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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 Sword and Palm. Stained glass window in the Cathedral’s Reconciliation Chapel. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Robert Henderson in memory of his father, James Henderson, who died October 11, 1942.

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.

THE LAST SENIOR TRIP FOR THIS SEASON will be Wednesday October 14. We will visit the Burke Museum. We’ll receive a passport for a fascinating journey through Washington’s geology, biology, and archaeology. And, we’ll enjoy a great meal together. Please join us! Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners. Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206-274-3173.

LAUDATO SI SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION. It’s not too late to join in our small group discussion of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. For this week, please read Chapter 2 of the encyclical, “The Gospel of Creation.” We’ll meet on Monday, October 12, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

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.

“THE LISTENING HEART” TRAINING. Transform good relationships into great ones by perfecting your communication and interpersonal skills. “The Listening Heart” is a 10-week training program offered by Cabrini Ministry Training that offers the skills and insights that will empower you to share the love of God with those you love. Classes begin on October 19/20 and are offered on Monday nights in Seattle and Tuesday afternoons in Kirkland. Learn more at www.cabriniministry.org or email info@cabriniministry.org.

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.

PACIFIC MUSICWORKS PRESENTS MONTEVERDI 1610 VESPERS Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:00 pm Stephen Stubbs directs an international dream team of vocal soloists and instrumentalists in what is sure to be an utterly thrilling Vespers. Soloists include one of the leading Monteverdi singers of our time, English tenor Charles Daniels, and cornetto virtuoso Bruce Dickey. General Admission Advance Passes are $45, $40 for Seniors, $20 for attendees under 25. $35 Suggested donation at the door for all attendees without advance purchase. Information and passes at pacificmusicworks.org.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

Congratulations and God’s blessings to the following infants, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, September 27 at the Noon Mass: Charlotte Lynn Krier, Easton James Krier, Mason King Lal, Penelope Anna Melnyk, Robert Claude Miller, Kaden Charles Rice, Quinn Michael Smiley, and Emmett Mateo Wolfe. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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 students from Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), known as pequeños, will be coming to the cathedral in October. After visiting their home in Nicaragua, we 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 10:00am and Noon Masses on October 25. Freewill 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

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, 7:00pm-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 Rectory Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments. We will especially celebrate the belated Feast of St. Francis.

YOUNG ADULTS SERVING VULNERABLE YOUNG ADULTS. On Saturday, October 31, join us in serving brunch at YouthCare Orion Center, 9:30am-1:00pm. YouthCare Orion Center is a safe place for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. No cooking skills necessary! Please RSVP to youngadultss@stjames-cathedral.org.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION FOR YOUTH IS A TWO-YEAR PROCESS. For the first year, youth can choose either to participate in a Sunday morning Confirmation Preparation class or the Sunday evening Youth Ministry. The second year includes a series of 10 weekly classes held in advance of 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.

DO YOU GIVE AT THE OFFICE? Help refugees and immigrants to learn English, become citizens, and connect to community resources. When you make a gift through the United Way workplace giving campaign, you can support our Immigrant Assistance program. 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 automatically be matched, doubling your donation. Visit our website to see what a difference your donation can make. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY THANKS YOU. We visited a man in an addiction program and gave rent help. He asked us to pray for him, insisting he was not able to lead the prayer himself. After starting the prayer, we asked if he would like to add anything. Clutching our hands tightly, he burst forth with a passionate prayer for himself, for us and for everyone in his program who struggles with addiction and mental health issues. He ended by asking God to “please bless them all from the tops of their heads to the bottoms of their feets.” Your support made this blessed moment possible – thank you! The SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.

WINTER SHELTER SEEKS BREAKFAST HOSTS. The overflow Winter Shelter is still looking for people to serve once per month as breakfast hosts, 5:45-7:30am. Also, toiletry donations are very much appreciated, especially spray deodorant, toothbrushes, razors, and non-white washcloths! Thank you in advance! Information, 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.


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.

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.

*PLEASE NOTE* OUR TUESDAY GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by John Baumann, M.Div., LHMC, will change meeting times from weekly meetings every Tuesday, to monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month. Come and experience the support of a faith filled journey with others.

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 October 31. Information, Terry Proctor.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this 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.

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.

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 Rosary in Seattle, Tacoma, and Edmonds; Our Lady of Fatima in Seattle; and St. Edward in Seattle and Shelton.


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