Fishing with St. James

October 24, 2021

Faithful Stewardship at St. James This week you should have received two important mailings. The timing for the Grand Island Diocesan Appeal coincides with our St. James Stewardship Renewal. In both letters you are encouraged to see stewardship as the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.   I am grateful for the way our parishioners graciously receive God’s blessings and...  continue reading

October 17, 2021

Faithful Stewardship at St. James St. James 2021 Oktoberfest was a great success because of outstanding participation from our parishioners and donations from the community. I want to thank our chairperson Keven Hesse and everyone who led and served on the committees. A listing of raffle winners and the initial financial results are in this bulletin. I am grateful for all who made, served and donated in order to make Oktoberfest a positive event for our parish.   The Parish...  continue reading

October 10, 2021

This week in Mark chapter 10:17-30 we hear Jesus continuing his demanding criteria for those who follow Him. Here is the conclusion of his encounter with the person often referred to as “The Rich Young Man.”   “Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he...  continue reading

October 3, 2021

RESPECT LIFE MONTH Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.   There is an insert in the bulletin celebrating St....  continue reading

September 26, 2021

St. James is hosting a marriage weekend immersion experience called “Ever More In Love” on October 16-17. Mark and Mary Bowman attended the weekend in August and will speak about it at Mass this weekend. The following is some promotional information from the website. “Spending a day-and-a-half away from your normal schedule can transform the rest of your life. Over the retreat weekend, you will: Reconnect with your personal love history, clear away...  continue reading

September 19, 2021

I invite you to join in six sessions with a small faith sharing community. ARISE Together in Christ is a process of spiritual renewal and evangelization that invites people to develop a closer relationship with Christ, deepen their faith, grow in community, and reach out in service to others. Materials are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.   You may join the Monday night gatherings at the church (meals and child care are provided) or participate in your home, at a...  continue reading

September 12, 2021

Special Collection September 25-26 Archbishop Gomez, president of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, (USCCB) has suggested that all dioceses take up a voluntary special collection to offer support to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace. Soon after this request Hurricane Ida caused great damage and destruction to the southern and eastern parts of the United States. The weekend of September 25-26, St. James will take...  continue reading

September 5, 2021

Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. I went to the United States Conference of Bishops’ website read their reflections on Labor Day. This is the web address: . Here is a...  continue reading

August 29, 2021

OKTOBERFEST UPATED INFORMATION. We will have our annual drawing and online auction. The online auction will begin on October 3rd and end on October 10th at noon.   This week we made a difficult decision not to have an in-person dinner or activities this year for Oktoberfest. I wrote last week that we were planning to gather in-person but, due to the increase of COVID-19 infections and deaths in our area, we feel it will be safer for everyone to wait another year.   We...  continue reading

August 22, 2021

ST. JAMES OKTOBERFEST will be October 10, 2021. The Oktoberfest committee is busy preparing our Octoberfest 2021. This year we are planning on an in-person turkey dinner with games and activities. We will have our annual drawing and the silent auction will be online again this year.   Oktoberfest is a celebration of our identity as St. James Parish. Since we have a large parish, we have to be intentional in the formation of our community. Join us in our creative effort to reach out...  continue reading

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