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First Act May 1  

The First Act! returns May 1 at 7 pm in the Church.  "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.   
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Gradener's 12th Annual Plant Sale May 8-10 Save the Date!   The 12th Annual St. James Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale will be held Friday, May 8th from 3 - 7 pm, Saturday, May 9th from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday, May 10th 8:30 am until Noon.   Watch the Good News! for more details. 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
Ablaze Worship Night May 15
Join Fr. Michael for Ablaze Worship Night May 15 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:  May 15 at 7 pm, June 26 at 7 pm, July 24 at 7 pm.   
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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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Therese: Story of a Soul May 28 Therese: The Story of a Soul is coming to St. James on Thursday, May 28th at 7 pm.   In response to Pope Francis' call to wake up the world to the beauties of consecrated life during this Year of Consecrated Life, Patti and Leonardo Defilippis are taking a one-woman production of the life of St. Therese of the Little Flower on tour.  St. Therese found healing when she surrendered her life to Jesus and joined the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Lisieux.   She consecrated herself to Christ, lived a life of love in little ways, and wrote letters, plays, prayers and poems that were later published as "Story of a Soul."   She was canonized in 1925 and in 1997 St. John Paul II declared her a Doctor of the Church.   www.stlukeproductions.com Read the Full Story

Saint of the Day

  • St. Anselm
    Indifferent toward religion as a young man, Anselm became one of the Church's greatest theologians and leaders. He received the title "Father of Scholasticism" for his attempt to analyze and illumine the truths of faith through the aid of reason.

    At 15, Anselm wanted to enter a monastery, but was...

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