Fishing with St. James

April 21, 2019

Today we complete our “Triduum” the annual retreat where we are immersed into a communal participation in Christ's Paschal Mystery. By embracing this journey into death and resurrection we are continually called into conversion. We are challenged to gracious hospitality and a genuine desire to share the community’s joy with everyone who joins us at worship. St. John Chrysostom (347-407) wrote this in an Easter Homily: “Come you all: Enter into the joy of our Lord....  continue reading

April 14, 2019

In June, Deb Kratochvil is retiring as pre through 5th grade Director of Religious Education at St. James after 25 years. Deb will continue to shepherd our flock of catechists and young parishioners until June.     St. James parishioner Kelley Hendrickson has accepted the position of Coordinator of Faith Formation for pre through 5th grade. Kelley has been a catechist at St. James for many years and becomes our coordinator after working as a primary school teacher. Deb...  continue reading

April 7, 2019

I want to thank everyone who contributed a total of $9,674 to the special collection for area flood assistance. You can continue to donate to this fund by directing your gift to St. James Church and we will see that it goes to area flood   victims. The Catholic Relief Services collection totaled $ 1,689. I am always appreciative of our parish’s response to special needs and our special collections. On Monday, April 8th at 4:00 p.m., Fr. Art and I will be at St....  continue reading

March 31, 2019

I want to thank parishioners for being "good and faithful stewards"- visibly committed to prayer, ministry to others, and ongoing financial support. I appreciate everyone who prayerfully considered the opportunities on St. James Stewardship Commitment Form. God will bless you abundantly as your commitments reflect your life as a disciple of Jesus. Please join me in praying for our parishioners who will be confirmed by Bishop Handfeldt at the 3:00 p.m. Mass in Spanish this Sunday....  continue reading

March 24, 2019

This week you will receive a mailing for St. James Annual Stewardship Renewal. Every parish household is invited to fill out the Stewardship Commitment Form and return it to Mass on March 30/31 or at any time. Please complete the form as a recommitment to your current ministries and/or to choose a new way to serve. We will collect these cards as part of the “Offerings of the Faithful” to express the sacrifice to God of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure. I trust you will join...  continue reading

March 17, 2019

In the coming week you will receive a mailing for St. James Annual Stewardship Renewal. Every parish household is invited to fill out the Stewardship Commitment Form and return it to Mass on March 30/31 or at any time. Please complete the form as a recommitment to your current ministries and/or to choose a new way to serve. We will collect these cards as part of the “Offerings of the Faithful” to express the sacrifice to God of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure. I trust you...  continue reading

March 10, 2019

A simple memory device I use to teach about the journey of the Lenten Season through the Triduum and into the Easter Season looks like this “40>3<50.” Lent is a forty day spiritual exercise where we discipline our lives toward a change of heart. This conversion (metanoia) is a progressive life-long process. We focus on being more open to the love of God in our lives, and the salvation offered through Jesus. The forty days of Lent are like a “>” funnel or a...  continue reading

March 3, 2019

“Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “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...  continue reading

February 24, 2019

This week we continue to hear a continuation from the “Sermon on the Plain” in Luke chapter six: “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it...  continue reading

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

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Holy Thursday 7:00 p.m.    Church           
Good Friday 12:00 p.m.    Church          Passion of the Lord                       
                        3:00 p.m.    Church         “Were You There”                       
                        6:00 p.m.    Church          Passion of the Lord     
Holy Saturday  8:45 p.m.    Church          Easter Vigil                   
Easter Sunday 8:30 a.m.    Church                                      
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“The Real Story” Bible Study
4/30/2019 6:30 PM
What do Adam and Eve, Moses, David, Jesus and the Apostles have to do with my life? Come join Mary for a book...

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Easter Triduum Thursday April 18, 2019 - 7 PM Mass of the Lord's Supper Friday April 19, 2019 - 12 PM & 6 PM...
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What do Adam and Eve, Moses, David, Jesus and the Apostles have to do with my life? Come join Mary for a book...

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St. James parish is established to be a sign of the presence of the Kingdom of God, to spread the Good News of the Gospel and to minister and serve others. As Catholics we believe in Jesus' dying and rising and in our call to celebrate the Sacraments and proclaim the Gospel.

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