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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. Jesus heals the man born blind. Detail of Ceremonial Bronze Doors St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of David Pettigrew, from his family.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION HONORING THE SAINTS next Sunday, November 1, during the Noon Mass. All children and youth are invited to carry an image of a favorite Saint in the opening procession of the Mass. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:50am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS OF ALL SOULS. On Monday, November 2 at 7:30pm, Father Ryan will preside at the solemn Mass of All Souls. Dr. Paul Thornock will conduct Duruflé’s beautiful setting of the Requiem Mass with the Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, and organist Joseph Adam. This is a rare opportunity to hear Duruflé’s Requiem in its intended context of the Mass, and the perfect time to gather as a parish community and pray for all our beloved dead.

ART IN THE CHAPEL. Stop by the Cathedral Chapel 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 its beauty in new ways. The exhibit ends this weekend.

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 11:00-11:45am. 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.

THANK YOU to everyone who registered for our blood drive on October 11. We are grateful to all who have supported our blood drives in the past as well as to the 11 people who donated for the first time.

HYGIENE ITEMS FOR WINTER SHELTER. The overflow Winter Shelter is very low on cough drops, toothbrushes, 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.

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Your donations to SVdP allowed our Cathedral Vincentians to make 146 home visits during July, August and September and help 205 low (or no) income residents of the Cathedral Parish who struggle to pay for life's necessities, such as rent, electricity, beds, food, clothes and basic hygiene products. That's an average of about 49 home visits and 68 people helped per month. Even more parish residents seek our assistance, but we will need more dollars and more volunteers to make that possible. Please help, if you can! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. This eight week evidence 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!

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.

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

YOUTH NIGHTS. There will be NO Youth Night this weekend to make room for the Pequeño Tour. Contact Joe if you’d like more information about other events on their week-long tour.

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

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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SABBATH: UNPLUGGING FROM THE CULTURE OF NOW. Join us for an evening 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, 7pm-9:15pm, in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

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! RSVP to youngadults@stjames-cathedral.org.

THEOLOGY ON TAP! Join your fellow young adults for a night to discuss the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy! On November 4, 11, and 18, at 7:00pm at Kells Irish Pub, we’ll have three speakers who will highlight three aspects of mercy in the real world. Patty Repikoff of Catholic Community Services will speak about immigration, David Coffey of Recovery Café will discuss addiction, and Patty Bowman of St. James Cathedral will explore the Pope’s encyclical on the environment.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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 North American Martyrs in Seattle, and Our Lady of the Olympics Mission in Quinault.


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