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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. Icon of Christ the Teacher. Joan Brand- Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Bryan Henderson from his family.

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 go to the Winter Shelter.

PARENTS’ FAITH FORMATION: YES, MOM AND DAD, THESE SESSIONS ARE FOR YOU! They happen during the time your children are in their CFF classes, and offer a chance learn about your Catholic faith, and share with other parents the struggles and joys of your faith life at home. The first series starts today, October 22, and continues October 29, November 5 and November 12, 11:05 – 11:40 in Room 206 of O’Dea High School. Information: Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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.

ART IN THE CHAPEL: THROUGH THE EYES OF ST. FRANCIS. This is your last opportunity to stop in the Chapel to view an extraordinary series of paintings by Kathleen Frugé-Brown exploring the life of St. Francis from the saint’s perspective.

WORK ON THE CATHEDRAL TOWERS. Work crews will be on site for the next few weeks for a major repair and restoration project on the upper levels of the Cathedral towers. This will involve masonry and terra cotta repairs and fixing some leaks. For the safety of the workers, the bells will not be rung during the weekdays that they are working. On a 100 + year old building, these things need attention every few years!

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 22:15-21. What was today’s Gospel about? What does it mean to be a good citizen? Jesus says, “repay to God what belongs to God.” What does belong to God? What are some ways we can give back to God?

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, www.byrdensemble.com.

ECUMENICAL VESPERS NEXT SUNDAY. Next Sunday, October 29 at 3:00pm, we will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with solemn Vespers service, led by Archbishop Sartain with Lutheran Bishop Kirby Unti. The service will feature choir and orchestra and music from both the Catholic and Lutheran traditions. All are encouraged to attend this service of remembrance and reconciliation. Because of this special service, we will not have our regular 4:00pm Vespers with Benediction October 29.

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.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER 101. Psychotherapist, Carol Lundemo will offer a presentation on current understanding of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how it can be treated. Meet one of her clients, Rob, who will share his personal experience with ERP (Exposure & Response Prevention therapy). Thursday, October 26, 7-9 pm, St. Catherine of Siena Parish (Victoria Hall), 814 NE 8th St. Information, Trez Buckland, 206-930-2739.

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.

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. On Sunday, October 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 benefit Catholic Relief Services’ hurricane relief efforts.

OVERNIGHT SERVICE TRIP to the Skagit Valley’s Tri-Parish Food Bank on October 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 Monday, October 23. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEENS is a weekend experience of evangelization and transformation that provides youth with an opportunity to encounter God, and deepen their understanding & love of our Catholic faith November 11-12 at the Washington State Fair Grounds. All registrations for CYC will be done through RegOnline until November 5, 2017. To register, visit www.oyyae.org/cyc. Early registration discounts available until October 28.

NEW OFFERING FOR YOUTH. Due to popular demand, we are now offering a Sunday morning gathering for youth in grades 9 through 12. It will meet from 11:00am to 11:45am most Sundays, beginning November 5, in Room 211 of O’Dea High School. Information Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

PUMPKIN CARVING TONIGHT in Cathedral Hall! See details in Youth Group box above.

CATHOLIC LIT BOOK GROUP will meet Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm at Optimism Brewery for our second discussion of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories. Information, Hunt Hoffman.

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, Sunday, November 12, in the Holy Names Room at 1:30pm for a presentation by retired Colonel, USAR, and St. Vincent de Paul Case Manager for Veterans Services, Roy Harrington. Information: Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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.

CARE FOR CREATION SITE VISIT. On the morning of November 15, the 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.

CHRISTMAS WREATH AND POINSETTIA SALE. For the 13th consecutive year, the Marjorie Ryan Circle of ACC—Advocacy and Caring for Children (formerly known as the Association for Catholic Childhood) will be selling the finest quality Northwest 22" mixed Noble Fir wreaths for $20 each. We will also offer locally grown, stunning red or white 6” poinsettias for $15 each. All proceeds from this sale go directly to the charitable local children's organizations that ACC supports. Order for yourself, or as gifts for family and friends. Download the order form from the Cathedral website, www.stjames-cathedral.org. Information, Gayle Kaplan.

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. Buy used items whenever feasible, and if possible repair rather than replace broken items. In most cases this will save money, but it also will preserve resources and reduce overall consumption.

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.

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.

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. St. James hosts a Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall on Sundays after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm Masses. We are in need of volunteers to serve coffee and pastries and help clean up after each Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH FIRST TUESDAY 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 FIRST TUESDAY of each month. Our volunteers serve from food and clean up from approximately 8pm-10pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

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.

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 MANY openings on Sunday and Monday nights. We are also in need of the following supplies: travel-size Deodorant, razors, cough drops, lip balm. Donations can be dropped off at Sunday Coffee Hour or at the Parish Office. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Your SVdP donations made it possible for our Cathedral Vincentians to do 136 home visits during July, August & September and help 196 low (or no) income residents of St James parish who struggle to pay for life's necessities, such as rent, electricity, beds, food, clothes and basic hygiene products. Your generosity is great, but we are being asked for more help than we can provide, especially as rents in our parish continue to rise. That means we and those we serve are profoundly grateful for every dollar you can spare for SVdP – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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 parish of St. Jude in Redmond and the mission church of Our Lady of the Olympics in Quinault.


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