FAITH FORMATION POSITION OPENING The parish has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant in the Faith Formation Department. This position will support and provide clerical and administrative assistance for the Faith Formation Staff for all Faith Formation ministries, including RCIA for adults and older children, Welcome Back, Adult Confirmation, Baptisms, Bible Studies, and special events. For information and an application form, contact John Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Every Friday morning, following the 8:00am Mass, we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, continuing until 9:30am. All are invited to join in the Mass and in this time of prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH: How to Build a Culture of Life Watching the news and reading the headlines, we may feel helpless seeing the heartbreaking lack of respect for human life. How do we respond? Changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts. When we encounter Christ, experience His love, and deepen our relationship with Him, we become more aware of our own immeasurable worth and that of others. His unchanging love is the source of our God-given dignity, which, therefore, cannot be taken away. When someone is facing great trials, we need to walk with them on their journey, intercede for them, and be open to sharing Christ’s love however He directs. We simply need to follow where He leads. Read the full version at www.respectlifeprogram.org/culture-of-life, courtesy of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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.
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION Our Children’s Faith Formation program began Sunday, September 18. Children are welcome to join at any time! Information and enrollment, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST COMMUNION FOR CHILDREN The Archdiocese of Seattle requires a 2 year preparation period for the sacrament of First Communion and First Reconciliation. Usually children start preparation at age 6 or 7. Information and enrollment, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822 or email@example.com.
CONFIRMATION FOR YOUTH The Archdiocese of Seattle has reduced the age for the sacrament of Confirmation to age 13. If your child will be 13 years of age by the end of April 2023, now is the time to enroll them in Confirmation sessions for preparation. Sessions began on September 18. Information and enrollment, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPPELLA ROMANA CONCERT: HEAVEN AND EARTH Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm. Inspired by the discovery of the Higgs Boson, Heaven and Earth is a musical meditation on Psalm 103 (“Bless the Lord, O my soul”) by six Orthodox composers, including a double-choir motet by the late Richard Toensing. Sung in English with the traditional Orthodox refrains. Members of 45th Parallel will join Cappella Romana for Tavener’s Ikon of Light. For tickets ($33-$53, with a $5 Arts for All option) and more information, visit cappellaromana.org/concert/heavenearth or call 503-236-8202. A limited number of pay-what-you-can parishioner passes are available through the Cathedral music office, email@example.com or 206-382-4874.
FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL VOLUNTEER, BLAKE STELLER Volunteering for St. Vincent de Paul has given me the opportunity to connect with my community in ways I had never imagined. There’s nothing like the feeling of seeing someone’s gratitude for your help, and this ministry allows us Vincentians to go out in the Cathedral’s neighborhoods and see the difference we can make in other’s lives. As one of my fellow Vincentians said, it’s a real “boots-on-ground” type ministry. I am continuously learning from the neighbors we interact with. It is a true blessing to volunteer for this ministry! Information, Blake Steller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN OF ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL Would you like to be part of a group that builds community among the women of St. James Cathedral? If so, please join us for an hour of getting acquainted, reflecting on the ministry of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and sharing refreshments. We will gather on four Tuesday afternoons beginning October 25, from 3:00-4:00pm. Registration, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822 or email@example.com.
OUTREACH AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL There are many ways to proclaim the Gospel to our local community. St. James Cathedral supports the St. Martin de Porres shelter, which works with men over the age of 50. One way we do this is by encouraging St. James parishioners to make nutritious sandwiches in their homes, and then to bring them to the Cathedral so that they can be delivered to the shelter. This is a great way for families to care for the homeless! Information, Maria Tally, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-264-2091.
SATURDAY CONFESSIONS are heard immediately following the 8:00am Mass on Saturday mornings, from 8:30am to 9:30am.