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There's Still Time to Join RCIA
There's still time to join!  RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.   This is a weekly meeting on Thursday nights from 7-9 pm in the Parish Center where we explore the teachings of the Catholic Church. Who comes to RCIA?   While RCIA is meant to be focused on non-Catholics who are inquiring about the faith, it is also a great opportunity for Catholics to learn more about their faith.   We invite and welcome anyone who wants to learn more about the faith: non-Catholic, active Catholic, skeptical Catholic, young or mature, member or non-ember.   There are no costs, no obligations, no tests, and no pressures - just a gentle, non-coercive way of discovering the beauty and mystery of the Catholic faith.  Please invite a friend to join you in the journey.  Please call Fr. Tom to register or if you have any questions, 402-572-0499.
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The Mystery of God begins October 20  
The Mystery of God
Atheism is on the rise.   Skeptical thinkers like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris vigorously attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, dangerous.   The so-called New Atheism has attracted millions of young people thanks to best selling books.   "The Mystery of God" is a new six part film series and study program by Bishop Robert Barron.   The lessons reach into our rich intellectual tradition.   Using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict XVI, we'll uncover a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by "God."   This series will be facilitated by Jo Kusek and MaryAnn Miller, SEA Parishioner, beginning Tuesday, October 20 from 1-2:30 pm in SEA Parish Center.   Please contact Jo at 402-572-0499 to register.   Cost is $10 to defray the cost of the DVDs.
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Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
This is an eight part DVD series with Dr. Edward Sri and is filmed on location in the Holy Land.   As we walk with Mary through her life, we will consider what the Bible tells us about her journey of faith and what practical lessons we can gain from her for our own relationship with God.   We will also see what the Scriptures tell us about Catholic Marian beliefs.   Our focus will be on the Scriptures themselves, but we also will consider insights from Catholic tradition that can help illuminate the Mary of the New Testament.
The series will be offered for eight Monday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in SJ Parish Center began Sept. 21 and ends on November 9.   Please RSVP to Jo Kusek, 402-572-0369.   Please indicate if you would like to purchase the beautiful color paged study set for $27.   Purchase of the study set is recommended, but not required.  The series will also be offered on Friday mornings beginning in October.   See the Good News for more details.
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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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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
Ablaze Worship Night The next Ablaze at SJ is scheduled for Friday, October 16 at 7 pm.   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.  Read the Full Story

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