Fishing with St. James

Sunday, March 19, 2017

                           Fishing With St. James This weekend please keep in prayer the 27 youths and 6 adults sponsors from St. James and Prince of Peace parishes, as they travel with Katie Clark and Fr. Joe to join 500 other youth and adults at “Going Banana’s for Jesus” in North Platte. This bi-annual diocesan youth event is a wonderful...  continue reading

Sunday, March 12, 2017

                           Fishing With St. James As we go to the mountain of the Transfiguration every second Sunday of Lent, I want to encourage you to plan your “Holy Week” activities around our parish liturgies of the Triduum. This high point, the mountain of our Lenten journey, will be celebrated April 13-15. These “Three Days of the...  continue reading

Sunday, March 5, 2017

               Fishing With St. James The first directive we receive from the Ash Wednesday Gospel (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18) is “when you give alms.” The following is from a sermon by Saint Leo the Great (Pope from 440-461) in the “Office of Readings”. “Dear friends, what the Christian should be doing at all times should be done now with greater care and devotion, so that the Lenten...  continue reading

Sunday, February 26, 2017

                    Fishing in the Paschal Mystery Repent, and believe in the Gospel or Arrepientete y cree en el Evangelio. We will all hear one of these two phrases when we receive ashes at the beginning of Lent. All Christians are called to special prayer, fasting and alms giving (caring for the poor) in the season of Lent. Each person determines how he or she will personally live out these...  continue reading

Sunday, February 19, 2017

                           Fishing with St. James Last week I ended my homily with the Scripture verse that challenged and inspired me. 1 Corinthians 2:10 “For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.” As I prepare for this weekend, I can’t just choose one so I will take verses from each reading: Leviticus 19:17-18 "You...  continue reading

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

      Catholic Schools Week January 29st - February 4th National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Thank you to all who support Catholic Schools — faculty, staff, students, parents and parishioners!    Thursday, February 2nd — Mass at 8:15 a.m....  continue reading

Sunday, January 22th, 2017

                              Life Giving Fish Please consider participating in the Monday, January 23rd Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, in your prayer or by your presence. Please see the bulletin announcement. The Knights of Columbus have also organized the “One Rose, One Life” collection, supporting Culture...  continue reading

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

                    Fishing in “Ordinary Time” We are now moving back into the liturgical season called "Ordinary Time." The name is not meant to contrast ordinary with extra-ordinary. The liturgical use of "ordinary" comes from "ordinal" or "expressing order or succession." Ordinary Time is the season of "counted Sundays." We are counting our way through the church year as...  continue reading

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

All Religious Education classes will resume January 11, 2017   ATTENTION— Religious Education grades 6 - 11   Join us for a Super Nacho Welcome back to R.E. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. We will meet at regular class times in the St. James Parish Hall. We will have the Parent/Candidate meeting for Confirma¬≠tion candidates AND their parents on January 25th at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. You should be receiving your letter with...  continue reading

Sunday, December 18, 2016

by Fr. Joe Hannappel
On behalf of the parish, I want to thank Jeanne Ackerman for the 78 years she has participated in the music ministry at St. James. She is a model of a faithful disciple and generous steward of her gifts given in the service of others. Jeanne is an inspiration to me through her dedication and commitment. The number of Masses, weddings, funerals, and other celebrations she has played for would be impossible to count. Please join us in honoring her after both Sunday Masses. I want to thank...  continue reading


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