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WELCOME, VISITORS! 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 Moses leads the people through the Red Sea. Central east apse stained glass window by Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Saturday wedding of Claire Kelly and Robin Liu.

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY. The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, September 3, Labor Day. There will be just one Mass in the Cathedral at 9:00am. The Cathedral will remain open for prayer until 4:00pm.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, September 7, we observe the traditional First Friday devotion, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15am Mass, and a Holy Hour including Midday Prayer and Rosary at 12 Noon.

EVENING PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Friday, September 7 at 6:30pm, all are welcome to join our monthly ecumenical prayer featuring the beautiful music of the ecumenical community of Taizé, France.

LAUDATO SI’: A MASS CELEBRATING THE SEASON OF CREATION. Saturday, September 22, 10:30am Join with Christians worldwide to mark the Season of Creation, to celebrate the joy which the Earth shares with us. Fr. Ryan will preside. After Mass, he will bless the new Cathedral Garden. All are welcome.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a longtime commercial artist who had to give up his career after being violently assaulted by a stranger suffering from mental illness, who attacked him at random. The resulting injury left him with reduced hand/arm muscle control that prevents him from drawing and painting at his previous skill level. Struggling to start a new business, he needed and we provided rent help – thanks to your donations!  Information, Bob Clifford at 206-718-4158,

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.

HOUSING ADVOCACY COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Mark your calendars to learn more about the current state of affordable housing and homelessness in King County. A panel discussion including staff from Catholic Housing Services and Muslim Housing Services will be moderated by Michael Ramos of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Thursday, September 27, 7:00pm in Cathedral Hall.

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS? Join our new group of Immigration Champions. Together we will pray, learn, and take action to make a difference locally, nationally, and around the world. We will gain a deeper grounding in what our faith calls us to do, develop an understanding of the complexity of migration and immigration, and work together to make a difference. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information and RSVP, Christopher Koehler.

HOARDING DISORDER “Improving Communication & Decreasing Conflict in Families with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding Disorder” with Ariel Ravid, PhD. Saturday, September 15, from 10am–12 Noon, Swedish Orthopedic Institute, 601 Broadway. Dr. Ravid is a staff psychologist at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle specializing in the treatment of OCD and related disorders in children and adolescents. He is a member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation and regularly presents at regional and national conferences on OCD and related topics.

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.

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.

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. Registration cards can be found at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall.

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.


Our annual Hunthausen Golf Tournament and Dinner, benefiting the Cathedral Kitchen and our other outreach ministries, was held this past Monday, August 27, at Glendale Country Club in Bellevue. A huge thank you to all who participated, or who donated wine, gift cards, or other auction items. It was our biggest year ever and the event was completely sold out! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise over $170,000! An amazing number. Special thanks go to our corporate sponsors, who make the event possible.

  • CO-SPONSORS Pagliacci Pizza • Semaphore Corporation • A Friend of the Cathedral Kitchen
  • GOLF CART SPONSOR The Archdiocese of Seattle
  • MAJOR SPONSORS Jim Sinegal • Proliance Surgeons
  • EAGLE SPONSORS Cedar Grove • Ferguson Construction• Friends of the Matt Talbot Center • HUB International • Macrina Bakery • Meriwether Advisors • Merlino Foods • O’Dea High School • PugetSound Bank • Sound Sustainable Farms • Brian & Cairns Dempsey • USI

Thank you for your generous support!

OUTREACH & ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER. At the beginning of each month, a digital newsletter is sent out with news, information and stories about the Life, Peace and Justice ministries of the Cathedral. Recently, we’ve highlighted our work with immigrants, mental health services and encounters with our neighbors who are homeless. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, please send a message to outreach@stjames-cathedral.org and ask to subscribe to the newsletter.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Josh Carstens.

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. Teresa of Calcutta in Woodinville, St. Rose of Viterbo in Longview, and Our Lady of Mt. Virgin in Seattle.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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