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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 Word of God. West Nave Clerestory Window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in honor of Jimmy’s 69th birthday from his favourite sister.

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. 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.

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, Fr. Jack Walmesley, presider. Together, let us pray for justice and peace for all races and peoples, 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. Access the Rectory Parlors near the Bookstore entrance.

THE WINTER SHELTER WILL RE-OPEN THIS WEEK. We appreciate any donations that can be shared with the men who come to the Cathedral Hall during the winter months. Items can be dropped off at Sunday Coffee Hour. You can also deliver or ship orders to the Parish Office. Wish List: cough drops; lip balm; individual packets of Kleenex; hand warmers.

FALL FAITH AND ECOLOGY FILM SERIES. On Thursday, October 18, we will screen Return of the River, in which a group of strong-minded, committed people attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring a dam down. The community comes to a consensus, setting the Elwha River free and showing the way to more sustainable future. We begin with a vegetarian supper at 6pm. The film begins at 6:30pm, with discussion to follow. St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia Street). Information, Patrick Barredo.

MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2 “RESURRECTION” Friday, October 19 at 8:00pm. St. James welcomes internationally acclaimed English organist David Briggs, playing his own transcription of Mahler’s "Resurrection" Symphony. This transcendent work, which begins with a funeral march and ends with the soaring assurance that we will rise again, traces the path from death to resurrection. The Cathedral Choir and Jubilate! Young Women’s Ensemble are joined by Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble and Seattle Pro Musica, with soloists Clarice Alfonso, soprano, and Margaret Gawrysiak, mezzo-soprano. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music or 206-382-4874.

PACIFIC MUSICWORKS CONCERT – MONTEVERDI MASTERWORKS Saturday, October 27 at 8:00pm. Published 30 years after his Vespers, Claudio Monteverdi’s last great collection of church music, Selva Morale, was conceived and written for the glorious and spacious acoustics of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Pacific MusicWorks Artistic Director Stephen Stubbs directs a stellar lineup of singers and instrumentalists in this breathtaking and inspirational program. Information and passes, www.pacificmusicworks.org or 206-708-6003.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Most people we visit need our financial help one time only and never again. But some we see off and on over the years – like one elderly woman living downtown who receives a minimal Social Security check each month but whose ongoing medical expenses make it hard for her to keep up with rent. We help when we can and have had the pleasure of watching her move from a dark, tiny room where she often felt ill and depressed to a small, light-filled apartment where she is now healthier and happier. She welcomes our visits and enjoys our conversations, as do we. Your support pays bills and brings joy to many–thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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; a reception will follow. All are welcome!

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Go nuts! Make the most of nuts in the Autumn by giving a new twist to some of your usual dishes. Crumble or toast them, add to pasta dishes, salads, stuffing, yogurt and desserts.


Saturday, October 20, 2.30pm, Cathedral Hall

St. James Cathedral will host one more listening session 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. 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.

BABYSITTING for children up to 4-years of age is available every Sunday during the 10am and Noon Masses in the Mother Cabrini Room located on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Babysitting is also offered during baptism preparation classes and special events. You are welcome to visit our babysitting room to get to know our paid staff and to help your children get comfortable. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT. Come join other teens in grades 8-12 for an evening of community, faith 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!

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. We’ll be joined by Cathedral Young Adults on Sunday, October 28 for our annual pumpkin carving contest.

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 St. Francis of Assisi in Friday Harbor and Seahurst; St. Therese in Seattle, St. Theresa in Federal Way, and Holy Rosary in Seattle, Tacoma, and Edmonds.


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