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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 Dick and Bridget Cooley.

NO EVENING MASS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23. This coming Monday at 5:00pm, we will be hosting the funeral Mass for Sue Mecham, longtime Managing Director of the Fulcrum Foundation. Because of this, there will be no 5:30pm Mass on Monday evening. Parishioners are welcome to attend the funeral Mass.

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?

ADVENT FAIR TRADE BAZAAR. On Sunday morning, November 29, after the 8am, 10am, and Noon Masses, we have an opportunity to get started on our Christmas shopping while supporting a number of great causes! L’Arche, Catholic Relief Services, our own Youth Ministry, the Association of Catholic Childhood, the Cathedral Bookstore and others will be offering handmade items.

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.

YOUTH NIGHTS. This week, FATHER RYAN will offer a tour of the Cathedral attic! How cool! Plus, we’ll engage in a festive holiday party complete with gift tag making for the Migrant Toy & Coat Drive. You don’t want to miss this! Youth Nights occur on Sunday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to all 8th-12th grade students.

MIGRANT TOY & WINTER COAT DRIVE. We will once again be collecting toys and winter coats for migrant children in the Skagit Valley. We will include gift tags on this year’s parish Giving Tree. Please consider taking a tag and contributing to the effort!

ADVENT FAIR ROSARY FUNDRAISER. The Cathedral will be sending a delegation of youth to World Youth Day in Poland with Pope Francis this summer! You can help us get there! Youth ministry participants will be selling handmade, Fair Trade Nicaraguan rosaries at the parish Advent Fair on Sunday, November 29. Please consider purchasing a rosary and supporting our youth!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

MUSIC FOR THE FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS. On Sunday, December 6 at 7:30pm, don't miss resident ensemble Opus 7’s celebration of the Feast of St. Nicholas with Benjamin Britten’s brilliantly entertaining and moving cantata, Saint Nicolas. This joyous cantata for choir, orchestra, tenor soloist, and children's choirs will feature young singers from St. James’ own Youth Music Program (Stacey Sunde, director) and Dr. Paul Thornock, organist. For more information and advance passes, visit www.opus7.org.

NIGHTWATCH SEEKS VOLUNTEER. The St. James Cathedral team at Operation Nightwatch needs a volunteer to help serve a late dinner to people experiencing homelessness on the third Tuesday of the month, 8:30pm-10:30pm, at 302 14th Ave S. The volunteer must be willing to commit for at least 6 months. Information, Tom Frasene.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY THANKS YOU. We visited a man who had just moved into an apartment after being homeless several years. After paying rent, he had little left to live on. He had almost no clothes or other personal belongings, including precious family mementoes, because they were in a storage unit about to be auctioned off for nonpayment of storage fees. With your support, we paid part of the bill and persuaded the storage company to delay the auction long enough for the man to pay the rest himself – thank you! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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. Email if you can help.

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.

ADVENT THROUGH FILM: BICYCLE THIEVES. On Thursday, December 10, we will explore the themes of Advent by watching and discussing the 1949 classic Bicycle Thieves (also known as The Bicycle Thief). Bicycle Thieves is widely hailed as one of the best films of all time and is on the Vatican’s Best Film List. Meet at the Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.) at 7pm. There will be food!

GREENING OF THE CATHEDRAL. Save the date for December 20! This is the fun evening for young adults to come together to make the Cathedral even more beautiful for the Christmas season. If you like, you’ll be able to explore some of the nooks and crannies of the Cathedral that are normally closed off! Once we are finished decorating we will have a pizza party. RSVP required—email Tom.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

CALLING ALL CATHEDRAL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. Join us for the St James Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 19 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Games, crafts, lunch, piñatas and more! RSVP required. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Joshua Warren, Mark Warren, and Matthew Warren on their entrance into the Order of Catechumens. Please pray for them as they continue to prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, at the Easter Vigil.

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the soul of Sue Mecham.

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 Christ the King in Seattle, St. Cecilia in Stanwood and Bainbridge Island, and St. Columban in Yelm.


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