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 October 15 at 10:30 am in the Parish Center.  

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

Blood Drive October 10

Donut Sunday September 24

The Social Committee and the SJSEA Melodrama/Olio cast will serve doughnuts Sunday, September 24 after all morning Masses.   All parishioners are invited to come and enjoy doughnuts and fellowship.   Melodrama/Olio members will be on hand to visit and answer any questions you may have about the upcoming performance.   If you are interested in helping serve or becoming a member of the Social Committee, please contact Kitty Heimann, Social Committee Coordinator at 402-533-3627 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Reconciliation Meeting Sept 24

There will be a meeting for parents and second graders about First Reconciliation on Sunday, September 24 at 2 pm in SEA's Parish Center.   If you are unable to come, the meeting will be repeated on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm in SEA Church.   Childcare will be offered on both days in SEA's nursery for siblings of the second graders.   This meeting is for parents and second graders from both parishes and includes those with their own home schools and those who send their children to the five day school or the PRE program.

HyVee Cash for Students 2017

HyVee is once again sponsoring the Cash for Students program.  We will collect cash register receipts dated Sept 1, 2017 through December 31.   HyVee will donate $1 for every $200 spent.   Receipts can be dropped in the "HyVee Receipts" tub located in the church library or the Home & School Tubs at school.   Thank you for your support.

Archbishop's Annual Appeal 2017

Recently you received a letter from Archbishop Lucas inviting your support of the Archbishop's Annual Appeal.   Please give prayerful consideration to how you can respond.   Jesus challenges us to make room for God and others in our lives and to be ready to give a full account of our stewardship.   May our discipleship reflect the mercy God has shown us.

Good News Giveaway

Every Monday in 2017 between 10:30 am and 7 pm, bring in the Good News Bulletin from Sunday and receive on FREE Chocolate Chunk Cookie or Icedream Cone at Chick-fil_A in Sorensen Park Plaza.   One FREE offer per person, per visit.   Not valid with any other offer.

H.O.P.E. in 2 years $24,000!!!

  Where does your HOPE money go???   in 2016-2017 Hope contributed $4664.91 in tuition credits for both Parishes!!AND  in 2016 and 2017 Hope contributed $24,000 to St. James Catholic Church!

There is still time to fire up the grill.   Use HOPE certificates to purchase all the fixings for your next outdoor adventure.   Whatever your picnic needs....HOPE has you covered.   

H.O.P.E. (Helping our Parish Excel) has certificates for your every need!   Clothing, furniture, school supplies, food and even BP fuel cards.   So stop by the HOPE table this weekend!    An easy way to use H.O.P.E. is to use www.Shopwithscrip.com to order online and www.MyScripWallet.com to order using your Apple or Android device using our enrollment code F553DFF21229.    For more information about HOPE, please look under "About Us" and follow the listing for HOPE.   You can also download the order form and send it to the H.O.P.E. Office.  The Order Form lists all the vendors participating in our Scrip program.

Our Lady Display 10/6-8

The Appeals of Our Lady Apparition Display is coming to St. James from October 6 - 8.   This Vatican-approved international exhibit was designed and created by Carlo Acutis, Servant of God.   The exhibit features beautiful panels highlighting Marian apparitions around the world.   They include stunning images of Mary, well-documented facts and historical information about the apparitions.

Join us for RCIA


RICA stands for the 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 RICA?   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!  There are no costs, just a gentle way to discover the beauty and mystery of the Catholic Faith.   Invite a friend!   Call Fr. Tom to register or if you have any questions at 402-572-0499.

The New Evangelization


We are excited to begin launching evangelization and discipleship efforts here at St. James!   We will utilize ChristLife, Catholic Ministry for Evangelization which is a three step evangelization process changing lives and transforming parishes.   The New Evangelization is a call to share the unchanging Truth of Jesus Christ using new strategies with ardor, methods and expression so that Jesus Christ and His love can be accessed by all.  

Intentional Discipleship
Do you feel a call to go deeper in your walk with Christ and become a leader in Evangelization at St. James?   As we  build a culture of Evangelization and Discipleship, we will meet weekly to pray and study with the book, Divine Renovation, by Father James Mallon (materials provided).   Starting August 29 we began Tuesday evening meetings from 7-8:30 pm.   To register or for more information, please contact Josie Clarey at the Parish Office 402-572-0499 or find Josey's email address in the Good News.

 

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.  

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
Jon Royle, Nebraska State Trooper
Jake Boer, Army
Christopher McGuane, Nebraska State Trooper

SVDP Needs Food

We can use the following nonperishable foods: breakfast foods, mac & cheese, pasta and sauce, canned fruits, 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.