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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 Seven Fountains. East Nave clerestory window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Michael and Lisa Forbes in grateful appreciation of the ministry of Father Ryan and all priests.

CALLED TO SERVE AS CHRIST CAMPAIGN. Archbishop Sartain has launched a major capital campaign to raise money for the retirement needs of priests and women religious throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. In addition, the campaign raises funds for the Cathedral parish. In the coming days, you’ll receive a mailing at home about this important initiative. Learn more about the Called to Serve as Christ campaign and ask questions in the Cathedral Chapel following today’s Mass. We’ll show a short video and share exciting news about the parish project that is part of the campaign. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. On September 1 (the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation), Pope Francis called for action to protect the world's waters from the “emergency” of plastic wastes in our oceans. He urges us to “pray as if everything depended on God's providence and work as if everything depended on us.”

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.

CAPPELLA ROMANA CHORAL CONCERT Friday, September 21 at 8:00pm, Cappella Romana opens its 2018-19 Seattle concert series with Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. Experience a more complete Vigil, with the addition of chants, psalms, and hymn settings. Slavic choral expert Benedict Sheehan conducts. Not to be missed! Information and passes at cappellaromana.org or 503-236-8202.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL HELPLINE. Facing eviction because you cannot pay rent? Electricity being shut off because you cannot pay your bill? Sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford a bed? Our Cathedral Vincentians help parish residents in need with these and some of life’s other necessities (like food, clothes, hygiene items). Request help by calling the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm; or by completing an online application at svdpseattle.org (click on “Get Help” and then click on “Help Request Form”). We thank all who donate to SVdP year-round, which makes the financial aid we give our neighbors possible.

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.

Opportunities to Serve

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Twice a month, St. James volunteers make over 150 sandwiches for Operation Nightwatch to serve to homeless and low-income community members. We are in immediate need of volunteers to donate sandwich meats for the First and Third Tuesdays of every month. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

YOU’VE GOT FAITH. YOU’VE GOT HOPE. Share your love of God and the Church with teens and tweens who need your witness. Be a catechist. Join a team of 40 who find joy in sharing the Good News. Classes meet from 11:00am to 11:45am most Sundays September through June. Training and materials provided. Information Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094 (text), 206-274-3108 (desk).

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Cathedral Kitchen Garden urgently needs volunteers to help us move more soil into raised planting beds. Join us at the Garden on the southeast corner of Madison St. and Terry Ave. on Friday, September 14th, at 12:00pm. We will meet again on Saturday, September 15th, at 12:00pm to replant things in preparation for winter. Come to one day or both. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and come ready to work! RSVP encouraged. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

WE ARE URGENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO TUTOR CITIZENSHIP AND/OR ENGLISH. No prior tutoring/teaching experience necessary. Candidates will be required to attend Community Volunteer Training scheduled for September 29, 2018. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

The St. James Housing Advocacy Committee invites you to
The State of Homelessness
& Affordable Housing in King County

Thursday, September 27, 7pm-8:30pm
Cathedral Hall (803 Terry Avenue)

The St. James Housing Advocacy Committee works to end homelessness by raising awareness and assisting others to become involved. We do this because we believe in the inherent dignity of every person.

This year’s Annual General Meeting will feature Michael Reichert, President of Catholic Community Services, as well as staff from Catholic Housing Services, Muslim Housing Services and Real Change. The event will be moderated by Michael Ramos, executive director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Questions or comments: Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy, 206-382-4515

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. John Chrysostom (Byzantine) in Seattle and Holy Cross in Tacoma and Granite Falls.


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