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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 Edgar Telmo, in memory of his mother, Irene Telmo.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets November 9 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We knit hats and scarfs for the homeless, and hope to present them at the Mass for the Deceased Homeless November 12. If you've been working on a project, this is the time to bring it in. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

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?

SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING. Are you a new volunteer at St. James? Have you been asked to attend a Safe Environment class before beginning your work in a ministry with young children or vulnerable adults? A Safe Environment class will be offered Sunday, November 15 from 1:45 to 4:45pm on the 2nd floor of Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Avenue. You must register online for this class at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/; go to Seattle Archdiocese, and look for the November 15 class. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

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 will be delivered to the St. James Advent Bazaar on Sunday November 29. Order forms are available at the Cathedral website.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY THANKS YOU. We were running late on an evening of home visits. When we reached our last stop, the woman we met exclaimed with joy that she had just gotten down on her hands and knees and prayed that we had not forgotten her. Just as she finished her prayer, we knocked on her door! We provided food help, but what she needed most was our visit – a few minutes of friendly caring and sharing to relieve her loneliness and offer hope. Your support helps us deliver God’s gift of love – thank you! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

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.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN TEAM! The Cathedral Kitchen needs a volunteer dishwasher on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

HYGIENE ITEMS FOR WINTER SHELTER. The overflow Winter Shelter is very low on razors, single-wrapped toothbrushes, chap stick, tissues, and spray deodorant. You can drop off donations at Coffee Hour after the morning Masses on Sundays or at front desk, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

MOTHER CABRINI CELEBRATION! Cabrini Ministry Training will be hosting a gathering for students, alumni, friends, and anyone interested in learning more about our formation program Saturday, November 14, 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Rectory Parlors. RSVP to info@cabriniministry.org. Information, John Simpson, 206-274-3173.

VAN DRIVER NEEDED. Elderly parishioners who wish to attend Mass rely upon our transportation ministry. Currently we have a need for another van driver. The commitment is for one Sunday per month. Be a part of this rewarding ministry! Information John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

COLLEGE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP. Did you know that 40% of all college students do not seek support when feeling overwhelmed or experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction or thoughts of suicide? Non-traditional students like veterans, parents, immigrants, those living with a mental health condition or other complex situations may have even greater challenges. Join psychology doctoral candidate Andrea Salazar for Pizza and Problem Solving on Sunday, December 6, 3:00-4:30pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. The group will gather monthly. RSVP to Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DELEGATION OF CATHEDRAL YOUTH attending the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Convention this weekend! May they be inspired to live out their faith with dedication and joy! Please note: no Youth Night tonight, November 8, due to Youth Convention.

BOWL & SKATE OUTING – Please join us on Saturday, November 14 for bowling and skating at the Lynnwood Bowl & Skate. (12:30-5:00pm) Please contact Joe to reserve your spot.

MIGRANT FOOD BANK OVERNIGHT November 20- 21. Please join us as we continue to nurture a close relationship with the migrant community in the Skagit Valley. Join with youth from St. John Vianney and St. Anne in an overnight food bank service project. Service hours available. Contact Joe to sign up.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THEOLOGY ON TAP WITH DAVID COFFEY. On Wednesday, November 11, meet at Kells Irish Pub (1916 Post Alley) at 7pm as our “Preparing for the Year of Mercy” series continues! We’ll have David Coffey, executive director of Recovery Café speak to us about mercy in the context of addiction and recovery.

GARDEN 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 we 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 FEAST DAY. 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! Learn about this fascinating local hero and get to know fellow St. James young adults.

THEOLOGY ON TAP WITH PATTY BOWMAN. On Wednesday, November 18, our “Preparing for the Year of Mercy” Theology on Tap series concludes with Patty Bowman, Director of Social Outreach here at St. James Cathedral. Meet at Kells Irish Pub (1916 Post Alley) at 7pm.

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 St. Leo in Tacoma, St. Hubert in Langley, and St. Martin of Tours in Fife.


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