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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 During the month of November we pray for all our beloved dead, and in a special way those who remembered the Cathedral in their will over these past thirty years.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Bob Chapin and Wendell Dyck in memory of our fathers, Donald Chapin and Arthur Dyck, on the tenth and fifth anniversary of their deaths.

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

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 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.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE WINTER SHELTER. Four nights a week, homeless men come to St. James for emergency shelter. You can help them by donating much-needed supplies, including cough drops, hand warmers, travel-size tissues and lip balm. Items can be brought to Coffee Hour, or dropped off or mailed to the Parish Office. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

FREE TAI CHI CLASSES AT ST. JAMES. Tai Chi classes have resumed after a summer hiatus. Instructor Mark Krimmel has recently been trained in Tai Chi for Rehabilitation by Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi Institute for Health, and enjoys sharing this practice with his patients and community. Tai Chi practice improves balance, wellness and mindfulness. We are grateful to Mark for sharing his time and expertise with the Cathedral community. Join us Thursdays from 6-7pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young woman who attends college fulltime while also working fulltime. Her well-paying job at a local hospital had allowed her to keep up with tuition and living expenses. Suddenly she lost her job in a round of layoffs. She soon found work cleaning houses 35-40 hours per week, but her hourly wage was much lower. She could not pay her rent and, when she missed a rent payment, her landlord imposed high late fees that increased daily. She used up all her savings and then called SVdP for help. We paid enough rent to allow her to stay in the apartment while she sought a cheaper place to live. Your donations made it possible for this hard-working young woman to keep a roof over her head and stay in college – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

POSITION OPEN: CUSTODIAN. St. James Cathedral has an opening for a custodian to perform basic janitorial and floor care responsibilities. This person will also work with the Cathedral Facilities staff in setting up for special events and basic maintenance tasks. This is a full time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. To receive a job description and details, interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application at: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Assets/HR/6652_EmploymentApp2016Parish.pdf and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Tang Nguyen.

THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION. At the Thanksgiving Day Mass on November 28 at 9:30am, please bring your offerings of non-perishable food for the Cathedral Kitchen and the Food Bank at St. Mary’s. Your support is greatly appreciated! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

SAVE THE DATE. The annual St. James Advent Bazaar will be on Sunday, December 8 after all three morning Masses. This is a time to shop for crafts, music and Ethical/Fair Trade goods. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY! If you have experience in supporting those who live with mental health challenges and are interested in volunteering, contact Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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. If you aren’t getting our weekly e-newsletters, be sure to check your spam folder and add St. James to your “safe senders” list!

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.

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. We are currently looking for volunteers who might cover one afternoon each month, beginning in December. If you’d enjoy some quiet time in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE urges anyone who suspects abuse by any Church personnel to contact local law enforcement. In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762.

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. Hubert in Langley, St. Frances Cabrini in Tacoma, and St. Martin of Tours in Fife.

 

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