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Inspiration comes from the most unexpected places.

I was struggling to write this introduction, and then my smart speaker began playing Andrea Bocelli's rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone

Even though we may be separated by the on-going pandemic:

We walk with one another as one country, despite our political differences.
We walk with one another this month as we remember those who have passed away.
We walk with one another in this season of wind and rain.
We never walk alone. We have hope in our hearts.
Jesus, Emmanuel, is with us.

Patrick Barredo
Director, Social Outreach & Advocacy
Archbishop Etienne:
A Call to Unity and Love
"God has only one family - the human family - and each of us has a role to play in strengthening these bonds to build a better society."

This week, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne released a letter coinciding with Election Day. He calls all people into a deeper sense of understanding, compassion and respect.  As we await the election results, read his compelling letter on unity and love.
World Day of the Poor
November 12, 2020

Join America Media and the Order of Malta's Mission to the United Nations for an event commemorating the fourth World Day of the Poor on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 9am PST.

This event is co-sponsored by: the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, the Mission of the Republic of Ireland to the United Nations, the Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations, Fordham University's Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development, CAPP-USA, and Catholic Charities USA.

End the Death Penalty, 
Promote Restorative Justice
November 12, 2020

Mass for the Deceased Homeless
November 12, 2020
Register here to attend the Mass for the Deceased Homeless, or livestream the Mass here.

Let us never forget . . .

"I refuse to accept the view that [hu]mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality . . . I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, 1964

Pope Francis Calls on All Institutions to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Listen to Pope Francis and divest from fossil fuels today!

In the above video, Pope Francis urges everyone to divest from "those companies that do not meet the parameters of integral ecology," and invest in companies that truly value "sustainability, social justice, and the promotion of the common good."

Climate Justice in Nairobi: Webinar
Thursday, November 19, 10am

The rate that our climate is changing is alarming and destructive, with the greatest impacts on communities who are poorest around the world. Hundreds of families living along the shores of Lake Victoria displaced by recent floods in Kenya have lost their homes and livelihoods. 

Join Maryknoll priest Fr. Joe Healey to learn about what's happening in Kenya, discuss how our faith helps us understand our call to act for climate justice, and draw inspiration from the young leaders of this work!

Register here for this 60 minute interactive webinar.
Nuclear Weapons Banned:
50th Ratification of United Nations Treaty

"Any use of nuclear weapons would be abhorrent to the principles of humanity"                              - Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
For decades, Pax Christi International has been working toward a nuclear weapon-free world with members and partners from every corner of the world. In October 2020, Honduras ratified the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, agreeing with 84 other signatories and 49 other states parties to "never under any circumstance . . . develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons."
Click here for the full article from Pax Christi International.
Reimagining Racial Justice 
with the Ignatian Spirituality Center
Saturday, November 14, 2020
9:30am - 12:00pm
Online via Zoom

What metaphors, stories, images and theologies occupy our imaginations - and are they helpful or harmful to the work of racial justice? 

Presenters Reverend Victoria Carr-Ware of Seattle University, Jimmy McCarty of the Center for Equity and Inclusion, and spiritual director Marilyn Nash will use story, conversation, and imaginative prayer to invite us into the bold honesty and vulnerability needed to help us reexamine our belief systems.  Thus inspired by Spirit, we can reimagine our journey towards racial justice.

FREE Flu Vaccines for Uninsured Adults
The Department of Health is offering a free influenza (flu) vaccination for uninsured adults 18+ this flu season, at the Seattle Safeway Pharmacy on 3820 Rainier Ave South, (206)725-9887.  Please contact the store directly for details, such as hours and vaccine availability. 

No proof of residency or immigration status will be required. All flu vaccine recipients will be pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms and be expected to fill out standard consent forms. Flu vaccine only protects against the flu virus and does not prevent, nor cause, any other respiratory infection including COVID-19 disease.

