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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. 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 Doves and Chalice. Detail of Chapel stained-glass window. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of David Pettigrew from his family. If you would like to make a floral offering to remember a loved one or give thanks on a special occasion, please contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650. Available dates in the coming months are September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 30, November 6, and November 13.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE OPEN AFTER MASS. Visitors and regulars alike are invited to stop by the Cathedral Bookstore, open following each weekend Mass thanks to our volunteers. Books, rosaries, religious items, Cathedral souvenirs, and much more! The Bookstore is located in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard just south of the Cathedral.

YEAR OF MERCY. We welcome all pilgrims to St. James Cathedral during this Year of Mercy. Whether you are a visitor or a regular at St. James, you can walk through the Holy Doors of Mercy, the four bronze doors at the Cathedral’s west entrance. The center doors are opened before and after each Mass. A self-guided pilgrimage of prayer, The Way of Mercy, is available as well—pick up a flyer just inside the Holy Doors.

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.

T. S. ELIOT’S FOUR QUARTETS. Eliot is one of the great poets of the 20th century. The poems that make up Four Quartets (1943) are the culminating expression of Eliot’s profoundly Christian spiritual vision. The series continues Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, with East Coker. This four-week series is led by Corinna Laughlin (Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy and PhD in English Literature). Cathedral reader Scott Webster will read each of the poems. All are welcome! It is recommended, but not required, that participants read the designated poem in advance of each session.

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION BEGINS TODAY. This week, all classes meet in the O’Dea gym from 11:00 to 11:45. Whether you have registered your children or not, please come. More information on the Cathedral website or Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

FEELING DISILLUSIONED WITH YOUR MARRIAGE? Think you have to settle for a lackluster, cold or distant relationship? Think again! You can gain new insight into your marriage and rekindle the warmth you once felt. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) has helped tens of thousands of struggling couples worldwide. Your marriage could be next! To inquire about our program beginning September 23-25, 2016, call 360-671-6479 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

JOSEPH ADAM PERFORMS THE COMPLETE ORGAN WORKS OF DURUFLÉ. On Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm, Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam performs the complete organ works of Maurice Duruflé. Best remembered for his few, but exquisite choral compositions, including the famous Requiem, Duruflé wrote a number of equally beautiful and technically demanding pieces for organ. Fully utilizing the vast resources of St. James’ two pipe organs, this music is both harmonically complex and full of melody, inspired by the Gregorian chants which Duruflé so loved. Information and reserved seating passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

REFLECTING ON WORLD YOUTH DAY. Come share a simple meal and hear our Cathedral youth share their experiences from World Youth Day on Monday September 26 at 6:30pm in the Holy Names Room. For those who bought shares this will be a great time to pick up your rosary blessed by Pope Francis. RSVP requested! Information, Curtis Leighton,  206-264-2082.

BECOMING PEACEMAKERS: A GOSPEL RESPONSE TO VIOLENCE Saturday, September 24 at St. Francis of Assisi in Burien. Join Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi, to: Discern your call as a peacemaker, Consider the evolving Church teaching from Just War to Just Peace, Hear local stories of transformation from violence, Receive peacemaking & nonviolence resources, and Experience ritual & music. Cost: $10, $15 at the door (if room). Register at www.ipjc.org or 206-223-1138. Sponsored by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Missions Office, JustFaith, Maryknoll and Pax Christi.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR CABRINI MINISTRY TRAINING. Do you want to learn how to communicate God’s love and mercy to others? Cabrini Ministry Training invites you to follow the example of St. Frances Cabrini: Share mercy, be present to others, and change lives. We offer a 65-hour full training as well as a 30-hour “Listening Heart” program. Act now to reserve your spot for either the Seattle class, which meets monthly on Saturdays at St. James Cathedral starting September 17, or the Kirkland class, which meets weekly on Tuesdays at Holy Family Parish beginning October 25. Information, info@cabriniministry.org or 206-760-0583 x3.

Opportunities to Serve
Do you long to get more involved in the Cathedral parish and find ways to meet fellow parishioners and form community here? The best way to do that is by getting involved in one of our many ministries!
Here are some current opportunities.

SUNDAY HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. St. James hosts a Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall on Sundays after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm Masses. It is a welcoming space in which persons experiencing homelessness and parishioners can come together to drink coffee, eat muffins, relax, and socialize. It is also a great place to learn about the array of ministries and volunteer opportunities at St. James. We are especially in need of volunteers to serve coffee and muffins and help clean up from 1pm-2pm after the Noon Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL NEEDS MORE VOLUNTEERS! Do you enjoy meeting people and listening as they tell you about their joys and burdens? Do you want to help the poor in our parish? Do you seek spiritual growth? Can you carve a few hours out of your busy life a few times each month to volunteer? Then consider becoming a Vincentian! Please visit us at our Ministries Fair table after Sunday’s morning masses or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

IN THIS YEAR OF MERCY, HOW CAN YOU HELP SHELTER THE HOMELESS? The St. James Winter Shelter will soon begin our 26th season partnering with St. Martin de Porres Men’s Shelter to provide overflow sleeping space for our neighbors without homes. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights, October through April, we provide a warm refuge in Cathedral Hall for up to 16 men. Nearly 100 cathedral parishioners are needed to serve as overnight hosts and breakfast cooks, and we still have many spots open for the coming year. Please consider joining our shelter team! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ASSISTANT CATECHISTS AND CLASSROOM HELPERS NEEDED. Share your love of God and the Church with the children of St James. Adults and youth age 16 and older are invited to tithe of their time and talent from September to mid-June one to two hours per week. Training, materials and ongoing support provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

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. John Chrysostom (Byzantine) in Seattle; Holy Cross in Tacoma and Granite Falls; and Our Lady of Sorrows in Snoqualmie.


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