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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by a parishioner in loving memory of her husband on the anniversary of his death and the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Erin Tyack and Steven Thompson.

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.

CLERGY ABUSE CRISIS LISTENING SESSIONS
 • Wednesday, October 10, 6.30pm, Cathedral Hall
 • Saturday, October 20, 2.30pm, Cathedral Hall
St. James Cathedral will host two listening sessions focused on the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Each session will offer the opportunity to break into facilitated small listening groups to allow for deep listening and sharing for each participant. To ensure that this process is successful, it is important to know how many to expect. Archbishop Sartain has invited us to share the results of the listening sessions with him so that he can take them to the meeting of the US Bishops in November. Please RSVP to Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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.

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.

FIRST FRIDAY HOLY HOUR Friday, October 5 from Noon-1:00pm. There will be no exposition this Friday because of a funeral in the Cathedral.

TAIZÉ PRAYER & SIMPLE SUPPER WITH ST. JAMES YOUNG ADULTS Friday, October 5 at 6:30pm. Following the contemplative prayer, we’ll have a simple supper in the Pastoral Outreach Center located at 9th and Columbia. Information, Curtis Leighton.

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. Featuring a lute suite co-written by Bach and Sylvius Leopold Weiss; as well as music by Wilson himself inspired by the medieval streets and old castle walls of Girona, evoking the characters of donkeys, bullfrogs, and a puppy. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music or 206-382-4874.

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.

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.

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.

THANK YOU, PAGLIACCI PIZZA for providing your wonderful pizza to the Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, September 20. With your help we served more than 180 dinner guests.

42 CATECHISTS AND MENTORS MAKE POSSIBLE the 13 classes of Children’s Faith Formation. It’s not too late to enroll your child. We offer classes for children age 3 through high school, as well as a class for children with special needs, most Sundays from 11:00am to 11:45am. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Cathedral Kitchen needs a Tuesday gleaner. Gleaners go out in the morning to local supermarkets and collect food (fruits, vegetables, milk, deli items, etc.) These items are used in our daily meals. It’s a fun and rewarding outreach! We also need a few more volunteers to help with cooking, preparing, serving meals, and clean-up. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. St Vincent de Paul once said, “Love is inventive to the point of infinity.” For our Cathedral Vincentians, that can mean talking with a landlord who, at heart, does not want to evict a tenant who has fallen behind in rent but needs a friendly nudge to find a path to mercy that works for both landlord and tenant – like a payment plan so the tenant can catch up with arrears over time. Sometimes “inventive love” simply means being courteous and respectful – one man told us he called 25 charitable organizations asking for help and SVdP was the only one who bothered to call him back. And sometimes love can be shown just by “making up the difference” between the $13 left in a man’s pocket and the balance due on his rent – as we saw not long ago with an elderly man who called for our help. Your support for SVdP helps many of our parish residents financially and in a way that shows them God’s infinite, inventive love. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718 -4158.

BYRD ENSEMBLE CONCERT Saturday, October 13 at 8:00pm. Sacred music serves a liturgical purpose, and sometimes, a political one as well. Each piece on the program comes with an interesting story, giving us a sense of the intertwined religious and political turbulence of the time. Information, www.byrdensemble.com.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of the earth. October 4 is also the close of the Season of Creation. This year, Pope Francis has called on all people of good will to be more conscientious about water. Let us echo St. Francis’ prayer: “Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water, so useful, humble, precious and pure.”

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Michael Patterson and Nenita Bonilla.

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. Michael in Olympia and Snohomish, St. Gabriel in Port Orchard, and St. Jerome in Ocean Shores.

 

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