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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 “I remind you, to stir into flame the gift of God that you have.” Detail of the Cathedral Tabernacle. Ulrich Henn, sculptor.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from a parishioner in loving memory of her husband on the anniversary of his death and on the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS TODAY. Help the assembly celebrate its baptismal call to go out to all the world and tell the good news! (Mark 16:15) Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:53am. Very young children, please bring an adult with you.

OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY. October 7 is the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, honoring Mary and the most beloved of Marian prayers, the rosary. In the vestibules as you leave today, please take home a rosary, the gift of the faithful rosary-makers of Queen of Peace Parish in Sammamish. This month, why not make a point of praying the rosary—even just one decade each day? There’s a guide to praying the rosary in this week’s bulletin if you aren’t sure how.

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, 206-382-4284.

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 faith into action! Youth in grades 8-12 are welcome. Information, Curtis Leighton.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO. This month, all espresso sales benefit St. James Winter Shelter. The Espresso Cart is open at coffee hour after the 10:00am Mass.

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION STILL OPEN. It’s not too late to enroll your child in any of our classes: Sacramental Preparation, Faith Mentors, or Preschool through High School classes. All classes meet from 11:00am to 11:45am most Sundays through mid-June. Information Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY. We are reading Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History by Stacy Mitch. We’ll meet in the Fireside Room at the Pastoral Outreach Center at 9th & Columbia, 6pm-8:30pm, Wednesdays, October 9 & 23. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

CATHEDRAL GROUNDS WORK PARTY. It’s time to plant some bulbs on the Cathedral grounds! Landscape designer Linda Strandberg will coordinate a small work party on Saturday, October 12, 9:30am-11:30am to work on the flower beds on the west and east ends of the Cathedral. If you are able to do some digging and planting, please consider helping out! RSVP requested so we can provide enough supplies. Information and to RSVP, Micki-Jo Palmer, 206-654-4650.

REIMAGINING IMMIGRATION. Pray using Ignatian imagination and consider how to reimagine new paths forward through the complexities of immigration. Presentation by Chris Koehler, Director of Immigrant Assistance, with Sarah Riggio, who will tell her story of sponsoring an asylum-seeking family. Join us to renew your vision, hope, and courage to act for a better world. Saturday, October 12, 9:30am-Noon at St. Joseph Parish Center. Suggested donation $20. Information, Andrea Fontana, Ignatian Spirituality Center, 206-329-4824.

BYRD ENSEMBLE CONCERT–MONUMENTS OF THE RENAISSANCE Saturday, October 12 at 8:00pm. The program features Renaissance music for large vocal forces, including Thomas Tallis’ 40-part Spem in alium and Robert Carver’s 19-part O bone Jesu, as well as music by Giovanni Gabrieli, William Byrd, and Alonso Lobo. Information, www.byrdensemble.com. Pay-what-you-can parishioner passes, musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4874.

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 2pm-5pm. 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.

CELEBRATION OF ALL OUR SAINTS. On Saturday, October 26, all are welcome to the second annual multicultural celebration of all the saints. Archbishop Etienne will preside at this Mass which brings together twenty different multicultural communities from around the Archdiocese, along with their beloved patron saints. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 10:00am; Mass follows at 11:00am on October 26.

FOURTH ANNUAL YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PUMPKIN CONTEST Sunday, October 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Connect over autumnal treats, games and contests for the spookiest and most artistic pumpkin creations. You can bring your own pumpkin or buy one from us at Cathedral Hall. All proceeds will benefit Catholic Relief Services. Youth and young adults (in their 20s and 30s) welcome! Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young woman who has a history of homelessness and mental health issues. She works part-time as a maintenance worker but had missed work for awhile due to health problems. Good news is that her employer believed in her enough to help her with rent while she missed work! But she needed a bit more rent to catch up, and your donations allowed us to bridge the gap – thank you. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD. You are invited to write the names of deceased loved ones in the Book of Remembrance which has been placed near the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book will be carried in procession at the solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls on Friday, November 1 at 7:30pm.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Henry Vincent Altuna, Mia Xin Delizo, Ophelia James Jensen, Joaquin Xipalli Nuñez Salazar, & Anastasia Grace Ramsey, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, September 22. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

CONGRATULATIONS to Angela Christiansen, June Harris, & Ed White who made their profession of faith, and received the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion on Sunday, September 29. Congratulations also to Danielle DeBray who completed the sacraments of initiation with Confirmation and First Communion.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of John Michael Heily and Susan Morris Smith.


“All life has inestimable value, even the weakest and most vulnerable; the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” (Pope Francis’ Message to Catholics participating in Day for Life in Britain & Ireland, July 28, 2013)

ARE YOU GRIEVING THE DEATH OF SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU? Grief and loss can have a significant impact on our lives long after the death of the person we love. The grieving process has no timeline and is unique to each individual, but meeting with others who are going through a similar experience can provide support and help us cope. You are invited to join this 8-week grief support group which began Wednesday, October 2 and continues through November. Information and registration, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

COMING HOME TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. Have you drifted away from the practice of your faith? Are you disillusioned by what you hear about your church? Do you desire a life filled with faith? You are invited to join a nine-week program designed to help anyone who might be thinking about returning to the Catholic Church. The series began Monday, September 30 and continues on Mondays at 7:00pm through November. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

ANNUAL REPORT TO THE PARISH. In last week’s bulletin, the Annual Report to the Parish was published with a look at the financials and other statistics for the Fiscal Year which ended June 30, 2019. If you missed it, you can find the report online.

Opportunities to Serve

COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Volunteers are needed for the 10am and 12 Noon Coffee Hours on Sundays to help serve food and clean the Cathedral Hall and kitchen. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

SHARE YOUR LOVE OF GOD AND THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. Become a catechist assistant or substitute catechist with the Children’s Faith Formation program. In particular, we are in search of someone to help with the Grades 3 & 4 class. The commitment is from 10:45am to Noon on any given Sunday. Materials, training and support provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

ARE YOU GOOD WITH NAMES AND FACES? Join the Children’s Faith Formation doorkeeper team. Check children in and out of classes and keep an eye on the hallways. Help out when you can 10:45am to Noon on Sunday mornings. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

THE WINTER SHELTER BEGINS THIS WEEKEND! 4 nights a week, the Cathedral welcomes 14 homeless men to stay overnight. It takes a large team to make this successful. Please consider being an overnight volunteer or a breakfast provider. If you can’t be directly involved, you can help by donating much-needed supplies, including large cans of shaving cream and spray deodorant, razors, and large tubes of toothpaste. Items can be brought to Coffee Hour, or dropped off or mailed to the Parish Office. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS NEED YOU! Can you help out by hosting an individual or small family? Requests are infrequent, but often urgent, so we are creating a corps of potential hosts. Join our list! By signing up, you are simply making a commitment to consider being a host when the need arises. Hosting may be short-term or longer. You won’t be in this on your own. We work with other agencies, programs, and groups to make this experience successful for both the immigrant and their host. When you open your heart and your home, the rewards are immeasurable. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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 souvenirs, including rosaries, notecards, postcards, snow globes, keyrings, and holy water bottles, as well as books exploring Cathedral art and history.

Information, Maria Laughlin

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. Francis of Assisi in Friday Harbor and Seahurst, St. Therese in Seattle, St. Theresa in Federal Way, and Holy Rosary in Seattle, Tacoma, and Edmonds.


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