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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Bridget Cooley in loving memory of Dick Cooley, on the first anniversary of his death and the fourteenth anniversary of their wedding day. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Ellie McDonnell and Casey Robertshaw.

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 12 from 1:30–4:30pm in Cathedral Place, 2nd floor, Room 1EW. You must pre-register 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.

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 21:33-43.What was today’s Gospel about? A “tenant” is a renter, not an owner. Have you ever borrowed something from someone? Did you take good care of it? What do you think Jesus means by the “vineyard”? What has God given to us to take good care of?

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

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A young man who works for another charitable organization that helps the homeless called the SVdP Helpline because he could not pay his own rent. He had fallen behind when his elderly parents in another state needed him for a few months while his mom prepared for and went through an organ transplant. Sadly, mom died, dad had to move into assisted living, and the young man found himself helping pay their many unexpected expenses. When he got back to Seattle, your support made it possible for us to help pay his rent. Your support is lightening his burden, making it so much easier for him to focus on the job he loves: helping the homeless. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

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.

THE GOSPEL OF MARK. Join Patty Bowman as she leads scripture study on the Gospel of Mark. These sessions 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-c. Avignon Papacy, where bold musical innovation arose amidst religious and political turmoil. The male vocalists of Diabolus in Musica will revive your passion for polyphony. Information and passes, www.earlymusicseattle.org.

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.

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.

FALL CATHOLIC HERITAGE LECTURE: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE RACIAL DIVIDE IN THE UNITED STATES. Keynote by the Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, Illinois. Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm, Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University. The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture welcomes Bishop Braxton, who is one of eight African-American bishops in the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, to start off the 2017-18 Catholic Heritage Lecture Series.We invite you to read two of his pastoral letters on the racial divide in the United States, which are available on the ICTC web-site (seattleu.edu/ictc). Bishop Braxton’s keynote will be followed by a conversation with Tyrone Brown, Asst. Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Information, ictc@seattleu.edu or 206-220-8270.

CURIOUS ABOUT PAX CHRISTI AT ST JAMES? Visit our Pax Christi group after the Noon Mass on October 8th in the Pastoral Outreach Center. We will be discussing “Pope Francis On Peace,” viewing a short Pax Christi video, and considering peace-building training opportunities. To learn more about this peace and justice ministry, please contact Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

MANY THANKS to the San Gennaro Foundation, who chose the Cathedral Kitchen as one of two charitable organizations to receive proceeds from the San Gennaro Festival held in Georgetown in September. This annual Italian street fair celebrating the patron saint of Naples is full of music, food and fun. Their generosity helps the Cathedral Kitchen to continue to serve the poor and homeless of this city with a hot meal every weekday. Bravo!

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 Holy Rosary in Seattle, Tacoma, and Edmonds; Our Lady of Fatima in Seattle; and St. Edward in Seattle and Shelton.


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