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WELCOME, VISITORS! 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. Be sure to stop by the Cathedral Bookstore after Mass for a wide selection of Cathedral souvenirs as well as Catholic books and gifts.

ON THE COVER St. Matthew the Evangelist. West nave stained-glass window. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of David Pettigrew from his family.

THE CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT supports both national and local efforts to address the root causes of poverty and to promote transformative education. There are special envelopes for this important cause in the pews in front of you. Please place them along with your regular Sunday envelope in the collection basket at the Offertory. Thank you.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO IS UP AND RUNNING after the 10:00am Mass in Cathedral Hall. All proceeds benefit the ministries of St. James. Proceeds for September will go to the Faith Formation Ministry.

VOTER REGISTRATION. Are you new to the area, did you just turn 18, or have you even just moved within your neighborhood? If so, you may need to re-register to vote! Come to the Help Desk at Sunday Coffee Hour to register to vote!

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION CLASSES BEGAN LAST WEEK. It’s not too late to register! Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

ART IN THE CHAPEL: THROUGH THE EYES OF ST. FRANCIS. Now and through October, stop in the Chapel to view a series of paintings by Kathleen Frugé-Brown exploring the life of St. Francis from the saint’s perspective. These extraordinary paintings inspired a book, And I, Francis: The Life of Francis of Assisi in Word and Image by Lauren Glen Dunlap. The artist and the author will be here to give a brief talk on their work on Sunday, October 8 following the 10:00am Mass in the Chapel.

RECEPTION FOR NEW PARISHIONERS. Are you new to the parish? You’re invited to a reception for new parishioners Monday, September 18 at 7:00pm in the Rectory Parlors. There will be dinner hors d’oeuvres and wine, as well as a chance to meet Father Ryan, Cathedral staff, and some of your fellow parishioners. There will also be a gift and a chance to tour our beautiful Cathedral. Information, Maria Laughlin.

TALK ABOUT THE GOSPEL! This year, the children of our Faith Formation programs are focused on the Bible. Watch this space in the bulletin each week for a few questions you might want to use for a conversation on the way home from church! This week’s Gospel reading is Matthew 18:21-35. What was today’s Gospel about? What do you think about how the person in debt behaves? What does this story tell us about the power of forgiveness? Can you think of a time when you forgave someone “from your heart”? How did that feel?

OUR CATHEDRAL YEAR OF THE BIBLE. Join with the families of Children’s Faith Formation in studying and praying with the Bible this year. Sign up to receive a weekly e-mail message with Bible tips, topics and treasures for your family. Bibles for all ages are available in the Cathedral Bookstore. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH SUNDAY SERVERS NEEDED. We are in immediate need of volunteers to help serve meals at Operation Nightwatch. Nightwatch is a shelter for older members of the homeless community that also serves free meals to people living on the streets. St. James Cathedral is responsible for serving hot dinners at Nightwatch on the Second Sunday of each month. Our volunteers serve from food and clean up from approximately 8pm-10pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

THANKS FROM THE HOUSING ADVOCACY COMMITTEE to all who participated in our recent postcard campaign at Sunday Coffee Hour. Thank you for urging your elected federal legislators to consider the proposed housing cuts that will drastically affect seniors, low-income persons and veterans.

A NEW BEGINNING FOR YOUR MARRIAGE. Are you going through a difficult time in your marriage? Do you wish you could take back unkind words and actions? It is possible to move past the hurt. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) helps struggling couples rediscover each other and take positive steps to begin a new life of healing, commitment and love. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning, Sept 22-24, 2017 call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THOSE WHO WRITE CHECKS. Our bank has asked that all checks for Cathedral ministries be made payable to St. James Cathedral, with the special ministry you wish to support indicated in the memo line. This applies to all donations to St. Vincent de Paul, Solanus Casey Center, Cathedral Kitchen, Hunthausen Fund, etc. Thanks for your understanding! Information, Sister Mary Slater, 206-382-4564.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Get involved with, or organize, a group to clean up public spaces in your neighborhood and keep them clean and nice looking. In addition to enhancing your surroundings, you will be setting a positive example of how to be good stewards of God's creation.

Cathedral Blood Drive
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 12:30pm-6:30pm
(closed 2:30pm-3:15pm)
Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center

Sign up at coffee hours TODAY September 17, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.BloodworksNW.org/drives (Reference Sponsor Code 2909) or call 1-800-398-7888.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks to Seattle University’s Service Day faculty and staff for volunteering to deep clean our Cathedral Kitchen and Pantry on Friday, September 8. We really appreciate all your hard work and our kitchen and pantry look great!

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. 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. We are currently looking for volunteers who might cover one Wednesday afternoon each month, beginning in November. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

COMPANIONSHIP TRAINING with Kae Eaton, Chaplain, Spiritual Director, and Executive Director of Seattle’s Mental Health Chaplaincy will take place on Saturday September 30, 9am–12pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. This free morning workshop provides a basic foundation for simple skills that can guide us in our response to others. The teachings are based on the work of Rev. Craig Rennebohm, author of Souls in the Hands of a Tender God and founder of the Mental Health Chaplaincy.

CHURCH OF SECOND CHANCES: A FAITHFUL EXPLORATION OF INCARCERATION. Starting on Monday, October 2, the Cathedral will be offering this 8-week series developed by JustFaith Ministries. We will explore the Christian principle of restorative justice, the critical need for comprehensive prison reform, and a faith-based critique of the U.S. prison system. By sharing the stories of incarcerated people through interviews, documentaries, presentations by experts, dialogue, and reflection, Church of Second Chances widens the circle of connection. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

UNDERSTANDING HOARDING DISORDER. Please join us for a presentation on hoarding disorder by psychologist Travis L. Osborne, PhD, ABPP. Dr. Osborne is the Co-Director of The Anxiety Center and specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related problems, including hoarding. Dr. Osborne will provide an overview of hoarding, as well as the treatment for hoarding. There will also be a discussion of what family members can do to help their loved ones get help. Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7-9 PM, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 814 NE 85th Street, RSVP to Trez Buckland, 206-930-2739.

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.

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 pray for the parishes of St. Matthew in Seattle, SS. Cosmas and Damian in Orting, and Our Lady of the Lake in Seattle.


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