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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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World Mission Sunday October 23 Oct. 23 we will celebrate World Mission Sunday.   The theme this year is "Mercy Changes the World."   Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the young mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve some of the poorest of the poor.   Please keep the Missions in your prayers and be generous in next week's collection for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith.   Envelopes are included in your stewardship Envelope pack and there are envelopes available on the table in the Narthex. Read the Full Story
Halloween Party Oct 23 Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
October 23 from 4-6 pm at Wenninghoff Farms Pumpkin Patch for children up to the 5th Grade and their parents.   The Knights are hosting and there will be a hayrack ride, animals, a corn maze, lots of games, and things to climb on for the kids to enjoy.   Kids should wear comfortable clothes (NO COSTUMES, please).   All kids and adults need a free ticket provided by the Knights for admittance to be covered.   Knights will be handing out tickets and directions after Masses on October 15/16 and 22/23.   Also tickets will be available at the SJ school office.   If you have questions, please contact Jon Daly at 402-618-7562.   Rain date is October 30. 
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First Act October 28 "The First Act" is an hour-long prayer event with an upbeat spin.  Experience Eucharistic Adoration in the context of contemporary Christian/Catholicpraise and worship music, along with a short meditation or witness talk, usually given by a parishioner.  Have you even wanted to just get up, clap your hands, move to the music and sing in church while praising God?   We have the hour for you.  Join us Friday, October 28 at 7 pm in the Church!    Refreshments and fellowship follow in the narthex. Contact Janet at 402-850-9184 Read the Full Story
SOAR Dinner Nov 19     The School year is off to a great start at St. James/Seton Catholic School.  One of our blessings is the generous St. James Parish Community.  Your support of the school is appreciated.   Jesus told us to go forth and make disciples, and with your support that is what we are doing at SJS Catholic School.  Thank you!
     The Annual SOAR Dinner is November 19 at Creighton Prep High School.   The funds from the event help us to address the needs of the school and also add to the school technology and tuition assistance funds.    This year there is new entertainment - Pat O and the Show will put on live music with three SJS School Alumni.  There is new food from Pasta Amore and their award winning chef.   And there are many new silent auction items.  
     We personally invite you to attend the event and enjoy a night out to help a great cause.   Purchasing tickets for the event can be done on-line at or through the School Office at 402-572-0339.  If you are unable to attend you can still support the event through a number of ways: purchasing raffle tickets, contributing a gift card or silent auction item, making a monetary donation of any amount and registering for online bidding. Thank you again for all that you do.   If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in the school office.
     Peace,  William Kelly, Principal and Tiffany Howard, Assistant Principal                        
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Follow Me Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
This DVD series by Dr. Edward Sri will be offered in SJ Parish Center from 7-8:30 pm Mondays: October 24, November 7, 14 and 21.  There's still time to come!  Following Christ takes more than simply believing in Him or doing what He asks of us.   Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer.  He wants you to be His disciple and friend.   Follow Me is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ.   As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks after us.   He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow Him.   He calls us to be His disciples, to trust Him, to open ourselves to his merciful love and to love other as he has loved us.   Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ.  To register, please contact Jo Kusek at 402-572-0369.   Please indicate if you would like the workbook for $17 that goes with this series.
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Saint of the Day

  • Image: Engraving, Saint Paul of the Cross. Saint Paul of the Cross Saint of the Day for October 20 (January 3, 1694 – October 18, 1775)   Saint Paul of the Cross’ Story Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul Daneo lived at a time when many regarded Jesus as a great moral teacher but no more....

News from the Vatican

  • (Vatican Radio)  A press release from the Holy See announced that beginning on October 22nd, the pontifical apartment in the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo will be opened to the public for the first time ever. Visits to the formerly private apartment are being run by the Vatican Museums...