Welcome to St. James Parish

Welcome! We are delighted that you are visiting our web site as well as our Parish. We hope you will worship with us and we welcome you to register.  

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 come to the Rectory, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 where you will be given the dates and times of our orientation meetings.   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.  Next meeting Sunday, April 9 at 10:30 am in the Parish Center.  

To begin registration call the Parish Offices, 402-572-0499.  

Hams4Lambs April 1/2

The Community Concerns Committee will accept your generous donations of hams and monetary gifts that will be used to help provide Easter meals for some of the hundreds of hungry families at Sienna/Francis Shelter.   A collection basket will be on the table in the narthex April 1 and 2.   If you'd like to make a monetary donation, please place your marked envelope in the collection basket at Mass.   Hunger doesn't take a holiday.   Every day there are those in need of our help.   Easter reminds us of what Jesus has done for us and what we can do for others.   Thank you for your support!

Vacation Bible Fun Registration

Registration for Vacation Bible Fun starts March 31.   Student registration forms will be available at SJ and SEA in the church narthex or can be found at sjsvbf.com/kids  

Teacher volunteer applications and student aide applications can also be found in the church narthex or on our website.   Please mail completed forms to Crystal Anderson 7405 N. 108th St., 68142 or drop off to the SJS school office with attention to VDF Addison Anderson 201.

Please contact Crystal Anderson at 402-278-2311, Jen List at 402-250-0775 or April Gamelin at 402-677-9227 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Discipleship Groups

Join us for a 5 week DVD study Monday evenings at 7 pm in the Family Room.   We'll begin March 20.   This retreat on DVD is hosted by Fr. John Riccardo.   It lays the groundwork on how to become a daily disciple of Christ.   This 5 talk retreat creates a dynamic reversal of our focus from being inward and maintenance-based to being outward and mission-oriented.   This change occurs first in our hearts, through an encounter with Christ and then in our homes as we grow in our faith and finally in our culture as we witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   No cost, materials provided.   To register, contact Lisa Nance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 720-308-6414.

Lenten Schedule


Individual Confession

Saturday April 1 and 8 3 - 5pm
Tuesday, April 4 12 - 1 pm
Wednesday, April 5 5 - 6 pm
Thursday, April 6 12 - 1 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Monday, April 10 5 - 6 pm
Tuesday, April 11, 12 - 1 pm
Wednesday, April 12 7-9 pm
Holy Thursday, April 13, 2 - 3 pm and 5 - 6 pm
Good Friday, April 14, 1 - 2 pm
Holy Saturday April 15, Special needs only, 1-2 pm

Communal Penance Services
Monday April 10 7 pm at SEA
Tuesday, April 11 7 pm at SJ

Holy Week Mass Schedule
Holy Thursday, April 13 7 pm
Liturgy of the Passion Good Friday, April 14 7 pm
East Vigil Mass  Holy Saturday, April 15 at 8:30 pm
Easter Sunday Masses April 16 at 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 9:35 am and 11:30 am
No 5 pm Mass on Easter Sunday.

 

SJ Truck-A-Thon March 26

                                               St. James 33rd Annual Almsgiving Truck-A-Thon
Sunday March 26 after mass we will hand out grocery bags for you to fill with non-perishable food items (preferably no glass).   Sunday April 2 please return your filled grocery bag to the Parish Center by 3 pm.   We also accept HOPE grocery store certificates (preferably small denominations.   Thank you for your continued support!

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross are at 5:30 pm on Fridays during Lent except for Good Friday.   On Good Friday, April 14, there will be Outdoor Stations at Noon and Indoor Stations at 3 pm.   Living Stations of the Cross are at 6 pm March 24 at SEA and 7 pm March 31 at SJ.

Soup Supper March 31

Join our Community Concerns Committee for their 23rd Annual Lenten Soup Supper March 31 from 5-7 pm in the Parish Center.   Come enjoy our delicious homemade designer soups, crafted by our own "locally renowned Soup Chefs".   This year these rich and hearty soups include minestrone, tomato garlic basic, traditional potato, Southwest tortilla and broccoli cheese.   In addition to our awesome soups, Panera breads, PB&Js, drinks and various made from scratch cookies are included.   Still, a simple Lenten meal....but really tasty.   A free-will offering and donation of any non-perishable food item are kindly requested.   All proceeds will benefit our parish chapter of St. Vincent de Paul.

Rice Bowl Encounter

Jesus said, "I thirst".   Archbishop Lucas is encouraging parishes and schools throughout the archdiocese to participate in Operation Rice Bowl from Catholic Relief Service (CRS).   Rice bowls are available in the church narthex.   In addition to providing opportunities for Lenten almsgiving, CRS is also offering a number of additional seasonal resources such as meatless recipes to help you live this penitential season faithfully.   Visit crsricebowl.org for more information.

