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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 Detail of the East Apse stained-glass windows. Original glass by Charles Connick.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR Last Sunday’s Thanksgiving arrangement was the gift of Edna Bombon Pardo. This Sunday, flowers at the north transept shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are the gift of Bridget Cooley in memory of her mother Ann McIntyre on the 4th anniversary of her death.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS. We invite all children to join in a procession honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. Meet in the West Vestibule at 12:53. Parents, please accompany very young children.

THE ST. JAMES ADVENT BAZAAR is this Sunday, December 2 in Cathedral Hall after all the morning Masses. Join us for a wonderful opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while benefiting a good cause. Fair Trade goods, Christmas Wreaths, craft items, and more!

ADVENT CANDLE SALE. Jubilate! Young Women’s Ensemble is selling quality sets of 10” advent taper candles at the St. James Advent Bazaar, December 2 after 8am, 10am and Noon Masses. Sets are $14 and come with a beautiful ribbon and advent prayer for your family. New this year are a limited number of sets with a wreath candle holder & fresh greens, for $40. All proceeds benefit Jubilate! activities and events.

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!

ST VINCENT DE PAUL HELPLINE. Facing eviction because you cannot pay rent? Electricity being shut off because you cannot pay your bill? Sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford a bed? Our Cathedral Vincentians help parish residents in need with these and some of life’s other necessities (like food, clothes, hygiene items). Request help by calling the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm; or by completing an online application at svdpseattle.org (click on “Get Help” and then click on “Help Request Form”). We thank everyone who donates to SVdP year-round, which makes the financial aid we give our neighbors possible.

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.

THE ANNUAL ST. JAMES GIVING TREE is up in the Cathedral and at Coffee Hour. Please consider taking a tag and provide a gift for someone who is assisted by the Cathedral or one of our local partners. This year, gifts will support the Frederick Ozanam House, the King County Juvenile Detention Center, the Skagit Valley Youth Migrant Project, and PREPARES. Thanks for your generosity!

EMAIL SCAM. In the past few months, there have been reports of parishioners and parish staff receiving emails claiming to be from their parish priest, and requesting that the recipient send gift cards or initiate wire transfers. Someone is setting up fake email addresses using the pastor’s name. This is happening across the Archdiocese of Seattle. Please be aware that this is a scam. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

WINTER SHELTER CHRISTMAS OPENINGS. Four nights a week, St. James welcomes 14 men over the age of 55 to spend the night in Cathedral Hall. Most evenings, we have plenty of volunteers. However, there is now a need for overnight hosts on the nights of December 24, 29, 30 and 31. What a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of our Lord by serving homeless men in our midst! Two overnight volunteers stay each night, and training is provided. To learn more about staying for one night or becoming a regular volunteer, contact Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy, 206-382-4515.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Garden needs a few extra hands to help finish constructing the shed and hunkering down before winter. We will have two work parties—one on December 7th at 12:00 PM, and one on December 8th at 10:30 AM. Bring electric screwdrivers and plyers if you have them, and come ready to work! RSVP recommended. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

ST. JAMES YOUNG ADULTS are sponsoring their annual Sock Drive for our neighbors in need and are looking for people to collect socks after each Mass at Coffee Hour. For the 5:30pm Mass, we are looking for someone to hold a bin to collect socks. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

Sacred Steps

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Toyoko Sakauye.

This Advent, do your Christmas shopping in the
Cathedral Bookstore
Open weekdays 11am-3pm and after each of the weekend Masses

Stop by the Cathedral Bookstore for gifts including medals and rosaries, children’s books, and hundreds of books on spirituality, history, theology, and much more! In addition, there are great Cathedral Christmas ornaments, snow globes, and Christmas cards.

Want to volunteer? Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284


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. Nicholas in Gig Harbor, Immaculate Conception in Arlington and Mount Vernon, and the Mission of the Immaculate Conception in Steilacoom.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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