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.  

Mobile Ultrasound clinic at our Parish Festival!

Nebraskans Embracing Life is bringing their Mobile Ultrasound clinic to our Parish Festival!

You will be able to step inside and see the love of God written on every human heart! If you are 22-32 weeks pregnant & would like to volunteer to help show the gift of life in the womb, you may have a free unltrasound during the festival in the mobile clinic!

Please contact: Ann Marie Bowen; 402-689-1992 or
Caroline Parys; 402-572-1923

eps Breakfast For Life

9th Annual EPS Breakfast For Live

August 17, 2019, 9:30 am
St.Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, new parish center
14330 Eagle Run Drive

Featuring Guest Speaker, Rebekah Hagan, one of today’s youngest speakers on the issues of teenage pregnancy, abortion, and abortion-pill-reversal.

EVENT COST
$40 per person
Reserve a table for 8, $320
Reserve a table for 10, $400

RSVP PREFERRED BY
Friday, August 9
Catered by Wheatfields

REGISTER NOW, SEATING LIMITED
friendsofeps.org/breakfastforlife
Or call Lori at 402-554-0121

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje and Lourdes

Join Fr. Tom Weisbecker, Pastor of St James Catholic Church, and Fr. Angelo Casimiro, MIC (Marians of the Immaculate Conception) on a pilgrimage!

September 24 - October 7, 2019 (Medjugorje only Sept. 24-Oct 4, 2018)

Cost - Medjugorje only $2,640.00; Medjugorje/Lourdes $3,830.00.

$500 deposit required to register.

For further details contact Lisa Nance, 720-308-6414, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Pilgrimage Group Leader (official Group Leader registered with St James Parish in Medjugorje) or Croatian MIR Center 800-220-7729; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for travel details)

Welcome New Parishioners!

Clement & Hugette Coovi
Austin & Erin Lyman
Jordan & Christine Nickerson
Monty & Marie Dahlberg
Lester & Mary Lea Bain
Krysta Reed
Ya B. N’Da
Brian & Melody Hanus
Marcus Schademann
Anani Bouabey
Janet Barnes
Pascal & Samira Bambara
Joel & Abzeta Tapsoba
Danielle Obrecht
Cesar Yanez
Brent Spencer
Terra Andreasen
Zach & Sam Christensen
Charles & Steph Dickes
Anthony & Megan Novero
Stephen Losee

The World of Rome - A Four Part Series

Seminarian Zach Tucker will be presenting a four-part series diving into the world of Rome. Together, we will wander through the modern-day city, explore the historical sites of Ancient Rome, visit some of the beautiful churches and basilicas, and travel down into the famous catacombs. Join us for an evening of stories, history, and pictures on July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 15 at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

Seminarian Zach Tucker

Greetings St. James!

My name is Zach Tucker, and I am the seminarian assigned to you for the summer. In my family I am the eldest son, and I have five younger brothers, no sisters. I grew up in the parish of Christ the King and attended Mount Michael Benedictine School. Following high school, I spent four years at Benedictine College, graduating with a double major in Criminal Justice and History. After graduation, I took a position as an on-campus missionary with FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. For two years I worked on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. It was during this time that I felt the pull from the Lord to discern more deeply the call to His priesthood, and following the completion of my time with FOCUS, I entered seminary to study to become a priest for the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Having entered seminary after already receiving a college degree, I had to complete a program called “Pre-Theology,” which is essentially an intensive two-year bachelor‘s degree program in Philosophy. I did those studies at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, alongside many of the other seminarians from Omaha. Upon completing the Pre-Theology program at Kenrick-Glennon, the diocese asked me to pursue my four years of Theology studies in Rome, at the Pontifical North American College. I just finished my third year of studies, and, God willing, I will be ordained a deacon on October 3rd in Rome. I look forward to praying with and getting to know you all this summer!

Food Pantry Needs!

Our food pantry is getting low.

Needs:

  • Canned Corn, Green Beans & Peas
  • Macaroni
  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Tuna
  • Pork & Beans

Any donations can be left in the blue tubs located in the parish library.

Thank you!

