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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.

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.

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.

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. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a family of four that needed help paying a utilities bill. The mother works fulltime, but the father was laid off his job. They received a water bill much higher than expected and could not afford to pay it. During our visit, we promised to pay the bill. When we later called to tell them the bill had been paid, the father told us that the little he had been able to save toward paying that bill could now be used to buy his children shoes. Your generous support makes a tangible difference in the lives of many in our parish–thank you! 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.

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. The Year of Mercy has concluded, but the mercy continues! Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. If you’d like to spend one afternoon a week in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

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.

NO YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. We hope you’re enjoying the Thanksgiving Weekend with family and friends. Our Youth Nights will resume next week, Sunday, December 4 at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

YOUTH TABLE AFTER THE NOON MASS NEXT WEEK. Check out our Youth Table after the First Sunday Youth Celebration at Coffee Hour next week. Find us in the Cathedral Hall for the chance to meet other youth over some tasty treats!

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

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

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.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082


The last Wednesday of each month is devoted to a refresher course in the basics of Catholic life and teaching

On Wednesday, November 30, at 7:00pm in the Holy Names Room, join us for WAY OF BEAUTY 101. FATHER TOM LUCAS, SJ, from the Jesuit Community at Seattle University, explores the idea of beauty. “Every expression of true beauty can be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus.” (Pope Francis)

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. Andrew in Sumner, St. Barbara in Black Diamond, and St. Francis Xavier in Toledo.


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