Fishing with St. James

February 17, 2019

This Sunday we will hear the beginning of Jesus’ “Sermon on the Plain” in Luke chapter six. It has many similarities and some striking differences from Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount.” We find in Luke four blessings and four woes. These are important guides in the life of a disciple so I will reprint them here. “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are...  continue reading

February 10, 2019

This is the last weekend to register for Be My Witness – Sean mis Testigos. Please consider joining a small group that begins the week of February 11. The six sessions will take place in people’s homes or in the church on Monday nights. This is a small group parish renovation on a spiritual level that unites us in the “Joy of the Gospel” to encourage, enrich and ensure the faith of our parish. This is the last weekend we are taking applications for our Parish...  continue reading

February 3, 2019

Deb Kratochvil has been the pre through 5th grade Director of Religious Education at St. James for the last 25 years. She is now ready for someone else to move into this important ministry in our parish beginning this summer. The Director of Religious Education (DRE) is a full time staff position responsible for catechists and pre through 5th grade students. Application information is in this bulletin. Deb will continue to shepherd our catechists and young parishioners until June. She...  continue reading

January 27, 2019

  National Catholic Schools Week 2019 will be observed this week in dioceses around the country. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.," focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. Bishop Hanefeldt will be here for the Thursday 8:15 a.m. KCHS Mass at St. James. Everyone is welcome to attend. Catholic schools are an important component of our mission and message at Prince of...  continue reading

January 20, 2019

Our “Uniting in the Light” Capital Campaign continues to grow.  At this time we have 303 parishioners who have pledged and made gifts totaling $1,100,147.   Total Pledges $1,100, 147 Total Paid $ 692,229 Total Receivables...  continue reading

January 13, 2019

Esta semana, la Hermana Isabel Sandino regresó a su casa madre en Trinidad a petición de su provincial, la Hermana Petronilla. Algunos de ustedes saben que ella había estado enferma y que estaba en el hospital antes de Navidad. Continúen orando por su mejor salud to continúen orando para su mejoría de salud y bienestar. La Hermana Isabel ya no estará en el personal de la Parroquia St. James. Estoy agradecido por el ministerio que le...  continue reading

January 6, 2019

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 Epiphany on the sixth of January. In our...  continue reading

December 30, 2018

Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas! May the presence of joy, light, goodness and love we celebrate incarnate in our midst during this Holy Christmas Season 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, This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. The Octave of Christmas will end with The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God on January 1st....  continue reading

December 23, 2018

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...  continue reading

December 16, 2018

Pescando con Santiago – Fishing with St. James Quiero agradecer al grupo de líderes hispanos y todos los involucrados en los preparativos de nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, la celebración Eucarística, la música, los bailes tradicionales por feligreses y la fiesta de alimentos. El día fue un gran testimonio a nuestro espíritu de comunidad y "Nuestra Señora, emperatriz de las Américas" que apareció en México...  continue reading


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2/18/2019 6:00 PM
Be My Witness will begin on Monday, February 18th in the Parish Hall. Supper is served at 6:00 p.m.; meeting begins at...



Catholic Daughters of America (CDA)
2/18/2019 6:30 PM
Catholic Daughters of America (CDA) will have their meeting on Monday, February 18th at Prince of Peace-Lower Level....

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Donuts and Dough! Please join us in the Parish Hall for a treat and social time after the 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses on...
Catholic Daughters of America (CDA)
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