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Sunday, October 25, 2020 -- The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover  Love your neighbor as yourself. Detail of the Cathedral's Great Cross. Artist unknown.
 
Change in Sunday mass schedule next week!  We are delighted to be able to offer an additional opportunity for in-person worship beginning next Sunday, November 1. Masses will be Saturday 5:30pm, and Sunday, 8:00am, 10:00am and 12 Noon. Note the time change! Owing to restrictions on attendance during this time of pandemic, registration is required to attend our weekend Masses. Visit www.stjames-cathedral.org  to register. Information, Caroline Okello, cokello@stjames-cathedral.org  or 206-382-4500.
 
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.
 
October is respect life month Live the Gospel of Life The U.S Bishops write that, "Twenty five years ago, Pope St. John Paul II wrote that the Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' saving message to the world (Evangelium vitae 1). In taking on human flesh, dwelling among us, and sacrificing his very life for our redemption, Christ reveals the profound dignity of every human person. This God-given dignity does not change with our stage of life, abilities, level of independence, or any other varying circumstance." Learn more and find helpful resources at https://www.usccb.org/respectlife
 
It's not too late to Register to vote  Be sure to register and learn what's on your ballot. Go to https://votewa.gov.
 
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 .
 
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. Unopened store-bought casseroles and unopened sandwich-ingredients (bread, deli meat, vegetables and condiments) 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.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU We visited a middle-aged woman who had worked just long enough at a new job to get her first raise in wages. Then she was assaulted, seriously injured and hospitalized. While off work, her employer terminated her job, saying that, when she was well enough, she could re-apply for the same position but at the original, lower salary despite her experience on the job. When she called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449), she had already begun the process of applying for disability benefits, compensation for crime victims and legal assistance. But, because she lost wages while recovering from the assault, she could not pay her rent. With your support, we were able to help her financially, which also reduced her stress significantly. Thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or wiesnerjo@gmail.com.
 
Celebrating Mother Cabrini's Feast Day Join a special online film screening of Lucia Mauro's 50-minute documentary, Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People's Saint, in honor of Mother Cabrini's Feast Day on Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. (CST) and an encore presentation on Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. (CST). Writer-Director Lucia Mauro will participate in a Q&A with Sister Bridget Zanin, MSC, Director of Chicago's National Shrine of St. Frances Xaiver Cabrini; composer Enzo De Rosa; and Gabriella Cabrini, a descendant of the Saint based in Italy. Viewers can choose to watch the film in English, Italian, Spanish, Polish or French. Individual tickets are $10. For Nov. 13, RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2HbBdIC. For Nov. 15, RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2T4gadR.
 
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. Please be aware that this is a scam. When in doubt whether a communication is legitimate, please call! Information, Maria Laughlin, mlaughlin@stjames-cathedral.org or 206-382-4284.
 
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!
 
LIVESTREAM CONCERTS THIS WEEK
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 27 at 7:00pm: Continuing a series of concerts from members of the Seattle Symphony, each featuring a sonata by Johannes Brahms for piano and strings paired with a complementary work from another composer, we welcome back Walter Gray, violoncello, with Joseph Adam, piano. They will present Brahms' Sonata in F Minor, op. 99 with Five Elegies for solo Cello by Seattle composer Bern Herbolsheimer (1948-2016). Herbolsheimer had close ties with St. James Cathedral, and his music is used often in our liturgies.
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 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 Eliza Woodyard, soprano and Samuel Libra, organ, who will offer a program of favorites by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including Exsultate, jubilate and Laudate Dominum.
 
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 North American Martyrs in Edmonds and St. Charles Borromeo in Tacoma and Burlington.

 


 


 

 

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