Three-point Plan for Holiness

All Christians are called to holiness. “Be perfect, as you heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). There are three tools on which every Catholic can rely to attain greater holiness.  

- Daily prayer.  God meets us in a very real and present way when we come to him in prayer. Start in the morning and pray throughout the day.  

- Weekly Mass.  The Mass is a sacrifice and a meal. We receive Jesus’ body and blood as real food for our souls. He said, “For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him” (John 6:55-56). That’s why we call it “Communion.”  

- Monthly Confession.  Jesus created the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (Confession) because he knew we would stray. He also knew we would want to come back. Frequent participation in this Sacrament sharpens our sense of sin, holds us accountable for our errors, and gives us the grace to keep trying for holiness. 

The New Evangelization


The New Evangelization utilizes ChristLife, Catholic Ministry for Evangelization which is a three step evangelization process changing lives and transforming parishes using new strategies with ardor, methods and expression.    For more information, please contact Peter Kennedy at the Parish Office 402-572-0499 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Annual Renewal Website

To access the St. James Annual Renewal Website please go to:

www.sjannualrenewal.org

 

 

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.  

Pray for our Seminarian

Please pray for our Seminarian as he prepares for a lifetime of service in the Church:
Nicholas Phillips.

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     Jake Boer, Army      Cpl Nicholas Dotzler, Marine Corps
PFC Matthew Morrison, Marine Corps             CDR James Dohm, Navy
Jon Royle, Nebraska State Trooper          Christopher McGuane, Nebraska State Trooper
Major Eric Glassman, Army             Sean Glassman, Omaha Police Officer
Colton McCoy, Marine Corps              Matt Nass, Omaha Police Officer         Mike Nass, Omaha Police Officer

SVDP Needs Food

This time of year we could use food donations of canned fruit, pork and beans, pasta sauce and soup.   We could also use jelly to go with the peanut butter that is donated.   We tend to have more families in need of food all year round but especially in the summer and around the holidays.  

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.

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