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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Angela Kim and Slater Marshall, in memory of Kathleen Marshall. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Kelsey Rizer and Chris Soriano. 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 October 9, October 16, October 30, and November 6.

SOLANUS CASEY CENTER COLLECTION. This weekend, in lieu of our monthly collection for St. Vincent de Paul, we will take up a collection to support the work of the Solanus Casey Center, the Cathedral’s own referral center. People experiencing poverty and homelessness come to Solanus Casey Center for assistance and referrals to other resources to assist them. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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 concludes Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, with Little Gidding, the greatest poem in the series. This session is led by Corinna Laughlin with Cathedral reader Scott Webster. All are welcome! It is recommended, but not required, that participants read the poem in advance.

CATHOLIC 101. During the coming year, we host a series of talks on key aspects of Catholic life and teaching. The series begins this Wednesday, September 28, with Father Ryan and “Cathedral 101.” Father Ryan will speak about the Mass and will give a tour of the Cathedral. Gather in the Cathedral Chapel at 7:00pm. All are welcome! See the page in the bulletin for details about the other talks in the series.

HEAR CATHEDRAL YOUTH SPEAK ABOUT WORLD YOUTH DAY. World Youth Day stockholders and parishioners are welcome to hear Cathedral youth share their experiences from World Youth Day on Monday September 26 at 7pm in the Holy Names Room. For those who bought WYD stock this will be a great time to pick up your rosary blessed by Pope Francis. A light dinner will be served. RSVP requested. Information, Curtis Leighton,  206-264-2082.

CURIOUS ABOUT CONFIRMATION? Are you curious about completing your Christian Initiation as a confirmed Catholic? Teens and parents are welcome to come learn more about the Sacrament of Confirmation and our one-year preparation program at an info session Monday, October 3 in the Holy Names Room at 7pm. This will be a great time to ask questions and find out if now is the right time to take this step in living out your baptismal vocation. (In our Archdiocese, those to be confirmed must be at least 16 of age at the time the Sacrament is celebrated, usually in mid-May.)

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

WELCOME BACK. St. James Cathedral offers a 10- week program for Catholics returning to the practice of their faith. It’s a safe place to ask questions, learn about changes in the Church, and begin to experience a small community of faith. If you desire, we’ll help you return to the sacraments, and to becoming an active part of this faith community. The fall session begins Monday, October 3, 2016. Sessions are held 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Avenue. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

WEAVING OUR STRENGTHS. The Church Council of Greater Seattle invites you to attend this day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good, on Saturday, October 22, 8am-4pm at Seattle First Baptist Church. Last year over 200 people from 16 faith traditions, and at least 60 congregations gathered. Workshop themes include interfaith dialogue and approach to scripture; storytelling for community action; immigrant and refugee accompaniment; “habits of the heart” for healthy conversations; mental illness and the church; racial justice – through Scripture and in congregations; conflict and resolution in Colombia; church in the neighborhood; dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery; and creative worship. To register, contact Patrick Barredo by October 7, 206-382-4515.

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.

THE ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR will take place after 10 am and Noon masses on Sunday, October 9. Please plan on dropping by the Hall to visit representatives from various social and health care organizations. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

ENJOY GENTLE CHAIR YOGA on Thursdays, 6:30-7:45pm in the Holy Names Room in the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia St. No yoga experience necessary; students of all abilities are welcomed. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

OBSERVE RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 by participating in a Life Chain, a prayerful, ecumenical event that takes place annually across the United States and in many foreign countries on the first Sunday in October. Life Chain participants line the street, quietly holding non-graphic signs encouraging women to choose life. The Seattle Life Chain will be held at the NE 50th Street overpass over I-5 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Other sites and locations can be found at www.lifechain.net.

FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS, work can be an essential step on the path to wellbeing and recovery. Finding a job that matches an individual’s interests and talents with ongoing workplace support can be life changing. Learn about Individual Placement and Supported Employment at NAMI’s Speaker Series, Thursday, September 29, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Ballard Library, 5612 22nd Ave NW, Seattle 98107. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269 or RSVP to selena@namiseattle.org.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS MINISTRY OPEN HOUSE will be closed today, Sunday, September 25. MHWM Open House will resume on October 2.

A COMPANIONSHIP WORKSHOP will be offered at St. James Cathedral on Saturday, October 8, 9am – 12 Noon in Cathedral Hall. The Companionship Training is designed to encourage compassionate awareness for those struggling with mental illness in our neighborhoods and communities of faith, and to increase our capacity for engaging our neighbors with dignity and grace. The training teaches listening skills, along with an awareness of limits and boundaries. Companionship Training enlightens and supports parishioners, staff, ushers, social justice and pastoral care leaders and volunteers, and all concerned citizens. The training is conducted by Kae Eaton, Chaplain and Director of Seattle’s Mental Health Chaplaincy. To register, contact Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, September 18: Ryan Thomas Brawner Agpalo, Ryan Finn Bugbee, John Samuel Draffkorn, William Daniel Flugstad, Audrey Annalise Millon, Thomas Daniel Preble, Hana London Yaptinchay Prins, and Jefferson Wesley Zen. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Jolene Gehl and Richard Cooley.

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. Vincent de Paul in Federal Way; St. Michael in Olympia and Snohomish; St. Gabriel in Port Orchard; and St. Jerome in Ocean Shores.


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