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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.

Dear Friends,

I wish I were here to join you in welcoming our guest homilist for the weekend. He is Father Raymond J. Finch, MM, the Superior General of Maryknoll. To say that it is an honor to welcome him is an understatement. For forty years, Father Finch has served as a missionary in various capacities in Latin America, especially in Peru. He has held various leadership positions within the society and is currently serving his second term as Superior General. I know you will welcome him and respond generously to his appeal on behalf of Maryknoll.

Father Ryan

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in grateful thanksgiving for our beautiful mother from her daughters. If you would like to make a floral offering to remember a loved one or to give thanks, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650. Available dates in the coming months are November 13 and November 20.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS DAY IS TODAY. Come to the Cathedral Hall after any of the morning Masses to meet representatives from over 10 area Catholic Schools, including the Rainbow Schools and four High Schools. Applications for the 2017-2018 year are due in three months.

CAPELLA ROMANA CONCERT – BYZANTINE CHANT OF HAGIA SOPHIA Friday, October 28 at 7:30 pm. Cappella Romana performs transcendent medieval Byzantine chants written for Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia, the Great Church of Christ. Hear ancient music from Hagia Sophia’s medieval rite, with most works being performed for the first time in over 500 years. Information and passes at www.cappellaromana.org.

THE DOORS OF MERCY CLOSE SOON—MAKE YOUR PILGRIMAGE TODAY! On November 13 at 4:00pm, Father Ryan will formally close the Cathedral’s Doors of Mercy. If you haven’t made a Year of Mercy pilgrimage through the doors yet, you can do so today! After the 8:00am, 10:00am, and Sunday 5:30pm Masses, you’re invited to a group pilgrimage through the doors followed by the Way of Mercy, a short pilgrimage of prayer through the Cathedral which has been prayed by thousands of pilgrims to St. James during this Year of Mercy. Gather by the Holy Doors in the Cathedral’s west vestibule following Mass.


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.

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.

MASS FOR THE DECEASED HOMELESS. On Friday, November 11 at 5:30pm, come and pray for the women and men who have died this past year on the streets or by violence in our community. Please join the St. James Housing Advocacy Committee to honor their memory, to celebrate their lives, and to pray for them. There will be a simple reception following Mass. 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.

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!

FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST will take place Sunday, October 30, after the evening Mass. This will be a fun event for young adults and youth to connect over autumnal treats, games and contests for the spookiest and most artistic pumpkin creations. Who will the guest judges be? Come and find out!

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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.

FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST will take place Sunday, October 30, after the evening Mass. This will be a fun event for young adults and youth to connect over autumnal treats, games and contests for the spookiest and most artistic pumpkin creations. Who will the guest judges be? Come and find out!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your generous support of SVdP in the special collection taken at the end of mass this weekend! Thanks also for your donations to our upcoming clothing drive on Sunday, October 30 (8am to 2:30pm), when an SVdP truck will be in the O’Dea parking lot to accept your gently used clothes (sorry, this time we cannot accept anything but clothes). Your items will replenish local SVdP thrift stores, which help fund programs benefiting our neighbors in need. For more information, please see our event flyer on the Cathedral website or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

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. Luke in Shoreline, North American Martyrs in Seattle, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett.


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