Catholic Daughters of the Americas

If you are a Catholic woman, 18 years of age or older, and you're looking for an outlet founded in spirituality that encourages community service, prayer, social interaction and fun, consider the Catholic Daughters.   Our Lady of Faith Court #2604 is a chapter of the largest national organization of Catholic women in the world.   Since its inception in June of 2008, our more than 50 members have participated in Step Out & Serve, hosted "Trivia Night" and "Movies on the Green," collected food, school supplies, and diapers through various drives, hosted an annual Valentine Party for the EPS Pregnancy Center, sung Christmas carols, provided Thanksgiving dinners to parish families, assembled Care Packages for our parishioners in college and more!   Membership consists of women who love and support the Church.   Our meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.  We are called to serve and all are welcome! 

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will send Care Packages to St. James college students the first week of December.  In addition to lots of snacks, we will send our prayers.   It's just one way of letting them know that even though they are far away, they remain close to our hearts.   Before November 15, please email your college student's name and address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Julie Grosse-Rhode at 402-571-5956.  

Contact Gina Dierks
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SJ/SEA Quilting Group

If you like to quilt or if you would like to learn how to quilt, please contact Janet Presser, 402-571-6250.  No fee and all are welcome.   Special group projects may include donating quilts to children and charities.   The group will meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9 am in the church library.   All are welcome!   If you would be interested in forming an evening group, please call Janet.    

Knights of Columbus

St. James Knights of Columbus Council 10895 is one of more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members, and is the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious and social welfare projects, with special emphasis on St. James Parish and St. James/Seton School. Assistance to obtain financial security and stability through life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs is available to member families. Membership is open to Catholic men over age 17. Monthly meetings are held on first Wednesdays.  For monthly information please go to

Contact Chris Moriarity    

Legion of Mary

Legion of Mary men and women meet weekly.   The basis of their work is individual, personal contact and visitation in pairs.   Under the influence of the Holy Spirit, Legion of Mary is simply salvation of souls, and holiness.   We wish to be saints.   The Legion is everywhere - possibly in every country in the world.  "The Legion of Mary presents the true face of the Catholic Church"...Pope John XXIII.  

Auxiliary Members have no dues and no meetings, just prayer for the Legion members.  Auxiliaries are of great service to the Legion's mission.   You are welcome to attend a meeting of the St. James praesidium which meets in the church nursery every Tuesday at 7:30 pm. 

Contact Al Revers

Frank D'Souza

Parish Picnic

Each summer in late July, our parish comes together to celebrate the Feast of St. James with a parish picnic.  This is a wonderful time to enjoy fun, fellowship and food.  There are activities for all ages, including inflatable amusements, carnival games, a rock-climbing wall, open gym for teens and youth, a cake walk, snow cones, cotton candy, Bingo, a beer garden, and lots of good food.  There also are many opportunities for volunteers, including helping with food, games, ticket sales, promotions, groundskeeping, food donations and kitchen work. Planning begins in January/February. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and for families to have a great time.


Jim and Evetta McKinley

Senior Adult Ministry - 55 and Alive!

This is a social gathering for all parishioners 55 and older.  Events are held in the Parish Center the third Saturday every other month at 6:30 p.m.--after the 5:00 Mass.   Events consist of dinner, entertainment and socializing.  Watch the Good News! for the “55 and Alive” events.   Everyone is invited!  Dinners are very reasonably priced.  There is always a need for people interested in joining the core planning team.   Planning meetings are held the Monday after an event or on the third Monday of the month.   


Paul & Faye Ryba    

Greg Goergen    

January 2018 Gathering
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November 2017 Gathering
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Images from September 2017

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Our Planning Team

Social Committee

The committee’s main function is to welcome people and provide an easy atmosphere for gatherings such as Welcome Sunday on the fourth Sunday of the month, and an occasional “cake and coffee” event to welcome a new priest or to say goodbye to a beloved minister.   Each event takes approximately an hour or so of preparation.  The Social Committee also hosts an annual Pancake Breakfast after morning Masses on Commitment Sunday.   This breakfast celebrates the many volunteer ministries that we have at St. James. 

Contact Kitty Heimann

Welcoming Committee

Members of this committee, a subgroup of the Stewardship Committee, meet and welcome new parishioners at Registration/Orientation meetings and give presentations about St. James Parish.  Registration/Orientation meetings are held once a month and alternate between 10:30 am Sunday (between the Masses) and Thursday evening at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center.   This committee is open to anyone interested in meeting new people and helping make them feel welcome in the parish. 

Contact Jackie Simmons