Weekday Mass Changes for the Week of May 8

There will be no 12:00 Noon weekday Mass on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11.

               Oktoberfest 2021      

August 28-29, 2021

OKTOBERFEST UPATED INFORMATION.  We will have our annual drawing and online auction. The online auction will begin on October 3 and end on October 10 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 greatly appreciate your gracious service and generous support.  We trust that our parishioners continue supporting your parish through special gifts, donations to the silent auction and drawing. Stay tuned for further information in the bulletin, by mail and social media as we continue to plan for Octoberfest 2021.

Fr. Joe

Link to the 2021Letter and Printable Sign Up Sheet

Oktoberfest 2021 Online Auction - bidding site

St. James will be Celebrating Oktoberfest with an Online Auction.

YES, we are celebrating OKTOBERFEST in 2021! Like last year, our annual fun and fund-raising event will continue with adaptations. The drawing tickets are included in this letter and the silent auction will be online. For safety reasons during this continuing pandemic, the decision has been made not to have an in-person dinner or activities this year. You are invited to generously support our parish by donating to Oktoberfest.


Our “Share St. James” online auction will be 0ctober 3rd through October 10th at noon through the generosity of Adam Marshall Auction Services. Many of us have talents that could be shared with the church. This is our time to share those talents and treasures with the rest of the parish. Whether you are donating and/or bidding, know that you are supporting our parish. Some ideas to consider donating are as follows:

Gift Cards and Certificates                                   Creative Art and Practical Projects

Crafts, Sewing, Quilts, Crocheting, etc.                Gift Baskets for Children and Adults

Agricultural Products and Services                      Business and Personal Products and Services

These are just a few ideas. Please find it in your hearts to share your talents and treasure with the rest of our church community.

The traditional drawing will be held online October 10th at 2:00 pm. A donation of $1.00 or more per ticket is suggested. The drawing tickets go towards the following prizes:

1st Prize - $500 Cash Prize                    6th Prize - $200 Cash Prize

2nd Prize - $300 Cash Prize                   7th Prize - 2 NU vs Purdue football tickets

3rd Prize - $300 Cash Prize                    8th Prize - $150 Grocery Shopping Spree

4th Prize - Weber Gas Grill                      9th Prize - Meat Bundle

5th Prize - Family Get Away Time


Thank you again for your past and continued support of St. James as faithful stewards through your prayer, hospitality, generosity and service! Please bring in your tickets/donations to the Parish Office by Friday October 1st.

 The auction will begin on Sunday, October 3rd at 12 noon and run through 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 10th. We have instructions and a listing of all the items that are on-line in the Gathering Space at the church.

*** Important Details -   Payment: You will pay for your winning items directly to St. James Church on October 10th between 4:00-7:00PM at the church. Cash,Check or WeShare are accepted. You may pick up your items at that time also. Please make every effort to make this work.

 How the auction works: In order to Bid on an item, you need to register at the Adam Marshall Auction Website for the Oktoberfest auction. All of the items on the auction have staggered closing times. The items are spaced 20 seconds apart. The first item closes at 12:00 noon, the second item at 12:00 & 20 seconds, the third item at 12:00 & 40 seconds and the fourth item at 12:01. The very last item closes at 1:00 pm. Items will extend if a bid is placed on that item within the final 2 minutes. This can happen multiple times if bidders continue to bid on that item. When there are no bids on the item in the last 2 minute and the countdown clock goes to 0, the item is sold. To find your invoice: Login to the bidding website. Click Account at the top right. Then click the grey Invoices Tab. 

 May the items bring you joy while the bidding spreads our gifts in Christian fellowship.    

**In order to bid on auction items, you will need to register at the Adam Marshall Land and Auction website. Click on "LOGIN/REGISTER" in the upper right hand corner and follow directions as outlined below.

Adam Marshall Land and Auction website.

Directions outlining how to register.

Directions outlining how to bid.



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