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"I am in your midst as one who serves"

These words from the Gospel of Luke, inscribed in the oculus high over the altar of St. James Cathedral, speak to our mission to carry out Christ’s teaching in our urban community of First Hill and downtown Seattle. Every day, dedicated St. James volunteers lovingly reach out to hundreds of neighbors in need by providing meals, smiles, warm coats and clothes, and the reassurance that indeed, Christ is in our midst.

Twice monthly, an e-newsletter is distributed to your inbox with current Catholic events, highlights, ongoing volunteer opportunities, and educational resources regarding outreach ministry at St. James.

If you’d like to receive this newsletter, send a message to outreach@stjames-cathedral.org and ask to subscribe!

Lessons I learned from my grandmother:
Conversation with Kate Hennessy on her grandmother, Dorothy Day

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
via Zoom

Join the granddaughter of Dorothy Day for a candid conversation about what it was like growing up with this icon of social justice.
She will share lessons learned from her grandmother, read excerpts from her book, and answer questions from attendees.

Kate Hennessy is a writer and the youngest of Dorothy Day's nine grandchildren. She lives in Ireland.

To register for this extraordainary opportunity, email Patrick Barredo.
What Fratelli Tutti says about migration:
Discussion Night with St. James Immigrant Assistance

Thursday, December 10
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Signed on October 3, 2020 at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis' newest encyclical Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship offers special consideration for migrants, particularly addressing the "othering" of migrants as strangers from a foreign land. Pope Francis dedicates an entire chapter of the encyclical to the parable of the Good Samaritan, wherein he speaks of "neighbors without borders." The fourth chapter speaks most specifically on migrants.

Join St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance for this very important discussion, including an overview of Fratelli Tutti's key themes and takeaways.

Register by emailing Chris Koehler of St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance.

JustFaith Ministries Racial Justice Series

Part 3 - Faith and Racial Justice: Changing Systems and Structures

Mondays Beginning January 18
6:30 pm — 9:00 pm
via Zoom

Registration is now open for the third and final series of Just Faith Ministry's Racial Justice program. This eight-week series invites participants to formulate their own Christian-rooted responses to racism in their churches, workplaces, and communities.

Attendance in the previous JustFaith series not required. Spaces limited to 15. To register, email Patrick Barredo, director of Social Outreach and Advocacy.

Learn more about the JustFaith vision with this 2-minute video:

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are unfortunately no longer accepting home-made baked goods, sandwiches, or hot food for delivery to Catholic Community Services, Catholic Housing, or distribution to other shelters. We are gladly accepting pre-packaged, boxed, non-perishable, and/or frozen goods for delivery on Tuesday mornings, 9-11am to the cathedral kitchen (or on the corner of 9th and Columbia). The following are always helpful:

    frozen/pre-bought lasagnas, casseroles, mac and cheese, pizzas, etc.
    canned non-perishable goods
    drinks including hot cocoa, tea, juice
    deli meat, cheese, and bread for sandwiches
    K-cups of coffee, hot chocolate, tea
These will then be distributed to various shelters around Seattle, as well as the Burien shelter for women and the Federal Way drop-in center. For more information, or to coordinate drop-off of food, email Patrick Barredo.

In these quite challenging times, any meal support you can provide for those experiencing homelessness is greatly appreciated. However, please continue to monitor your health and stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms whatsoever of Covid-19, or if you or your household is in a high-risk group.


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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303