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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. The kiss of Judas. East Apse Stained glass window, Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

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.

LAUDATO SI DISCUSSION GROUP. Please join us as we continue our small group study and discussion of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. This week we will be discussing Chapters 3 and 4. Pope Francis says: “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue.” Come and learn how we can all live out our moral obligation to care for God’s creation. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

HYGIENE ITEMS FOR WINTER SHELTER. The overflow Winter Shelter is very low on cough drops, spray deodorant, and disposable razors. You can drop off donations at Coffee Hour after the morning Masses on Sundays or at front desk, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Thank you in advance! Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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.

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.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION FOR YOUTH IS A TWO-YEAR PROCESS – Registration is open NOW! The first year is a ‘journey year’ to intentionally ponder, explore, and live out your Catholic faith in preparation for the Sacrament. Classes occur Sunday mornings from 11:00-11:45 AM. The second year involves a more concentrated 10-week series to actively prepare for the Rite of Confirmation. The date of Confirmation is May 5, 2016. To enroll, please contact Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN HELP NEEDED! After a second year of abundant harvest, it’s now time to shut down the garden for the winter. A work party and potluck is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, starting at 9:00 a.m. to clean and winterize the garden. We need many volunteers to help with this important task, so that our garden can properly recover through the winter and be ready again for next spring. After completion of our morning work, we will gather at 12:30 for a Harvest Potluck to celebrate the garden’s success. You’re welcome to come to either or both of these events. Information, Gary Scheider.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY CONGRATULATES Christine Henderson on her election to a 3-year term as president of the St James Cathedral-Bl Rosalie Rendu Conference of SVdP. The St James Cathedral Conference began in 1921. The Bl Rosalie Rendu Conference (originally called the Bl Frederic Ozanam Conference) began in 1995 and was also based at the Cathedral. Both conferences happily merged in January 2015. We thank our outgoing president Tammy Bendix, who recently completed 6 years service as a conference president. Our current volunteers have been with SVdP anywhere from a few months to over 50 years. Would you like to join us? Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

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.

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

TONIGHT: 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.

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 Wednesday, October 28, 7:00pm-9:15pm, in the Parish Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.).

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 youngadults@stjames-cathedral.org.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s quarterly journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

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.

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.

NORTH KOREAN REFUGEES. Join us for an informative presentation from Liberty in North Korea about refugees who have escaped from North Korea. Hear their stories and learn more about their arduous journeys. Tuesday, November 3 from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER S SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesday, October 27th at 1:30 pm – 3 pm Mother Cabrini Room, Pastoral Outreach Center.

PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME: GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by John Baumann, M.Div., LHMC, has change meeting times from weekly to once monthly meetings on the first Tuesday. Experience group support in a faith filled environment with those who are sharing a similar journey. Next meeting: Tuesday, November 3, 1:30–2:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center.

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. This eight-week evidenced based workshop is designed to provide critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love and also find out that you are not alone. Topics include: managing crises, effective communication, finding local resources and current information on mental health conditions, treatments and medications. Classes begin Thursday October 29, 6:30 - 9:30pm. This free NAMI program has limited spaces, so please register as soon as possible!

“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 October 22nd.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVES FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP – For parents of adult children with mental health conditions. Share ideas with others about housing, social engagement, employment and more. Next Meeting: October 31. Information, Terry Proctor.

NEW! COLLEGE TRANSITION SUPPORT WORKSHOP November 1, 5-6:30pm. The workshop will be facilitated by an experienced mental health provider and Doctoral Student, Andrea Salazar, and is intended to educate students on how to be successful in college. It will consist of an informational presentation of college transition topics such as creating social relationships, clarifying aspirations, enhancing commitment towards higher education goals, developing college know-how, and making college life feasible. If desired, meetings will be held regularly to provide a sense of support and belonging for students who may not have a support system close to campus.

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

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. Luke in Shoreline and St. Jude in Redmond.


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