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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 offered in loving memory of Dave Runkle from Elizabeth Runkle. If you would like to make a floral offering, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650. The last remaining dates in 2016 are November 13 and 20.

REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD. You are invited to write the names of deceased loved ones in the Book of Remembrance which has been placed near the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book will be carried in procession at the solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls on Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30pm.

WE WELCOME MEMBERS OF LA RED—National Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana to the Saturday evening Mass. LaRed is an association of Roman Catholic Church organizations and pastoral ministers committed to the evangelization, holistic development, and ongoing support and formation of Hispanic youth and young adults in the United States. They are in Seattle for their national meeting this week. Welcome to Seattle and to St. James Cathedral!

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.

PARENTS’ FAITH FORMATION. Yes, Mom and Dad, these sessions are for YOU! They will happen during the time your children are in their CFF classes, and will offer a chance to meet other parents, learn about your Catholic faith, and deepen your own faith life.The first series starts today and continues on October 30, November 6 and November 13 from 11:05–11:40 in Room 211 of O’Dea High School. Information, Rosanne Michaels rmichaels@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-654-4658.

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.

FAITH MENTORS is a class for children with special needs. Do you know of a family whose child could benefit from one-on-one specialized faith formation and/or preparation for sacraments? St James’ Faith Mentors class meets most Sundays from 11:00 to 11:45 October through June. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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.

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.

ENJOY A GENTLE CHAIR YOGA PRACTICE, with emphasis on individual needs. Improve flexibility, joint mobility, core strength and balance. A focus on mindfulness and gratitude enhances this energizing and restorative experience. Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:45 pm Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN offers moms an opportunity to connect with and support each other through the journey of motherhood. Facilitated by Ansebe Bicoff-Smit, a child, couple, and family psychotherapist, the group explores topics such as child development, emotional attachment, positive parenting, transitioning into the role of being a mother, and reconnecting with one’s partner. Mothers enjoy weekly conversations with one another and experience a sense of community. Mondays 10 am – Noon Information, Ansebe Bicoff-Smit, 240-516-676.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVE SUPPORT GROUP for parents of adult children with serious mental illness takes place on the last Saturday of the month in Gallagher Center. Next meeting is October 29, 3:00 pm. Information, Terry Proctor, 206-915-3555.

SAFE RESPONSE TRAINING Tuesday, November 15 6:30–8:30 pm Cathedral Hall. Join Marty Reinsel, MA, LMHC, Clinical Educator and Therapist at Navos Psychiatric Hospital to learn basic intervention and deescalation approaches including verbal and non-verbal communication, environmental and safety considerations and basic non-violent physical defense. Essential for all who volunteer and work in ministries providing outreach to our less advantaged brothers and sisters in Christ who experience serious mental illness and / or addiction. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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.

VAN DRIVER NEEDED. Our Sunday van ministry is an important outreach to senior parishioners who would not be able to get to 10:00am Mass on Sunday if it weren’t for our drivers. Right now we have a need for a driver on the third Thursday of the month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

WINTER SHELTER 25 YEARS OF WELCOMING THE HOMELESS INTO OUR MIDST. Can you help with some of our needs? We are in short supply of toothbrushes and travel-size toothpaste, shaving cream, and deodorant. We are also in need of new or gently-used hand towels. If you are able to help, please bring your donations to the Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour, or to the Parish Office. Thank you!

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.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.


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.

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.

CHRISTMAS WREATH and POINSETTIA SALE. Our ACC circle is named after Father Ryan's late mother Marjorie in honor of the many years she donated her time and amazing energy to her own ACC circle. For the 12th consecutive year, the Marjorie Ryan Circle of the Association for Catholic Childhood (ACC) will be selling the finest quality Northwest 22" mixed Noble Fir wreaths for $20 each. We will also offer locally grown, stunning red or white 6” poinsettias for $15 each. All proceeds from this sale go directly to the charitable local children's organizations that ACC supports. Order for yourself, or as gifts for family and friends. Download the order form. Orders are due by November 4! ACC would like to extend a big thank you to the entire St. James Community for supporting our wreath sale. Because of your support we were able to donate over $8,000 to local children's charities last year.

YOUTH NIGHT this Sunday at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Tonight we’ll learn more about our partnership with NPH in Nicaragua and our upcoming mission trip there in July 2017. Come learn more about this incredible organization and how we can serve those most in need.

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST will take place next Sunday, October 30 at 6:30pm in the Cathedral Hall. This will be a fun event for folks from ages 13-39 to connect over autumnal treats, games and contests for the spookiest and most artistic jack-o-lantern creations!

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.


Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

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.

MISSION TRIP TO NICARAGUA. Do you care deeply about the poor? Are you interested in learning some of the many things the poor have to teach? Would you like to be immersed in a different culture, rich with generosity, humility, and love? If so, please join us for info session on our summer mission trip to NPH Nicaragua! Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”) Nicaragua is an orphanage home to approximately 260 children. Come and learn more today, Sunday, at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

PLEASE JOIN L’ARCHE NOAH SEALTH celebrating our 40th year in Seattle at our 5th Annual Celebration, a Benefit Dinner and live auction at Seattle University, 5.30pm, November 5th, 2016. To purchase tickets, register at www.larcheseattle.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

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 parish of St. Jude in Redmond and Our Lady of the Olympics Mission in Quinault.


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