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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 in loving memory of Benjamin Agustin from his family.

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

SACRIFICIAL SUNDAY GIVING. If you haven’t already done so, please remember to drop your commitment card for 2020 in the offering basket this weekend. Your pledge makes it possible for the Cathedral to plan its budget in the coming year. If you donate via Our Sunday Visitor, be sure to login and update your giving preferences there. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of the Cathedral parish. Information, Maria Laughlin.

YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AFTER 5:30PM MASS. After Mass, we'll meet in the Rectory Parlors which are located near the entrance to the Cathedral Bookstore. Get to know other young adults while enjoying cheese, crackers, and refreshments! Information, Curtis Leighton.

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, 206-264-2086.

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.

SUPPORT THE WINTER SHELTER. Consider joining the Winter Shelter team! We have openings for overnight volunteers for Sunday nights, and breakfast hosts for Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. We also need volunteers who can substitute in case our regular volunteers are unavailable. If you cannot be an overnight host or provide breakfast, you can support the Winter Shelter by donating: Spray deodorant, Large tubes of toothpaste, 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. Thank you! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young man after weeks of trying unsuccessfully to contact him as he had no phone and lived in a locked building on Capitol Hill with no intercom at the front door. He had been homeless nine months, suffered from serious depression and had no income other than food stamps. He seemed so alone and vulnerable. What he most needed was help with food, clothes and hygiene items. When we said we could help, he said, “You have no idea how much this means to me!” The look of deep gratitude on his face almost made us cry. Your donations make our help possible – thank you. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

CARE FOR CREATION TIP. Scoop up any leaves and use them in your garden to protect plants throughout the winter — or add them to your compost pile. Fall is the time to plant spring bulbs and some perennials. And you can also plant many types of trees and shrubs in the fall, which will give them enough time to develop a deep root system over the winter months and reduce their water needs come spring.

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!

Family Christmas Party
To Bethlehem and Beyond

Activities, Crafts, Caroling, Lunch & Piñatas

All families with at least one child and at least one adult welcome!

Saturday, December 21, 9AM to 1PM in Cathedral Hall

RSVP required: Theresa Van de Ven (206) 219-5822

ADVENT GIVING TREE. Consider offering a Christmas gift to a person in need through the St. James Advent Giving Tree. This year’s partners include the Skagit Valley Youth Migrant Project, PREPARES, and several immigration services in Seattle. This year’s Advent Giving Tree will be in the Cathedral and at Coffee Hour beginning Sunday, November 24.

PARENTAL NOTIFICATION INITIATIVE. Washington is one of only six states in the country that do not require any parental involvement before a minor can have an abortion. To change this policy, the bishops of Washington State support an initiative to the legislature. I-1004 would require physicians to notify a parent or guardian before performing an abortion on a minor. The initiative does not require parental permission, only parental notification. I-1004 contains reasonable exceptions to protect minors in cases where notification may threaten the minor’s safety or where a valid medical exemption is present. Failure to comply with the law would carry criminal penalties and provide grounds for civil claims. January 4, 2020 is the deadline for submission of 320,000 signatures of registered voters to the office of the Secretary of State. Petitions will be available to sign through December 1 at the Sunday morning coffee hours and in the west vestibule of the cathedral after 5:30 Masses. More information about this initiative can be found at www.parentsandstudentsprotectingminors.org.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim Fliflet.

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. Margaret in Seattle, St. Cecilia in Stanwood and Bainbridge Island, St. Columban in Yelm, and Vietnamese Martyrs in Tukwila.


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