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Are Youn Interested in Learning More About the Catholic Faith?
Get ready!  On September 3rd we will begin another RCIA journey.   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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That Man is You begins in September
That Man is You will begin its fifth year at SJ in September.   TMIY tackles real issues facing real men.   It look sat the leadership role that has been entrusted to men and addresses the temptations and struggles men face in a culture that attacks authentic manhood.   It also helps formulate a plan that allows men to overcome these obstacles.  TMIY is modeled on some of the country's leading men's programs, combining scripture, solid secular research, and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture.   It seeks to form authentic leaders who will be capable of transforming their homes and society. 
  
We gather at 6:45 am on Saturdays in the Parish Center for a light breakfast, coffee (bring your own mug), and fellowship.   At 7:15 am we enjoy a presentation that combines the best scientific research with the teachings of the Church and wisdom of the Saints.  It's followed at 7:45 with breakout groups that provide an opportunity to discuss what's been presented.   We finish at 8:15 am so that we can get back home or attend the 8:30 Saturday morning Mass.  Men are invited to join TMIY anytime!  For information, check out www.thatmanisyou.org
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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
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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Ablaze Worship Night The next Ablaze at SJ is scheduled for Friday, August 14  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.  www.ablazeworship.org  The next Ablaze is scheduled for July 24 at 7 pm. Read the Full Story

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