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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 will worship with us and we welcome you to register.   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 come to the Rectory, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 where you will be given the dates and times of our orientation meetings.   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.  Next meeting Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 am in the Parish Center.   To begin registration call the Parish Offices, 402-572-0499.  
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Advent Schedule Since Christmas falls on Monday, Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on Sunday and on Christmas. Fourth Sunday of Advent at 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, Christmas Eve at 4 pm, 4:05 pm, 6 pm and Midnight Mass with musical prelude beginning at 11:40
Christmas Day: 8 am and 10:30 am
Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 31 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am and 5 pm.  ProSanctity Midnight Mass begins with Adoration at 10 pm, Mass at Midnight followed by breakfast.
Mary, Mother of God (not a holy day this year) January 1 at 9 am.
Please see the Good News for the Advent Penance Schedule.  Communal Penance at SEA on Dec. 18 at 7 and at SJ Dec. 19 at 7 pm.
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Stocking Project 2017 It's that time of year again for the annual Siena Stocking Collection.   Each year we make about 700 adult Christmas Stockings (made from a pair of socks stuffed with gloves, scarf, hot chocolate packet, and a few pieces of candy) for the homeless at the Siena Francis Homeless Shelter.   Plus we make over 120 "Santa Socks" for the kiddos staying at Siena and Open Door Mission and for those who are just stopping by for a warm meal.   Donations can be placed in the collection box in the narthex.  To help cover the costs of items not donated, you can drop your change in a Siena Stocking before or after Masses on December 16/17.  Items needed: 
Men and Women:  White crew or tube socks, gloves, toothbrushes, travel size tooth paste, assorted candy, hot chocolate packets and candy canes. Kiddos ages infant to 18 years old:
Hats and gloves, stocking stuffers, small toys and trinkets such as hot wheels cars, dolls, action figures, My Little Ponies, small books and note pads, stuffed animals, crayons, coloring books, Play-Doh, bouncy balls, chap stick, playing cards, nail polish, hair care items, baby rattles, and individually wrapped snack size food items, candy and gum. THANK YOU for your continued support!  Urbanski Family, 402-321-5110
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The New Evangelization
The New Evangelization utilizes ChristLife, Catholic Ministry for Evangelization which is a three step evangelization process changing lives and transforming parishes using new strategies with ardor, methods and expression.  Join us each Sunday in Advent for sung Vespers at 4:30 pm before Mass.   Join the universal Church praying the Liturgy of the Hours.   For more information, please contact Josie Clarey at the Parish Office 402-572-0499 or find Josey's email address in the Good News.  
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Saint of the Day

  • Image: House of Loreto | J L Buchner | photo by unknown Blessed Anthony Grassi Saint of the Day for December 18 (November 13, 1592 – December 13, 1671) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec18.mp3   Blessed Anthony Grassi’s Story Anthony’s father died when his son was only 10 years old, but the young lad inherited his father’s devotion to Our Lady...

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