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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 “O God be merciful to me, a sinner.” Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Bridget Cooley on the 11th anniversary of the death of her father, Charley McIntyre.

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.

SPECIAL SEATING FOR CHILDREN WHO WANT TO WITNESS TODAY’S INFANT BAPTISMS AT THE NOON MASS. After the homily, listen for Father Ryan’s invitation to come sit near the baptistry. Children will return to their families directly after the Baptisms.

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES. If you have trouble hearing the spoken word during Mass, the Cathedral offers assisted listening devices which provide crystal clear sound. Listening devices are always available to borrow—just ask an usher. In addition, if you are a regular who would like to purchase your own listening device to use whenever you come to Mass, please contact Corinna Laughlin at 206-264-2086.

ALL SAINTS. The Solemnity of All Saints is November 1. Masses for the Holy Day will be on Thursday, October 31 at 5:30pm, and Friday, November 1 at 8:15am, 10:45am (with O’Dea High School), and 5:30pm. Please note that because of the Solemnity, there will be no First Friday Exposition and Holy Hour this month. Because of the Solemn Requiem, there will be no Ecumenical Prayer with music from Taizé in November.

ROSARY. All are welcome to join with a group of parishioners who pray the rosary together in the Chapel, Monday through Saturday at 7:40am.

ALL SOULS. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed is November 2. The solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls will be Friday, November 1 at 7:30pm. On November 2, there will be one Mass in the morning at 8:15am. Please note that the 5:30pm Mass on Saturday, November 2 will be the anticipated Mass of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time.

MASS FOR THE DECEASED HOMELESS Thursday, November 7 at 5:30pm. Please join the St. James Housing Advocacy Committee to pray for 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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Vacuum the refrigerator coils to keep the compressor running efficiently. It's also a good time to check that the refrigerator is level; the door should automatically swing shut instead of staying open. Check the seal on the door by closing it on a dollar bill. If you can pull the bill out easily, it's time to replace the gaskets. Another tip for running the refrigerator efficiently is to not overfill it - allowing room for cool air to circulate will keep everything at the right temperature.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. An elderly man called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) and asked for help with a long list of things. When we visited, he talked almost nonstop for an hour (most of our visits are no more than 20 minutes). We heard wonderful stories about and saw photos of his mom, uncles, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We learned about his many medical challenges, his military service in Vietnam and more. In the end, all he asked us for was a small amount of financial help so he could buy some cleaning supplies and a bit of food. We realized that what he most wanted was someone to talk with, and we were happy to listen. Your support makes visits like this possible – 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.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS MINISTRY. Cathedral parishioner Terry Proctor has been a great asset to the Mental Health & Wellness Ministry for five years. He leads a 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, mindfulalternative@gmail.com.


The U.S. bishops write that, “The Church teaches us that ‘the one who has hope lives differently’ (Spe salvi 2). Christ’s promise of salvation does not mean that we will be spared from suffering. Rather, the promise of salvation ensures that even in the darkest moments of our lives, we will be given the strength to persevere. By virtue of this Christian hope, we can face any challenge or trial. When the seas of life swell and we are battered by the waves, hope allows us to remain anchored in the heart of God. May we hold fast to Christ our hope, from the beginning of life to its very end.”

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Register online.

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.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

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.

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 North American Martyrs in Seattle and All Saints in Puyallup.


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