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Soup Supper and Living Stations The Community Concerns Committee is sponsoring their 20th Annual Lenten Soup Supper on Friday, March 27th from 5 - 7 pm in the Parish Center.   A free-will offering and a non-perishable food item are requested.   This year, the donation proceeds will benefit the Madonna School Ministry.   The annual Soup Supper coincides with the annual PRE Living Stations.   Come enjoy our delicious home-made soups, individually created by our own locally-renowned Soup Chefs.

AGAIN THIS YEAR we'll offer additional awesome "designer" soups, Panera Breads, PB&Js, drinks and various made-from-scratch cookies.   Still a simple Lenten meal....but now really tasty!   This year, our rich and hearty soups include tomato basil, traditional potato, South-West Tortilla and broccoli cheese.   Bring the family and friends and treat your taste buds to a popular Lenten Friday soup meal made fresh with awesomeness!  Then follow the dinner with the Living Stations at 7 pm in the Church!
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Holy Week Schedule Holy Thursday Liturgy 7:30 pm, Good Friday: Outdoor Stations Noon, Indoor Stations 3 pm, Good Friday Service 7:30 pm
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8:30 pm   Easter Masses April 5 at 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am (No 5 pm)

Lenten Confession Schedule: Saturday March 28, 3 - 5 pm, Tuesday, March 24, 12 - 1 pm, 6 - 7 pm, Friday, March 27, 12 - 1 pm, 5 - 6 pm, Tuesday, March 31, 12 - 1 pm, Wednesday, April 1, 8 - 9:30 pm, Holy Thursday, April 2, 2 - 3 pm, 5 - 6 pm, Good Friday 1 - 2 pm, Holy Saturday 1- 2 pm for special needs.   Communal Penance Services: Thursday, March 26, SJ at 7 pm, Monday, March 30, SEA at 7 pm. 
The Law of Abstinence prohibits eating meat but allows eggs, milk products and sauces made with animal fat and applies to all Catholics age 14 and older on the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday, April 3. 
The Law of Fasting allows a single full meal each day and two light meals at other times, but no solid food between meals, Catholics ages 18 - 59 on Good Friday.    
Stations of the Cross  Living Stations are on Friday, March 27 at 7 pm in the Church following the Soup Supper 5 - 7 pm. 
Videos for "33 Days to Morning Glory" are shown Sunday after the 7:30 and 9:30 morning Masses.
     
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Catholic Relief Service Rice Bowl Today we are reminded that Jesus identified himself with our poorest brothers and sisters.   The CRS Collection serves Jesus in the victims of human trafficking, in those who suffer from unjust laws and in those who need pastoral care and humanitarian assistance across the globe.   CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities.   Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and gifts to change the lives of the poor.   Rice Bowls with daily reflection, information and recipes can be found in the Narthex.   Traditionally we return the Rice Bowls on Holy Thursday or any time during the Triduum and the Easter Season.   Follow the days of Lent with Catholic Relief Services at www.crsricebowl.org Read the Full Story
Symbolon Parishioners of St. James can access Symbolon videos free by scrolling down to Parish Headlines.   Click on Symbolon and create your own user name and password.   We are able to watch these videos free until November 2015.   This beautiful 20 episode video series presents the "big picture" of the Catholic faith.   "Pope Francis, like St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, has called every Catholic to be a missionary disciple, an agent of the New Evangelization.   Evangelically alert Catholics must be well-formed Catholics.   This splendid series will help prepare Catholics to enter mission territory every day offering others friendship with Jesus Christ".  (Quote from George Weigel, William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington,  DC).     Read the Full Story
Welcome to St. James Parish Welcome! We are delighted that you are visiting our web site as well as our parish. We hope you can worship with us and we welcome you to become registered.   If you are interested in becoming a member of our parish, there is a three step registration process. We invite you to be registered in order to celebrate the Sacraments, receive parish rates in the school and the PRE program, to rent the Parish Center and other benefits. If you aren't receiving parish mailings, you may not be registered. First, we'd like you to call the Parish Offices to give us your registration information or just stop by the Rectory, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 where you will be given the dates and times of our parishioner orientation meetings.  At the orientation, we'll have lots of information for you, answer any questions you have, and give you an opportunity to finalize your registration. When you sign and return the Membership Agreement, you complete the registration process.   To begin registration call the Parish Offices, 402-572-0499.  
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Ablaze Worship Night
Join Fr. Michael for Ablaze Worship Night Friday, April 10 at 7:30 pm at St. James Church.   Ablaze evenings are filled with vibrant praise, worship and adoration.   Ablaze is family friendly and you are welcome to come and go as you like.   In one word, Ablaze is beautiful.   You will leave feeling closer to God.   But don't take my word for it, come experience Ablaze for yourself - Editor.  www.ablazeworship.org
2015 Ablaze Schedule at St. James:  April 10 at  7:30 pm, May 15 at 7 pm, June 26 at 7 pm, July 24 at 7 pm. 
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    Legends abound about the life of Lazarus after the death and resurrection of Jesus....

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