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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. The child Jesus with a rose. Detail of sacristy stained-glass window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from a parishioner in loving memory of her husband on the anniversary of his death and the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

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

REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD. You are invited to write the names of deceased loved ones in the Book of Remembrance which has been placed near the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book will be carried in procession at the solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls on Thursday, November 2 at 7:30pm.

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN – SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Are you a volunteer at St. James working with children or vulnerable adults? Safe Environment Training will be offered Sunday, November 12th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm in Cathedral Place, 2nd floor, Room 1EW. You must preregister online for this class at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/; go to Seattle Archdiocese, and look for the November 12th class. Information, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822, or Suzanne Lee at 206-979-6308.

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

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral last Sunday: Fiona Rose King, Cecily Maria Mackie, Lucia Victoria Mendoza, Richard Paul Miller, Paxton Xavier Raymundo Presto, Keanu Macgregor Stout, & Gabriel Zuniga. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

REST IN PEACE: Please pray for the repose of the souls of Cheryl Parsons and Olga Escobar.

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.

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. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

THE GOSPEL OF MARK. Join Patty Bowman as she leads scripture study on the Gospel of Mark. These sessions began Tuesday, September 26 and continue into November, 7:00pm in Cathedral Place, Room 1EW. Information, Kathleen McCabe.

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.

OCTOBER 1-7 IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK. Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness in a given year? That 46% of homeless adults live with mental illness and/or substance use disorder? That suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US? Our faith communities can be an important part of the recovery process through education, support and by helping individuals and families feel part of a caring community. Learn more! https://www.nami.org/NAMIFaithnet.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join us for an evening of fun activities, prayer and community-building to kick off your week. Sunday night from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TAIZE PRAYER AND SIMPLE SUPPER this Friday, October 6. Join us Taize prayer at 6:30pm in the Cathedral and then gather for a simple meal with other young adults in the Pastoral Outreach Center (across Columbia Street on the south side of the Cathedral).

ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK. Help distribute food to those in need this Saturday, October 7, from 9am to 1pm at St. Mary’s Food Bank (611 20th Ave. S.). Even if you can't stay for the whole event you are still more than welcome! RSVP to Hunt Hoffman.

FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM. If you’re interested in being part of a fun, casual, co-ed flag football team look no further! The season runs from October to mid-November. Players of all abilities and skill levels are welcome. For more info or to sign-up email Hunt Hoffman.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

OUR ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR will take place during Coffee Hours following the 10am and Noon masses on Sunday, October 8. Please drop by to meet representatives from various service organizations in our community.

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.

95 FAMILIES HAVE REGISTERED THEIR CHILDREN FOR FAITH FORMATION CLASSES. It’s not too late to join them. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

CONFIRMATION INFO SESSION on Sunday, October 15 after the 10:00am and Noon Masses in the Cathedral Chapel. If you or your child will be at least 16 years old this spring, this 30-minute session will be a chance to learn about the process for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2018.

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. Francis of Assisi in Friday Harbor and Seahurst, St. Therese in Seattle and St. Theresa in Federal Way. We also pray for the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.


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