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Is speeding a mortal sin? There was a stretch of a road I think I drove over the speed limit. Should I confess this sin before I receive Holy Communion, or is saying the Confiteor Prayer at the being of Holy Mass and also reading the Act of Contrition prayer enough to forgive my sin of speeding, and therefore, be in a state of grace for me to receive Holy Communion?

No, driving over the speed limit is not a mortal sin. It would not be considered serious matter in the moral life. That being said, if the lives of others or your own life is intentionally or unintentionally (while intoxicated, for instance) put in danger by the choice to drive recklessly, than it would be …

Is speeding a mortal sin? There was a stretch of a road I think I drove over the speed limit. Should I confess this sin before I receive Holy Communion, or is saying the Confiteor Prayer at the being of Holy Mass and also reading the Act of Contrition prayer enough to forgive my sin of speeding, and therefore, be in a state of grace for me to receive Holy Communion? Read More »

Happy Easter!

SUMMERTIME! Summer is upon us and school is out! What a blessed time the summer is! Things slow down a bit and we have a little more time of rest and rejuvenation than we had during the rest of the year. I hope that you and your families have some good times together and can …

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Happy Easter!

CONGRATULATIONS! This past Thursday, our 8th Graders at St. James School graduated! Congratulations again to each of you! We are still here for you and you remain a part of our St. James Family as you move on to high school! SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD The Solemnity of the Ascension of the …

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Happy Easter!

CONGRATULATIONS! It is the time of year for Graduations! Seniors and 8th graders have been looking forward to these days since the end of last school year! Mothers and Fathers are excited and nervous and teary eyed as they see their babies growing up and moving on to high school, college, and life! Congratulations to …

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Christ is Risen!

He is Risen, indeed! First Holy Communion Over 40 young boys and girls of St. James received Holy Communion for the first time Saturday, May 7th! Dressed in their finery as an outward sign of their readiness to receive Jesus, their faces and souls glowed with anticipation and then with joy! Congratulations to each of …

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When does anger (wraith) become a mortal sin? Is yelling at siblings, friends, parents a mortal sin if they started the conversation angry? And if not, could you give me a example when it would become one? I didn’t understand the definition of mortal sin.

For a sin to be a mortal sin, there are always three conditions that have to be met: Grave Matter: The act itself is intrinsically evil and immoral Full Knowledge: The person must know that what they’re doing or planning to do is evil and immoral. Deliberate Consent: The person must freely choose to commit …

When does anger (wraith) become a mortal sin? Is yelling at siblings, friends, parents a mortal sin if they started the conversation angry? And if not, could you give me a example when it would become one? I didn’t understand the definition of mortal sin. Read More »

Christ is Risen!

HE IS RISEN, INDEED! EASTER TRIDUUM My goodness, what a beautiful celebration of the Paschal Mystery, that is, the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of the Lord! Everything was magnificent! The liturgies were beautiful and prayerful! The choir and the servers were extraordinary! The decorations were gorgeous! Because of everyone and everything, we were able to …

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Christ is Risen!

He is Risen, indeed! Rejoice! Jesus is Risen from the dead! During Holy Week, we walked with Jesus through His Passion and Death and it culminates here, today, as we celebrate the mystery of the Resurrection! Each liturgy brought us deeper into the mystery of God’s super abundant love for each of us – not …

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Prayers for One Another

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Throughout this Lent, we have been praying an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for our fellow parishioners each day! Let’s continue during this Holy Week! Each of us need these prayers that we might have the fortitude and grace to persevere in our Lenten exercises of prayer, …

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