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Sunday, September 27, 2020 -- The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover  He humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death. Jesus is betrayed. East Apse Stained glass window, St. James Cathedral. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.
Flowers at the ALTAR are offered by a parishioner in loving memory of her husband and in celebration of the Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.
PUBLIC MASS AND ADORATION ON TUESDAYS  The 8:00am Mass on Tuesdays is now 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.
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 and Advocacy, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .
Another opportunity to support the cathedral kitchen  A parishioner recently donated five $100 gift cards for dinner at noted Issaquah restaurant Ristorante Nicolino Italiano, with proceeds to benefit the Cathedral Kitchen. Buy one or more at face value—a great way to benefit our outreach ministry and enjoy a delicious meal! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284 or mlaughlin@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 and Advocacy, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .
"Take Another Look" at the Catholic Church  You are invited to an online Cathedral program for Catholics who have been away, and are wanting to take another look at their Church. Be part of a small Zoom community, ask questions, and learn about changes in the Church. The program begins October 12, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, and runs for six Monday nights. Information, Rosanne Michaels, rmichaels@stjames-cathedral.org
ARE YOU CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH PSYCHOSIS? Do you struggle to talk with your loved one? Do you want coping strategies for yourself? Join us for Psychosis REACH: Recovery by Enabling Adult Carers at Home. This free, virtual training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) will teach caregivers to normalize and make sense of psychosis; use evidence-based coping strategies; develop key caring principles; communicate effectively with your loved one; make sense of medications and treatment; implement relapse prevention strategies. The online presentations will be held October 15 and 16, 2020, from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Registration required by September 30. Visit www.psychosisREACH.org. Information, psychosisREACH@uw.edu .
FAITH AND RACIAL HEALING Mondays, 6:30pm-9pm starting on October 12  Do you want to address racism in your faith community, but you don't know where to begin? The St. James Cathedral Life, Peace and Justice Commission invites you to participate in an 8-week module that guides participants in telling the truth about the history of racism in the U.S., that we might work toward true reconciliation with God and restoration with one another. Information and registration, Patrick Barredo, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU Six years ago our Cathedral Vincentians met a middle-aged man who needed a winter coat. We visited in his apartment and learned he could not afford a coat or find one large enough to fit. We helped him find a good coat that was a perfect fit, at no cost to him. While visiting, we also learned he can barely read and has multiple health issues. Despite such challenges, we could see he did his best to manage his limited disability income and rarely needed help. After the pandemic started but before the eviction moratorium, we were surprised to hear he needed help paying rent. We visited by phone and learned his building had been sold. The new owner was charging an additional fee for utilities, but he did not recall getting notice of the utilities charge. He was many months behind paying utilities and had just received an eviction notice for failure to pay. Because of his limited reading skills, he did not understand the eviction notice. We explained a few things and then, after our phone visit, talked with his landlord. The result was that we paid enough on the utilities bill to make sure he could stay in his apartment and pay the balance himself over time. And he still has that old winter coat. Your donations to SVdP at the Cathedral make our help possible--thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158 or bobclifford53@gmail.com .
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 (i.e. soup or chili), cup of noodles, easy mac and 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 .

LIVESTREAM CONCERTS THIS WEEK All concerts are livestreamed on the Cathedral’s Vimeo and Facebook pages, and archived there and on the Cathedral website. (vimeo.com/stjamescathedral and facebook.com/stjamesseattle)

  •  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 at 7:00pm. Associate Cathedral Organist Samuel Libra continues with the 2020 celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Notre-Dame Cathedral organist and composer Louis Vierne. Sam will play the second book of Vierne’s 24 Pieces in Free Style – you can hear him play the first book on the July 30, 2020 video, archived online.

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 6:30pm. Classical guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson offers Musical Prayer in the Cathedral every first Friday of the month.  

YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST  â€œThe Eucharist is the living presence of Christ in our midst. That presence does not, must not leave us unchanged. Receiving the Body of Christ, we become the Body of Christ” (Archbishop Etienne). Does participation in the Eucharist change me?  

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. Michael in Olympia and Snohomish; St. Gabriel in Port Orchard; and St. Jerome in Ocean Shores. 



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