Pastor’s Corner

Letter from Fr. Firmin

My dear St. James Family, What a Week It’s Been! As many of you know, I had emergency surgery last Saturday after going to the ER with severe abdominal pain. The surgery revealed that I have a very rare – and treatable! – type of cancer. A one-in-a-million cancer for your one-in-a-million pastor! 😉 My […]

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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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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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Looking to the Future

About a week and a half ago, I presented to the Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Finance Council, and the School Advisory Board some issues that we are facing at St. James and some possible solutions to them. We discussed needs at the School, the Church, and the Offices. Some of these needs included increased

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