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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 Jesus is clothed in a purple cloak. East Apse Stained-Glass Window, St. James Cathedral. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Dave Runkle from his wife Liz.

TODAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, celebrated in every parish in the world. This Sunday calls us to be missionary disciples, especially to those most in need of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Envelopes for this important collection are in the pews this weekend.

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 San Marco, 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.

SOLEMN MASS FOR THE FEAST OF ALL SOULS–MOZART REQUIEM Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm. Each year, St. James Cathedral commemorates the Feast of All Souls with a solemn Mass for the dead featuring a musical setting of the Requiem Mass. This year, Joseph Adam conducts the Cathedral Choir, soloists, and Cathedral Chamber Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem. Experiencing Mozart’s masterpiece within the context of the Mass for which it was written offers new insights into a beloved musical work. Very Reverend Michael G. Ryan, presider. All are welcome.

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!

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A young woman asked us for a bed. When we visited, we saw she already had a good twin bed, covered with a sweet collection of stuffed animals from her childhood. We gently asked why she needed another bed. She explained that the bed she had did not belong to her. Her favorite auntie had loaned her the bed, which belonged to auntie’s young son. But the boy badly needed to get his bed back as sharing a bed with his mom was not working out so well for either of them! We gladly provided a new twin bed for the young woman. Thanks to your support, the single bed we gave is helping three people sleep much better now – all in their own beds. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Insulating your attic is very important for keeping your home warm. As heat rises, a well-insulated attic will help trap the heat and keep it from escaping. Insulation can be done by the homeowner fairly easily; however, if you aren’t sure which type to purchase, or simply don’t have the time, be sure to call a professional. (Courtesy Seattle Magazine)

WINTER SHELTER. You can support our ministry to homeless men by donating much-needed supplies. Items can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour or you can deliver or ship orders to the Parish Office. Wish List: hotel-size soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion; lip balm; toothpaste and men’s toothbrushes. Thank you!

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.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

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.

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!). Register online.

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. We are currently looking for a volunteer who might cover one Tuesday afternoon each month, beginning in November. If you’d enjoy some quiet time in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

YOUNG ADULTS: PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST! On Sunday, October 28, from 6:30-8:30pm, we will be joining the Youth Ministry as we carve pumpkins in Cathedral Hall. This is a family friendly event. Feel free to bring your own pumpkins and carving supplies, though we will provide pumpkins and supplies at the parish as well. We are also collecting coats for our clothing drive. Information or to RSVP, Curtis, 206-264-2082.

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. Luke in Shoreline, St. Jude in Redmond, and Our Lady of the Olympics Mission in Quinault.


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