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Sunday, September 20, 2020 -- The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover   As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways. Vine and branches. Stained glass, St. James Cathedral Chapel. Charles Connick, artist.  

Flowers at the ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Ryan Matthew Macaraeg-Cueto, forever in our hearts.  

PUBLIC MASS AND ADORATION ON TUESDAYS  Beginning September 22, 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.  

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your continuing support of our Cathedral Vincentians during these challenging times. The pandemic has not stopped us from helping our neighbors in need. Through the end of August, your donations this year allowed us to assist 621 residents of St James parish who struggle to pay for life’s necessities. That’s a monthly average of over 77 people helped financially or with referrals to other possible sources of help. To avoid the coronavirus, we visit those we help through friendly phone conversations rather than our traditional home visits. Requests for rent help far outnumber all other requests we receive. Increasingly, we hear from tenants who now owe thousands of dollars in back rent because they lost their jobs or had their hours cut. So far this year nearly 98% of our financial aid in the central Seattle neighborhoods we serve has gone to pay rent. We are deeply grateful for every dollar you share with SVdP – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158 or bobclifford53@gmail.com.  

KEEP YOUR BULLETIN Please take your bulletin home with you! During this time of Covid-19, bulletins are one-time use only.  

season of creation 2020: Laudato Si’ at 5 Years, and Beyond with Archbishop Paul D. Etienne  Monday, September 28, 6:30pm—7:30pm via Zoom. Join the St. James Cathedral Care for Creation team as  Archbishop Etienne shares reflections on five years of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’, and offers his vision for the Pacific Northwest. Together, may we pray in words taken from Pope Francis’ prayer for Laudato Si’s fifth anniversary: “Enable us to succeed in listening and responding to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.” To register and receive Zoom invitation, Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach & Advocacy, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org.  

 It's not too late to complete your 2020 Census  The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online (https://my2020census.gov/), by phone (844-330-2020), or by mail. The 2020 Census asks a few simple questions about you and everyone who was living with you on April 1, 2020. The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States and its five territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.  

You STill Have TIME TO Register to Vote at https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/ . Washington State’s Secreatary of State says that, “We have embarked on an unprecedented opportunity to work collaboratively with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that our election systems remain secure”. 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.”  

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.    

Faith, Hope and Love in 2020: A retreat for those serving in social outreach and advocacy ministries  Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9am—1pm. Sponsored by the St. James Cathedral Life, Peace and Justice Commission. This retreat experience, for all who serve in social outreach and advocacy ministries, offers the retreatant the opportunity to create time and space to re-connect with God during this time of pandemic and quarantine. This day of prayer will offer insights into the importance of prayer in the lives of holy men and women who worked unceasingly for peace and justice. Rooted in Scripture and meditation, the retreatant will explore the importance of faith, hope, and love, expressed through prayer and action. To register and receive Zoom invitation, Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach & Advocacy, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org  

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, September 25 features Cathedral Organist and Director of Music Joseph Adam. All Musical Prayer concert videos are archived at the Vimeo and Facebook pages, as well as on the Cathedral website.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following adults, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in a special Mass in the Cathedral this past Wednesday: Agnes Borjal, Kristopher Borjal, Bianca Campos, Katherine Gallaugher, Jorge Lara Garduno, Julian Walker, Monica Esqueda and Nathan Respicio.  

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 the Lake in Seattle and St. Vincent de Paul in Federal Way.  



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