Annual Appeal Commitment Forms

Please remember to turn in your Growing In God’s Grace Annual Appeal Commitment Forms!

H.O.P.E.

There will be no HOPE Scrip Card Sales July 6th & 7th

Have a safe INDEPENDENCE DAY

2019 Parish Festival - 7/28

Fr. Tom

2019 St. James Parish Festival

July 28, 2019, 4:00-8:00 pm

Bring the whole family to join us as we celebrate the Feast of St. James!

Food, kids games, BINGO, bake sale, dunk tank, music, and more!

Tickets available after weekend Masses July 13/14 • 20/21 • 27/28

Tickets also available for purchase at the parish office.

Ticket Prices:
• $10/person
• $35/family of 4
• Each additional ticket $5 with family rate
• Age 4 and under free

One price includes everything!

Raffle Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5

* NOTE *

Nebraskans Embracing Life is bringing their Mobile Ultrasound clinic to our Parish Festival!

You will be able to step inside and see the love of God written on every human heart! If you are 22-32 weeks pregnant & would like to volunteer to help show the gift of life in the womb, you may have a free unltrasound during the festival in the mobile clinic!

Please contact: Ann Marie Bowen; 402-689-1992 or
Caroline Parys; 402-572-1923

Parishioner Want Ads

▪ Do you need a babysitter?
▪ Are you a teen who babysits?
▪ Do you have something to sell?
▪ Are you in search of something to buy?
▪ Do you need a roommate?
▪ Do you need someone to mow?
▪ Are you a teen who mows?
▪ Stay-at-home–mom looking for  a work-at-home job?

Please email your information to Gina at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Besides in the Good News! we will publish on the Parish Website, as well as the Parish Facebook page!

Congratulations Mary Ann Dunning!

Congratulations Mary Ann Dunning!
2019 St. James Outstanding
Catholic Woman of the Year!

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Walk the Footsteps of Jesus with Fr. Tom!
Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps and see Him in the works He performed - your footsteps will become His.
Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then, and feel how He is still there today!
402-671-1958
https://shepherdfieldtours.com
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Liturgy Ministers Training

Training for New Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Lectors

If you are interested in serving as a Lector and/or EMHC, please contact the parish office:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-572-0499 by Monday, July 15.

Training will be in early to mid August and mandation on August 29.

SVdP Store Is Now Open

Our SVDP store is now open next to Bakers at 90 and Fort. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help sort the items please take a moment to go into the store or call and sign up. We've had people donating items and are in need of volunteers to sort. Remember that your time is credited to the charity of choice. They in turn can give out a voucher for items in store. Thanks to all those who are giving of time, talent and treasure to our SVDP chapter so they are able to continue in their work.

Fr. Tom’s Wish List

Encounter Jesus through Fr. Tom’s Wish List
(highest priority needs of our parish)

  • Everyone attend Mass every Sunday and all Holy Days
  • Growth of Discovering Christ Program
  • Have more children enroll in our preschool and 5 day school
  • More youth for Overflow
  • More people join the RCIA Program and the Catholic Church
  • Increase the number of Ministers: EMHCs, Servers, Music, Ushers
  • New members for Knights of Columbus
  • New members for Catholic Daughters
  • New members for the Community Concerns Committee
  • Increase the number of volunteers for the Parish Festival
  • Regardless of amount, big or small, everyone make a financial commitment to St. James

Need a Spiritual Get-away?

See the opportunities available at Saint Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE

www.StBenedictCenter.com or call (402) 352-8819.

Unprotected: A Pope, the Pill and Perils of Sexual Chaos

This powerful film about Humanae Vitae reveals the devastating effects of 50 years of the sexual revolution, and the counter-cultural movement today that is rising from its ashes. Unprotected features moving stories and inspiring commentary by Christopher West, Damon Owens, Jason and Crystalina Evert and many others. This 80 minute DVD is by Ignatius Press. St. James Parish has five DVDs; please contact Jo Kusek at 402-572-0369 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check one out. Junior High and High School students should watch this with an adult.

Prayer is to the soul what rain is to the soil. - St. John Vianney

Prayer is to the soul what rain is to the soil.
- St. John Vianney