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Sunday, November 8, 2020 -- The 32nd 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.
 
WEEKDAY MASSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Monday through Thursday and Saturday, the 8:00am Mass is now open to the public without prior registration. On Tuesdays, 8:00am Mass is followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with rosary at 12 Noon. Correction to last week's bulletin: we will not be adding a 12:10pm Mass to the schedule this month.
 
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 open to the public. No advance registration required.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU In the past, a middle-aged man battled with an addiction that helped keep him homeless for many years. With great determination, he overcame all that. For several years he was addiction-free and making good money as a union truck driver. Then, right after getting a fulltime job, he was injured and unable to work that job. Workers compensation payments were slow to start and smaller than the paychecks he had grown accustomed to. When he was well enough to return to work, his injury limited him to part-time jobs. Unable to keep up with rent, he called the SVdP helpline (206-767-6449) and asked for help. We paid part of his rent bill and referred him to pro bono legal help regarding his workers comp claim. Thank you for making our help possible! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012, wiesnerjo@gmail.com
 
The Death Penalty, Restorative justice, and Racial Justice Thursday, November 12, 12pm-1pm. Join the Catholic Mobilizing Network, the St. James Juvenile Justice Committee and Catholics throughout Western Washington to learn how we can work together to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice. RSVP, https://bit.ly/3je1aV9.
 
The Marjorie Ryan Circle of Advocacy and Caring for Children (ACC) will once again be delivering locally grown mixed noble fir wreaths 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 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.
 
Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty Tuesday, December 8 at 11:00am. Kate Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, shares memories of her grandmother and her impact on the Catholic Church's social advocacy. Ms. Hennessy will join us via Zoom from Ireland (hence the unusual time!) as she offers a frank and reflective, heartfelt and humorous portrayal of Dorothy Day. Information and registration, Patrick Barredo, 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 (i.e. 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.
 
Volunteering at Operation Nightwatch will change you in ways you cannot imagine. Operation Nigthwatch is in need of cooks and servers from St. James to provide a hot to-go dinner for roughly 75 guests. Cathedral volunteers host meals on the first and third Tuesday, and second Sunday of every month. Commit to any of the times you feel called to. Cooking/kitchen experience preferred but not required. For more information or to sign up, Luke Henkel, lhenkel@stjames-cathedral.org. The guests thank you!
 
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 Xavier 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.
 
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.

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, NOVEMBER 10 at 7:00pm: Continuing a series of concerts with guests from the Seattle Symphony, each featuring a sonata by Johannes Brahms (1844–1897) for piano and strings paired with a complementary work from another composer, we welcome Roberta Downey, cello, with Joseph Adam, piano. They will present Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, op. 38 with Suite Populaire espagnole by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946).
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 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, we welcome the return of harpist John Carrington, whose concert from June 19 has received nearly 2,500 online views. We look forward to hearing his beautiful artistry again in an all-new program.

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. Hubert in Langley, St. Frances Cabrini in Tacoma, and St. Martin of Tours in Fife.

 


 


 

 

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