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Sunday, November 1, 2020 -- The 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the cover  During the month of November, we remember all our beloved dead. In a special way, we remember and give thanks for Cathedral benefactors who have left legacy gifts to the Cathedral over the years.
 
Change in Sunday mass schedule We are delighted to be able to offer an additional opportunity for in-person worship beginning this 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.
 
MASSES OF ALL SOULS  Monday, November 2 is the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed – All Souls. Masses in the Cathedral will be at 8:00am (open to the public; no advance registration required), and 7:00pm Requiem Mass (registration required – visit the Cathedral website for details).
 
WEEKDAY MASSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Each week, the 8:00am Mass on Tuesday is open to the public without prior registration, and is followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with rosary at 12 Noon. Beginning Monday, November 9, we will offer Mass at 12:10pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, open to the public without prior registration.
 
CONFESSIONS Confessions are heard in the Cathedral Chapel from 10:00am – 11:00am on Saturday mornings.
 
Vespers and benediction on Sunday afternoons at 4:00pm is now open to the public. No advance registration required.
 
FORMING CONSCIENCES FOR FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP Learn more about Catholic Social Teaching and its emphasis on participation in the pollical process. Videos, teachings and links to resources are available on the St. James Outreach page: https://www.StJames-Cathedral.org/Outreach/CST.aspx
 
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 .
 
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, 206-382-4284.
 
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 & 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 .
 
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the families of the following children, baptized in the cathedral last weekend: Oliver James Christiansen, Aria Grace Williamson, Margaret Daisy Jennings, Anya Rose Thottingal, Kiran Antony Thottingal, and Theodore Valerio Fontanilla Domingo. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU We visited a man in his early 60s who had been at the peak of his professional career. For several years he lived comfortably in an upscale apartment downtown, and life was very good. Then a difficult divorce followed by the loss of his job left him with no savings at the time the pandemic started. His monthly rent was almost as high as his monthly unemployment benefits. As a result, he had to use part of his rent money to pay for food and other necessities for himself and his two teenage daughters, who still live with him. With your support, we paid enough on the rent to give this family time to find a cheaper place to live while he searched for a new job. 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, or to sign up for our weekly e-bulletin.
 
The Marjorie Ryan Circle of Advocacy and Caring for Children (ACC) will once again be delivering locally grown mixed noble fir wreaths and nursery-quality poinsettias to St. James Cathedral, for the 16th consecutive year! We truly appreciate your annual order every year and are so happy to be able to bring a little Christmas tradition and joy to you during a very unusual year! ACC was established in Seattle in 1918 during the influenza epidemic, so this year reminds us of our founding members and their original mission of doing charitable work to help struggling children and their families in western Washington. Our Circle was named after Father Michael Ryan’s mother Marjorie, who herself was a very active ACC member in her own Circle at St. Anne’s Parish for many years! Delivery will be on Sunday December 6, in the O’Dea High School parking lot outside the back doors of the gym, in a no-contact, drive-thru or walk-up capacity from 8:30-12:00. Wreath orders can be placed up until November 15. Please use the order form included in this Sunday’s bulletin.  Please mail forms back, along with payment to Gayle Kaplan at: 6524 E. Green Lake Way N. Seattle, WA 98103  Thank you and bless you!
 
ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online at www.stjames-cathedral.org.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6 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 classical guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson. Musical Prayer 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).  
 
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 All Saints in Puyallup and St. Leo in Tacoma.

 


 


 

 

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