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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 by a parishioner in loving memory of her husband.

SEATTLE AND THE SAINTS. After the 8:00am, 10:00am, and Sunday Evening Masses today, you’re invited to stop by the Reconciliation Chapel and see an exhibit of items about Mother Cabrini (including letters of the saint and a chair she used!). There will also be a “show and tell” of souvenirs from last week’s Beatification of Father Solanus Casey.

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.

ADVENT CANDLES. While supplies last! This 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!

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, December 1, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, with rosary, readings, hymns, and silent prayer, will begin at 12 Noon. All are welcome to this meditative prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS. With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, please note some changes to our schedule for Sunday, December 24. The 8:00am and 10:00am Masses will take place as usual. Note that these will be Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, NOT Christmas Masses. In order to prepare for the Christmas liturgies, there will be no Noon Mass or Vespers on Christmas Eve. The Christmas liturgies will begin with the 5:30pm Vigil Mass of Christmas on December 24. The Mass of Christmas Night will follow at 10:00pm. On Christmas Day, Masses will be at 8:00am, 10:00am, Noon, and 5:30pm, with Vespers of Christmas Day at 4:00pm.

MEDIEVAL WOMEN’S CHOIR CONCERT–NOWELL SING WE Saturday, December 9 at 8:00pm. With roots in antiquity and beyond, winter celebrations have a long history in European culture. Early Christians chose a date close to the Roman festival of Saturnalia to celebrate the birth of Christ, and by medieval times, Christmas had generated an outpouring of music in every European land. The Medieval Women’s Choir provides a uniquely medieval musical celebration of one of the most significant Christian holidays. Information, www.medievalwomenschoir.org.

CULTURAL COMPANIONS. In partnership with a local agency supporting refugees, we are seeking volunteers to be cultural companions to visit refugee families 3-4 times per month for six months in order to practice English, build friendship, explore the community together, answer questions about life in America, and offer support as families get settled into their new lives here. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

THE ADVENT GIVING TREE. On behalf of PREPARES, the Youth Migrant Project, Frederick Ozanam House, King County Juvenile Detention and the St. James Cathedral Kitchen and Winter Shelter, thank you for supporting the St. James Giving Tree! Take a tag from the trees either in the Cathedral (by the Marion and Terry doors) or at Coffee Hour, 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!

PHASE ONE OF THE REPAIRS AND RESTORATION to the towers has been completed. Our bells are back on their normal ringing schedule. Phase two of the project will be next summer.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Benjamin Agustin.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, November 19: Kalliyan Ella Auxier, Amelia Chau Le, Sienna Thi Le, and Lily Adelina Meldrich. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

NO YOUTH NIGHT. There will be no Youth Night this Sunday evening. Please join us next Sunday December 3 in the Pastoral Outreach Center from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

SAVE THE DATE. Our annual distribution of holiday gifts and coats for migrant families will take place Saturday, December 16. RSVP to Curtis if you plan on joining us.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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. Please also consider supporting the Winter Shelter by donating spray cans of men’s deodorant as well as pillowcases. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. During chilly winter months wear an extra layer (or two!) around the house and lower the setting on your thermostat. This can preserve resources, reduce waste emissions and save money. Installing a programmable thermostat will allow you to automatically reduce heating at night or at times when no one is home.

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. Andrew in Sumner, St. Francis Xavier in Toledo, and St. Barbara in Black Diamond.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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