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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. Adam and Eve are sent from the Garden of Eden. Detail of Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Fred T. Richardson, from his family, Elizabeth, Rocco, and Isabella Fiattarone.

REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD. You are invited to write the names of deceased loved ones in the Book of Remembrance which has been placed near the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book will be carried in procession at the solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls on Monday, November 2 at 7:30pm.

ART IN THE CHAPEL. Stop by the Cathedral Chapel this month to explore the work of architectural photographer Stephen Rosen. Over the past three years, Rosen has explored St. James Cathedral and captured the beauty of the building in a variety of lights and perspectives. His photographs of our Cathedral will have you appreciating the beauty of this building in new ways. The show will be up until October 25.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO is open following the 10:00am and Noon Masses! Proceeds this month will go to the Cathedral Capital Campaign, Place of Light, Place of Welcome.

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.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL HELPLINE. Facing eviction because you cannot pay rent? Electricity being shut off because you cannot pay your bill? Sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford a bed? Need help paying for basic food, clothing or hygiene items? SVdP helps residents in need. Call the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, October 12 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We are getting ready for the Mass for the Deceased Homeless on November 12, when we present hand-made hats, scarves, and other items. In past years, the items have gone to homeless outreach centers, to farm workers, and to babies at local hospitals. In addition to our group, many others from St. James make and donate items. Each one makes a difference, and is deeply appreciated. There is still plenty of time to finish up a work-in-progress, or even start a new one. Thanks to generous donors, we have yarn and needles to share. We are happy to teach beginners. Want to join the fun? Please join us. Information, Connie, 206-518-1623.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

Congratulations to Jared Fanning-Lytle, Fred Fossek, and Perry Thomas Wright who celebrated the Rite of Reception Into the Catholic Church this past Sunday!

YOUTH NIGHTS WILL RESUME TONIGHT - 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!

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 & Noon Masses on October 25. Free will offering. Please join!

YOUTH CONVENTION NOVEMBER 7-8. Join with Catholic youth from all over the archdiocese for a weekend packed with live music, dynamic speakers, active workshops, and meaningful prayer experiences. Contact Joe for registration materials.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, October 3, 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.

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, October 14 and October 28, 7pm-9:15pm, in the Parish Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.).

WINE, CHEESE, AND FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS. On Sunday, October 18, young adults are invited to the Rector Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments. We will especially celebrate the belated Feast of St. Francis.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION! Join the 175 kids in Preschool through High School who are learning more about their faith and how to live it in daily life. Classes meet Sundays from 11:00 to 11:45. More information on the Kid’s Page of the St James Cathedral website. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

SHARE YOUR FAITH AND LOVE OF THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES – become a 6th grade Assistant Catechist. Class meets most Sundays through early June 2016. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION FOR YOUTH IS A TWO-YEAR PROCESS. Youth can choose either to participate in a Sunday morning Confirmation Preparation class or the Sunday evening Youth Ministry the first year. The second year includes a series of 10 weekly classes near the Rite of Confirmation. The date of Confirmation is determined each year by the Archbishop. Information Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082, or Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

OBSERVE RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY OCTOBER 4 by participating in a Life Chain, a prayerful, ecumenical event that takes place annually across the United States and in many foreign countries on the first Sunday in October. Life Chain participants line the street quietly holding non-graphic pro-life signs, such as Adoption, the Loving Option. The Seattle Life Chain will be held at the NE 50th Street overpass over I-5 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Other sites and locations can be found at www.lifechain.net.


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.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP. Do you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s? This difficult role can be very stressful. Join others who are experiencing similar challenges and learn helpful strategies and ways to cope. Facilitated by volunteer, Sr. Sharon Fitzpatrick, 2015 recipient of the Washington State Alzheimer’s Association’s Volunteer of the Year Award. 4th Tuesday 1:00 – 2:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Cabrini Room). No charge. Next meeting October 27.

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. Francis in Friday Harbor and Seahurst, Therese in Seattle, St. Theresa in Federal Way, and the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.


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