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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. During the month of November, when we remember all our beloved dead, we acknowledge in a special way the debt of gratitude we owe to those who over the past decades have remembered the Cathedral in their will.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by the Guerrero family in loving memory of Teresita Guerrero on the second anniversary of her death.

THE ST. JAMES ADVENT BAZAAR will be on Sunday, December 2 in Cathedral Hall after all the morning Masses. Favorite St. James items will be featured as well as the work of Cathedral artists and friends. Join us for a wonderful opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while benefiting a good cause!

THE ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER asks your help for the following urgent needs: men’s razors; large cans of men’s spray deodorant; toothbrushes. Donations can be dropped off at Coffee Hour and/or they can be ordered online and delivered to the Parish Office. Thank you!

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.

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, a hosted lunch, 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.


JOIN MOTHERS OF THE MENTALLY ILL (MOMI) AND NAMI SEATTLE for a community forum to discuss ways Washington State can do better in caring for our loved ones with mental illness. Tuesday, November 13, 6-8 pm, St Paul's United Church of Christ, 6512 12th Ave NW.

COPING WITH OCD AND HOARDING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS with Alexia Spanos, PhD. Saturday, November 17, 10am – 12 Noon, Swedish Orthopedic Institute, 601 Broadway. Refreshments provided.

HOW TO SUPPORT A FRIEND THROUGH SUICIDE LOSS. Marny Lombard of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the UW will share her experience in learning how to live with the grief of a suicide loss and ways you can support a friend who has suffered a suicide loss. She will also discuss warning signs and how to help. Thursday, November 29, St. Catherine of Siena Parish Music Room, Victoria Hall, 814 NE 85th St.

Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269

YOUNG ADULT THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL Sunday, November 18 after 5:30 Mass. Join us for our monthly social in the Rectory Parlors. Get to know other young adults while enjoying cheese, crackers, and refreshments. Access the Rectory Parlors near the entrance to the bookstore. Information, Curtis Leighton.

“WARM HEARTS & SOLES” YOUNG ADULT SOCK DRIVE. St. James Young Adults are once again hosting their annual sock drive for our neighbors in need. You can donate new, unused socks after each Mass at Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall. At the Saturday and Sunday 5:30 Masses, drop off socks in the bin in the Cathedral Chapel. Information, Curtis Leighton.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. If you drink wine, chose wine with real corks. Cork is a sustainable product and using it protects wildlife-rich areas in Spain and Portugal.

LGBTQ CATHOLICS are welcomed to a new ministry based in spirituality, community-building, and service. The next meeting is Tuesday, November 13 at St. Mary's Father Tony Haycock Parish Center, 2021 S. Weller St., 7-9 pm. Come celebrate our unique spiritual gifts (Eph 4:11) in an affirming community, with prayer, art, story-sharing, lectio divina, education, and service. Information, lgbtq.welcoming.ministry@gmail.com.

ROSARY. All are welcome to join with a group of parishioners who pray the rosary together in the Chapel, Monday through Saturday at 7:40am.

Opportunities to Serve

BREAKFAST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. On Sunday, November 18, Coffee Hour will serve a hearty breakfast from 9-10am to better provide for our homeless and low-income neighbors. We urgently need volunteers to help with food preparation, service, and cleanup. Come celebrate the week of Thanksgiving by feeding those in need. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SEEKS NEW MEMBERS. Do you seek spiritual growth? Do you want to help the poor in our parish? Do you enjoy meeting people and listening as they tell you about their joys and burdens? Can you carve a few hours out of your busy life a few times each month to volunteer? Then please consider volunteering with St Vincent de Paul at the Cathedral! To learn more, visit us at our Ministries Fair table at coffee hour or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Help promote our English tutoring and tutoring for citizenship preparation by delivering fliers to partner agencies throughout King County. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

VOLUNTEER IN THE BOOKSTORE. We currently have openings for several shifts in the Cathedral Bookstore. We are especially seeking volunteers after Sunday Noon and Sunday evening Masses. The typical commitment is one shift each month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 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.

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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joe Hirayama.

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. Hubert in Langley, St. Frances Cabrini in Tacoma, and St. Martin of Tours in Fife.


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