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Catholic Relief Service Rice Bowl 40 years ago, Catholics in the United States wanted to respond to famine in Africa.  Could we feed the hungry through Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving? The answer was yes—and it came in the form of a small cardboard box.   40 years later, CRS Rice Bowl is your way to help our brothers and sisters in need each Lent.   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. Read the Full Story
Lent
Lenten Confession Schedule: Saturdays March 21, 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, this applies to Catholics ages 18 through 59 on Good Friday.
Follow the days of Lent with Catholic Relief Services at www.crsricebowl.org
Stations of the Cross are at 5:30 pm on Fridays of Lent; and Living Stations are on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 and 7:15 pm and on Friday, March 27 at 7 pm in the Church.
Individual confessions are offered on Saturdays, 3:30 to 5 pm or by appointment.   Watch for more dates and times soon!    
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33 Days to Morning Glory
  St. Louis de Monfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa have devotions to Mary that form the book "33 Days to Morning Glory".    St. James parishioners who are part of our Growing in God's Grace Prayer Team are facilitating small group sessions which will include talks on DVD by Fr. Gaitley, plus discussion time meeting  for 90 minutes once a week for six weeks.   To sign up, call the Parish Office at 402-572-0499.  For the first session of the small groups, each group will meet in the Family Room in the Parish Center.   Bring your "33 Days" book!    If you are doing the "33 Days" study on your own, but would like to see the accompanying weekly videos by the book's author, they will be shown each Sunday at 8:30 am and repeated at 10:45 am, also in the Family Room.  
Sundays, 6 pm - 7:30 pm ending March 29
Mondays, 7:30 pm - 9 pm  ending March 30.
Tuesday, 7 pm - 8:30 pm and ending March 31
Wednesdays, 7 pm - 8:30 pm and ending April 1
Saturday, 9 am - 10:30 am and ending April 11: No class on April 4
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WRAP Yourself in Scripture The 14th Annual Women's Morning of Reflection will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8 am to 12:30 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, 114th and Fort Street.    WRAP Yourself in Scripture: Reading, Praying and Reflecting on Scripture will be presented by author and inspirational speaker, Karen Kangas Dwyer.   The $20 fee includes the book and a light breakfast.   Click here for the Registration Form.   For information, contact Jo Kusek, 402-572-0369.   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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Saint of the Day

  • St. Katharine Drexel
    If your father is an international banker and you ride in a private railroad car, you are not likely to be drawn into a life of voluntary poverty. But if your mother opens your home to the poor three days each week and your father spends half an hour each...

News from the Vatican

  • Pope Francis to travel to Pompeii and Naples
    (Vatican Radio) The official programme for Pope Francis’ visit to Pompeii and Naples was published Tuesday by the Vatican Press Office. The one-day visit scheduled for Saturday, 21 March will begin at 7am in the Vatican where the Pope will board a helicopter that will take him to the...