Merry Christmas!

Since we are still in the Octave of Christmas, I continue to wish you and your families a MERRY CHRISTMAS! For us Christians, Christmas begins on December 25th with the Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and it ends with the Feast of Baptism of the Lord (this year on January 9th). […]

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Gaudete Sunday!

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice. Indeed the Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:4-5) The Entrance Antiphon for the 3rd Sunday of Advent is the above quote from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians! It also happens to be the verse from which our bishop chose his motto – “Rejoice in the Lord

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St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist is chosen and sent by God to prepare the way before the Messiah, Jesus! How beautiful is his example, his humility! He knew that it wasn’t all about him. His mission was to help the people, to help us get ready for Jesus so that we would recognize the Savior when

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Saturday, December 2nd, one of our parishioners, Mary Speir, received the Gartland Service Award! She was nominated for her years of service to St. James the Less Parish as the Director of Religious Education, an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a minister to the homebound, a member and leader of the Bereavement Committee, and countless

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Rite of Welcome

This Sunday, we announce to the parish and publicly that people will be preparing for Baptism, Confirmation, and reception into full communion with the Catholic Church! What a wonderful and beautiful thing to witness! These men and women, each with their own reason and history, come to the church requesting the Sacraments of Initiation and

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All Saints Day

Wednesday, November 1st, is the Solemnity of All Saints! This is the day on which the whole Church celebrates our brothers and sisters who have gone before us and are in heaven. We all know people who have passed away and were wonderful examples of the faith. They are probably now in heaven! In other

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We Begin

St James begins to bustle with activity in August and September. School is back in full swing and this past week our apostolates, ministries, and faith formation opportunities started back to life! Our Parish Picnic was a wonderful time and the Lord held off the rain until the end! The hamburgers and hotdogs were excellent

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