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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.” Detail of East Apse stained glass window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Nenita Bonilla from her family.

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.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY. This collection supports missionary efforts in more than a thousand of the poorest dioceses around the world—Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. There are envelopes for this important cause in the pews in front of you. Please place your gift along with your regular Sunday envelope in the collection basket at Offertory time. Thank you for your generosity.

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. TODAY at 11:05am on the 2nd floor of O’Dea High School. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

NO YOUTH NIGHT OCTOBER 20. We hope you can join us next weekend for the Pumpkin Carving Contest with the Young Adults next weekend, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in Cathedral Hall. Information, Curtis Leighton.

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.

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.

MASS FOR THE DECEASED HOMELESS Thursday, November 7 at 5:30pm. Please join the St. James Housing Advocacy Committee to pray for homeless women and men who have died this past year on the streets or by violence in our community. All are welcome to honor their memory and to celebrate their lives. Donations of hats, gloves and scarves are gladly accepted. After Mass, there will be a reading of the names of those who have died, followed by a simple reception.

PACIFIC MUSICWORKS CONCERT – ETERNAL BELOVED Saturday, October 26 at 8:00pm. This timeless story of love, hope, and faith comes to life through the heartrendingly beautiful music of Isabella Leonarda, the most prolific female composer of the 17th century. Countertenor Reginald L. Mobley and soprano Danielle Sampson sing the allegorical roles of Jesus and the Soul in this semi-staged concert production, accompanied by the Pacific MusicWorks Band under the direction of Stephen Stubbs. Passes and information, www.pacificmusicworks.org. Pay-what-you-can parishioner passes, musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4874.

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Your SVdP donations made it possible for our Cathedral Vincentians to do 144 home visits during July, August & September and help 294 low (or no) income residents of St James parish who struggle to pay for life's necessities, such as rent, electricity, beds, food, clothes and basic hygiene products. Your generosity is great, but we continue to be asked for more help than we can provide, especially with the high rents in central Seattle. That means we and those we serve are deeply grateful for every dollar you share with SVdP – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

NIGHTWATCHERS NEEDED. On Second Sundays of every month, a team of St. James volunteers serve the evening meal at Operation Nightwatch. This dinner is one of the latest of the day, meaning that it is often the only place where food-insecure people who work into the evening can get a hot meal. Right now, our team is desperately understaffed, and we are in urgent need of servers. If you have one free evening a month, please consider volunteering for this important ministry. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH

“All too often, as we know from experience, people do not choose life, they do not accept the ‘Gospel of Life’ but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life, because they are dictated by selfishness, selfinterest, profit, power and pleasure, and not by love, by concern for the good of others…As a result, the living God is replaced by fleeting human idols which offer the intoxication of a flash of freedom, but in the end bring new forms of slavery and death.” (Pope Francis, from homily at Mass for ‘Evangelium Vitae Day’ June 16, 2013)

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.

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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Check the air pressure in your tires. Cooler temperatures lower tire pressure and that, in turn, lowers fuel efficiency. So check your tires and make sure that they are properly inflated. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

FAITH AND ECOLOGY FILM SERIES: THE RELUCTANT RADICAL. Monday, October 21, at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, you’re invited to a screening of the documentary The Reluctant Radical. Activist Ken Ward confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. Discussion will follow the film and we will be joined by special guest Ken Ward, the "reluctant radical" in the film. All are welcome. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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. Luke in Shoreline, St. Jude in Redmond, and Our Lady of the Olympics Mission in Quinault.

 

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