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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 Bridget Cooley in loving memory of Dick Cooley on his 95th birthday.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join other teens in grades 8-12 for an evening of fun and fellowship as we learn how to integrate faith into our daily lives. We meet this Sunday in the Pastoral Outreach Center from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Questions? Contact Curtis Leighton.

ADVENT CANDLE SALE. Jubilate! Young Women’s Ensemble Choir is selling quality sets of 10” advent taper candles, Sunday, November 25 after 10am and Noon Masses in Cathedral Hall, and at the St. James Advent Bazaar, December 2 after 8am, 10am and Noon Masses. Sets are $14 and come with a beautiful ribbon bow and advent prayer for your family. New this year are a limited number of sets with a wreath candle holder & fresh greens, for $40 (avail 12/2 or preorder 11/25). All proceeds from this sale fund Jubilate! current and future activities and events. Information, mary@carolinepatrick.com.

Sacred Steps

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral last Sunday: Mary Mirasol Renee Arcuino-Adams, Christian Antony Johannes Dellinger, and Maverick Jacinto Madlangbayan. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

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 needs: men’s razors; large cans of men’s spray deodorant; toothbrushes. Donations can be dropped off at Coffee Hour, they can be ordered and delivered to the Parish Office.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young man whose hands trembled constantly due to alcohol addiction. He had just lost his manufacturing job because the trembling made it impossible for him to meet the quota of items his employer required him to make. Already in a daily addiction support group, he wanted badly to enter a medical detox program recommended by his counselor. Good news is he had family and friends to help him with some of his financial needs and an affectionate little dog for emotional support. But he did not have quite enough to pay his rent to keep his apartment while in detox. With your support, we gladly helped, confident he was highly motivated and ready to turn his life around – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718 -4158.

JOB OPENING: IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE has an opening for a Tutoring Coordinator. Major duties include training and supporting tutors, client outreach and intake, assessment, ongoing support, and tutor training. Must have experience managing volunteers, and degree, certificate, or significant ESL teaching experience. Flexible hours. Full-time. To apply, contact Christopher Koehler for an application packet.

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE urges anyone who suspects abuse by any Church personnel to contact local law enforcement. In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762.

LGBTQ CATHOLICS are welcome to a ministry based in spirituality, community-building, and service. We meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at St. Mary's Father Tony Haycock Parish Center, 2021 S. Weller St., 7-9 pm. Our next gathering is Tuesday, November 27. 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.

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, 814 NE 85th St. Information, Nancy Granger.

Opportunities to Serve

HELP CREATE AND PREPARE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. Do you have an hour or two to help create decorations for the Children’s Christmas Party and/or to prepare the giant ribbon oculus hanging for the Greening? Day and time flexible. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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 Saturday evening and Sunday 8:00am, Noon and 5:30pm Masses. The typical commitment is one shift each month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. The Cathedral Kitchen needs 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 for our Cathedral kitchen meals. The Kitchen also needs a Tuesday Gleaner. Gleaners drive the Cathedral kitchen van 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.

PAX CHRISTI MOVIE NIGHT: JOYEUX NOEL. Amidst the conflict and violence of World War I, German, French, and Scottish soldiers held a ceasefire on Christmas Day 1914 in order to honor the birth of Christ. This year, Pax Christi St. James will show the movie Joyeux Noel, which depicts this moment of unity and friendship. We will kick off the evening with a speech by a member of the Seattle chapter of Veterans for Peace. Join us as we reflect on the Christmas season as an invitation to peace among nations and in our hearts. Thursday, December 6 at 6:30pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

SENIOR CHRISTMAS SOCIAL. Mark your calendar for the Senior Christmas Social on Thursday, December 20, 1:00–3:00 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Ms. Selina Chu, St. James parishioner and accomplished pianist, is back by popular demand and will spread her unique Christmas warmth and cheer with joyful Christmas Carols to be sung by all. Don’t miss this opportunity to eat, drink and be merry!

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 Christ the King in Seattle, St. Andrew in Sumner, St. Francis Xavier in Toledo, and St. Barbara in Black Diamond.


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