Parish Life


Cursillo is a movement of the Catholic Church to deepen your commitment to your faith and provide ways to sustain your Christian journey. It is a weekend retreat and promotes the creation of core groups of Christians that pray together and transform their environment by living the Gospel. Sally Arman

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Respect Life

The purpose of the Respect Life committee is to encourage and activate pro-life activities among and within our parish, and represent St. James in diocesan activities. This is done through individual prayer, our pro-life holy hour each Tuesday at 5:00 P, and keeping parishioners informed of other programs and organizations such as Birthright, Project Rachel,

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Pastoral Care

Our parish priests along with the pastoral care committee visit parishioners who are ill or shut in and offer them friendliness and compassion. Of major spiritual importance is the privilege of bringing the Holy Eucharist to those who are unable to attend Mass. A special note: if you or a loved one is hospitalized, hospitals

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Parish Life

The Parish Life committee assists in providing activities that promote spiritual growth, service and hospitality to our parishioners. Volunteers are needed for various parish events. Nan Keck

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Homebound Ministry

Volunteers are needed to deliver monthly meals and/or goody bags to the homebound parishioners of our parish. On the second Wednesday of each month, this ministry delivers dinners to parishioners who are unable to attend the monthly dinners. On special holidays and throughout the summer, volunteers deliver goody bags. Bonnie MacAulay

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Girl Scouts

The purpose of Girl Scouting is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service so they may become successful women and resourceful citizens. Our scouts offer volunteer services to the school and community. Our Brownie Troop 300, Junior Troop 155, and Cadet Troop 476 offer a nurturing environment, promote ethical

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Council of Catholic Women (CCW)

St. James CCW is open to all women of the parish. In affiliation with our Deanery, Diocesan, and National CCW organizations, we support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. These are evident in our activities such as First Friday mass and fellowship, Helping Hands, bimonthly sandwiches for Social Apostolate, weekly

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Card Ministry

Volunteers send Mass cards on the first month and first year anniversary of the deceased. Also, volunteers send invitations to the widows/widowers and a guest for the Parish Thanksgiving and International dinners. Monthly handwritten notes are sent to parishioners in nursing homes. Beverly Fochtman

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