EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Every Friday morning, following the 8:00am Mass, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, continuing until 9:30am, with the Office of Morning Prayer at 9:00am. All are invited to join in this time of prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
THANKSGIVING DAY FOOD COLLECTION If you are attending Thanksgiving Day Mass on November 24 at 9:30am, please consider bringing offerings of non-perishable food to benefit the Cathedral Kitchen and the Food Bank at St. Mary’s. Your support is greatly appreciated! Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? Seeking a closer relationship with God? Feeling the need for spiritual community and support? Wanting to make the Catholic faith your own? Wondering how to go about joining the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) might be for you. Information John Marquez, 206-654-4640, email@example.com.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU A young single mother worked at a daycare. Multiple cases of Covid at the daycare caused her concern. She made a change in employment to a different field to protect herself and her child from the constant Covid exposure. While she had been making ends meet, the change in jobs created a gap between paychecks that left her short of funds to pay her current month’s rent. The young mother called the St Vincent de Paul Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). With your help, assistance to pay the current month’s rent was given to fill the gap. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VISIT THE CATHEDRAL COLUMBARIUM The Cathedral’s Columbarium was blessed by Archbishop Etienne last December. A columbarium is a cemetery for the reverent burial of cremated remains. The way we honor the mortal remains of our deceased family members and friends is a reflection of the faith we profess in the Nicene Creed: we believe in the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. The columbarium is open for prayer whenever the Cathedral is open. Niches are available to parishioners who have been registered at least two years. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284 or email@example.com.
ADVENT BAZAAR RETURNS! Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 4, 11am to 12pm in Cathedral Hall for the return of the Advent Bazaar! Join us at Coffee Hour for a wonderful opportunity to start your Christmas shopping while benefiting good causes. Highlights include: Fair Trade Goods from Catholic Relief Services, Christmas Wreaths benefiting the Association of Catholic Childhood, Han-Made Recycled Wax Candles created by members of the Seattle L’Arche Community, Craft Items from parishioners, and much more!
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE BISHOPS The five Catholic Bishops of Washington state call on policy makers to develop and implement a holistic plan to care for creation and the common good in the Lower Snake River region. The bishops acknowledge that the diminishing salmon population and the loss of their original habitat pose a threat to the spiritual lifeways of indigenous peoples. Echoing Pope Francis’ teachings in Laudato Si’, the bishops state that the indigenous people of the region should be “principal dialogue partners” in forming a comprehensive plan to serve the common good, care for creation, and take into account the treaties and rights of the Original Peoples of Washington state and those who live and work in the Lower Snake River region. The full statement may be accessed at www.wacatholics.org.
FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY Faith Friends is an inclusion ministry serving children and teens from across the Archdiocese of Seattle. We are a unique blend of our Faith Mentor and Children’s Faith Formation program, and provide Sacramental Preparation, as well as opportunities for friendship with other youth. Information, Jennifer Wong, 206-619-0816, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.faithfriendsstjames.org.
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION Our Children’s Faith Formation program began Sunday, September 18. All children are welcome! Information and enrollment, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822 or email@example.com.
YOUTH ALTAR SERVERS Children who have received their First Holy Communion are eligible to participate in the Mass in a special way as altar servers. Altar servers add dignity to the liturgy and assist the priest during Mass. Altar serving is a great way for kids to get to know the Mass better, and participate actively in their faith along with other young people. The time commitment is flexible based on your family’s schedule, and there are openings at all Masses. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION The Cathedral needs more communion ministers! The need is particularly great on Saturday and Sunday evenings and Sunday morning at 8:00am, but there are openings at all Masses. In order to bring back communion under both kinds (both the host and the chalice), the fullest form of Eucharistic participation, we need many new ministers! Confirmed, practicing Catholics of all ages are welcome to participate in this important ministry. Training is provided. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086 or email@example.com.
SANDICH MAKING MINISTRY Healthy sandwiches can be made at home and then brought to the Cathedral to share with men staying at the St. Martin de Porres Shelter. This is a great activity for families with young children, people with busy lives, and anyone who is not able to go out and serve. Information, Maria Tally, 206-264-2091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEEN, YOUNG ADULT AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FAITH FRIENDS MINISTRY Faith Friends is a unique blend of our Faith Mentor, children’s faith formation program, and an inclusion ministry. The ministry's goal is to give children and teens ages 7- 18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities access to the parish community, social events, and faith formation. Perhaps the most unique aspect of the Faith Friends program is the Faith Peer program. Faith Peers are teens and young adults who have chosen to live out their discipleship and share some of their personal time in dedication and service to the goals of the program. Adult volunteers are needed for the Adult Leadership team. Information, Jennifer Wong, 206-619-0816, email@example.com, or www.faithfriendsstjames.org.