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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.

FOR YOUR SAFETY. At each of the weekend Masses a Seattle police officer is present on the Cathedral campus.

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 memory of Irene Telmo on the 5th anniversary of her death, from her son Edgardo. Flowers at the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the North Transept last Sunday were offered in loving memory of Teresita Guerrero on the first anniversary of her death.

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

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!

ADVENT CANDLES. While supplies last! Next Sunday, November 26, after the 10 and Noon Masses, and at the Advent Bazaar, the young women of our Jubilate! Ensemble will be selling beautifully packaged Advent candles to benefit their pilgrimage to Rome in Lent, 2018. Be sure to stop by and pick up a set of candles for a good cause!

THE ADVENT GIVING TREE is now in the Cathedral (by the Marion and Terry doors) and at Coffee Hour. This week, there are tags for the PREPARES program, working with young families in our area, and the Youth Migrant Project, that works with migrant families in the Skagit Valley. Take a tag, buy the gift, then return it to the Parish Office, the Bookstore or at Coffee Hour. Thank you for your generosity and spirit of giving!

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Almost everyone needs a little help sometime, but it can be hard to swallow pride and accept help. Recently a sweet and caring grandma who had herself been helped by SVdP called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) and asked us to help her granddaughter and great-grandbaby as both had been very sick. Grandma said they needed “some good nutrition” that they could not get enough of at their neighborhood food bank. We called the granddaughter but she refused our help. We talked with grandma again, knowing that grandmas can be very persuasive. A few days later, the granddaughter called us back and happily accepted our help, which made us happy, too. Your donations make such help possible – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Save water by taking shorter showers and not letting the water run continuously while brushing teeth or shaving. In this way we can help bring a future in which impoverished populations around the world will have affordable access to a clean source of this God-given necessity of life.

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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR READINGS AND CAROLS Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm. In the soft glow of candlelight, readings from Holy Scripture tell the ancient story of Christ's birth. The Cathedral's youth and adult choirs are joined by the Cathedral Brass (including musicians from Seattle Symphony and Pacific Northwest Ballet) and two organs to perform jubilant music for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Father Michael G. Ryan, presider.

STAR LIGHT: THE EPIPHANY PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES will be on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10am to 1pm in Cathedral Hall. Meet the Magi, make a star or two, take a swing at a piñata, and more! RSVP by January 2 to Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

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.

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.

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 share their faith, have fun and connect with other Cathedral teens. Come join us this Sunday from 11:00am to 11:45am in Room 211 of O’Dea High School. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. As the holidays approach, we’ll be taking time to think about what good mental health looks like, how to promote it, and how to help others who may be struggling. Come join us for a lively, informative youth night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

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

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join other young adults in their 20s and 30s TONIGHT, Sunday evening in the Rectory Parlors for food, drink and fellowship from 6:30-8pm. Don't miss it! Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

ST. JAMES LIT. Our third St. James literature group will meet to discuss two more short stories written by Catholic authors: “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Cheater's Guide to Love” by Junot Díaz on Tuesday, November 21 at 7pm at Optimism Brewing. For information on how to get a copy of the stories or to RSVP, contact Hunt Hoffman.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online.

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.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

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 Christ the King in Seattle, St. Cecilia in Stanwood and Bainbridge Island, and St. Columban in Yelm.

 

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