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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 Our Lady of Sorrows. Blessed Sacrament Triptych, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Bridget Cooley in loving memory of Dick Cooley on the second anniversary of his death and on the occasion of their wedding anniversary. Flowers are also from the Saturday wedding of Kristin Leatherman and Zakary Belisle.

ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR following the 10am and Noon Masses TODAY, Sunday, October 7 in Cathedral Hall. Learn about local resources and meet representatives from various health care organizations in our community. Please stop in!

99 CHILDREN ATTENDED FAITH FORMATION CLASSES LAST SUNDAY. It’s not too late for your child to join them. St James offers classes for children age 3 through High School, including a class for children with special needs. To register, visit the Kid’s Page on the Cathedral website or contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Barbara Hainley.

THE CARE FOR CREATION COMMITTEE will meet on Monday, October 8, at 5:00pm in the Mother Mary Rose Room, Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia Street). In the wake of the recently completed Season of Creation, we invite all who seek to care more deeply for the earth to come and see what the Care for Creation committee stands for. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

TRAINING FOR NEW PREPARES VOLUNTEERS will be held Thursday, October 11 from 7-9pm in Room 1EW on the 2nd floor of Cathedral Place at 803 Terry. PREPARES is a statewide effort of the Catholic community to provide support and companionship to pregnant women and families with children under the age of five. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

YOUNG ADULT SERVICE PROJECT Saturday, October 13, 9:30am-11:30am. Young adults, here's your opportunity to help clean and tidy up in preparation for the Winter Shelter. We will be organizing the supplies closet, cleaning the sleeping mats, changing pillows, etc. Information or to RSVP, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

BYRD ENSEMBLE CONCERT—MUSICAL POLITICS: MOTETS OF INFLUENCE 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 peek into the composers’ allegiances and a sense of the intertwined religious and political turbulence of the time. Passes, www.byrdensemble.com.

A MASS OF HEALING FROM THE SIN OF RACISM Sunday, October 14 at 5:30pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church , 7000 35th Avenue SW. Join with Catholics from the Archdiocese of Seattle to celebrate a Healing Mass from the social sin of racism. Together, let us pray for justice and peace for all races and peoples, and seek an end to racism and raise people’s awareness of this form of evil. All are welcome. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SOCIAL Sunday, October 14 after 5:30pm Mass. Join us for our monthly social in the Rectory Parlors. Get to know other young adults while enjoying refreshments. We will be celebrating the feast day of Bl. Marie Poussepin and sharing ways you can get involved at St. James.

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. The Cathedral’s goal is $3.2 million. 15% of every gift will be returned to the Cathedral parish. Many thanks to those who have already turned in your pledges. We are well on our way to meeting our goal! 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, 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. To ensure that this process is successful, it is important to know how many to expect. RSVP to Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. During July, August, and September, your financial donations made it possible for us to do 158 home visits and help 204 low (or no) income residents of the parish. We helped 150 people pay rent, gave new beds to 29 people and helped many pay utilities bills and obtain food, clothes and hygiene products. We and those we serve are deeply grateful for all you share with SVdP! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718 -4158.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Encourage prayer before and after meals to express gratitude to God for being generous in meeting our daily needs. Daily prayer is also a reminder of our duty to be good stewards of Creation so that it may continue to serve the needs of all God’s creatures.

YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT. Come join other teens in grades 8-12 for an evening of community, prayer, and fun activities to help you integrate faith into your daily life. We meet from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Hope to see you there!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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 Fatima in Seattle, and St. Edward in Seattle and Shelton, and for the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.


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