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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Dick and Bridget Cooley in loving memory of Charlie McIntyre on the seventh anniversary of his death.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION HONORING THE SAINTS TODAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS. All young people are invited to carry an image of a favorite Saint as part of the opening procession of the Mass. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:50am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

ALL SOULS DAY. On Monday, November 2, the Church observes the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed—All Souls Day. There will be three Masses for this holy day: 8:15am, 12:10pm (in the Chapel), and the solemn Requiem Mass at 7:30pm. Please note that there is no 5:30pm Mass on All Souls Day.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, November 6, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and will continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, with hymns, readings, and rosary, will begin at 12 Noon. All are welcome to join in all or part of this traditional prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

MASS OF THANKSGIVING DAY. On Thursday, November 26 at 9:30am, we will have our annual Thanksgiving Day Mass, during which all are invited to bring forward non-perishable food items to be shared with the poor and needy in our neighborhood. What better way to begin our national feast of Thanksgiving than by celebrating the Eucharist as a parish family?

SHARE YOUR PRAYERFUL, ATTENTIVE PRESENCE WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. Children’s Faith Formation is recruiting classroom assistants for Grade 5 and Grade 6. Classes meet from 11:00 – 11:45 most Sundays through June. Training and support provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094.

WINTER SHELTER TOILETRY KIT TEAM. Join this behind -the-scenes team that makes hygiene kits for our guests at the overflow winter shelter! We are looking for someone to help sort donations into hospitable kits for our guests. Volunteers come to St. James at their convenience and spend 1-3 hours per month sorting and preparing hygiene kits. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL NEEDS FURNITURE. Our furniture inventory is low! SVdP sells all kinds of furniture in our thrift stores to raise money to support SVdP activities throughout King County. We also give basic furniture items to local residents who need but cannot afford to buy them. Most urgently needed are gently used kitchen tables and chairs, dressers, upholstered chairs, recliners, sofas and loveseats. To learn how and where you can donate furniture, call SVdP, 206-767-3835.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks, Pagliacci Pizza! With your help, our Cathedral Kitchen served your wonderful pizza to more than 170 dinner guests on Thursday, October 15. And thank you, Horizon House, for donating fresh green salads, cakes and lasagna to our Cathedral Kitchen in September and October. They were enjoyed and appreciated by all.

DO YOU ENJOY YOUR JOB OR HAVE A FAVORITE HOBBY? Do you have an interesting story to tell? We’d like to invite you to be a guest at our Immigrant Elder Integration groups meeting throughout King County on topics such as housing, health, elections, and more. Elder brings immigrants together in groups to decrease isolation through educational and social events. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

*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, 1:30–2:45 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following infants, baptized in the Cathedral on Saturday, October 24 at 5:30pm Mass: Robert Bennett Macaraeg Cueto, III; Zoey Zuli Edwards-Martinez; Theodore Dillon Olson; and Eleanor Rose Snyder. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the soul of David Runkle.

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.

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

HOLIDAY WREATH AND POINSETTIA SALE. For the 11th consecutive year, the Marjorie Ryan Circle of the Association for Catholic Childhood (ACC) are selling quality Northwest 22" mixed Noble Fir wreaths for $20 each. And we will again also offer locally grown, florist quality 6” red or white poinsettias, sleeved in Mylar wrap for $15 each. Wreaths only will be delivered to the St. James Advent Bazaar on Sunday November 29. Wreaths and poinsettias may be picked up at Coffee Hour after the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses on Sunday, December 6. Order forms are available at the Cathedral website.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ, SIMPLE SUPPER, AND GAMES. On Friday, November 6, 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. Stick around for some board games!

GARDENING WORK PARTY. Your help is needed in Cathedral Kitchen Garden on Saturday, November 14, 9am-noon! This garden creates tons of produce for the Cathedral Kitchen, and the folks who run the garden need some extra hands to prepare the garden for winter. We’ll celebrate after the work with a potluck! RSVP to youngadults@stjames-cathedral.org.

WINE, CHEESE, AND MOTHER CABRINI. On Sunday, November 15, young adults are invited to the Rectory Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments. We will especially celebrate the Feast of Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants who prayed at St. James Cathedral! Come learn about this fascinating local hero and get to know your fellow St. James young adults.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
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 All Saints in Puyallup and St. Charles Borromeo in Tacoma and Burlington.

 

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