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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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17th Annual Parish Picnic July 26 The Fun Run and softball tournament are on Saturday, July 25 and the picnic is on Sunday, July 26.   Watch the Good News for more details soon! Menu is being planned...stay tuned!
Fun Run 8 am at Ester Pilster Park (89th and Boyd), Mike Soltys
Softball Teams are Forming NOW! To sign up contact Cathy Wyatt at 402-496-8428   Game starts at 9 am, players get there by 8 am
Baked Goods and Preserves Sale! - Drop off your donations to the Parish Center by Noon, Sunday, July 26, Bernie Larsen
Cupcakes WANTED! - Drop off your cupcake donations for the Cupcake Walk to the Parish Center by Noon, Sunday, July 26.
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Welcome Deacon Patrick Nields Hello, my name is Deacon Patrick Nields.   I am a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Omaha.   I was ordained May 29th and it is great to be here at St. James.   I will be staying here June and July to serve at the parish and to gain experience.   I will return to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.   I am in the same class as Deacon Marcus Knecht, from St. James.   About four years ago I spent my summer assignment at St. James so I look forward to saying hello again and seeing familiar faces.

I grew up in Omaha and my home parish is St. Philip Neri/Blessed Sacrament.   My high school years were at Creighton Prep.   I attended UNL and Creighton Law School.   I worked as an attorney in Omaha for about ten years.  I came to realize that I needed to seek my true and calling to the priesthood.   I believe I will take great joy as a priest in striving to bring others closer to our Lord.   I am grateful for the opportunity to be a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Omaha and to be here at St. James this summer.
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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

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