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Christmas Angels this Week! Christmas Angels will be displayed on Christmas trees located in the Narthex and be available for adoption on Saturday November 21 through Sunday, November 29.   SJ will reach out again this year and offer assistance to those experiencing financial difficulties, through the Christmas Angels project.   The parish receives names of those needing assistance from Catholic Charities, St. Vincent DePaul (SJ Chapter), Juan Diego Center and from fellow parishioners or their friends within our parish boundaries.   Anyone requesting help from the Christmas Angel project should call the Parish Office at 402-572-0499.   All requests for assistance will remain confidential.   Each year, the Community Concerns Committee invites parishioners to select (adopt) Angels from the Christmas Trees in the Narthex.   After you adopt an Angel, be sure to leave the stub portion for record keeping purposes.   Now you are ready to shop for Christmas gifts for the individual, family, child, or adult that you selected.   HOPE gift cards are accepted as well.   Gifts should be brought to the Parish Center December 4, 5 and 6.   All gifts should be wrapped with the Angel tag secured to the outside of the package.   Thanks in advance for being an Angel!   -  The Community Concerns Committee. Read the Full Story
The Four (or Six) Last Things The Four Last Things are death, judgment, heaven and hell (Six if we include purgatory and indulgences).   Fr. Tom is presenting a three part series on Monday nights at 7 pm in the Parish Center:  The last presentation is Nov. 30, hell and Heaven.    As we approach the end of the Church year, it is timely to meditate on these and worthwhile to put together philosophy, theology, visionaries' experiences and Church teaching.   The session will be about an hour and will include time for questions. Read the Full Story
First Act December 4  

 "The First Act" is an hour-long prayer event with an upbeat spin. Experience Eucharistic Adoration in the context of contemporary Christian / Catholic praise and worship music, along with a short meditation or witness talk, usually given by a parishioner.
 Refreshments and fellowship follow in the narthex.   Join us December 4 at 7 pm in Church.  We hope to see you there!  
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Saint Therese Movie December 11 Saint Therese - A Leonard DeFillipis Film
The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God.  Her faith, trials and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity.   A Contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times.   The story of an ordinary girls with an extraordinary soul.   In honor of the recent canonization of her parents, Zelie and Louis Martin, the movie, "Saint Therese" will be shown on Friday, December 11 at 7 pm in SJ Parish Center.   The movie is rated PG and lasts 96 minutes.   Popcorn and punch provided; no cost.   For more information, contact Jo Kusek, 402-571-0369.
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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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Saint of the Day

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    Born in Lucera (southeast Italy), Francesco entered the Conventual Franciscans in 1695. After his ordination 10 years later, he taught philosophy to younger friars, served as guardian of his friary and later became provincial. When his term of office ended, Francesco became master of novices and finally pastor in his...

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