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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. 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. During the month of November, when we pray for our beloved dead, our bulletin covers include the names of those who have left legacies large and small to St. James Cathedral in their wills over the past thirty years. Each year, bequests allow the Cathedral to carry out its mission of prayer and service here on First Hill.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Jeff and Melissa Williams in memory of all deceased O’Dea High School Alumni.

ALL SAINTS CHILDREN’S PROCESSION at the beginning of the Noon Mass. Parents, please accompany very young children.

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, November 5, 11:05–11:40 in Room 206 of O’Dea High School. Information: Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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!

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.

Dear Friends,

As we prepare for this year’s Sacrificial Sunday Giving campaign, I wanted to give you a heads-up about an important change to giving at St. James Cathedral. We are switching this year to a new provider for online giving, Our Sunday Visitor. The new system will not only make life a lot easier for our bookkeeper, it will make life easier for you, as it will allow you to login to your own account, check on your giving, input changed credit cards, and more. You’ll even be able to make your monthly gift to St. Vincent de Paul using your credit card…!

In the coming week you will be receiving an e-mail directly from Our Sunday Visitor inviting you to set up an account. I hope you will do so!

If you do not receive the e-mail, you will still be able to set up an account by visiting the Cathedral website and following the links provided. Thank you!

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.

CAPPELLA ROMANA CONCERT–ARCTIC LIGHT: SACRED SCANDINAVIA. On Friday, November 17 at 8:00pm, renowned Finnish choral conductor Timo Nuoranne directs glimmering sacred works from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Estonia. The program features selections from Cappella Romana’s celebrated recording Arctic Light: Finnish Orthodox Music, and a Trisagion in Estonian, Slavonic, and Greek by Erkki-Sven Tüür. Information and passes, www.cappellaromana.org.

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.

ARE YOU A TEEN AND COME TO SUNDAY MORNING MASS? Youth Ministry is now offering a Sunday morning gathering for youth in grades 9 through 12 who want to learn more about their faith, have fun and connect with other Cathedral teens. Come join us from 11:00am to 11:45am most Sundays, beginning this Sunday, November 5, in Room 211 of O’Dea High School. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Kick off the month of November with a special way to remember our ancestors. Come to share stories, crafts and traditions this Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

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.

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

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral last Sunday: Cristian Ernesto Albanes, Lily Rey Camagong-Bueno, Cairo Liam Cook, Margaret Louise Hoffman, Priscilla Rae Jensen, Cecilia DiFiore Marley, ’Ileini Fonuku Kinahoi Phillips, Kaden William Tam, & Melanie Elizabeth Williamson. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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.

WINTER SHELTER. We are in urgent need for volunteers who can stay overnight on Sundays or Mondays. On those evenings, we welcome homeless men 50 years old and over. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206.382.4515.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Some home visits we make will linger in our memories forever, like a visit we made a couple months ago with a person who seemed lonely. We had an enjoyable chat and gave some help with rent. As we started to leave, we asked, “Do you have any friends?” The response: “You.” Thank you for your donations to SVdP at the Cathedral, which not only help people keep roofs over their heads but also help us extend the hand of friendship where it is sorely needed. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. If possible, use email and text messaging to reduce paper consumption. If you must print a document, use double-sided printing if you can. These steps will help conserve natural resources and save money as well.

SOUP LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER. Meet up with Cathedral staff on Thursday, November 9, 11am-1:30pm for 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).

WINTER SHELTER NEEDS. Can you provide one or two gently-used or new pillowcases? If so, they can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour or the Parish Office. Thank you!

THANKSGIVING DAY FOOD DRIVE. As in years past, please consider bringing donations of canned food to the Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:30am. Your generosity will support Cathedral Kitchen and the Food Bank at St. Mary’s. Thank you!

THE HOUSING ADVOCACY COMMITTEE thanks all in the Parish who attended our Annual General Meeting in September. This year, we sponsored a spirited debate between Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, both of whom are running for the position of Seattle’s Mayor. The two candidates answered questions posed by the HAC on their solutions for homelessness and affordable housing, as well as their position on the City’s sweeps of homeless encampments. More than 200 people attended the debate, where they engaged in what one candidate called “the raucous exercise of their First Amendment rights.” People from the SHARE/Nickelsville group attended as well as many parishioners and other interested citizens. Plans are already underway for next year’s Annual Meeting. If you are interested in the work of the Housing Advocacy Committee, or think you might want to join the HAC, please contact Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4515.

TALK ABOUT THE GOSPEL. This Sunday’s Gospel is Matthew 23:1-12. What was this Gospel about? What does it mean to be humble? Why does Jesus want his followers to be humble?

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. Leo in Tacoma and St. Martin of Tours in Fife.

 

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