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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. Watercolor painting of St. James Cathedral by parishioner Patrick White.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 5:30PM. We welcome the Cathedral Choir from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane, directed by Robert Carr.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Kathleen Marshall, from Slater Marshall and Angela Kim. 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.

HAVE YOU DRIFTED FROM YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH? Have you been watching Pope Francis and been inspired to return to regular practice of our faith? St. James Cathedral offers Welcome Back, our own program designed to help you become an active part of our faith community once again. It’s a safe place to ask questions, and begin to experience a small community of faith. The Welcome Back program just began, and will run through early December; it is not too late to join us. Sessions are held Monday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, in Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Avenue. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

TODAY: WINTER SHELTER TRAINING. We still need overnight hosts and breakfast hosts for this season’s Winter Shelter! There will be a training TODAY, Sunday, September 27 in Cathedral Hall (enter on Columbia St.), 3:00-4:30pm. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of David Perozek.

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.

SABBATH: UNPLUGGING FROM THE CULTURE OF NOW. Join us for 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.

IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS? If you need advice about an immigration issue, we can help you figure out where to go for assistance. We can also help you apply for citizenship or deferred action. Completely confidential. Information, Christine Trigg, 206-382-4511.

SEATTLE STUDENTS NEED YOU! Catholic Community Services’ Youth Tutoring Program is looking for tutors who can commit one hour per week to a student in need for 6+ months. Tutors meet at housing complexes throughout Seattle. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

JUSTFAITH SMALL GROUP TO BEGIN IN AUTUMN. Looking for a community of discipleship, spirituality, and concern for social justice? Join us for a transformative 24-week journey on Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, beginning on October 13. To apply, contact Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

YOUTH NIGHTS WILL RESUME on Sunday, October 4. Youth Nights occur on Sunday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm 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 TONIGHT. 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. For the sake of simplicity, solidarity with the poor, and care of creation, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLATES, CUPS, & SILVERWARE!

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! The pequeños will perform traditional folkloric dances in Cathedral Hall following the 10 & 12 Masses on October 25. A freewill offering will be accepted. Please come!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

CARETEAM AIDS MINISTRY TRAINING. Did you know that St. James has a CareTeam that ministers to two people living with AIDS? Join this wonderful cause by attending a volunteer training on Saturday, October 3, 8:45am-5:00pm. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.


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. Information/Registration, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

2ND ANNUAL ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY DAY October 10, 9am – 4pm, Isaac Orr Conference Room 910 Marion Street, Seattle. Join this educational, thought provoking and inspiring day. Hear speakers address the prevalence and impact of suicide in our communities. Learn what parishes can do to offer support. Information/Registration, Erica Cohen Moore, 206-382-4852.

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. Vincent de Paul in Federal Way; St. Michael in Olympia and Snohomish, St. Gabriel in Port Orchard, and St. Jerome in Ocean Shores.


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