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Sunday, November 29, 2020 -- The First Sunday of Advent

On the cover  Shepherd of Israel, from your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth! Detail of the tympanum of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.
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.
CONFESSIONS are heard in the Cathedral Chapel from 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturday mornings.
Vespers and benediction on Sunday afternoons at 4:00pm is open to the public. No advance registration required.
NEW IN THE BOOKSTORE Transformed by Grief: A Personal History is a wonderful new book by Cathedral parishioner Helen Goehring. A series of essays about the transformative personal growth possibilities in the grieving process, this book is a resource for anyone who has experienced loss. The Bookstore is open limited hours Wednesday-Friday. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4500 or cokello@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 & 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 .
Fratelli Tutti on Migration The Catholic Bishops of the United States have consistently called for welcoming immigrants. Pope Francis' newest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, speaks to this and other concerns, and is worth studying closely. Join us on Thursday, December 10 for a discussion on the theme of migration in Fratelli Tutti. Information or to RSVP, Chris Koehler, ckoehler@stjames-cathedral.org .
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU A drunk driver slammed his vehicle head on into a car driven by a young woman. She was severely injured, not just physically but also emotionally. After recovering from the physical injuries, she felt ready to return to work but could no longer endure the level of stress in her old job. She was trying to find a "less stress" job, but that was taking time. Fortunately, her roommate was able to pay rent for both of them for awhile, but eventually they called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449). We learned they had just moved into a much cheaper apartment than where they had been living but needed help with their first month’s rent. So they paid part and SVdP paid part, thereby making it possible for them to keep up with rent in the months to come. We could not have done that without your donations -- thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or wiesnerjo@gmail.com 
Care for creation tip Advent is a time to prepare for what is to come. Mindful that we are on this Earth for a brief moment of time, we work to ensure that our common home will be able to be enjoyed by many generations to follow. In his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis says that, "To care for the world in which we live means to care for ourselves." On this First Sunday of Advent, consider what is one habit you have that might not be so environmentally conscious, and how can you change it so as to better care for the world, for yourself and for future generations.
Outreach and Advocacy Newsletter Learn about upcoming events and opportunities as well as stay informed on Catholic social teaching by receiving this twice-monthly newsletter. Send an email to outreach@stjames-cathedral.org to subscribe.
Dorothy Day: The World will be saved by beauty Tuesday, December 8, 11:30am. Kate Hennessy, author of this intimate portrait of Dorothy Day, shares memories and lessons learned from her grandmother, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement. Ms. Hennessy will join us via Zoom from Ireland as she offers a frank and reflective, heartfelt and humorous portrayal of Dorothy Day. Registration, Patrick Barredo, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .
FAITH AND RACIAL HEALING Mondays, 6:30pm-9pm starting on January 18, 2021. Through new learning from articles, videos, and resource books, the Faith and Racial Justice small group program from JustFaith Ministries lends new insights to participants' awareness of privilege and racism. By encouraging new spiritual practices and informed action, it cultivates an expanding community of Christians who work to dismantle racism in their respective contexts. This process will challenge your own thinking about racism, its causes, and its impact, while helping you discern practical steps to address it. Information and registration, Patrick Barredo, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org .

Rest in peace Please pray for the repose of the souls of Josephine Poo, Leonor Rivera, and Arleen Morton.  



 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, DECEMBER 1 at 7:00pm: The French composer Louis Vierne, organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris from 1900 until his death in 1937, left us an invaluable legacy in his compositions for the organ. We continue our observance of the 150th anniversary of Vierne's birth with a survey of his music written for the King of Instruments, with Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam playing Vierne's Symphony No. 5 in A Minor.  

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 at 6:30pm: Musical Prayer in the Cathedral. Join us each Friday evening 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, Cathedral Guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson returns with his monthly first Friday offering of classical guitar music.  


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. Nicholas in Gig Harbor, Immaculate Conception in Arlington and Mount Vernon, and the Mission Church of Immaculate Conception in Steilacoom. 




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