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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 my two wonderful sons from their mother.

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!).

PARENTS’ FAITH FORMATION, ALSO KNOWN AS PFF, takes place during the time your children are in their CFF classes. This week, we'll continue to talk about praying as a family, and also talk about _your own prayer life_…. ways to find God in the middle of your busy lives. All this, and coffee and donuts too!!! Join other parents this Sunday, November 6 and November 13 from 11:05 - 11:40 in Room 211 of O'Dea High School. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

CHILDREN'S PROCESSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS. Meet in the west vestibule at 11:53am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

RECEPTION FOR NEW PARISHIONERS. On Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm, we will host a reception for newcomers to the parish in the Rectory Parlors. This is a great opportunity to meet Father Ryan and the Cathedral staff, find out about getting involved in the parish, get your questions answered, and enjoy a tour of the Cathedral. If you are new to the parish, or interested in becoming a parishioner, join us! RSVP requested, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

PRAY FOR PEACE THIS VETERANS DAY. On Friday, Nov. 11, the bells of the Cathedral will toll in memory of the veterans who lost their lives and to pray for peace. Join member of the Seattle chapter of Veterans For Peace as we gather in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard at 10:30am for a short ceremony including readings, songs, silence and the tolling of bells.

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. RSVP by Tuesday, November 8, to Dianne Irwin, 206-622-7151.

RCIA REUNION. Calling all former RCIA participants! Are you someone who has come through the RCIA process at St. James or who has served as a sponsor? 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.

SAFETY & DE-ESCALATION TRAINING Tuesday, November 15, 5:30–7:30pm Cathedral Hall. 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 staff and volunteers who provide outreach to our brothers and sisters who experience serious mental illness and/or addiction. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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.

IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE UPDATE. This past quarter, 60 volunteers helped 102 immigrants to learn English and study civics, 8 people became citizens and another 9 applied for citizenship, 17 people were awarded deferred action and another 9 have applied, and 59 elders learned about healthcare, using toxic household cleaners, senior services, and state government. Learn how you can be part of welcoming refugees and immigrants by contacting Cecelia, 206-382-4511.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. An American military veteran living in our parish called the SVdP Helpline, requesting rent assistance. He needed help because he developed short-term memory problems that made it impossible to keep a job. He was waiting for the Veterans Administration to respond to his application for assistance and had only enough cash left to pay part of his monthly rent. Thanks to your generous support, we paid the rest of his rent, and we felt so grateful to be able to help one more veteran keep a roof over his head! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION. Tomorrow, November 7, is the last day to register for this year’s CYC at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Nov. 12 and 13. Join other Cathedral youth for 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.

YOUTH NIGHT. This Sunday night at 6:30 in the Pastoral Outreach Center, we'll explore the call and the challenge of becoming the person God has created us to be. Surplus Halloween candy and great company will be provided. Welcome to regulars and newcomers alike!

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY this Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9-12. We'll be sorting donated clothes for the homeless at DESC on Rainier Ave. Information, see our Facebook page or contact Curtis.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

WINTER SHELTER. This year, we celebrate our silver anniversary of welcoming the homeless into our midst! Volunteers are still needed in several different capacities. Breakfast Host (2nd Sunday of each month, 5:45-7am) to cook and serve a warm meal to start the day. Overnight Host (4th Saturday, and oncall subs needed, 8:15pm-7am) to stay with 16 men in Cathedral Hall. Supply Needs: cough drops, razors, shaving cream, and deodorant, new or gently-used hand towels, family-sized lotion. Please bring to the Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour or to the Parish Office. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized at the Noon Mass last Sunday: Linnaea Joy King Anacker, Ara Kiyomi Martinsen, Tea Sofia Melendez-Batista, Emma Guadalupe Reynolds, and Kingston James Santiago. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Constancia Escobar and Alphonse Breault.

SAVE THE DATE! This year’s Advent Bazaar, featuring local vendors like L’Arche, Fair Trade Winds and the Roots of South Sudan, will be on Sunday, November 27 after each of the morning Masses. The annual Sock Drive will also begin that weekend.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN. When the re-development of the Terry & Cherry lot begins next year, the Cathedral Kitchen Garden will bid adieu to its current urban space. Gardeners will be needed throughout the city to:

  • Tend to small salad gardens or select vegetable gardens in a P Patch convenient to you,
  • Create small gardens in family or parish teams,
  • Lend your property for growing veggies for the Kitchen.

St. James Master Gardeners will provide consultation for establishing and maintaining a healthy garden. P-Patches have been identified in Factoria, Redmond, Issaquah, Mercer Island, and possibly Everett. Information, Liberty Sponek, 360-220-0010.

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. Our weekly anonymous support group for men struggling with pornography will resume Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.) The first meeting will take place on November 8. All are welcome. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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.

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.

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. Books, rosaries, religious items, Cathedral souvenirs, and much more!

Our giving makes possible so many of the good things that go on here at the Cathedral parish, week in and week out. Our giving allows us, in a very real way, to reach out to one another and to the poorest in our midst with love and compassion. Our giving is one way we build up the Body of Christ. Please drop your pledge in the basket TODAY. Your generous support makes it possible for St. James Cathedral...
  • To celebrate the Church’s liturgy with beauty and dignity;
  • To reach out with love to the poor, the needy, and the elderly;
  • To offer educational programs to children, teens, and adults;
  • To pay our staff a just and living wage;
  • To sustain our highly acclaimed musical and cultural programs;
  • To maintain our magnificent cathedral and other parish buildings.

If you prefer, you can make your pledge online.

FOR YOUR SAFETYY. 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 St. Leo in Tacoma and St. Martin of Tours in Fife.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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