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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.

ON THE COVER The Supper at Emmaus. Detail of East Apse stained-glass window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Jane Mueller in loving memory of her brother, James N. (Jimmy) Givens.

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.

MEET REPRESENTATIVES FROM AREA K-12 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. On Sunday, October 15, representatives from a dozen area schools will be in the Cathedral Hall. Come learn more about Catholic education, how the Cathedral supports six K-8 schools and four high schools, and how your child can register for the 2018-2019 school year. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

MUFFIN MAKER NEEDED FOR SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR. We are in immediate need of a volunteer to help make muffins on the first Sunday of each month from about 7am-10am. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. St. James hosts a Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall on Sundays after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm Masses. It is a welcoming space in which persons experiencing homelessness and parishioners can come together to drink coffee, eat pastries, relax, and socialize. It is also a great place to learn about the array of ministries and volunteer opportunities at St. James. We are in need of volunteers to serve coffee and pastries and help clean up after each Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

MASS FOR THE DECEASED HOMELESS Thursday, November 9 at 5:30pm. Please join the St. James Housing Advocacy Committee to pray for women and men who have died this past year on the streets or by violence in our community. All are welcome to honor their memory and to celebrate their lives. Donations of hats, gloves and scarves are gladly accepted. After Mass, there will be a reading of the names of those who have passed away, and afterwards, there will be a simple reception

MORAL INJURY is a normal response to an abnormal event. Like psychological trauma, Moral Injury is a construct that describes one’s immediate and long term response to exposure to extreme and unprecedented life experiences which go against deeply held moral beliefs. Join us on Veterans Day weekend in Pastoral Outreach Center, Holy Names Room at 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 12 for a presentation by retired Colonel, USAR, and St. Vincent de Paul Case Manager for Veterans Services, Roy Harrington. Roy will address the topic: “What Warriors Experience: Moral Injury.” Information: Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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.

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 began Tuesday, September 26 and continue into November, 7:00pm in Cathedral Place, Room 1EW. Information, Kathleen McCabe.

CAPPELLA ROMANA CONCERT. On Friday, October 20 at 8:00pm, Benedict Sheehan, an emerging authority on Russian Orthodox singing and music director at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery in Pennsylvania, makes his Cappella Romana conducting debut with selections from Tchaikovsky’s groundbreaking All-Night Vigil, Op. 52, and his transcendent Nine Sacred Pieces. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:00pm in the Cathedral Chapel. Information and passes at www.cappellaromana.org.

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.

YOUTH CONFIRMATION INFO SESSION TODAY 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.

OVERNIGHT SERVICE TRIP to the Skagit Valley’s Tri-Parish Food Bank on Oct. 27-28 will be a chance to walk with migrant families, serve the hungry and marginalized and build community with other young people. The deadline to reserve your spot is Oct. 22. Email Curtis Leighton for details.

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. On Oct. 22, the sub -40 set will be taking over Cathedral Hall for an evening of fall games, treats and contests for the spookiest and most artistic jack-o-lantern creations! Let’s make this year’s turnout even bigger than last years! BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) or purchase one at the function. All proceeds will benefit Catholic Relief Services’ hurricane relief efforts.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join us this Sunday, Oct. 15 for our monthly get-together with other young adults. Come for a few minutes or an hour and meet the vibrant community of young professionals, grad students and all-around great folks that make up the Young Adult community at the Cathedral.

SAVE THE DATE. Our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest will be Oct. 22—details in the Youth Ministry box above.

CATHOLIC LIT BOOK GROUP will meet Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7pm at Optimism Brewery for our second discussion of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories. For titles and more info, email Hunt Hoffman.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH SUNDAY SERVERS NEEDED. We are in immediate need of volunteers to help serve meals at Operation Nightwatch. Nightwatch provides food and shelter to persons experiencing homelessness in Seattle. 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.

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 is excited to welcome Bishop Braxton, who is one of eight African-American Bishops in the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, to start off the 2017-18 Catholic Heritage Lecture Series. To prepare for Bishop Braxton’s visit, we invite you to read two of his pastoral letters on the racial divide in the United States, which are available on the ICTC website (seattleu.edu/ictc). Bishop Braxton’s keynote will be followed by a conversation with Tyrone Brown, Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Information, ictc@seattleu.edu or 206-220-8270.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a woman who recently had back surgery after suffering from back pain for many years. While she was in the hospital, a friend living in the same building entered her apartment daily to care for her tiny dog. On the night the woman returned home from the hospital, she woke up because multiple bed bugs were biting her. She then learned that other parts of the building were having a major bed bug infestation, and the friend had unknowingly brought bugs into her apartment. She had to throw out the futon she had been sleeping on. The good news is that your financial support bought her a new bed (after the bugs were cleared out), which is making her recovery from surgery much more comfortable – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

ADVOCATE FOR VETERAN & SENIORS. Join Catholic Community Services on Tuesday, October 24, 5-8pm at the Randolph Carter Center to make calls to remind voters to vote YES on Prop 1 - the King County Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy, including affordable housing. An easy and friendly script will be provided as well as food and drinks. You bring your cell phone, friends and family, including kids! RSVP to Kerry Cooley-Stroum, 206-328-5713.

CARE FOR CREATION SITE VISIT. On the morning of November 15, the St. James Care for Creation committee invites you to a tour of the South Seattle Transfer Station to learn how more than 320,000 tons of garbage, recycling and yard waste are processed each year. We will be in the Viewing Room that overlooks the tipping floor so visitors can see the station’s daily operations. In addition, educational displays and videos explain Seattle’s solid waste system, including recycling and waste reduction. The Viewing Room is open during station hours. However, the viewing room is not staffed by employees, and no staff-led tours are provided. The room is ADA-accessible. No food or beverages are allowed in the Viewing Room. Due to space constraints, no seating is available. To join the tour, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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 season, we are in great need of overnighters – we have 7 openings on Sunday nights, and 3 on Mondays. To learn more, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515. We also are in need of the following supplies. Donations can be dropped off at Sunday Coffee Hour or at the Parish Office. WANTED: Shaving Cream, Razors, Body Lotion, Cough Drops, Lip Balm.

BYRD ENSEMBLE CONCERT. On Saturday, October 28 at 8:00pm, our newest resident ensemble, directed by Markdavin Obenza, presents Ritual: Music from Sacred Tradition. An exploration of sacred music from the Eastern and Western Christian tradition, the program features Anglican and Catholic motets by Renaissance greats — Byrd, Palestrina, and Gibbons, complemented by the Eastern style of Tavener, Stravinsky, and Pärt. Despite the fact that the motets were written over the span of 500 years, each one of these masterpieces communicates a mystic and profound spiritual mood. Information and passes at www.byrdensemble.com.

ALUMNI MEMORIAL MASS. On Saturday, November 4, 11:00am, O’Dea High School will celebrate its annual Alumni Memorial Mass in St. James Cathedral to honor their deceased graduates. Father Michael G. Ryan will be the celebrant. After Mass a complimentary lunch will be offered in the Isaac Orr Center, 910 Marion St. If you wish to attend the Mass and/or the lunch, please respond by Friday, October 27, to Allie DeLong, Advancement Director, 206-923-7540.

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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of …. If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

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. Luke in Shoreline, North American Martyrs in Seattle; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett.


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