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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 “Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times.” View of the Cathedral’s font from the west entrance.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in memory of Larry Beetham from Lisa and Michael Forbes.

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.

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.

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.

WANT TO BE A BETTER CATHOLIC? Don’t miss the 2019 Cornerstone Catholic Conference: “United for Life and Justice,” taking place next Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, at the Tacoma Convention Center. The 2019 Cornerstone Conference will feature three great keynote speakers: Bishop Frank Caggiano, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, and Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ. There will also be six practical workshops on mental illness, essential life principles, racism, family prayer, the environment, and the PREPARES ministry. Register today! www.WACatholics.org/Cornerstone or 206-301-0556. Scholarships available.

RED MASS. On Thursday, October 17 at 4:30pm, Archbishop Etienne will celebrate the traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit or “Red Mass” with lawyers, lawmakers, judges, and anyone in the legal professions. All are welcome. Please note that there will be no 5:30pm Mass on Thursday because of the 4:30pm Red Mass.

ARE YOU RAISING A 4 YEAR-OLD? Come learn about preparation for First Communion – a process that typically begins when a child is 5 years-old. Next Sunday, October 20, at 11:05am on the 2nd floor of O’Dea High School. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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.

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.

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, November 6, 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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 9,300 FREE trees in their yards and along the street. Demand is high, but there may still be trees available for pick up on October 27. If interested, go to http://www.seattle.gov/trees/treesforneighborhoods.htm. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A young musician was in a terrible vehicle accident that caused serious physical injuries and mental problems, including chronic memory loss and confusion. His injuries made it impossible for him to work for at least nine months. Overly optimistic that his attorney could “quickly” negotiate settlements with insurance companies representing the other driver and a medical provider who may have committed malpractice in treating him, he fell behind on rent. He called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) only after his landlord threatened eviction. Your support allowed us to give just enough help to avoid eviction until his settlement money could arrive – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH

“Our defense of the innocent unborn... needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development. Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged, the vulnerable infirm and elderly exposed to covert euthanasia, the victims of human trafficking, new forms of slavery, and every form of rejection.” (Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, 84)

EMPLOYMENT FACTORS INTO HOMELESSNESS. Nearly one-quarter (24%) of respondents for the 2019 King County Count Us In report cited job loss as the primary cause of their homelessness. The overwhelming majority (79%) reported being unemployed or unable to work. 38% of respondents reported they were looking for work. 16% reported they were unable to work due to disability or retirement, and 7% reported they were unauthorized (this may include legal and undocumented status) to work. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE WINTER SHELTER. Four nights a week, homeless men are offered emergency shelter at the Cathedral. You can help them by donating muchneeded supplies, including large cans of shaving cream and spray deodorant, razors, combs, 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.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS MINISTRY. Cathedral parishioner Terry Proctor leads a monthly support group for family members of adult children who live with severe and persistent mental illness. Terry is a empathic group facilitator with personal experience of having a family member who lives with mental illness. The group meets once a month at St. James. Information, Terry Proctor.

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 Fatima in Seattle, and St. Edward in Seattle and Shelton, and for the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

 

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