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Sunday, October 18, 2020 -- The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover  Shine like lights in the world as you hold on to the word of life. West nave clerestory stained glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.
 
FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered In loving memory of Ms Mary White, a wonderful teacher, who went above and beyond for her students. From her former Cleveland High School students (Tina Caparas, Ryan Cueto, Reza Macaraeg-Cueto, Cheryl Macaraeg, Fanny Nguyen, Cheerie Truong).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 THANKS YOU
We visited a man in his early 60s who, after serving a prison term, spent several years working for a single employer as a forklift driver. Then he developed cataracts. His vision became so poor that he lost his job. Due to his age, health issues and criminal record, he could not find a new employer willing to hire him. By the time he called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449), he was several months behind on paying his rent. Fortunately, his landlord was supportive and agreed to accept enough rent help from your Cathedral Vincentians to give him time to submit an application for federal disability benefits. Your support makes this help possible – thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or wiesnerjo@gmail.com.
 
ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Be sure to follow the Cathedral on social media for up-to-date information about ongoing events in the life of the Cathedral! On Instagram: @stjamescathedral. On Facebook and Twitter: @stjamesseattle. Did you know the Cathedral has a podcast? Father Ryan’s homilies are available on iTunes. Just search “St. James Cathedral, Seattle” on Apple podcasts. And of course, you can always visit the Cathedral website at www.stjames-cathedral.org for up to date information on Cathedral happenings. If you aren’t getting our weekly e-newsletters, be sure to check your spam folder and add St. James to your “safe senders” list!
 
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.
 
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)
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 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 Symphony No. 5 in A Minor. The program is approximately forty minutes in length.
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 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 Paul Taub, flute.
 
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. Luke in Shoreline, St. Jude in Redmond, and Our Lady of the Olympics Mission in Quinault.

 


 


 

 

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