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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 The Kiss of Judas. East Nave stained-glass window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of David Pettigrew from his family.

CALLED TO SERVE AS CHRIST CAMPAIGN. Archbishop Sartain has launched a major capital campaign to raise funds for the retirement needs of priests and women religious throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. In addition, 15% of every gift will be returned to the Cathedral parish. If you are a registered parishioner, you should have received a packet about this campaign in the mail. If you have any questions at all, would like additional information, or have other feedback about the campaign, don’t hesitate to call or e-mail. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

YOUNG ADULT THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join other young adults for refreshments, cheese, and crackers. We will meet in the Rectory Parlors after the 5:30 Mass. The Parlors are across the courtyard on the Cathedral's south side, near the bookstore entrance. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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, cappellaromana.org or 503-236-8202.

ARCHDIOCESAN RED MASS will be celebrated by Archbishop Sartain on Saturday, October 6 at 10:00am in the Cathedral. The “Red Mass” for all who work in the legal profession is a tradition going back to the 13th century. Called the “Red Mass” because of the color of the vestments worn, this is a time to pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire all lawyers, judges, government officials, law school professors, and the entire legal community to seek truth and justice with integrity. All are welcome.

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN – SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Do you volunteer with children or vulnerable adults here at St. James? Safe Environment Training will be offered on Monday evening, October 8 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and a separate class will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 14 from 2:00 to 5:00pm. You must pre-register online for this class at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/; go to Seattle Archdiocese, and look for either the October 8th or 14th class. Information, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822 or Suzanne Lee at 206-979-6308.

MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION OF ALL OUR SAINTS. On Saturday, November 3 at 11:00am, Archbishop Sartain will celebrate Mass with communities from across the Archdiocese of Seattle, as we honor our diversity and the saints who guide us along the way. The Mass will be preceded by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 10:00am, and a reception will follow. All are welcome!

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.

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).

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A US CITIZEN? St. James Immigrant Assistance can help you prepare for the test. We can also help you complete your application for citizenship. Information, Glenda Caldwell, 206-382-4511.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. “Let us ask the Lord and all those engaged in the noble service of politics that the more sensitive questions of our day, such as those linked to movements of migration, climate change and the right of everyone to enjoy primary goods, may be faced with generous and farsighted responsibility and in a spirit of cooperation, especially among those countries most able to help.” from Pope Francis’ message on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Dear Friends,

If you have looked at the Cathedral towers in the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed some scaffolding hanging down from the upper levels. And, if you look today and compare the north and south towers you will notice a significantly cleaner and brighter look on the north tower terra cotta.

We are in the process of finishing up a two-year program of refurbishment and repair of the upper levels of the towers. This has involved extensive masonry and terra cotta work, waterproofing, and applying a special water proof paint. As you might imagine, the upkeep of an historic 111-year-old building does not come cheap! Last year’s phase came to about $140,000 and this year’s will be about $155,000.

It’s thanks to your generosity that we have been able to complete this important work. A special thanks to all who contributed to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. The parish rebate (which ended up totalling $173,172!) is covering most of the costs of the work.

NOW HIRING ON-CALL STAFF FOR COFFEE HOUR. Do you enjoy providing hospitality? If so, we are hiring someone to work on-call at Coffee Hour after the 8, 10 and 12 o’clock Masses on Sundays. You will cover shifts in the event Coffee Hour lead staff cannot work. You will help with baking muffins, preparing beverages, and clean up anytime from 7am to 3pm, on an on-call basis. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH. Did you know these facts about ...?

  • 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition
  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 15 - 24

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

SUPPORTING MARRIAGES. Did you know the Catholic Church really cares about your marriage and wants it to succeed? And did you know that St. James Cathedral parish is committed to helping married couples live out their vocation? Good marriages can always be made better! Pope Francis described marriage as “a project to be worked on together” and a “process of growth” (Amoris Laetitia, no. 218, 221). We know that a good number of our couples are without the support of extended family because they are ‘transplants’ to the Seattle area. All the more reason for our parish to offer opportunities to connect with others who are in the same boat and to build community in the process!

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

OUR MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DINNERS continue Saturday, October 6 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Married couples of any age are welcome. Babysitting will be provided in the Mother Cabrini Room. RSVP is required. Information and registration, Suzanne Lee, 206-684-4640.

TOILETRIES NEEDED. Winter Shelter starts up in three weeks! We gladly accept your donations at Sunday Coffee Hour or at the Parish Office of the follow items: hotel-sized soap, shampoo and conditioner; men’s razors; spray deodorant; cough drops; toothpaste; toothbrushes; individual packets of Kleenex. Thank you!

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.

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 Our Lady of Sorrows in Snoqualmie, St. Matthew in Seattle, and SS Cosmas and Damian in Orting.


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