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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 Esperanza Gonzales, Dolores Delgado, and Concepcion Parra from Ernesto Muñoz. If you would like to make a floral offering, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

ALL SAINTS. Masses for the Solemnity of All Saints will be celebrated on Monday, October 31 at 5:30pm, and on Tuesday, November 1 at 8:15am and 5:30pm. In addition, you are welcome to join the O’Dea High School community for their Holy Day Mass in the Cathedral at 10:00am.

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.

ALL SOULS. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed is observed on Wednesday, November 2, with Masses in the Cathedral at 8:15am and 5:30pm. The solemn Requiem Mass will take place at 7:30pm with the Cathedral Choir singing Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful setting of the Requiem Mass. Father Ryan will preside. 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT VENERABLE SOLANUS CASEY. After the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, November 6, two Capuchin friars will be in the Chapel to give a short talk about Venerable Solanus Casey. Learn more about this modern-day saint with close ties to the Pacific Northwest (and our own Sister Anne Herkenrath SNJM!).

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.

DONATE CLOTHES THIS SUNDAY TO ST VINCENT DE PAUL. On Sunday, October 30 between 8 am and 2:30pm, an SVdP truck will be in the O’Dea parking lot! Local SVdP thrift stores are running low on clothes and Vincentians will gladly accept your gently used clothes (sorry, this time we cannot accept anything but clothes). Your items will be sold through the stores, which help fund programs benefiting our neighbors in need.

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.

MASS FOR DECEASED O’DEA ALUMNI. On Saturday, November 12 at 11:00am, O’Dea High School will celebrate its annual Alumni Memorial Mass to honor their deceased graduates. After Mass a complimentary lunch will be offered in the Isaac Orr Center, 910 Marion St. If you wish to attend the Mass and/or the lunch, respond by Tuesday, November 8, to Dianne Irwin, O’Dea High School’s Director of Development, 206-622-7151.

RCIA REUNION. Calling all former RCIA participants! Are you someone who has come through the RCIA process at St. James? Please join us for a social time to check in and catch up. We will gather on Tuesday evening, November 15 at 7:00pm in the Holy Names Room in the Pastoral Outreach Center. If you can attend RSVP to Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

SAFE RESPONSE TRAINING Tuesday, November 15 5:30–7:30 pm Cathedral Hall. (Please note change of time!) Join Marty Reinsel, MA, LMHC, Clinical Educator and Therapist at Navos Psychiatric Hospital to learn basic intervention and de-escalation 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.

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.

CONFRONTING PORNOGRAPHY. St. James will resume its weekly anonymous support group on Tuesdays at 8pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.) The first meeting will take place on October 25. All are welcome. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

CALLING ALL KIDS! Join in the procession at the beginning of the Noon Mass next week. Bring a drawing or photo showing how you share with others.

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.

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.

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.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED in the St. James blood drive for BloodWorks NW on October 16. On October 19, Bloodworks NW donors supported a 29 year old local female who received blood due to pregnancy-related complications. She received 16 units of red cells, 11 units of plasma, and 3 units of platelets. There is a good chance she received a unit of blood donated at our blood drive. Thank you for making a life-saving difference!

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN THANKS Pagliacci Pizza for providing your wonderful pizzas to our guests on Thursday, October 20. With your help we served more than 180 guests on that day! Thank you, Pemco for supplying, cooking and serving your amazing dinner on Tuesday, October 25. Your lasagna, salad and delicious desserts were greatly appreciated by more than 180 meal guests.

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.

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.

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.

PARENTS’ FAITH FORMATION takes place during the time your children are in their CFF classes. Learn about praying at home and new ways to pray with your family. Join other parents today, November 6 and November 13 from 11:05 – 11:40 in Room 211 of O’Dea High School. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION. Register now for your spot with the Cathedral Youth delegation to this year’s CYC at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Nov. 12 and 13. It’s bound to be a weekend of fun activities, prayer, community, and a lasting experience of God’s “Reckless Mercy” in our lives. Register online at http://www.oyyae.org/youthministry/calendar/cyc-2016.

NPH MISSION TRIP. We invite youth and families who desire to be in solidarity with the poor to consider joining our parish mission trip to Nicaragua in July 2017. Space is limited on this transformative experience, so please don’t delay if you think you or your family would like to join us. Contact Curtis Leighton.

PUMPKING-CARVING PARTY this Sunday after the 5:30pm Mass with Cathedral Youth and Young Adults! Fun, prizes and autumnal gourd creations await in the Cathedral Hall THIS Sunday evening! Note: this will take the place of our regular Youth Night in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TAIZE AND SIMPLE SUPPER. Come enjoy a simple meal and lively conversation after the Ecumenical Contemplative Prayer on Friday, Nov. 4. The service begins at 6:30pm; we’ll gather afterward in the Pastoral Outreach Center (across Columbia St.) for the meal. Welcome to non-Catholic young adults as well our regulars!

FLAG FOOTBALL. Our small but formidable flag football team continues to represent the Cathedral Young Adults well! If you’re interested in joining us for a Saturday game or playing in Turkey Bowl Tournament that ends the season on Nov. 19, contact Curtis Leighton.

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. See details above!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Are you among the more than 5,000 who follow St. James on Facebook? It’s a great way to stay abreast of current events at the Cathedral. Find us at www.facebook.com/stjamesseattle. You can also find us on Instagram at @stjamescathedral and on Twitter, @StJamesSeattle.

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 All Saints in Puyallup and St. Charles Borromeo in Tacoma and Burlington.

 

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