Fishing with St. James

December 8, 2019

You will find a “Christmas & Year End Giving” brochure in this week’s bulletin. As stewards of God’s abundant gifts, our parish relies on your generous investment in the quality programs, facilities and ministries at St. James. The brochure outlines tax benefits of giving and methods of giving from securities, IRA and retirement plans, property, business gifts, grain, livestock and life insurance. The “Christmas Wish List” insert in...  continue reading

December 1, 2019

Our parish is celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe next Sunday, December 8, beginning with the 12:15 PM Mass in Spanish. Everyone is invited to attend the Mass, the dinner and enjoy the traditional dancing. Let us pray: Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of Peace! Save the nations and peoples of this continent. Teach everyone, political leaders and citizens, to live in true freedom and to act according to the requirements of justice and respect for human rights, so that peace may...  continue reading

November 24, 2019

The solemnity of Christ the King marks the end of another liturgical year. The past year the readings were from “Cycle C” of a three year rotation of readings. Today’s feast serves as a celebration of Jesus the Christ, the anointed one, and reminds us that we are anointed as the Body of Christ to make the plan of God present and real in our world. In the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius of Loyola has the retreatant imagine, “Christ our Lord present and placed...  continue reading

November 17, 2019

This Sunday Bishop Hanefeldt will preside at the 3:00 p.m. Eucharist to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation upon our sixteen candidates. Four other St. James parishioners will be confirmed at Prince of Peace at 10:30 a.m. The Bishop will pray over them for the Holy Spirit to fill them with the following gifts—Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, and Wonder and Awe in God’s Presence. Please keep in prayer the ten youth and two adults from Prince...  continue reading

November 10, 2019

Many thanks to the Funeral Committee and Grief Committee for their ongoing ministry in the parish. They ministered to 24 families at parish funerals last year. Last Monday, they planned the Mass of Remembrance for 70 parishioners and family members who died in the past year and served a meal for 85 people afterward. There are a number of opportunities from service and charitable organizations offered in this bulletin and on the bulletin board in the Gathering Space. Tabitha Hospice,...  continue reading

November 3, 2019

This week is National Vocations Awareness Week in the United States. The Catholic Church teaches that God has a plan for our lives! Followers of Jesus experience calls to the vocations of marriage, priesthood, religious life or a single life. Fully living our own vocations—and teaching young people how to discern God's call is a joyful duty of all the faithful. During this week, please pray about how God is calling you to live your vocation. In a special way encourage the people...  continue reading

October 27, 2019

                        2019 Diocesan Appeal In his First Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul asks the members of this fledgling Church, “What do you have that you have not received?” (1 Corinthians 4:7). Indeed, all that we have comes from the Lord. He is the source of every grace and blessing in our lives. This year the theme and focus of our Diocesan Appeal is the word “Receive.” The Lord created...  continue reading

October 20, 2019

Going Fishing with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. James #2097 Catholic Daughters of the Americas is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this weekend. On behalf of St. James Parish I would like to make this proclamation: Whereas, The Catholic Daughters of the Americas have dedicated their lives to listening to God and to serving His people since 1903, and Whereas, The CDA sisterhood gather clothing and food, build shelters, and raise money to care for the poor of...  continue reading

October 13, 2019

Faithful Stewardship at St. James The participation in last week’s Oktoberfest made it a successful, fun and fund raising event in our parish. I want to thank all who led the committed committees of disciples, along with our chairpersons Camil Saadi and Keven Hesse, whose sacrificial service made it a great day! It appears we fed over 1,000 people again this year. Carl & Diane Kucera owners of Country Catering prepared all of the turkey for us again this year. Donations from our...  continue reading

October 6, 2019

OKTOBERFEST IS HERE, I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Oktoberfest is an annual community building opportunity that is a fun and fund-raising event for our parish. I invite you to attend and interact with parishioners of St. James and Prince of Peace. You will meet people from neighboring churches and communities. Participating in community building events can bring us closer to the Lord and one another. Many thanks to all who have already signed up to serve at Oktoberfest. If you have not...  continue reading


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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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