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Sunday, September 13, 2020 -- The 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover  I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you. The Cathedral’s Great Cross. Artist unknown.

 FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Ed Bossart by Eleanor Dowson Bossart. 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.

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. Visit www.stjamescathedral. org to register. We are currently looking for volunteers to help clean pews between services. Information, Caroline Okello, cokello@stjamescathedral.org  or 206-382-4500.

 PUBLIC MASS AND ADORATION ON TUESDAYS Beginning September 15, the 8:00am Mass on Tuesdays will be open to the public. After Mass, we will have quiet Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral, with rosary at 12 Noon. No advance registration is required to come to this Mass or to participate in Adoration. All our usual COVID-19 guidelines will be observed, including face masks and social distancing. Please note that we will continue to livestream daily Mass at 8:00am for the duration of the pandemic.

KEEP YOUR BULLETIN Please take your bulletin home with you! During this time of Covid-19, bulletins are one-time use only. or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Detail of Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

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! Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of many of you, we have raised $114,565 so far. 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!

OUTREACH & ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER At the beginning of each month, a digital newsletter is sent out with news, information and stories about the Life, Peace and Justice ministries of the Cathedral. Recently, we’ve highlighted our work with immigrants, mental health services and encounters with our neighbors who are homeless. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, please send a message to outreach@stjamescathedral. org and ask to subscribe to the newsletter.

SEASON OF CREATION 2020: “JUBILEE FOR THE EARTH: NEW RHYTHMS, NEW HOPE” The Season of Creation (celebrated 1 September to 4 October, the feast of St. Francis) is our time to reach out and ground ourselves in the celebratory nature of our Creator. During this period, we unite ourselves with Christians and the rest of our human family in one shared purpose: to awaken to the urgent need to heal our relationship with each other—and God's creation. This is a time to commit to end injustices enacted on both people and planet, and show the rest of the world what a restored and harmonious relationship with Creation can look like. Visit www.seasonofcreation.org  for more information.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) has asked the Cathedral to provide meals for their day centers and shelters. Hot casseroles and cold sandwiches are greatly appreciated. In addition, toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps and shampoos, feminine hygiene products), canned ready-to-eat meals (ie soup or chili), cup of noodles, easy mac & cheese, K-cup coffee, cocoa and tea, individual servings of chips, crackers, granola bars and cereals have been requested. Deliver food to Cathedral Hall (803 Terry Ave.), Tuesdays, 9am to 11am. Information, Patrick Barredo, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .

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.”

The Catholic Worldview: Living with Eyes Wide Open An Adult Faith Formation Evening with Ron Ryan Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:30-8:00pm on Zoom Pandemic… social unrest… political divisions. For many of us, the world feels overwhelming. We might be tempted to merely shut our eyes to all the darkness and negativity. But our Catholic faith invites us to see the world in a different light, to live with our eyes wide open and to view it with hope. This session will explore how a healthy Catholic worldview can help us recognize the presence and grace of God at work in the world around us, and empower us to be channels of hope for others. All are welcome! To join the evening, email Maria Laughlin, mlaughlin@stjames-cathedral.org  for the Zoom access information.

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 Our Lady of Sorrows in Snoqualmie, St. Matthew in Seattle, and SS. Cosmas and Damian in Orting.



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