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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 in loving memory of Dave Perozek.

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

PARENTS’ FAITH FORMATION. Yes, Mom and Dad, these sessions are for YOU! This week, join Nancy Granger, our parish mental health nurse, to learn more about mental health resources for children, teens and families. Come to Room 206 of O’Dea High School from 11:05am to 11:40am on Sunday, November 19. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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!

MORAL INJURY. Like psychological trauma, moral injury 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 today, 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.

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, 10am. 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. Limited transportation is available from the Cathedral. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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, cokello@stjames-cathedral.org.

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

PAX CHRISTI PEACE AND JUSTICE GROUP. If you are interested in learning about and/or joining the St. James Pax Christi peace and justice group, contact Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

NO YOUTH GROUP THIS WEEKEND. We'll be representing the Cathedral at Catholic Youth Convention this weekend with other parishes from around the region. Please note there will be no Sunday morning youth group or Sunday Youth Night this weekend; both will resume next weekend, November 19. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS. Do you enjoy meeting people and listening as they tell you about their joys and burdens? Do you want to help the poor in our parish? Do you seek spiritual growth? Can you carve a few hours out of your busy life a few times each month to volunteer? Then please consider joining St Vincent de Paul at the Cathedral! To learn more, visit us at our Ministries Fair table at coffee hour or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are in need of a volunteer to help serve meals at Operation Nightwatch. 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 8:00pm-10pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

BYRD ENSEMBLE CONCERT—A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS. Saturday, November 25 at 8:00pm, join the Byrd Ensemble or a festive Christmas program of traditional carol arrangements by English composers. The program features Benjamin Britten’s famous Ceremony of Carols, Gustav Holst’s Four Old English Carols, and traditional Christmas carols for your family to enjoy! Information and passes, www.byrdensemble.com.

THE ADVENT GIVING TREE will be in the Cathedral starting next weekend. This year, we will be supporting children of migrant farmers living in the Skagit Valley, the PREPARES program, the King County Juvenile Detention Center, and residents of the Frederick Ozanam House. Thank you for your generosity and spirit of giving!

FOR YOUR SAFETY. At each of the weekend Masses a Seattle police officer or a private security guard is present on the Cathedral campus. In light of recent events we are taking steps to enhance security, and are in consultation with the Seattle Police Department.

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. Hubert in Langley, St. Frances Cabrini in Tacoma, and St. Margaret in Seattle.


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