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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 Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour. A Cathedral staff person will be on hand to assist you.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Shirley Wright and Louise Douglas in loving memory of their husbands, David Wright and Don Douglas.

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?

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.

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.

ADVENT SOCK DRIVE COMING SOON. Starting on November 29, we will be collecting socks for our Advent Sock Drive! Last year, we set our goal at 2,015 pairs of socks, and we surpassed our goal and collected 2,632 pairs! Let’s see if we can get 3,000 pairs this year!

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS. St. James Youth Ministry was a recipient of the 2015 DIAKONIA AWARD at the Archdiocesan Youth Convention. This award recognizes parishes whose youth have provided outstanding service in response to the Gospel message within their parish and community. The award specifically acknowledged our efforts with the Youth Migrant Project, Special Needs Ministry, and Nicaragua Mission Trip.

YOUTH NIGHTS. Youth Nights occur on Sunday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to 8th-12th grade students. This week, we are welcoming guest presenters from our Mental Health & Wellness Ministry. All are welcome!

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. Please contact Joe to sign up.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY THANKS YOU for your donations to the special collection taken for SVdP each month. Without your support, we could not provide material aid to the hundreds of residents of St James parish who call SVdP for help each year. We know that, for many of you, dropping a dollar bill or more in the SVdP collection basket is a sacrifice you willingly make because it is important to you to help your neighbors in need. Please know that every dollar you give makes a tangible difference in someone’s life – thank you! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

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.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT: 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! Come learn about this fascinating local hero and get to know your 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, or come early for Mass at Christ Our Hope (1902 2nd Ave) at 6:30pm.

HELP NEEDED TO COLLECT SOCKS FOR ADVENT. The young adults have traditionally been in charge of collecting socks for our Advent Sock Drive! Socks are distributed to local organizations serving people experiencing homelessness. We’ll need volunteers after the morning Masses on all the Sundays in Advent.

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, December 4, 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.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

DONATE WINTER CLOTHES FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES. Make a difference today! Help us fill Salaam Cultural Museum’s container that will be shipped to Jordan next week. There’s a dire need for new or unused winter clothing, socks, boots, shoes, blankets, sleeping bags, gloves, hats, scarves, earmuffs, and similar items. Drop off items at the front desk by Thursday, 11/19. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends are 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.

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. Frances Cabrini in Tacoma and St. Margaret in Seattle.


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