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Thanksgiving

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Father Michael G. Ryan's homily, Feast of Christ the King
Sunday, November 22, 10:00am Mass

November 22, 2020: 10:00am Celebration of Christ the King

"My friends in Christ, as you well know, this isn't my gospel, nor is it some left-wing socialist manifesto. It is the Christian gospel, the only gospel we have..."

Watch the livestreamed mass above (homily at 28:10), or read the homily transcript.
Warm Hearts and Soles Sock Drive
Every winter, St. James Outreach sets a goal of collecting as many pairs of socks as the calendar year, to be passed out for our homeless neighbors and friends on First Hill.  This year we are hoping to get 2021 pairs! Help ensure that no feet go cold this winter by dropping off pairs of unused or unopened socks at the parish office, or before any of the four masses each weekend until Dec. 20.  A bin will be available at registration at the north cathedral entrance.  Let's make it to 2021!
 
For more information, contact Luke Henkel, Assistant, Social Outreach and Advocacy, lhenkel@stjames-cathedral.org

Lessons I Learned from My Grandmother: A Kate Hennessy Presentation 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
   11:30am-1:00pm via Zoom
 
Kate Hennessy is a writer and the youngest of Dorothy Day's nine grandchildren. She will share lessons learned from her grandmother, read excerpts from her book, and engage with questions from attendees. Kate lives in Ireland and will be joining us through Zoom.
 
Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty is a frank, spirited and humorous portrayal of Day, a pariah of social justice for our times.   Hennessy's work has won a Christopher Award and was chosen by the Chicago Tribune for best spiritual writing of 2017. Copies of Ms. Hennessy's book are available in the Cathedral Bookstore (206-382-4500 for information and for hours).
 
Presentation will be recorded.  Information and Registration, Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach and Advocacy, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org

What Fratelli Tutti Says About Migration
Thursday, December 10
6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Catholic Bishops of the United States have consistently called for just and welcoming immigration practices recognizing the importance of welcoming our sisters and brothers, promoting their well-being, protecting them from harm, and integrating them more fully into our national and local communities. Pope Francis' newest encyclical, 
Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship, speaks poignantly to these and other concerns.
 
Signed on October 3, 2020 at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, Fratelli Tutti 
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.


To register, email Christopher Koehler at ckoehler@stjames-cathedral.org
Free Thansgiving Meals
Many members of our community are facing tough economic times right now.  Our neighbors have lost jobs or seen wages and work hours drop as a result of the never ending pandemic. The Frelard Tamales family would like to help with a small gesture, by providing humble Thanksgiving food bags for those who need it.  No questions asked! 

To sign up, click here.
It's [still] Apple season at Bloodworks Northwest!
Donate blood and win.

It's not too late to donate!  Until November 30, Bloodworks Northwest is offering donors a chance to win a popular Apple product.  Donate blood by November 30 and you'll be automatically entered for the weekly prize.  Donate platelets, plasma, or double red cells and you'll automatically receive double entry to the giveaway.


Now Hiring at St. James Cathedral!

St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance is hiring for two open positions: Online Community Builder and Tutoring Assistant.  See the full job description

To apply, email a cover letter and this Seattle Archdiocese Application Form to Chris Koehler
Closing Prayer

Lord, Father of our human family,
you created all human beings equal in dignity:
pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit
and inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter,
dialogue, justice and peace.
Move us to create healthier societies
and a more dignified world,
a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war.
May our hearts be open
to all the peoples and nations of the earth.
May we recognize the goodness and beauty
that you have sown in each of us,
and thus forge bonds of unity, common projects,
and shared dreams.
Amen.
from CAFOD, Ecumenical Prayers to the Creator
inspired by Fratelli Tutti
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