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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. For more information about the parish, to register, or to ask a question, visit our “Welcome Table” at Coffee Hour. A Cathedral staff person will be on hand to assist you.

COVER ART. Detail of the Last Supper Relief, Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Artist unknown, 1907.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Ryan and Reza Cueto in loving memory of their son, Ryan Matthew Cueto, on the third anniversary of his 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.

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.

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.

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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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

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.

WATCH THE POPE ADDRESS CONGRESS. Young Adults from throughout the city will be watching Pope Francis’ historic talk to Congress live at 6:20am on Thursday, September 24 at Christ Our Hope Parish (1902 2nd Ave). Doors open at 6:00am, and Mass will follow the talk.

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

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION! Join the more than 100 children who were at the first class last week. This Sunday, all classes will meet in the O’Dea gym from 11:00 – 11:45. Registration is on site. You can find descriptions of the classes, calendars and the fee schedule on the Kid’s Page of the Cathedral website. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

SEND YOUR CHILD TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL. Representatives from area Catholic schools will be here TODAY from 10:45am–12:15pm in the O’Dea courtyard. Come discover the value of a Catholic education. Learn more about financial aid. It’s not too early to apply for the 2016-2017 school year! Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

YOUTH NIGHTS WILL RESUME on Sunday, October 4. 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

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 the Ministries Fair this Sunday following the 8am, 10am, and noon Masses. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

JUSTFAITH “COME & SEE” NIGHT ON TUESDAY. Encounter the spirit of Jesus in our midst, especially in the lives of people on the margins! Come find out more by with some JustFaith grads on Tuesday, September 22, 7pm-8pm, in the Parish Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.). Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

WINTER SHELTER TRAINING. We still need overnight hosts and breakfast hosts for this season’s Winter Shelter! There will be a training on Sunday, September 27 in Cathedral Hall (enter on Columbia St.). Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

CABRINI MINISTRY TRAINING WILL HOST AN INFORMATION MEETING SUNDAY in Cathedral Place (803 Terry Ave.), the second floor Room 1 E/W at 11:30am. If you are considering God's call to deeper service in pastoral care Cabrini Ministry invites you to join executive director, Carla Loucks to learn more information about the program. Information, info@cabriniministry.org or John Simpson, 206-274-3173.


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID – Saturday, October 17, 8:00am-5:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. This interactive evidence-based training taught by licensed mental health counselors provides basic info about various mental health challenges AND strategies on how to support loved ones or any individual you may come in contact with. Contact Nancy Granger to register.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP – 4th Tuesday 1:00 – 2:30 PM Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Cabrini Room). No Charge. Next meeting: September 22.

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

“THE COUNSELOR IS IN” – Licensed Mental Health Counselors are available for a free consultation and problem solving session.

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP – 2nd and 4th Thursdays, Gallagher Center, 12 noon – 2 pm. Create various types of art in this supportive atmosphere. No experience necessary! Next workshop: September 24.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVES FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP – For parents of adult children with mental illness. Share ideas with others about housing, social engagement, employment and more. Next Meeting Sept. 26th. For info contact 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 Granger to learn more.

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

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.

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.

INVITATION FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY. At least once or twice a year, this story repeats itself: We visit a kind-hearted woman (or man) who asks for a comfortable chair (or bed or small loveseat) because there is none in the apartment. We arrange delivery. A year or so later, we visit again, do not see the furniture and are told, “I gave it to someone else who needed it more than me.” Won’t you join us in this grace-filled ministry to the poor in our parish? Please stop by the SVdP table at the Ministries Fair today to learn more about what Vincentians do and how we put your dollars to work to help our neighbors in need!

IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS THANKSGIVING WILL BE HERE. Two weeks before that is a good time for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a time to look at what your marriage has been, to see events and qualities to be thankful for and to discover ways to enrich your marriage relationship. Your children and parish will be thankful for your example of greater love and joy. Experience the joy of a weekend at the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel, Bellevue, WA November 13-15, 2015. Experience growth in your marriage. For more information call 206-772-2344, our application couple. You may apply on line at www.wwme.org. There is more information there about weekends in the Northwest.

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.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Each Friday at 6:30pm in the Cathedral, all are invited to join in an ecumenical service of readings, silence, candlelight, and the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. This simple, reflective prayer is the perfect way to end a busy week.

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. Matthew in Seattle, SS Cosmas and Damian in Orting, and Our Lady of the Lake in Seattle.


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