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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 Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross. Joan Brand-Landkamer, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Ryan Matthew Cueto from his family.

PRAY THE WAY OF THE CROSS. As we continue to deal with the aftermath of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Church, you are invited to pray the Way of the Cross. Near the first station in the South Transept, you’ll find booklets with meditations and prayers that speak to this moment.

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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:00pm | Holy Names Room

As Catholics, we are encouraged to use our heads. In a world of “fake news,” how do we know the “Good News” of the Gospel is not “fake news”? How do Faith and Reason fit together? FATHER BRADLEY HAGELIN, pastor of St. Luke, Shoreline, opens this year’s Catholic 101 series.

118 CHILDREN AND YOUTH. That’s how many kids participated in the first Sunday of Children’s Faith Formation classes. It’s not too late to join them! St James offers classes for children age 3 through High School as well as a class for children with special needs. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

CATHEDRAL GUITARIST MARK HILLIARD WILSON: “MUSICAL DIARIES” On Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, directly following the Taizé service, Wilson will present an intimate solo guitar concert in the Cathedral Chapel. “Musical Diaries” is music collected and played during the travels of J. S. Bach and from Mark's own journey to Catalonia, Spain. Featuring music by Wilson himself, inspired by the medieval streets and old castle walls of Girona, evoking the sound of donkeys, bullfrogs, and a puppy. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

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.

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!

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.

Opportunities to Serve

FUNERAL RECEPTION VOLUNTEERS. If you have ever lost a loved one (and who hasn’t?) you know just how important were those neighbors and friends who reached out with food and consolation when you were in the raw stages of grief. Our Funeral Reception Committee does just that! After a funeral Mass, St. James volunteers welcome and serve bereaved families and friends as they gather to tell stories and comfort one another. With the recent retirement of several long-time volunteers, we need additional help. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER. On October 1, the Winter Shelter will re-open, welcoming 14 homeless men 4 nights a week to sleep in Cathedral Hall. It takes a large team of volunteers to operate this essential program. If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved, as an Overnight Volunteer or as a Breakfast Provider, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515. Part of our hospitality to our guest includes providing hygiene amenities. If you’re able, we would 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.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, September 16: Ava Goddess Dator-Francisco, Beatrice Maria Judith Kerbel Knopp, and Stella Elise Sadikovic. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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

PREPARES (PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SUPPORT) is an initiative of the Catholic Bishops of Washington State to provide companionship and services to pregnant women, parents, and families from pregnancy through their child’s fifth birthday. Check out the PREPARES statewide website at www.preparesforlife.org. Next weekend after all the Masses, you’ll have a chance to learn more about the PREPARES ministry here at St. James and hear volunteers talk about their experiences. Information, Suzanne Lee. 206-654-4640.

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.

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!

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights. Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a life consistent with their inalienable dignity. (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 30.)

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.

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 (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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 the Lake in Seattle and St. Vincent de Paul in Federal Way.


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