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Sunday, August 30, 2020 -- The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. Detail of East Apse stained glass window, St. James Cathedral. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.
 
Welcome back to public mass We are delighted to be able to offer three opportunities for weekend Mass: Saturday 5:30pm, and Sunday, 8:00am and 10:30am. Owing to restrictions on attendance during this time of pandemic, registration is required to attend Mass. Visit www.stjames-cathedral.org to register. We are currently looking for volunteers to help clean pews between services. Information, Caroline Okello, cokello@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4500.
 
FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from the Saturday wedding of Samantha Wellington and David Miranda. 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, could not happen this year. The tournament typically raises more than $150,000 to support the Cathedral’s outreach ministries. Even though we could not 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!
 
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.

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 US 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.”
 
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.
 
season of creation 2020: “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope” Amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other. During the Season of Creation (from September 1 to October 4), we enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, that requires radically new ways of living with creation. Christians around the world will use this period to renew their relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment. This year’s Season of Creation is a time to consider the integral relationship between rest for the Earth and ecological, economic, social, and political ways of living. This particular year, the need for just and sustainable systems has been revealed by the far-reaching effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We yearn for the moral imagination that accompanies the Jubilee. As followers of Christ from around the globe, we share a common role as caretakers of God’s creation. We rejoice in this opportunity to care for our common home and our sisters and brothers who share it.
 
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/.
 
"Catholic" Voting and Sources From the Washington State Bishops: The Catholic Church supports public policies that serve the common good and are aligned with our Church teachings. The Catholic Church does not endorse candidates or political parties. You may encounter websites, sources, or mailers that claim to be Catholic. However, they may not be officially aligned with or sanctioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). If a source tells you to support (or not support) a specific candidate or political party, it is most certainly not officially aligned with the Catholic Church. Please consult the Washington State Catholic Bishops’ website (wacatholics.org) for information about state and local public policies. When considering political candidates' views on public policies, the Washington state bishops recommend reading Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States.
 
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/.
 
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.
 
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.
 
KEEP YOUR BULLETIN Please take your bulletin home with you! During this time of Covid-19, bulletins are one-time use only.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS of these Cathedral parishioners, who have died in the past few months: Patricia Baillargeon, Julie Impett, Ray Phillips, Vincenzo “Jimmy” Vacca, Belle Rumbaoa, Mariester Doniego, Francis Thiemann, John Joly, and Carolyn Graves.
  
 


 

 

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