Click here for information on other Seattle area locations.
FREE Thanksgiving Meals

Many members of our community are facing tough economic times right now. Many of our neighbors have lost their jobs or seen their wages drop due to reduced work hours 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.
NAMI Family-to-Family:
a program for loved ones of adults with mental health conditions

For more information, email Nancy Granger.
It's Apple Season at Bloodworks Northwest!  Donate blood and win

We all get excited in the fall for apple cider, apple pie, and even apples you bob for.  But how about an Apple - the electronic kind? Each week from October 25 - November 30, Bloodworks Northwest is offering donors a chance to win a popular Apple product.  Donate blood any time by November 30 and you'll be automatically entered to win! If you donate platelets, plasma, or double red cells you'll automatically receive two entries.

Philippines Typhoon Relief
Foundation for Philippine Progress Appeals for Timely Response as 2020's Strongest Storm Slams the Philippines

Super Typhoon Rolly has severely impacted what is already a fragile situation where vulnerable communities are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to Dr. Alma Trinidad, President of the  Board of Directors of the Foundation for Philippine Progress, Inc., "There will be a host of extreme risks and danger not only from the onset of a deadly typhoon, but the lingering, deathly shadow of the COVID-19 virus on communities already struggling from hunger." 

Donations are highly encouraged through
Cancelled: Advent Bazaar 2020

This Advent season will look a bit different at St. James. Since there are no gatherings in Cathedral Hall, there will not be an Advent Bazaar.  Of course despite the loss there are ways to still support some vendors and purchase your favorite holiday gifts! Please see below for information on Advent Wreaths and CRS Fair Trade goods.

The Giving Tree and the Sock Drive are still on this year! More information to come in the St. James bulletin and the Outreach & Advocacy newsletter.
CRS Fair Trade for Christmas

St. James can't have an Advent Sale this year, but that doesn't mean you can't purchase exquisite, handmade fair-trade items as gifts. SERRV International works with artisans in 24 countries, creating employment for craftspeople and supporting the preservation of traditional craft techniques. SERRV pays artisans a fair wage in advance, and provides loans and donations to help build workshops, fund healthcare and education, and help communities recover from natural disasters. 

If you would like to know more about SERRV, and maybe purchase some of the lovely crafts in their catalogue, visit
Advent Wreaths 
from the ACC Marjorie Ryan Circle
Job Openings

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 a Seattle Archdiocese Application Form to Chris Koehler, director of St. James Immigrant Assistance. 

November Book Recommendation
Dorothy Day: The World will be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother
by Kate Hennessy

"An intimate, revealing and sometimes wrenching family memoir of the journalist and social advocate who is now being considered for canonization." 
- The New York Times

Christopher Award-winning author Kate Hennessy, youngest granddaughter of Dorothy Day, will be joining the St. James community on Tuesday, December 8 at 11:30am to share Lessons I Learned from My Grandmother. In addition, she will read excerpts from her book and engage with questions from attendees.
Kate lives in Ireland and will be joining us through Zoom.

Information and Registration, Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach & Advocacy.
Prayer for the First Friday 
after the U.S. Election

" Order to form a more perfect Union,

establish Justice,
insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defence,
promote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
do ordain
and establish ..."
(From the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States)

"By our charism,
we are consecrated to GLORIFYING THE HEART OF JESUS:
we answer His call
to discover and reveal His love
letting ourselves be transformed by His Spirit
so as to live united and conformed to Him,
and through our love and service
to radiate the very love of His Heart."
(From the Constitutions of the Society of the Sacred Heart, #4)

On this First Friday in November,
united and conformed to the Heart of God ...
Let us be those who seek Union
by letting ourselves be transformed
by the Spirit of God.

Let us insure domestic Tranquility
by radiating the very love of God's Heart.

May we promote the general Welfare
by glorifying the Heart of Jesus
with the Courage and Confidence
necessary to discover and reveal God's love.

We commit ourselves
to form a more perfect union
in ourselves
and the blessings of Liberty
for our posterity.
Let us answer God's call
through our love
through our service.
Now and Forever.

Reflection: Formation to Mission Committee of 
the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart