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Catholicism Series   The ten-part DVD series, "Catholicism" will be offered on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in SJ Parish Center.   This series was written by Fr. Robert Barron, President of Mundelein Seminary/Univ. of St. Mary on the Lake.  www.wordonfire.org.   This is a thematic presentation of what Catholics believe and why, so all adults can come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith.  It uses art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church.  Each episode stands on its own.  This Monday, July 28, we will watch the ninth episode, "The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit."   We will learn about Christian prayer and also the spirituality of Thomas Merton, St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila.   Jo Kusek, 402-572-0369 Read the Full Story
St. James 16th Annual Parish Picnic. Many thanks to all who helped make our Parish Picnic such a success.   Awesome!   Everyone enjoyed the food, games and fellowship!  Thanks to all the cooks, the planners, the game organizers, the bingo and cake walk callers, the raffle and ticket sellers, servers and on and on.   It takes a lot of people to put it all together and it was a big hit!  Looking forward already to next year!  We will post some photos in the next few days. Read the Full Story
Ablaze Worship Night
Join Fr. Michael for Ablaze Worship Night, August 1 at 7 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.   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
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Landscaping Work has been completed Thank you!   The landscaping work along 90th Street has been completed and it's time to acknowledge those who helped make this happen!   The work was funded entirely by specific donations for the project; no general parish funds were used.   We sincerely thank Bob Kozal at Roberts Nursery, James Smart at JMS Recycling, Pete Wolters at LA Sprinkler, David and Nick Wenninghoff of Wenninghoff Seeding and Grading and several generous donors.   In addition we had numerous volunteers including many of the Buildings and Grounds Committee and lawn crews as well as students from SJS and Roncalli who helped plan, dig, plant and mulch.   Thank you to everyone who played a part in this beautiful project.  Read the Full Story
Ignite the Faith   The Archdiocese has announced the Ignite the Faith Campaign.  We are 28% towards our goal of $1,364,079.00.   We continue to work for 100% participation in our parish.  You are asked to consider giving 2% of gross annual income out of the 4% you reserve for other charities.   This is a three year campaign and thinking about your campaign gift in this way will ensure the success of the campaign at St. James and help invest in our priests, schools and ministries for future generations.   For more information contact the Parish Office at 402-572-0499. 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. Please call us at the Parish Offices, 402-572-0499, with any questions you have.   Read the Full Story

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