Christ is Risen!



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 enter into the mysteries of our redemption deeply! Thanks to all who had a hand in making the celebrations so glorious!.


Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. Since Good Friday, a novena has been prayed each day at 3:00 PM and after the morning daily mass. Today at 3:00 we will have a beautiful celebration in celebration of this Feast led by Fr. Peter.

The Mercy of the Divine Godhead flows from the altar at each mass and from the confessional at each confession. It is the ocean that swallows up our sins and gives us new life. My brothers and sisters, please take advantage of His Mercy by coming to the Sacrament of Confession. It is the font of mercy. As a reminder, at St. James here is the schedule for confessions: Monday – Friday at 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM, Tuesday at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, and Saturday at 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. We are blessed to be able to offer this Sacrament of Mercy so often! I encourage each of you to make this experience of Divine Mercy a part of your spiritual life!


All the priests of our parish and our Diocese will be in Warner Robins, GA this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for our Annual Clergy Conference. This conference is always a nice time for fraternity and relaxation with brother priests after a busy Lent and Holy Week! Please pray for us.


I hope everyone is practicing the Easter Gospel Challenge by spending 10 minutes each day to read and meditate on the Gospel of the day throughout this Easter Season! If you haven’t participated this past week, there is no better time than now to start!

May the Lord abundantly bless each of you and your families throughout this Easter Season!

~ Fr. Daniel Firmin

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