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Christmas and New Year's Masses
Christmas Eve Mass: Wednesday, December 24  4 pm, 6 pm and Midnight with Prelude at 11:40 pm (4 pm Mass will be broadcast in the Parish Center)  Please plan ahead and arrive to the 4 pm Mass early as Church seating fills quickly...or you may consider attending one of our other Masses.   Also, please remember not to leave valuables visible or in your vehicles.

Christmas Day Mass: Thursday, December 25 at 8 and 10:30 am

New Year's Eve Mass: Wednesday, December 31 5:30 pm Vigil
ProSanctity Midnight Mass: Rosary 10 pm, Adoration 11 pm, Mass 12 pm followed by breakfast
New Year's Day Mass: Thursday, January 1, 2015 8 am and 10:30 am
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Advent Penance
Individual Penance: Saturday, Dec. 20  3 - 5 pm, Sunday Dec. 21  6 - 7 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 23  7 - 9 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 24 1 - 2 pm.   

Communal Penance Services: Monday, Dec. 22 at 7 pm SEA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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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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Symbolon Parishioners of St. James can access Symbolon videos free by going to the St. James Church website, www.stjamescathlicchurch.org and 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.   "Pope Francis, like St. John Paul ii and Benedict XVI, has called every Catholic to be a missionary disciple, an agent of the New Evangelization.   Evangelically alert Catholics must be well-formed Catholics.   This splendid series will help prepare Catholics to enter mission territory every day offering others friendship with Jesus Christ" (Quote by George Weigel, William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC).     Read the Full Story
Ablaze Worship Night
Join Fr. Michael for Ablaze Worship Night December 21 at 7:00 pm at St. James 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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Medjugorje March 15-25 Join Fr. Tom on a trip to Medjugorje!   Package price from Kansas City, MO is $2,333 and from San Antonio, TX is $2,390.   Package includes roundtrip airfare and transfers, breakfast and dinner daily, soft drinks and wine with dinner, tour guide, nine nights accommodations in double rooms at Two Hearts Hotel in Medjugorje, a two day spiritual retreat with Fr. Peter Ljubicic, meetings with visionaries and parish priests, visits to all places of interest in Medjugorje, a one day excursion to Mostar, and tips for the tour guide, driver and hotel staff.   Registration deadline is January 10, 2015.   For more information, please contact Lisa Nance 1-720-308-6414 or Croatian Mir Center at 1-800-220-7729. Read the Full Story

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