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Sunday, August 23, 2020 -- The 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

ON THE COVER  But who do you say that I am? Detail of south transept stained glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.
 
FLORAL OFFERINGS are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or give thanks for a prayer that has been answered. We currently have many weekends open for floral offerings. Information, Micki-Jo Palmer, mpalmer@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-622-3559.
 
HUNTHAUSEN GOLF TOURNAMENT  Our annual tournament, scheduled for Monday, August 24, cannot happen this year. The tournament typically raises more than $150,000 to support the Cathedral’s outreach ministries. Even though we cannot have the event, the need for your support is still as urgent as ever! Visit the Cathedral website, www.stjames-cathedral.org  to view a message from Father Ryan and an invitation to consider supporting the Cathedral Kitchen in a special way during this extraordinary year. And save the date for next year’s tournament, Monday, August 23, 2021!
 
MUSICAL PRAYER IN THE CATHEDRAL is a series of half-hour concerts livestreamed every Friday at 6:30pm on vimeo.com/stjamescathedral and facebook.com/stjamesseattle. This Friday, August 28, Cathedral Cantorei baritone Darrell J. Jordan and Associate Organist Samuel Libra offer a program featuring Antonin Dvorak’s Biblical Songs. All Musical Prayer concert videos are archived at the Vimeo and Facebook pages, as well as on the Cathedral website.
 
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 at www.stjames-cathedral.org  for up to date information on Cathedral happenings.
 
CARE FOR CREATION TIP  Is a TRULY clean future achievable, or just a pipe dream?  Join Temple De Hirsch Sinai, St. James Cathedral, and Nancy Hirsh of the NW Energy Coalition for a conversation based on the documentary Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7-8 pm via Zoom. To watch Reinventing Power, go to www.vimeo.com/268692241/da505c798e . Registration, Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .
 
Annual Point-In-Time Count Has Been Published  Every January, a count is conducted to determine how many people are homeless, on the streets or in shelters, cars or tents. This year, the number of people experiencing homelessness has increased. To read the report, go to https://regionalhomelesssystem.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Count-Us-In-2020-Final.pdf .
 
CENSUS 2020: Your Input Matters!  It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government. To get started, go to https://my2020census.gov /.
 
Register to Vote at https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/  if you are new to the area, have recently moved, need to update your mailing information, or will be 18 years old by November 3. Our United States bishops tells us: “We are called to bring together our principles and our political choices, our values and our votes, to help build a civilization of truth and love.”
 
Catholic Relief ServIces (CRS) EmergencY Response in Lebanon  Pope Francis asks that we "pray for the victims, for their families, and for Lebanon so that it might face this extremely tragic and painful moment and, with the help of the international community, overcome the grave crisis they are experiencing."  CRS is working with Caritas Lebanon to distribute emergency supplies, clear rubble, and prepare medical and mental health teams.  To contribute to CRS, go to https://support.crs.org/ .
 
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 weekly emails of coming events, offering envelopes, and the Cathedral’s journal In Your Midst), are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates (and become eligible for Cathedral scholarships). In addition, if you are a registered parishioner and use envelopes, or participate in our online giving program, we will mail you a quarterly report of your contributions to the parish. Register online at www.stjames-cathedral.org. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.
 
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 via Zoom to ask questions and find out more on Wednesday, September 2, at 7:00pm. Please contact Kathleen McCabe at kmccabe@stjames-cathedral.org  if you are interested in attending.
 
KEEP YOUR BULLETIN  Please take your bulletin home with you! During this time of Covid-19, bulletins are one-time use only.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW CATHOLICS  We welcome our new Catholics who were baptized and received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion in the past month. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue their reflection on being Catholic during Mystagogia. Congratulations to Alex Bratt, Lisa Finch, Christine Flogel, Brian Igleheart, Allie Kearney, Marcos Olazabal, Linda Ta, Obed Torres, Brielle Oh, Joella Oh, and Sam Sproule.  

 

 

 

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