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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 8 pm.   Tickets on sale after all Masses this weekend or at the Parish Office.. This is a moving, live production performed by actress Audrey Ahern and directed by Patti Defilippis of St. Luke Productions.   The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 75 minutes, and is suitable for all ages.   Admission is $5.   You can watch the trailer and learn more at www.ThereseDrama.com.    Purchase your tickets after all weekend Masses or at the Parish Office during business hours.  St. Therese, the Little Flower, is one of the most popular saints of modern times.   In this one-woman performance, Therese speaks directly to you, the audience, with humor, grace and humility.   Her honest, direct spirituality speaks powerfully to our busy culture, with the encouraging message that anyone can become a saint. 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 this production 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
Annual Renewal Time! It's Annual Renewal time, with a twist! Each spring at St. James, we renew our commitments to the Four Doors to God's Grace as part of our Growing in God's Grace stewardship initiative. During the first half of May, these doors -- the Doors of Worship, Service, Spiritual Growth and Treasure are in the spotlight.   Thank you to everyone who pledged their support to the parish.   For those parishioners who weren't here last weekend, there are packets available in the Narthex and Parish Office.   Please complete the stewardship forms in the packet and return them.   Have you tried the online ministry directory?   The site will fill you in on the Four Doors, the Annual Renewal and our parish ministries. It also allows you to fill out and submit a Service Opportunities form.  Please give this new site a try!  Questions?  Call the Parish Office at 402-572-0499.   www.sjannualrenewal.org   Read the Full Story
Trinity Heights Bus Tour Join the St. James Catholic Daughters and Knights of Columbus on Saturday, May 30 for a fun filled day at Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa.   We will walk the beautiful Trinity Gardens, view the life-size Last Supper and much more.   After lunch, we will travel to the Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation to view displays from aircrafts to bicycle and the United Flight 232 exhibit and garden.   We will end the day with dinner at Pizza Ranch.   You can purchase your tickets in the narthex after all Masses this weekend, May 23 and 24.   You can also make your reservation by contacting Gina Dierks at 402-319-9578 or Steve Morford at 402-677-5120.  Seating is limited.   See the insert in 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.   The Greek word symbolon is often used to describe a clay seal broken in half and given to two people, serving as a sign of recognition between them.   Early Christians described their creed as a symbolon, a sign of Christian identity and communion between believers.   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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