Cathedral Bulletin | November 10, 2021
Masses for the 33rd Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, November 13, 2021

5:30pm MASS
in person only

Sunday, November 14, 2021

8:00am MASS
in-person and live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

10:00am MASS
in-person and live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

12:00pm MASS
in person only

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
in person only

5:30pm MASS
in person only
Mass for the Deceased Homeless 11/11
Poem of the Week
Scott Webster reads Rainer Maria Rilke's "Autumn" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Sacrificial Giving 2022
Living Witness Event 11/14
It's time to order your Christmas wreath!
News and Notices
MASS OF THANKSGIVING DAY On Thursday, November 25 at 9:30am, we will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving Day. This annual Mass is a beloved tradition in the parish! During Mass, you’ll be invited to bring forward an offering of non-perishable food items to be shared with those in need. Father Ryan will preside.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL RECENTLY VISITED a young disabled woman raised in foster care. Acquainted with very few members of the family she was born to, she told us “It is pretty much just me.” While the young woman receives a monthly disability check, she typically works to supplement the meager amount she receives. Finding the type of work her disability allows her to do has been especially challenging during the pandemic and she failed to find employment in recent months. As a result, she fell behind in paying rent. The young woman called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). We visited by phone and thanks to your support, we were able to pay enough of her rent to give her relief. Thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE Open weekdays 11am-3pm and after each of the weekend Masses Stop by the Cathedral Bookstore for gifts including medals and rosaries, children’s books, and hundreds of books on spirituality, history, theology, and much more! In addition, there are great Cathedral souvenirs, including rosaries, notecards, postcards, snow globes, keyrings, as well as books exploring Cathedral art and history. We have many openings for bookstore volunteers! Information, Caroline Okello,

ST. JAMES RACIAL SOLIDARITY TEAM This past spring, a group of St. James parishioners formed the Racial Solidarity team. Their purpose is: Grounded in the Gospel and prayer, to help our parish bravely, boldly, and successfully weave the many threads of our diverse cultures into the fabric of our shared faith community—through our liturgies, ministries, and social action. Information, Lisa Matchette, or Emeline Whalon,
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES SANDWICH MINISTRY RETURNS! After being shuttered since the beginning of the pandemic, St. James Cathedral will resume the St. Martin de Porres Sandwich Ministry at the end of November, providing sandwiches and other food items for homeless men. Information, Maria Tally, or 206-264-2091.
FLORAL OFFERINGS ARE A WONDERFUL WAY to remember a deceased loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or give thanks for a prayer that has been answered. Weekends open for floral offerings include January 23 and 30, and February 13, 20, and 27. Information, Maggie Corrigan, or 206-622-3559.
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR Pope Francis has declared today, November 14, the 5th World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis concludes his annual message for this commemoration in these words: “We cannot wait for the poor to knock on our door; we need urgently to reach them in their homes, in hospitals and nursing homes, on the streets and in the dark corners where they sometimes hide, in shelters and reception centres. It is important to understand how they feel, what they are experiencing and what their hearts desire. Let us make our own the heartfelt plea of Father Primo Mazzolari: ‘I beg you not to ask me if there are poor people, who they are and how many of them there are, because I fear that those questions represent a distraction or a pretext for avoiding a clear appeal to our consciences and our hearts... I have never counted the poor, because they cannot be counted: the poor are to be embraced, not counted’ (‘Adesso’ n. 7 – 15 April 1949). The poor are present in our midst. How evangelical it would be if we could say with all truth: we too are poor, because only in this way will we truly be able to recognize them, to make them part of our lives and an instrument of our salvation.”
ADVENT GIVING TREE It’s hard to believe that we will soon be in the Advent season. Next Sunday, the St. James Giving Tree will be in the Cathedral, laden with gift tags to support several local partner agencies. One way to support the Giving Tree is to receive and sort gifts on Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays. Assistance is also needed with hanging gift tags on the trees on Thursdays or Fridays. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or
FAITH FRIENDS OPEN HOUSE Do you know a child or teen age 7-18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities? Faith Friends begins in January 2022 and will be a unique blend of our Faith Mentor, children’s faith formation program, and an inclusion ministry. Join us to learn more at our Open House on December 12 from 10-12 in the Pastoral Outreach Center.  or
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!). You can register online at
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 program's goal is to give children and teens ages 7- 18 with physical, cognitive and 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. Join us to learn more at our Open House on December 12 from 10-12 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Training for Faith Mentors, Faith Peers and Adult Leadership is ongoing. Information, or
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