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Sunday, October 11, 2020 -- The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover   I have prepared my banquet, and everything is ready; come to the feast. Detail of the Last Supper relief, Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Artist unknown, 1907.  

Flowers at the ALTAR are offered by Sandy Morgan in celebration of October family birthdays.  

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.  

Vespers and benediction on Sunday afternoons at 4:00pm is now open to the public. No advance registration required.

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.  

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 & 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 & 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.  

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL HELPLINE During the COVID-19 pandemic, the SVdP Helpline may be able to refer you to sources of aid if you need help paying your rent or electricity bill or getting enough food or other basic necessities of life. If you live in Seattle or elsewhere in King County, please submit your request for help online at https://svdpseattle.org/get-help/online-help-request-form/  anytime or by calling 206-767-6449 between 8am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Especially if you cannot handle a growing rent debt because you lost your job or had your hours reduced, please contact the Helpline. It is better to start seeking help now rather than waiting until the temporary eviction moratorium ends, when so many more people are expected to need help, too. And if you are fortunate enough to be able to help others, please donate to SVdP online at https://www.stjames-cathedral.org/BusinessCenter/Giving.aspx  -- be sure to indicate your gift is for SVdP. No amount is too small, and your funds will be put to work quickly by your Cathedral Vincentians. We are unpaid volunteers, so 99% of your donation goes directly to help our neighbors in need. Thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or wiesnerjo@gmail.com.  

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

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 13 at 7:00pm: We continue our observance of the 150th anniversary of French composer Louis Vierne's birth with a survey of his music written for the King of Instruments. Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam will play Vierne's Fantasie Pieces, Book I. The program is approximately forty minutes in length.   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 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 Meaghan Guterman, soprano, with Joseph Adam, organ and piano.  

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 Fatima in Seattle and St. Edward in Seattle and Shelton; and we pray for the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary on October 6, the feast day of their Foundress Blessed Marie Rose Durocher.  




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