Fishing with St. James

March 18, 2018

I am looking forward to the success of our “Uniting in the Light” Campaign Commitment this weekend. I am excited to join you in paying off our $1,046,000 loan first, then funding future major projects and adding to our reserve fund. I want to thank the “Campaign Ambassadors” for making calls to all our parishioners this week, to assure that the campaign materials were received and to answer questions. If you didn’t bring you commitment card this weekend you...  continue reading

March 11, 2018

Last week all registered parishioners were mailed a brochure with commitment cards for our “Uniting in the Light” Campaign. I’m looking forward to everyone participating in the March 17/18 Commitment Sunday! Everyone is invited to the Mass in Spanish, March 11, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. We hope you all come with joy! At the end of the Mass everyone is invited to a meal at Parish Hall. Invite all your family and friends. It will be a day full of joy and blessing. Esta semana,...  continue reading

March 4th, 2018

Pescando con Senior Santiago Esta semana, los feligreses registrados recibirán un folleto con tarjetas de compromiso para nuestra Campaña Unidos en la Luz. ¡Espero con ansias que todos participen en el Domingo de Compromisos del 17/18 de marzo! Unidos en la Luz: Anime, Enriquezca, Asegure. Inviten a todos por la Misa en Español: Marzo 11, 2018 a las 12:15 p.m. Los esperamos vengan todos con alegría! Al terminar la misa todos están cordialmente...  continue reading

February 25th, 2018

Fishing with St. James I want to encourage everyone to attend the presentation HAUNTED BY GOD: THE LIFE OF DOROTHY DAY, this Sunday at 4:00 pm. Pope Francis spoke about Dorothy Day in his speech to Congress. Dorothy’s life is being considered for sainthood. This is a quote from her autobiography "The Long Loneliness;" "We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community." Our Uniting in the Light: Capital...  continue reading

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Repent, and believe in the Gospel o “Arrepiéntete 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 almsgiving (caring for the poor) in the season of Lent. Everyone is called to personally live out these ancient Lenten exercises. Catholics are also called to a communal practice of self-denial through fasting and abstinence. Ash Wednesday and Good...  continue reading

Sunday, February 4, 2018

As we begin the event phase of our Capital Campaign, I encourage all parish adults to attend at least one event. Each includes a great menu, a before-after viewing of our facility renovation and a unique parish video. Joe Akers, our campaign consultant from For the Greater will emcee the presentation and parish leaders will explain campaign objectives. We won’t be passing the hat or asking for pledges at these events: just sharing information and answering your questions. Thanks to our...  continue reading

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Uniting in the Light, Encourage, Enrich, Ensure is the theme of our 2018 capital campaign. You will receive invitations in the mail to the events and next week’s schedule in the next column. Please plan to come to one of the events to celebrate the completion of our renovation and learn about the campaign. National Catholic Schools Week 2018 will be observed in dioceses around the country January 28–February 3. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead....  continue reading

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Every year the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops observes National Migration Week, January 7-13, 2018. You will find the theme and information in the Catholic Social Teaching section of this bulletin. Unfortunately, in our contemporary culture, we often fail to encounter migrants as persons, and instead look at them as unknown others, if we even notice them at all. Please take the opportunity to engage migrants in a respectful way as community members, neighbors, and...  continue reading

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Today’s gospel story relates only one of the “Epiphanies,” revelations of the Christ to the world. “Three mysteries mark this holy day: today the star leads the Magi to the infant Christ; today water is changed into wine for the wedding feast; today Christ wills to be baptized by John in the river Jordan to bring us salvation.” (from Evening Prayer II Gospel Antiphon). Most of the Christian world celebrates the Epiphany on the sixth of January. In our...  continue reading

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Shepherds, Angels, Holy Families, God bearers, Magi, and Baptized of St. James    This is the evening prayer antiphon for the Feast of the Nativity, may it be as true for us this Christmas as it has been for the last two millennia: “Today Christ is born, today the Savior has appeared; today the angels sing on earth, the archangels rejoice; today the upright shout out for joy: Glory be to God on high, Alleluia! The “Christmas Season” includes the Feasts of the...  continue reading

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Sunday - 8:30am & 10:30am
Spanish Mass - 12:15pm (every 2nd Sunday)

Easter Mass Times

Holy Thursday - 7PM
Good Friday - 12PM, 3PM, 6PM
Holy Saturday - 8:30PM
Easter Sunday - 8:30AM & 10:30AM

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Upcoming Events



Gailen & Becky Kotrous Benefit
Old Town Hall (former Knights of Columbus) 3/18/2018 11:00 AM
There is a benefit planned for Gailen & Becky Kotrous on Sunday, March 18th from 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at the Old...



Catholic Social Teaching: The Dignity of Work and The Rights of Workers
Lenten Series 3/18/2018 4:00 PM
March 18, 2018: Catholic Social Teaching: The Dignity of Work and The Rights of Workers presented by Sister Margaret...

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Grand Generation Mass and Luncheon
Grand Generation Mass and Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 21st at the St. James Church. Please join us for the 12 noon...
JUBILEE CENTER COMMUNITY MEALS: The Community Life Committee invites you to help provide and/or serve food for the...


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SCRIP Gift Card Program

To stream-line the sales process, the SCRIP program will be changing in January 2018.

• Rather than selling gift cards in the gathering space after Mass, SCRIP will now be available to purchase by completing a paper order form and placing it (along with your payment) in the collection plate during Mass or by taking it to the church office.
• Orders will be due by the 15th of each month, and gift cards will be available to pick up from the church office on or after the 22nd of each month.
• Blank order forms can be picked up in the Gathering Space, on a table outside the office.

You can use SCRIP gift cards for gift giving or for your usual day-to-day expenses such as groceries or gas. Each time you purchase SCRIP gift cards, a percentage of your purchase goes directly to St. James. Thank you for your support!!!