrant/dreamers.

DO YOU GIVE AT THE OFFICE? Help refugees and immigrants to learn English, become citizens, apply for deferred action, 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 be automatically matched, doubling your donation. Visit our website to see what a difference your donation can make. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Richard Goodwin, Jr., Livia Maria Caiceto Escobar, and William Toth.


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.

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

CELEBRATE CITIZENSHIP AND CONSTITUTION DAY. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is a combined event that is annually observed on September 17, commemorating the signing of the Constitution. It also recognizes all people who have become US citizens. Can you pass the test to become a U.S. citizen? Visit our website to find out. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS DAY NEXT SUNDAY, September 20, 10:45am—12:15pm, O’Dea High School Courtyard. Discover the value of a Catholic education, meet representatives from area Catholic Schools, and learn more about financial aid. It’s not too early to apply for the 2016-2017 school year. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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.

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 Holy Cross in Tacoma and Granite Falls, Our Lady of Sorrows in Snoqualmie, and Our Lady of Mount Virgin in Seattle.


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