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Sunday, October 4, 2020 -- The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover  What more was there to do for my vineyard that I had not done? Stained glass window, St. James Cathedral Chapel. Charles Connick, artist.
Flowers at the ALTAR are offered by Philip Hainley in loving memory of Barbara Hainley.
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.
An 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 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.
October is respect life month: Live the Gospel of Life The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' saving message to the world. Through the Incarnation and birth of Christ, God reveals to us the dignity of all life. Human life, as a gift of God, is sacred and inviolable. Learn more at https://www.usccb.org/respectlife.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU We visited a frugal young woman who is unable to work due to disabilities. Normally, she budgets her small disability income to cover all bills. But one month, she accidentally overspent and her rent check bounced. Frightened she would be evicted, she called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449; 8am to 3pm Monday through Friday). We visited by phone. She immediately told us she was filled with panic because she could not pay her rent and was certain she would be evicted. She especially feared having to find a new home at a time when the pandemic has turned her into an isolated shut-in. We told her about the eviction moratorium, which temporarily prevents renters from being evicted for nonpayment of rent. We agreed to pay enough on her past-due rent so she could handle the balance. We could hear her stress level go down, and by the end of our visit we were laughing together about things that still bring each of us great joy despite the difficulty of these times. Thank you for making our visits and the financial aid we give possible! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or wiesnerjo@gmail.com.
Fratelli Tutti On Saturday, October 3, Pope Francis will travel to Assisi to the tomb of St. Francis to pray and sign his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti. On Sunday, October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, his encyclical on human fraternity and social friendship will be released to the world.
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 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.
De-Escalation and Personal Safety Through a Trauma-Informed Lens Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:30pm—8pm via Zoom. Martin Reinsel, MA, LMHC shares his vast clinical experience to help you learn de-escalation skills, and how to engage with challenging behaviors, exceptional situations and unusual circumstances. He will offer tangible approaches to Preparedness as they relate to Prevention, Intervention, and Post-intervention practices for the safety of all involved. Registration, Patrick Barredo 206-382-4515 or pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .
Register to vote Be sure to register, update, and learn what's on your ballot. Go to https://votewa.gov 
It's not too late to complete your 2020 Census U.S. Census data will help inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in funding are distributed across our communities each year for things your community needs, like hospitals and clinics. Visit www.2020census.gov. Love your neighbor; make sure they're counted.
Forming consciences for Faithful citizenship Learn more about Catholic Social Teaching and its emphasis on participation in the political process. Videos, teachings and links to resources are available on the Cathedral Outreach page: https://www.StJames-Cathedral.org/Outreach/CST.aspx.
KEEP YOUR BULLETIN Please take your bulletin home with you! During this time of Covid-19, bulletins are one-time use only.
EMAIL SCAM In the past few months, there have been reports of parishioners and parish staff receiving emails claiming to be from their parish priest, and requesting that the recipient send gift cards or initiate wire transfers. Someone is setting up fake email addresses using the pastor's name. This is happening across the Archdiocese of Seattle. Please be aware that this is a scam. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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)

 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 at 7:00pm: Rachel Swerdlow, viola and Joseph Adam, piano play Darius Milhaud's Sonata No. 1 and Johannes Brahms' Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 120, no. 2. The chamber music of Johannes Brahms is among the most treasured and beloved music composed in the late 19th century. This is the first in a series of programs that each feature one of the sonatas written for strings and piano, with musicians from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Each program is livestreamed at 7:00pm, and is approximately 45 minutes in length.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 6:30pm: Musical Prayer in the Cathedral. Join us each Friday evening at 6:30pm as our Cathedral Musicians and friends present a half-hour of meditative music to soothe the soul and bring a quiet end to a busy week. This week's music is offered by Danny Helseth, euphonium, with Joseph Adam, organ.  

Sacred Steps: Sacramental celebrations at St. James Cathedral   Congratulations and God's blessings to the following children, baptized in the month of September at the Cathedral: Myles Andrew Raymundo Presto, Cleo Florence Rondello, Camila Araceli Mendoza, and Nicolas Winter Atienza. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.  

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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