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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 View of the Cathedral’s south aisle in the west nave, with St. Frances Cabrini and St. Therese.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Ryan Matthew Cueto, from his family. Flowers at the North Transept Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are offered in memory of Dick Cooley on the third anniversary of his death from his wife Bridget. If you would like to offer flowers this year, there are openings on October 27, November 3, and November 10. Information, Jane Mueller, 206-622-3559.

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

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/.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING CATHOLIC. Are you, a family member, or a friend interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Come and See! You’re invited to a no-strings-attached gathering to ask questions and fine out more on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (lower level of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street). Please use the courtyard entrance to access the Fireside Room. All are welcome, no RSVP needed.

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN – SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Do you volunteer with children or vulnerable adults here at St. James? Safe Environment Training will be offered on Sunday afternoon, October 13 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. You must pre-register online for this class at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/; go to Seattle Archdiocese, and look for the October 13 class. Information, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822 or Suzanne Lee at 206-979-6308.

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

NEW CHAPEL CONCERT SERIES. Friday, October 4 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm we begin a new concert series in the Cathedral Chapel. For the first of three Chapel Concerts in the 2019-2020 season, Cathedral Guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson offers music from the twilight of the Sun King and the dawn of the New World – Chaconnes and Chacareras, Milongas and Menuets, from the palaces of Versailles to the cafés of Buenos Aires. The evening concert will take place following the October Taizé service, where Mark plays an extended prelude and postlude. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music or 206-382-4874.

MUSIC AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL FACEBOOK PAGE. The music department of the Cathedral has its own Facebook page! Follow “Music at St. James Cathedral” or @musicatstjamescathedral to find out what’s coming up musically at Sunday masses and on our extensive concert series, and for information on special liturgies that feature music. You can also join our concert email and postal mailing list (to receive our season calendar) by visiting www.stjames-cathedral.org/music and clicking on “Join the music mailing list” at the bottom of the page.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. During this Season of Creation, Pope Francis underlines that “this is the season for letting our prayer be inspired anew by closeness to nature, which spontaneously leads us to give thanks to God the Creator.” Our prayers and appeals, he says, “are directed first at raising the awareness of political and civil leaders”, especially those governments “that will meet in the coming months to renew commitments decisive for directing the planet towards life, not death.”

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.

Opportunities to Serve

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 in just two weeks! There are still many volunteer openings for both overnighter and breakfast providers. Please do consider this vital ministry, and invite a family member or friend to join you. Training will be this 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.

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!

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.

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 the Lake in Seattle and St. Vincent de Paul in Federal Way.


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