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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 heals a blind man. Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Lisa and Michael Forbes in thanksgiving for the ministry of Father Ryan, Father Brant, and all our priests.

REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD. You are invited to write the names of deceased loved ones in the Book of Remembrance which has been placed near the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book will be carried in procession at the solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls on Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm.

ALL SAINTS DAY. Masses for the Holy Day will be on Wednesday, October 31 at 5:30pm, and on Thursday, November 1 at 8:15am and 5:30pm.

ALL SOULS DAY. Masses for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will be at 8:15am, 5:30pm (in the Chapel), and 7:30pm (solemn Mass with Mozart’s Requiem).

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, November 2, we observe the traditional First Friday devotion, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15am Mass, and a Holy Hour including Midday Prayer and Rosary at 12 Noon.

NO TAIZÉ IN NOVEMBER. Ecumenical Evening Prayer with Music from Taizé is cancelled on Friday, November 2 because of the solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls at 7:30pm.

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!

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. Tonight at 6:30pm! We’ll be joined by Cathedral Young Adults for our annual pumpkin carving contest.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

WANT TO BECOME A US CITIZEN? We can help you prepare for the test with free one-on-one tutoring. We also help with legal assistance. Information, Glenda Caldwell, 206-382-4511.

PART-TIME SACRISTY HELP. We are in need of a sacristan to assist with opening and closing the Cathedral, helping with sacristy projects, and preparing for weekday Masses. This is a paid position, about 10-15 hours per week. We are looking for a reliable, flexible, and active person who loves the Mass and loves the Cathedral. Some lifting and physical activity is required. If you are interested, please contact Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. One healthy home cleaning habit ensures that new air comes in regularly. Open the windows from time to time or run any installed exhaust fans. In cold weather, the most efficient way to exchange room air is to open windows and doors and let fresh air in quickly for about 5 minutes. The furnishings in the room, and the walls, act as ‘heat sinks’, and by exchanging air quickly, this heat is retained.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A middle-aged bus passenger stopped a larger man from attacking the bus driver. Then the attacker pulled the passenger off the bus and beat him severely. Unable to work due to the injuries, the man was laid off his job until a doctor clears him to return to work. Despite applying all his savings toward his rent, he needed help to avoid eviction. With your support, we paid enough to keep this hero housed until he gets his next paycheck – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF THOMAS MERTON. All are invited to a day of commemoration on Saturday, December 1, 10:00am-3:00pm at Our Lady of the Lake Parish. Thomas Merton Memorial: A Promise of Love, will feature guest speakers William Apel and Michael Seely lecturing on Merton’s last year and pre-Asian trip. A hosted lunch will follow, along with recordings of Thomas Merton, a presentation table of his works, and a Memorial Mass at 2:00 pm, celebrated by Father Tim Clark. Our Lady of the Lake Parish Hall, 8900 - 35th Ave NE in Seattle; hosted by Our Lady of the Lake Parish, the International Thomas Merton Society, and Contemplative Outreach Northwest. RSVP requested. A donation of $5.00 is requested. Information or to RSVP, e-mail seattlemerton@yahoo.com.

Opportunities to Serve

VOLUNTEER IN THE BOOKSTORE. We currently have openings for several shifts in the Cathedral Bookstore. Bookstore volunteers have the opportunity to greet visitors and regulars to the Cathedral and also receive a special discount on bookstore items. All training provided; background check required. We are especially seeking volunteers for Saturday evening, Sunday morning after the 8:00am Mass, and Sunday after the Noon Mass. The typical commitment is one shift each month. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN NEEDS YOU! We currently have an opening for a Thursday NW Harvest Gleaner. This volunteer position includes driving your own vehicle and picking up items every Thursday morning from the Kent NW Harvest location We also need a Tuesday Gleaner. Tuesday Gleaners drive the Cathedral Kitchen van and 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! Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

THANK YOU, PAGLIACCI PIZZA for providing your amazing pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, October 18. With your help we served more than 180 dinner guests.

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.

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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Carmelita Gelig.

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 North American Martyrs in Seattle and All Saints in Puyallup.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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