Fishing with St. James

February 5, 2023

In recent weeks, we have been promoting two great opportunities to deepen your faith. THE RESCUE PROJECT is a six-week faith sharing experience ending with a half-day retreat during Lent for all high school students and adults. Today’s bulletin insert gives the dates and more information. You can join the Monday night sessions or participate in your own family or church group. The videos and materials are available in Spanish and in English. The opening statement on the website...  continue reading

January 29, 2023

This week National Catholic Schools Week is celebrated in dioceses throughout the country. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Walking Together in Faith and Love." focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. Pope Saint John Paul II said, “Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others.” Catholic schools are an important component...  continue reading

January 22, 2023

Pope’s gone afishin in Hawai’i APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION EVANGELII GAUDIUM – THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out...  continue reading

January 15, 2023

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 faithful Christians gathering on the Lord's Day to hear the Lord's voice in the scriptures and to offer...  continue reading

January 8, 2023

ONGOING Epiphanies at St. James Like the early Christians we observe the Feast of Epiphany as a continuing celebration of God’s incarnation in our lives so we can share it with the whole world. The Greek word epiphania is used to describe the showing forth of God’s presence. Our liturgical celebration of the Epiphany reminds us that it is a feast of universality, where all are welcomed into God's saving embrace. “Outsiders” should never have anything to fear...  continue reading

January 8, 2023

ONGOING Epiphanies at St. James Like the early Christians we observe the Feast of Epiphany as a continuing celebration of God’s incarnation in our lives so we can share it with the whole world. The Greek word epiphania is used to describe the showing forth of God’s presence. Our liturgical celebration of the Epiphany reminds us that it is a feast of universality, where all are welcomed into God's saving embrace. “Outsiders” should never have anything to fear...  continue reading

January 1, 2023

  Fishing with St. James “Holy Families, God Bearers and Epiphanies of Light” at St. James   Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas! May the incarnation of joy, light, goodness and love be your greatest present through these days and always. May you know and feel the presence of "God-with-us" especially in difficult circumstances, loneliness, loss or struggle. The Octave of Christmas ends this Sunday with The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of...  continue reading

December 25, 2022

  Fishing with St. James   Shepherds, Angels, Holy Families, God bearers, Magi, and Baptized of St. James “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! 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! The “Christmas...  continue reading

December 18, 2022

  Fishing with St. James   The second part of Advent consists of the days from Dec. 17-24. In the seven days before Christmas, the “O’ Antiphons” are read before the Gospel and are prayed before the Magnificat in the Liturgy of the Hours. The “O’ Antiphons” prepare us for the celebration of Christ’s birth and are familiar to us in the song "O’ Come, O’ Come Emmanuel.” You will find these antiphons in the...  continue reading

December 11, 2022

Fishing with St. James   In 1531, Mary appeared to Cuatitlatoatzin, Juan Diego, on the hill of Tepeyac outside Mexico City, previously known for the appearances of the serpent woman, a symbol of wisdom and peace for the native peoples of Mexico. Her image as a mestiza, a woman of Native American and European heritage, remained on his tilma or cloak. She appeared as "the little brown one," affectionately called La Morenita, who gives great dignity and holiness to the...  continue reading

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