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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 Sacrifice of Noah. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

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 began Monday, October 3, 2016. It’s not too late to join! Sessions are held 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Avenue. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

YOUTH NIGHT this Sunday at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Join your peers (in grades 8-12) to help kickoff a year filled with transformative opportunities to grow in faith, hope and charity. All are welcome!

JUBILEE. During the month of October, the Cathedral Chapel is home to JUBILEE a traveling exhibit of artwork. These works celebrate rest, renewal, and relationships in keeping with the biblical concept of Jubilee. The exhibit is curated by the Grunewald Guild, a Christian arts center located just outside Leavenworth. During the month of October, stop by the Chapel any time the Cathedral is open to explore the exhibit.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SVDP’S FALL “STUFF THE TRUCK” EVENT. Our local SVdP thrift stores are running low on clothes! On Sunday, October 30, an SVdP truck will be in the O’Dea parking lot from 8am to 2:30pm to accept your gently used clothes (sorry, this time we cannot accept anything but clothes). SVdP will sell your items through its local stores, which help fund programs benefiting our neighbors in need. For more information, please see our event flyer on the Cathedral Website.


Parish-Wide Listening Sessions

St. James Cathedral, along with the other seventeen parishes in our South Seattle Deanery, has been working for the last year on a plan to address the current and future shortage of priests in the Archdiocese as well as such issues as lay leadership, parish collaborations, and the future of the faith communities in the central and south areas of the City.

As part of this planning process, our parish participated in the Disciple Maker Index survey in January as well as three Deanery wide convocations and several Focus Groups. On Sunday, October 23, we will be holding listening sessions after all three morning masses to share with you the plan which the Deanery leadership is submitting to Archbishop Sartain in December. This is a chance to give your feedback on the draft plan before it is submitted to the Archbishop.

Please join us in the Rectory Parlors after the 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00 masses on Sunday, October 23.

Information, Larry Brouse, 206-382-4280.

DONATE CLOTHES TO ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Our local SVdP thrift stores are running low on clothes! On Sunday, October 30, an SVdP truck will be in the O’Dea parking lot from 8:00am to 2:30pm to accept your gently used clothes (sorry, this time we cannot accept anything but clothes). SVdP will sell your items through its local stores, which help fund programs benefiting our neighbors in need. For more information, please see our event flyer or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

CABRINI MINISTRY TRAINING. Would you like to learn how to communicate God’s love and mercy to others? Cabrini Ministry offers a variety of formation programs to give you the insight and practice you need to share God’s compassion with others. We have a few spots left in our Kirkland class, which meets on Tuesdays, October 25 to March 7 from noon to 2:30pm. We also offer a Ministry Discernment Workshop at St. Joseph Parish in Issaquah on Thursday, October 13 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Information, info@cabriniministry.org, 206-760-0583 x3.

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN. This is the required Archdiocesan program for all St. James volunteers that help or come in contact with children and vulnerable adults. It is on Sunday, October 23rd after the Noon Mass and will be held in Cathedral Place, 2nd floor. You MUST pre-register online at www.virtusonline.org. Information, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL next Sunday, October 16. Join us Sunday, October 16 to enjoy a chance to connect with other young adults after the 5:30 Sunday Mass. Light refreshments will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE. Cathedral Young Adults will be serving at the St. Mary’s Food Bank on Saturday, October 29. Keep an eye on the bulletin and our Facebook page for details.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

WHO ARE YOUR NEWEST NEIGHBORS? Learn about the challenges faced by immigrants and refugees in our community. Build relationships by volunteering with St. James Immigrant Assistance or with Horn of Africa Services (http://www.hoas.org/volunteer-jobs/) as they support East African youth in South Seattle. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh at 206-382-4511.

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.


The Annual MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR takes place on Sunday, October 9, after the 10am and Noon Masses. Please drop by to visit and chat with representatives from various health and wellness providers and community organizations. Blood Pressure Checks available!

Catholics Care.
Catholics Vote
The parishes of St. James, Christ Our Hope and St. Joseph are co-sponsoring a 5-week series to help form the consciences of the Catholic faithful in preparation of the November election. The series concludes this coming Thursday, October 13, 6:30pm in Cathedral Hall, withCARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT with Jessie Dye of Earth Ministry

FOR YOUR SAFETY. It is important for you to know that at each of the weekend Masses a Seattle police officer or a private security guard is present on the Cathedral campus.

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 Holy Rosary in Seattle, Tacoma, and Edmonds; Our Lady of Fatima in Seattle, and St. Edward in Seattle and Shelton.


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