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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 Moses leads the people of Israel through the Red Sea. East Apse stained glass window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO IS UP AND RUNNING. This month, all espresso sales will benefit Children’s Faith Formation.

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH. How can you respond? Consider participating in SafeTalk Training, Sunday, September 15, 1:15-5:15 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. This suicide alertness training prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become alert to people with thoughts of suicide. Most people don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize expressions of those seeking help and act by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. $25 registration fee. Fee waived upon request. Walk-ins welcome.

STRIVING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE. The St. James Care for Creation committee is co-sponsoring its Fall Ecology Film Series, October 7, 14 and 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Holy Names Room of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Offerings include: Paris to Pittsburgh, Cowspiracy, and The Reluctant Radical. All are welcome. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

MATT TALBOT CENTER DINNER AND AUCTION. The Matt Talbot Center provides a shared path for those desiring to change their lives by becoming clean and sober. Their annual fundraiser will be held Friday, October 18, 2019, at Hyatt Regency at Renton Landing. Information or to register, 206-707-6228 or ZeldaB@ccsww.org.

HEALING THE CULTURE is an organization dedicated to pro-life advocacy, delivering respect life education to millions of people in the United States and around the world. Their annual gala fundraiser will be held Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Bellevue Hilton. Information, www.healingtheculture.com/event/2019-gala-west/.

Celebrate the World Day for Migrants and Refugees on September 29

Help eradicate food insecurity: In celebration of World Day for Migrants and Refugees, help families who are currently experiencing food insecurity due to the detention of a family member. In conjunction with Alternative Food Bank Project, Immigrant Assistance will be collecting food items such as: dry beans and lentils, rice and grains, pasta, oats, Flour (especially unique ones like cassava flour!), coffee and tea, cooking oil and olive oil, sugar, salt, etc. Drop off your donations on Sunday, September 29, 2019, between 8:00am and 12:00pm at the Cathedral Hall. There will be no collection of donations after 12:00pm.

Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance
www.stjames-cathedral.org/immigrant

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young man who works for a local nonprofit that helps the homeless in Seattle. In his job, he walks many of the streets downtown in the late evenings, seeking homeless persons who need help. We were deeply moved by his gentleness and the way he spoke about his faith in Christ as motivation for his personal ministry to the poor. He needed help with rent and, because of your donations, it was our privilege to be able to help – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Be sure to follow the Cathedral on social media for up-to-date information about ongoing events in the life of the Cathedral! On Instagram: @stjamescathedral. On Facebook and Twitter: @stjamesseattle. Did you know the Cathedral has a podcast? Father Ryan’s homilies are available on iTunes. Just search “St. James Cathedral, Seattle” on Apple podcasts. And of course, you can always visit the Cathedral website for up to date information on Cathedral happenings. If you aren’t getting our semi-weekly e-newsletters, be sure to check your spam and junk folders and add St. James to your “safe senders” list!

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Tawney Briggs and Chris Schofield who celebrated the Rite of Welcome last Sunday. Congratulations to Marcos Olazabal and Obed Torres who celebrated the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens on Sunday.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Marie Materi and Ed Bossart.

Opportunities to Serve

OPENINGS IN THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. We currently have several openings for volunteers in the Cathedral Bookstore, on Saturday evenings and Sundays after the 8:00am, Noon, and 5:30pm Masses. If you love books and religious items, and can handle basic computer tasks, this might be the ministry for you! Must be a registered parishioner; background check required. All training will be provided! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

JOIN THE ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER TEAM! The Winter Shelter ministry, which welcomes 14 homeless men over the age of 50 to stay overnight in Cathedral Hall, will re-open on Friday, October 4. This year, overnight volunteers are most needed for Friday, Sunday and Monday nights. Please do consider becoming an overnight volunteer, and invite a family member or friend to join you. Training will be on Sunday, September 22 after the 5:30pm Mass in Cathedral Hall (803 Terry Ave., enter on Columbia St.). Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OPERATION NIGHTWATCH. On alternating Tuesdays, teams from St. James prepare and serve the late-night meal at Operation Nightwatch, an organization that seeks to reduce the impacts of poverty by providing food, clothing and other resources to people experiencing homelessness. Right now, we are looking for volunteers who can shop for ingredients and cook the meal on First Tuesdays of every month. This is perfect for culinary enthusiasts, or for those with busy schedules who only have time to serve once a month. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

OPENINGS IN THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. We currently have several openings for volunteers in the Cathedral Bookstore, on Saturday evenings and Sundays after the 8:00am, Noon, and 5:30pm Masses. If you love books and religious items, and can handle basic computer tasks, this might be the ministry for you! Must be a registered parishioner; background check required. All training will be provided! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

THURSDAY EVENING ADORATION. Immediately following the 5:30pm Mass on Thursday evenings, all are invited to a time of quiet prayer and adoration with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. In this season of harvest which coincides with the Season of Creation, may we pray for farmers, their crops, their energy and work. May we all be blessed by the God of abundance and share generously with those most in need.

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.

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 Our Lady of Sorrows in Snoqualmie, St. Matthew in Seattle, and SS. Cosmas and Damian in Orting.

 

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