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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.

COVER ART. Angel with lantern. Detail of the Cathedral’s Great Cross, artist unknown.

ADVENT FAIR TRADE BAZAAR TODAY, Sunday, 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.

CARE FOR CREATION COMMITTEE will meet Monday, December 7, at 6:30 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis reminds us that “living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.” Please join the Care for Creation Committee to discuss ways in which we at can put into action our call to be good stewards of God’s creation. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Riko Byer, Max Francis Dockal, Sloane Francis Dockal, Declan Patrick Marley, Hugh Anthony McNicholas, Madelyne Hope Cristobal Rouse, and Laura Tressa Stephanie Unger, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, November 22. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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.

COOK MEALS FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH AIDS. We’ll go to Lifelong AIDS Alliance in Georgetown and cook dinner to be delivered by the Chicken Soup Brigade on Saturday, December 12, 3pm-5:30pm. Lifelong holds that food is medicine, and people can live their fullest lives when they consume nutritious foods! RSVP is required.

ADVENT THROUGH FILM: BICYCLE THIEVES **CHANGE OF DATE** Wednesday, December 16, we will explore the themes of Advent by watching and discussing the 1948 classic Bicycle Thieves, widely hailed as one of the best films of all time and 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.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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, 8:30-10:30pm, at 302 14th Ave S. The volunteer must be willing to commit for at least 6 months. Information, Tom Frasene.

NO YOUTH NIGHT this Sunday, November 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please join us next week on December 6 from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to 8th-12th grade students.

ADVENT FAIR ROSARY FUNDRAISER. Please check out our booth at the Advent Fair this weekend! Youth ministry participants are selling handmade, Fair Trade Nicaraguan rosaries as a fundraiser. All proceeds will help send our cathedral delegation to World Youth Day in Poland with Pope Francis! You can help us get there!

MIGRANT TOY & WINTER COAT DRIVE. We are once again collecting toys and winter coats for migrant children in the Skagit Valley. We have included gift tags on this year’s parish Giving Tree, available NOW at the Advent Fair. Please consider taking a tag and contributing to the effort. Toys and coat will be delivered by our team of youth on Saturday, December 19.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

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, Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. The group will gather monthly. RSVP to Nancy

THE LAST MEETING of the daytime monthly Grief and Loss Support Group will take place Tuesday, December 1, 1:30–2:45pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

THE MONTHLY ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP has been canceled due to low attendance.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next Mental Health First Aid Training will take place on Saturday, January 16, 8:00am–5:00pm. Learn the basics about mental health conditions and feel equipped to assist those in need of intervention.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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. Andrew in Sumner, St. Francis Xavier in Toledo, and St. Barbara in Black Diamond.


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