Living Stations 3/22, 3/24, 3/31

Eighth graders from SJS PRE program will lead us in the praying of the Stations of the Cross by taking on the roles of Jesus, Mary, Veronica, Simon of Cyrene, the Roman soldiers, the Women of Jerusalem and others.   This meditation is appropriate for little children, too.  Join us tonight, March 22 during PRE for the first of three opportunities!  Join us on Friday, March 24 at  6 pm in SEA Church and Friday, March 31 at 7 in SJ Church.   St. James' Community Concerns Committee is also having a Soup Supper on March 31 from 5 - 7 pm.  

Holy Land Visual Tour March 27

All are invited to come and enjoy Fr. Tom's visual tour of the Holy Land on Monday, March 27 in the Parish Center.   Now you will be able to see for yourself where Jesus lived, preached, worked His miracles, walked on the water, had the Last Supper and where He was born and where He died.   This is a great way to very personally enter the desert and see what it was like for Jesus just a couple of weeks before Holy Week.   Please plan on coming! - Fr. Tom

Reflection Morning April 8

The 15th Annual Women's Morning of Reflection will be held Saturday, April 8 at SEA Parish Center.   Our speaker this year is Sr. Marie Micheletto, RSM.   She invites us to pray together over God's enduring love for us and our return of this love through Mercy, Gratitude and Hope.   Cost is only $15 and includes a light breakfast and more!   Registration forms available in the Narthex, in the Good News! and listed below!   Come join us for a wonderful morning to start Holy Week!

 

Fish Frys March 24, April 7

St. James Fish Frys will be held March 24 and April 7 in the SJS gym.   Brought to you by SJ Knights of Columbus, our fish frys feature Soltys Brother's Fried or Cajun Premium Fried Fish and Baked Tilapia with macaroni and cheese, green beans, potato wedge or baked potato, coleslaw, bread and butter, coffee, milk and soda pop.   Desserts and beer sold separately.   $11 adult, $6 children ages 4-12, 3 and under eat free.   $35 for a family of five to go pack, $8.50 Seniors age 60+.   Serving 5-8 pm in the SJS School Cafeteria/gym.   Take out orders available at the Larimore St. entrance.   Find us on Facebook: St James Fish Fry.   For questions, please call 402-572-0499.

Encounter Christ This Lent

Read, study and pray as a parish family.   All are welcome and encouraged to join our SJ Parish Family as we read and discuss Scott Hahn's book, The Lamb's Supper during Lent this year.   This book reveals the early Christians' key to understanding the Mass: the Book of Revelation.   This book will help all of us see the Mass with new eyes, pray the Liturgy with a new heart and enter into the Mass more fully and actively.
You are welcome to read and study on your own or with friends and we will also have small group time slots available for those who would like to study and pray in community.   In addition, the Good News! will feature questions and discussion topics as we progress in the book and in our Lenten journey.   If you are looking for a way to deepen your prayer life, reconnect with God, and gain a new understanding of worship, join us this Lent as we study and pray as a parish family.

  

Middle School Choir Open to 5-8th Graders

The SJ Junior High Choir is growing and will now include 5th and 6th Graders.   The newly named Middle School Choir has started rehearsals, but there's still time to join.      We sing at the 9:30 am Mass on the first Sunday of the month.   Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:15.  If you have questions or if you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Janet Drvol at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-850-9184.

Access to Formed

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. James Parish have a year's subscription to "Formed."   
All of these programs are "just a click away!"   Go to www.formed.org and enter the parish code, 67e4f3 and then complete a profile for yourself and create a password.  

Pray for our Seminarians

Please pray for our Seminarians as they prepare for a lifetime of service in the Church: Nicholas Phillips, Padriac Stack.

SVDP Needs Food

We can use the following nonperishable foods: breakfast foods, mac & cheese, pastas, canned tuna, spaghetti, pork and beans (no glass please).

If you would like to help support the SJ SVDP Chapter with a monetary donation, please us the envelope in your Church packet or write SVDP on an envelope and enclose your donation.  Any donation is welcomed.   Thank you!

Our SVDP blue bins in the Library are for our food pantry.   If you have articles that are not food related or if you have household items that you'd like to donate, please call 402-341-1688 for information on where to drop off your donations or to schedule a pickup.   All donations are appreciated.   Thank you!

Please do not help strangers with money.   If you are at Church or in the Church parking lot, during regular business hour and someone should approach you asking for help please send them to the Parish Office.   Parish Staff will call SVdP for them.

Website Sponsorships Available!

  • In the weeks ahead, our parish representative from Solutio, Inc., will be setting up the advertising for our website for the year.
  • Please consider participating in this effort since the revenue from the ads is what makes the website possible at no cost to the parish.
  • It’s a great way to get your name in front of the families in the parish.  Advertisements may be purchased for a business, family memorial, or you can sponsor an ad supporting Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus, Vocations, etc.
  • Please give these ideas some thought. We need and appreciate your help!  If you are interested or just curious as to prices and want more information, please contact 402.965.0327 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .