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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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Welcome Fr. Toby Letak Fr. Tobias "Toby" Letak was ordained a priest on June 4.  He was born and raised in Omaha and was brought up in St. Stephen the Martyr Parish.   He graduated from Skutt High School and studied computer science at UNL for one year before entering the seminary.   He graduated from St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, MN and finished his studies at the North American College in Rome.   He was very involved with the Newman Center, Totus Tuus and FOCUS over the years.   He has had many wonderful experiences on the way to priesthood which he will be sharing with us.   Please keep him in your prayers during this time of transition.   Welcome, Fr. Toby!  Come extend a warm welcome to Fr. Toby on Sunday, July 31 after all morning Masses in the Parish Center.   We'll enjoy doughnuts and fellowship, too! Read the Full Story
Is God Calling You to Serve? Is God calling you to serve?   Do you enjoy reading out loud and proclaiming the Word of God?   Would you like to become an Extraordinary Minsitry of Holy Communion?   We need lectors and EMHCs for all Masses and can use your time and talent. 
Training will be provided on the following dates: (need to attend one)
Sunday, August 7, 1:30-4:30 pm at St. Columbkille, Papillion
Tuesday, August 9, 7-10 pm at St. Leo, Omaha
Monday, August 22nd, 7-10 pm at St. Vincent de Paul, Omaha.
Mandation: REQUIRED!  Thursday, September 8 at 7 pm at St. Cecilia Cathedral
To register for training or for more information, contact Josie at 402-572-0499 before July 22.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
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Volleyball Fundraiser July 23 for SJS BRIDGES Young Adult Group is excited to announce our first annual volleyball tournament at the Arena Sports Bar and Grill on July 23 from 12 - 4 pm. We will be raising money exclusively for SJS School.   This will be a six on six, eight team co-ed tournament at $60 per team.   The first eight captains to email their team name to Corey Minchow (check the Good News for email address or go to the Young Adults page on this website.) and mail or drop off their checks to the SJ Parish Office will be in the 12-4 pm tournament.   Make checks payable to St. James/Seton School and include Volleyball in the memo line.   If there is a great demand, we will have another tournament from 5-9 pm.   The Arena has the softest sand in Omaha.   Food and drinks will be available, as well as raffle prizes, throughout the tournament.   If you would like to donate money for raffle prizes, please put Volleyball Raffle in the memo line.  Thank you for supporting St. James/Seton School. Read the Full Story
Tender Mercies showing July 29 Save the date for movie night at St. James.   The movie, "Tender Mercies" will be shown on Friday, July 29 at 7 pm in SJ Parish Center.   The movie features actor Robert Duvall as a country singer who goes through a series of crises, but seeks to turn his life around through a relationship with a young widow and her son in rural Texas.   More details to follow!   Free will offering for movie and popcorn. Read the Full Story

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