Cathedral Bulletin | November 17, 2021
Masses for Christ the King
Saturday, November 20, 2021

5:30pm MASS
in person only

Sunday, November 21, 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 of Thanksgiving Day
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.
Advent 2021 at St. James Cathedral
Care for Creation Advent Calendar
Madre de las Americas 12/4
Simbang Gabi 12/11
Faith Friends Open House 12/12
Advent Communal Reconciliation 12/13
Poem of the Week
Scott Webster reads Rainer Maria Rilke's "Autumn" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Sacrificial Giving 2022
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.
THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY The parish office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26, in observance of the national holiday. On Thanksgiving Day, the Cathedral Kitchen will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 3:30pm-4:30pm. The Cathedral Kitchen will also be open on Friday, serving at the usual time of 4:00pm-4:30pm. Happy Thanksgiving!
ADVENT GIVING TREE AND SOCK DRIVE Stop by the Mary shrine to pick a tag off our annual Giving Tree, or visit the Cathedral website for the virtual Giving Tree. Each tag contains a gift wish from someone in need in our community. Our Annual “Warm Hearts and Soles” Advent Sock Drive is also underway! Our Goal: 2,022 pairs of socks for homeless men. Both giving programs are easy and fun to participate: simply shop for the item and return it after Sunday Mass in the Cathedral Chapel or have it shipped to the Parish Office by Sunday, December 12. Information, Patrick Barredo,
NO ADVENT BAZAAR THIS YEAR Unfortunately, St. James Cathedral will not be hosting an Advent Bazaar this year. We hope to resume next year. Please do pray for small business owners and for their suppliers. Information, Patrick Barredo,
ST VINCENT DE PAUL RECENTLY VISITED a young man who is the proud father of a 3-year-old son who lives with him part time. When we visited over the telephone the man had just ended a month-long job and was seeking work. Because the man finds work through a temporary agency and changes jobs frequently, he does not qualify for unemployment. With the lapse in his income, he fell two months behind in paying rent. The young man called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). With your support we were able to pay a portion of his rent. Additionally, his landlord worked out an affordable payment plan with him so that he could catch up with the remainder. 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 MARTIN DE PORRES SANDWICH MINISTRY After being shuttered since the beginning of the pandemic, St. James Cathedral resumes the St. Martin de Porres Sandwich Ministry tomorrow Monday, November 22, providing sandwiches and other food items for homeless men. Information, Maria Tally, or 206-264-2091.
SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP As we approach the holiday season, it is a good time to remember all those for whom depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges make this season particularly difficult. If you or a loved one would like to access mental health and spiritual support, consider attending NAMI’s Spiritual Support Group. The group is open to both individuals living with a mental illness and their family members. This group is facilitated by husband-wife team, Joe and Janie Stevens, who have personal experience with mental illness. This group has been ongoing at St. Brendan’s Parish in Bothell for many years and is now accessible online. The group gathers on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7:00-8:30pm. Information, Joe Stevens,
CATHOLIC ADVOCACY UPDATE After thoughtful consideration, the Washington State Catholic Conference and our Catholic advocacy partners have decided to retire the Catholic Advocacy Day model, and we will no longer gather each year in February/March as an organized group at the Capitol in Olympia during the legislative session. In an effort to do the most good with limited resources, St. James and parishes all throughout Washington state will work to grow a year-round, statewide legislative and policy advocacy network. South Seattle Deanery parishes are developing a plan to work together to host sessions with our elected officials at the state, county and city level. Information, Patrick Barredo,
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
TEEN, YOUNG ADULT AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FAITH FRIENDS MINISTRY 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
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) continues to rely on the Cathedral to provide meals for their day centers and shelters. Unopened store-bought casseroles and unopened sandwich-ingredients (bread, deli meat, vegetables and condiments) are greatly appreciated. In addition, toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps and shampoos, feminine hygiene products), canned ready-to-eat meals (i.e. soup or chili), cup of noodles, easy mac & cheese, K-cup coffee, cocoa and tea, individual servings of chips, crackers, granola bars and cereals have been requested. Deliver food to Cathedral Hall (803 Terry Ave.), Tuesdays, 9am to 11am. Information, Patrick Barredo,
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