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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 Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, sculptor.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Dave Runkle, by his wife Liz, on the second anniversary of his death.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO IS OPEN after the 10:00am Mass in Cathedral Hall. All proceeds for October go to the Winter Shelter.

ECUMENICAL VESPERS TODAY. 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 today.

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.

ALL SAINTS. This week we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. Masses for the Holy Day will be on Tuesday, October 31 at 5:30pm, and Wednesday, November 1 at 8:15am, 10:40am (with O’Dea High School), and 5:30pm.

ALL SOULS DAY. On Thursday, November 2, the Church keeps the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. Masses will be at 8:15am and 5:30pm. The solemn Mass with Duruflé’s Requiem will be at 7:30pm.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On November 3, First Friday, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15am Mass, continuing until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, with hymns, rosary, and Midday Prayer, will begin at 12:00 Noon. All are welcome.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle. Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting which directly and significantly affect the world around us.” (Laudato Si’ 211)

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 22:34-40. What was today’s Gospel about? How does Jesus answer the question about which commandment is the greatest? How is loving our neighbor like loving God?

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.

CARE FOR CREATION SITE VISIT. South Seattle Transfer Station, Wednesday, November 15, 10:00am. As we near the time of frenetic gift-buying, join the St. James Care for Creation committee 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. To join the tour, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We recently visited two middle-aged women who live in the same large building but do not know each other. Each had been homeless until about a week before our visits. One is disabled, and the other works a seasonal job with variable hours and inadequate pay. Both were thrilled to finally have homes and very happy, even excited, to get our help paying their rental deposits. One had taken many photos of her tiny apartment on the day she moved in. She showed them to us proudly, and we were moved to see that the last photo showed the apartment key sitting in the palm of her hand. At moments like these, we feel Jesus in our midst, and we thank you for your donations to SVdP, which make the help we give possible! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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 continues today, October 29, as well as, November 5 and November 12, 11:05 – 11:40 in Room 206 of O’Dea High School. Information: Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. This week Brenda Bellamy will give us a tour of areas of the Cathedral you don’t normally see. You don’t want to miss this fascinating, fun and spooky event! Sunday night from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

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.

CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION 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 or contact Curtis.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TAIZE PRAYER + SIMPLE SUPPER this Friday, November 3. Join us for Taizé 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. We could use help distributing food this Saturday, November 4, from 9am to 1pm at St. Mary’s Food Bank (611 20th Ave. S.). Come out and help support the neediest in our community! Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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.

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.

SHARE THE JOURNEY. Join us on the evening of November 16 as we explore the refugee journey through several short films on refugees, life in a new country, the quest for asylum, and the intersection with human trafficking. These will be followed by the feature film “Trails of Hope and Terror” that explores historic U.S./Mexican conflicts and economic forces behind the current crisis over the border, immigrant workers, and families. Meet us at 7:30 pm at the University Christian Church on 15th and 50th in the UDistrict. Tickets are $10 at the door. Films start at 8:00pm. RSVP to Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

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!

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 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.

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.

SOUP LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER. Meet up with Cathedral staff on Thursday, November 9, 11am-1.30pm lunch to benefit the Sacred Heart family shelter. This all-you-can-eat lunch features delicious soups from some of Seattle's best eating establishments. $20 suggested donation at Plymouth Congregational Church (1217 6th Avenue).

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.

BECOME AN ACCOMPANIMENT VOLUNTEER FOR USCIS APPOINTMENTS. In partnership with a local organization we are seeking volunteers who could accompany immigrants & refugees to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) headquarters in Tukwila, when they have appointments to get their fingerprints taken. There will be orientation and training beforehand. Volunteers should have weekday day-time availability, a reliable vehicle, and comfort interacting with immigration officials. Information: Briana Brannan, 206-204-3851.

WINTER SHELTER. We are in urgent need of volunteers who can stay overnight on Sundays or Mondays. On those evenings, we welcome homeless men 50 years old and over. To learn more, contact Patrick Barredo, 206.382.4515. We also need pillowcases! Can you provide one or two gently-used or new pillowcases? They can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour or the Parish Office. Thank you!

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.

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.

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 All Saints in Puyallup and St. Charles Borromeo in Tacoma and Burlington.

 

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