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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.

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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Edgardo Telmo in loving memory of his mother Irene on the 4th anniversary of her death.

THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be just one Mass in the Cathedral on Thanksgiving Day, at 9:30am, after which the Cathedral will be closed. On Friday, November 25, the Cathedral will be open and Masses follow the usual schedule.

THANKSGIVING CANNED FOOD DRIVE. Once again, parishioners are encouraged to bring canned food and other non-perishable food items to this year’s Thanksgiving Day Mass, Thursday, November 24 at 9:30am. All donated goods will be shared with St. Mary’s Food Bank.

REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CONCERNS GATHERING. Join us on Tuesday, November 29 from 6–8 pm to discuss the future of immigration reform and what we can do to support justice for immigrants and refugees. We will be meeting in the Holy Names Room on the second floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged woman who moved to Seattle for extended medical treatment. She found a small apartment but, with little income, could not afford cooking utensils, dishes, bed sheets, a blanket or even a pillow. She called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449). We gave her store vouchers and suggested that, when treatments make her too tired to cook, she enjoy a free, hot meal at the Cathedral Kitchen. When she spoke about a church “back home” that she misses, we urged her to join a local faith community and invited her to St James. Thank you for your generous support of SVdP’s ministry of presence! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

Opportunities to Serve
Do you long to get more involved in the Cathedral parish and find ways to meet fellow parishioners and form community here? The best way to do that is by getting involved in one of our many ministries!
Here are some current opportunities.

SUNDAY HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Coffee Hour is a welcoming space in which parishioners and persons experiencing homelessness can come together to drink coffee, eat muffins, relax, and socialize. We are especially in need of volunteers to serve coffee and muffins and clean up after the Noon Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

WINTER SHELTER OUR SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF WELCOMING THE HOMELESS INTO OUR MIDST. Volunteer Opportunities: Breakfast Host (2nd Sunday of each month, 5:45-7am) to cook and serve a warm meal to start the day. Overnighter (4th Saturdays, and on-call 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 dark-colored hand towels. Please bring to the Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour or to the Parish Office. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

DO YOU SPEAK SPANISH OR VIETNAMESE? St. James Cathedral is a place of inclusion. We want to know that everyone has access to accurate information and has opportunity to share his or her voice. By volunteering to provide occasional interpreting to other parishioners, you can help to build the wholeness and the holiness of our community. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh,  206-382-4511.

MEDIEVAL WOMEN’S CHOIR CONCERT—“WINTER FEASTS” Saturday, December 3 at 8:00pm. Join MWC for an evening of opulent music to adorn the festivities for St. Nicholas, St. James, St. Thomas of Canterbury, the Immaculate Conception, the Nativity, the New Year, and the feast of the Epiphany. Information and passes, www.medievalwomenschoir.org

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2017-2018 CATHOLIC SCHOOL YEAR. Thinking about a Catholic Schools education for your child? Now is the time to register for the school of your choice and to apply for financial assistance. Please check with your school for their deadline. All requests for financial assistance must be in by December 31, 2016.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Teresita Guerrero.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Welcome to youth in grades 8-12 this Sunday from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. This will be a great way to kick off this holiday week with some faith-filled fun.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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

YOUNG ADULT THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Friends-Giving Edition! Join us the Sunday before Thanksgiving for our Third Sunday Social, Friends-Giving Edition. St. James Cathedral will provide the food, drink, and friends! Come by and relax with us on Sunday, Nov. 20 after 5:30 Mass.

YOUNG ADULTS NEEDED to help with Giving Tree donations at the 5:30pm Masses on Saturday and Sunday on the next three weekends. If you are available to receive donated gifts after the evening Masses on either Saturday or Sunday, please email Curtis.

TAIZE AND SIMPLE SUPPER. Slow down at the beginning of this Advent season with contemplative prayer from the Taizé community and a simple meal with other young adults on Friday, December 2. 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 as our regulars!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

CONFRONTING PORNOGRAPHY. Our weekly anonymous support group for men struggling with pornography meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.). Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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.

WELCOMING THE STRANGER IN YOUR MIDST. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-8:00pm, in the Fireside Room. Learn how you can share your time and talents in welcoming immigrants and refugees. At St. James Immigrant Assistance volunteers provide 1-1 tutoring in English and Citizenship Preparation, serve on our advisory board, assist with legal services, and provide office support. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

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 Christ the King in Seattle, St. Cecilia in Stanwood and Bainbridge Island, and St. Columban in Yelm.

 

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