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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 Vine and Grapes. Detail of Cathedral Chapel stained-glass window. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Reza Macaraeg and Ryan Cueto, in loving memory of Ryan Matthew on his fifth birthday. He is forever present in our hearts.

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.

LAST WEEK, 99 CHILDREN ATTENDED FAITH FORMATION CLASSES. It’s not too late for your child to join them. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 20:1-16. What was today’s Gospel about? How do you feel about the way the landowner treats the workers? Does it seem fair? What does Jesus about how things work in God’s Kingdom with this parable?

CATHEDRAL GUITARIST MARK HILLIARD WILSON IN CONCERT. On Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm in the Chapel, Mark Hilliard Wilson presents “Camino de la Guitarra: Canción y Caprices from Catalonia and the Americas,” featuring composers Miquel Llobet, Francisco Tarrega and Francesco Corbetta. Delight in the spell of six strings strummed and picked as he celebrates the story of the classical guitar through the ages, playing gems from the court of the Sun King to the caminos of Catalonia that offer picturesque evocations of faded glory and exotic wonders. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

THE GOSPEL OF MARK. Come join Patty Bowman as she leads scripture study on the Gospel of Mark. This will be an eight week study on the Gospel of Mark to help you prepare for the new liturgical year that will begin on the first Sunday of Advent. These sessions will begin on Tuesday, September 26th and continue into November. The session will begin at 7pm in Cathedral Place, Room 1EW. RSVP to Kathleen McCabe.

WANT TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN GETTING THROUGH TO THE PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT? Learn essential skills for communicating love and mercy to others. Cabrini Ministry Training will transform your life and the way you relate to others. We offer both a 20-week and a 10-week course. Both begin October 24 from 12:00 to 2:30pm at Christ the King Parish in north Seattle. Applications are due September 30. Information, www.cabriniministry.org or 206-760-0583 x3.

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.

ARE YOU RAISING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS? Faith Mentors is a program that pairs children with special needs together with teen mentors (under adult supervision) to grow in the ways of faith, including sacramental preparation. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

A NOTE OF GRATITUDE FROM BLOODWORKS NORTHWEST. Thank you for your support of the blood drive at St. James Cathedral on Monday, September 18. We greatly appreciate the 16 donors who registered to give which included 6 first-time donors! We collected 12 units of blood. THANK YOU! We look forward to seeing you at our next Blood Drive at St. James on Monday, December 18!

EARLY MUSIC SEATTLE PRESENTS DIABOLUS IN MUSICA. On Sunday, October 8 at 8:00pm in the Cathedral, the French medieval music ensemble Diabolus in Musica will perform “Cantores: Music from Chapel of the Popes in Avignon,” taking you back to the 14th century Avignon Papacy, where bold musical innovation arose amidst religious and political turmoil. Travel among the great manuscripts, including Philippe De Vitry’s motets, that formed the Ars Nova period. The male vocalists of Diabolus in Musica will revive your passion for polyphony. Information and passes, www.earlymusicseattle.org.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Try to eliminate as much disposable plastic from your life as possible; it breaks down into tiny particles that enter streams, lakes and oceans, harming fish and other wildlife. Instead, keep a reusable water bottle; wash and reuse plastic sandwich and snack bags, or try replacing them with waxed paper or waxed-paper bags, which can be composted.

ROSARY. All are welcome to join with a group of parishioners who pray the rosary together in the Chapel, Monday through Saturday at 7:40am.

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! The deadline to register online is October 9. Come to the Help Desk at Sunday Coffee Hour to register to vote!

ADVENT BAZAAR. The annual St. James Advent Bazaar will be on Sunday, December 3, after the three morning Masses (8am, 10am, 12noon) in Cathedral Hall. If you are interested in being a part of the Bazaar as a vendor, please contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515, to be considered for a table.

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.

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.

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.

WINTER SHELTER. From October to April, the Cathedral welcomes into our midst homeless men who are 50 years old and over. Our dedicated team of volunteers is present to them, as overnight hosts and as breakfast providers. As we prepare for the coming shelter season, we are in great need of overnighters–we have 7 openings on Sunday nights, and 3 on Mondays. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR. In partnership with a local agency helping refugees in Tukwila, we are seeking an outgoing swim instructor who enjoys teaching children and adults new skills, helping them achieve goals and preparing them for future success. Be able to teach children and adults, water acclimation and safety, water movement and stamina, and stroke development and mechanics. Qualifications: Current state approved community CPR certification, or equivalent. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

YOGA CLASS FOR ADULTS AND KIDS. In partnership with a local agency helping refugees in Tukwila, we are seeking an instructor to run a yoga class for immigrants and refugees, adults and kids. Plan and instruct Yoga classes and increase participants’ awareness of all health factors. Ensure safe and effective classes. Qualifications: Current state approved first aid certification. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY invites St. James parishioners to be a part of its 16th annual Interfaith Build in Sammamish. Please consider being a part of this endeavor for one of these days: October 12, 13, 19 or 20, 8:45am-4pm. A donation of $50 per person will cover materials and supervision. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

CATHOLIC LIT GROUP. Join us for our first Catholic literature group as we discuss two short stories by celebrated Southern Catholic writer, Flannery O’Connor. We’ll meet at Optimism Brewing (corner of Broadway & E Union St.) at 7pm on Wednesday, Sept. 27 for lively conversation, local drafts, and fellowship. For links to the stories and to RSVP contact Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235. O’Connor’s collected short stories are also available in the bookstore.

STAY CONNECTED. If you haven’t already, sign up to receive The Scroll, a weekly newsletter with young adult events all around the Archdiocese, at www.oyyae.org/youngadults. Be sure to like St. James Young Adult Ministry on Facebook, and email us to get on our monthly e-newsletter by contacting Hunt Hoffman.

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.

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.

OUTREACH & ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER. At the beginning of each month, a digital newsletter is sent out with news, information and stories about the Life, Peace and Justice ministries of the Cathedral. Recently, we’ve highlighted our work with immigrants, mental health services and encounters with our neighbors who are homeless. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, please send a message to outreach@stjames-cathedral.org and ask to subscribe to the newsletter.

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.

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. Vincent de Paul in Federal Way, St. Michael in Olympia and Snohomish, St. Gabriel in Port Orchard, and St. Jerome in Ocean Shores.


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