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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 Fire and Water. Detail of East Apse stained glass window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist. 

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Barbara Grace Hainley on the first anniversary of her death.

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

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join us in the Pastoral Outreach Center from 6:30 to 8:30pm this Sunday evening for a chance to put your Care For Creation into action! Youth in grades 8-12 are welcome. Information, Curtis Leighton.

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 cafes of Buenos Aires. The evening concert will take place following the October Taiz� service, where Mark plays an extended prelude and postlude. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music or 206-382-4874.

LEARN TO MAKE CORD ROSARIES Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7, by learning a simple method to make rosaries out of colorful twine. Parishioner Rita Testa will lead this session. Making these beautiful knotted rosaries is something you can do while watching TV or listening to the radio and is also a wonderful spiritual practice. The session will be held Monday, October 7, from 1:30pm-3:00pm in the Mother Mary Rose Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street, with a follow up on Wednesday, October 16. RSVP requested so we can provide enough supplies! Information, Maria Laughlin, mlaughlin@stjames-cathedral.org  or 206- 382-4284.

CORNERSTONE CONFERENCE. Cornerstone is a vibrant gathering of hundreds of Catholics from all over Washington State, which will take place at the Tacoma Convention Center October 18-19, 2019. Cornerstone will inspire you. You'll meet other Catholics who are united in living their faith. You'll meet the new Archbishop and hear his vision. You'll hear about the latest issues impacting us today, including: respecting human life, immigration, racism, care for the environment, mental illness, and more! The $125 registration fee includes two days of compelling presentations and lunch on Saturday. Note: save $25 if you register by September 30. Register online at www.wacatholics.org .

ST VINCENT DE PAUL INVITES YOU. to explore volunteering with us. Our Cathedral Vincentians help parish residents in need of financial aid for rent and some of life’s other necessities. We deliver our help through friendly, nonjudgmental visits to homes of our neighbors in need. Are you a patient listener with compassion for others who are struggling? Then come join us on God’s frontline, where we witness His blessings unfold in “ordinary” lives made extraordinary by His love. We meet as a group at St James for 90 minutes on two Tuesday evenings each month. Our active members also do home visits (always in pairs) one or more times per month, each time taking 2-3 hours to complete the visits. Please ask us your questions, and we will share more details. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158 of bobclifford53@gmail.com .

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 next weekend! There are still many volunteer openings to be an overnight volunteer or breakfast provider. Please do consider this vital ministry, and invite a family member or friend to join you. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .

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.

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. Michael in Olympia and Snohomish, St. Gabriel in Port Orchard, and St. Jerome in Ocean Shores.



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