Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
Happy Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mothers here at St. James and beyond! We celebrate and honor our mothers who are such a gift to each of us. We set aside this day to pray for our mothers whether living or deceased. Pray also for those whose mothers have gone to the Lord this past year, that the Lord would bring them comfort and consolation in their grief.
A mother is a symbol and sign of life. Mothers sacrifice to bring us into the world and nurture and form us in body and soul. This love and witness to life is to be praised and honored! So, today, we thank you, our Mothers, for life, love, and all that you selflessly give for us! We pray God’s abundant blessings and graces upon you!
My mother has been here the last few months helping me recover from my surgery in February. What a gift it has been to have her here with me! I think for all of us when we are ill want to be cared for by our mothers! Thank you, Mom, for your tireless generosity and care for me!
Thank you for the warm welcome you have extended to my mother while she is here! Y’all are amazing in your welcoming and in your care! The Sisters, the CCW, the parish staff, and everyone has been beautifully gracious and I thank you so much!
Happy Mother’s Day!
The Priest assignments for the Diocese of Savannah have been made public and St. James will be effected by the announcements. Today, I will make the announcements. Next week or afterwards I will write more but for today – just the facts. Fr. Peter and I are staying here but we as a parish will experience some change.
Fr. Joey Buencamino came to us this past year in the fall and has been an absolute Godsend to us! He will be leaving us to become the Parochial Administrator (don’t be confused…it means basically a Pastor) of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Ray City, GA. He will be a blessing to the parish and the people of the community in south Georgia! I and our St. James Parish wish him the best and many blessings in this new assignment!
Deacon Lewis King will be ordained to the priesthood on June 3rd at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist here in Savannah. His first assignment will be here at St. James! We welcome him with open arms! He has been here as a seminarian for a summer assignment in 2019 and then during the pandemic in 2020 he stayed with us for a while. So, we welcome him back to St. James!
Happy Easter! May the Hope and Joy of the Risen Lord Jesus fill your soul and your homes this Easter Season!
~ Fr. Daniel Firmin