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 Tuesday, May 9 at 7 pm in the Parish Center.  

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

Children's Liturgy Help!

We are looking for volunteers to lead 6-9 year old children at the 5:30, 9:30 and 11:30 Masses.   Leaders will read Mass readings, provide a condensed homily and have children offer up prayer intentions.   We need two adult leaders per Mass.   A current Safe Environment Training Certificate is required.  Contact Phil Burris at 402-739-0441 or Karla Burris at 402-679-1793. 

Mother's Day Signatures May 6/7

Nebraskans United for Life is again sponsoring the Mother's Day Signature Ad to appear in the Omaha World Herald on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14.   This is your opportunity to honor special women in your life by listing your name in support of LIFE this Mother's Day.   Honor your Mother, living or deceased, or add your own name as a pro-life supporter.   The cost is $20 per name.   Sign-ups for the ad will take place in the Narthex on the weekend of May 6/7 after all Masses.   Please come prepared with your cash or check made payable to St. James Catholic Church.

Celebration of Mary May 17

Plant Sale May 12-14

The Annual Plant Sale is coming May 12/13/14.   Be sure to drop in and purchase annuals and perennials, hanging baskets and vegetables!

Embrace Joy: Live Stewardship

The Growing in God's Grace Annual Stewardship Renewal starts next weekend and we're sporting a new theme - "Embrace Joy: Live Stewardship."   Watch for a packet in the mail this week that will explain more about the theme and the renewal.   Next weekend listen to our lay witnesses, Josie Clarey and Tom Sinnott talk about the Door of Worship, one of our Four Doors to God's Grace.   Deacons Randy Grosse and Rich Hopkins will talk about the Door of Service.

Vacation Bible Fun Registration

Student registration forms are available at SJ and SEA in the church narthex or can be found at sjsvbf.com/kids.     The theme is Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a purpose.   We will explore how God made you, is for you, is always with you, will always love you and made you for a reason.

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.

Mass for Shut Ins

WOWT works with the Serra Club of Omaha to bring Mass for Shut Ins to Omaha.   It usually airs Sunday Mornings at 10:30 am although the time sometimes changes due to scheduling conflicts.   Be sure to check your cable guide or TV listings for each week's broadcast.

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.  

First Act May 5

The First Act is at St. James Catholic Church in Omaha on May 5, 2017 at 7 pm.   First Act is a contemporary Hour of Adoration.  Great for the whole family! Please join us for this uplifting hour of music, prayer, and worship.  This unique hour of worship includes music to sing a long with from your favorite Catholic/Christian radio stations and prayer reflection of the Eucharist.  There will be fellowship and refreshments following the service.     Contact Janet at 402-850-9184 

Annual Renewal Time

It's Annual Renewal time and we're EMBRACING JOY!   Our special theme for the annual stewardship renewal this year is "Embrace Joy: Live Stewardship."   This joyful emphasis adds to our traditional focus on the Four Doors to God's Grace.   Our lay witnesses, Josie Clarey and Tom Sinnott are speaking this weekend about the Door of Worship and Deacons Rich Hopkins and Randy Grosse are covering the Door of Service.   Next weekend, Fr. Tom and Fr. Toby will speak about the Doors of Spiritual Growth and Treasure.    See more about the renewal at www.sjannualrenewal.org.  As you discern your stewardship commitments this year, may you embrace the joy of your faith! 

Pray for our Seminarians

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

Rosaries Needed

Rosaries are being requested by our homeless and low-income neighbors in need through a program called ODM Streets of Omaha.   Please consider making this a group or school project or donating rosaries individually.   A basket will be placed on the windowsill in the Church Library and checked weekly.   All rosaries will be placed directly in the hands of the poor, thanks to you!   Sandy Powers 402-250-7000

Prayers for Our Military & Law Enforcement

As a parish family, we pray for all who serve in the military and law enforcement.   Please call the Parish Office, 402-572-0499, ext. 12, with the name of your parishioner in the military or law enforcement.   We will add them to our prayer list which we'll include periodically in the Good News.

Capt. John Schmidt, Army       Cpl Nicholas Dotzler, Marine Corps    
PFC Matthew Morrison, Marine Corps             CDR James Dohm, Navy

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. .