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.  

Christian Women Envelope – What’s This About?

A Christian Women envelope was included in your September packet. For many years, the Christian Women group coordinated the funeral lunches at St. James. For the past several years, this has been done by a few people & supported by many volunteers. Your donation to the Christian Women helps fund funeral lunches for those who cannot afford to contribute to the cost and to help maintain the Parish Center kitchen. These funds paid for the new dishwasher in the kitchen & have added serving utensils, bowls, floor mats, dish racks, & other needed items for all organizations to use. Your past & future generosity for this ministry is greatly appreciated.

Save those Hy-Vee Receipts!

Hy-Vee is once again sponsoring the Cash for Students Program!

We are collecting cash register receipts dated 9/1/19-12/31/19. For every $200 spent Hy-Vee will donate $1.00 to SJS. Tell your friends and family to save those receipts! They can be dropped in the School Bins outside both parish churches.


Parent Meeting about First Reconciliation

There will be a meeting for parents of children receiving First Reconciliation on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:15 p.m. in St. James Parish Center. If parents are unable to attend that meeting, it will be repeated on Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth Ann’s Parish Center, Room C.

Parents from St. James/Seton School, the P.R.E. program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and home schools are invited.

Cross Catholic Outreach

Father John J. O’Malley will be visiting our parish next weekend, September 28 & 29, to speak at all the Masses on behalf of Cross Catholic Outreach. This ministry was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Please extend a warm welcome to Fr. O’Malley.

“If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?” - Luke 16:11

“If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?”
- Luke 16:11

“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”

“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”

- Luke 14:27

Bereavement Support Group

We are launching a new ministry here at St. James! Starting on September 10th, a bereavement support group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the music rehearsal room. If you have any questions or wish to attend, please contact Deacon Rich Hopkins via the parish office at 402-572-0499.

Following Christ - beginning 10/8

Last year parishioners at St. James began a journey in Discovering Christ that allowed individuals to have an initial encounter with the living God! This fall, beginning Tuesday, October 8, join us for the next step on our journey as we discover how to follow Jesus more closely. Following Christ will take place from 7:30-9:30 in our parish center each week for 7 weeks, with an opportunity to take part in a one day retreat.

Ablaze at St. James 10/25 & 26

Thanks so much for all who made our Parish Festival possible!

Thanks so much for all who made our Parish Festival possible!

Fr. Tom for being the driving force behind it and for knowing that just as a family needs time to play together and enjoy each other‘s company, so does our parish family!

To all of you who came to Festival, maybe for the first time, many for the umpteenth time, all taking time to be together and just enjoy the “rain on the parking lot!”

Most importantly, thanks to the countless people who helped – serving, setting up, taking down. Cleaning, prepping, toting, carrying, dumping garbage! Keeping the games going and the treats flowing. Cooking the wonderful food and providing us with cookies and items for the bake sale.

No matter what you did, your effort made this a wonderful day!

Of course, there are those who go unnamed but hopefully never not thanked, who year after year show up and do whatever we need:
– The men of the KofC who staff the Bingo Hall and the Beer Tent.
– The ladies of the CDA who serve faithfully in the lines and provide endless cookies and ice cream!
– The Melodrama crew who spend hours making sno-cones, popcorn and cotton candy (just how many hours does it take to get the cotton candy out of your hair??)

Special persons who take care of other things:
Amy Pierce and her army of face painters
Denny Yeaman – security
Dan and Lauren Nugyen – our DJ and bake sale person
Jim Lewandowski – First Aid
Those faithful ‘dunkees’ who wait patiently while someone throws a ball to see if it is a hit or a miss! Knowing we are
all hoping for hit after hit!!
Gina Volenec and Peter Kennedy – publicity!! How would we ever get notes out to the parish without you!!
Troop 380 for the loan of equipment! This year the pop-ups were particularly great!

And finally, the committee – who work all year at their appointed tasks to be sure this one day goes off
without a hitch!:
Bernie Larson – games
Ted Thomsen – food
Paul Wenninghoff – food
Lisa Hayford – volunteers
Pam Schmidt – tickets
Brett Matthies – tents & tables
Steve Morford – beer tent
DeEmma Fitzgerald – dunk tank
Jim & Evetta McKinley – In the book it says we are the chairs, but our only task is to ask these wonderful people for help and to get them what they need!

Stay tuned for more festival pictures!

Thank you for your sweat equity!

Thank you to all those who put in the “sweat equity” to restore 9012 Larimore Avenue!

Numerous parishioners who wish to remain anonymous, as well as Ken Whetstone, Allied Awning & Siding, Roberts Nursery, Walkup Tree Service, R & L Concrete, Aero Furnace and Air Conditioning, and Carpetland worked countless hours to transform the property.

Thanks also to parishioners Gary and Linda Carpenter with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services for getting it ready to put on the market!

Due to the generosity of all workers and donors, we are planning to apply the total sale price to our church mortgage!

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)

Food Pantry Needs!

Thank you for the generous response to our Food Pantry Needs!

We continue to need:

  • Canned Soups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Spaghetti Sauce - Cans ONLY
  • Pork & Beans

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

God Bless Your Generosity!

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!
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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.