Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sunday, March 17, the 5th Sunday of Lent, is also the celebration of St. Patrick, missionary to the Irish people, Bishop and Patron of Ireland and beyond! Patrick was a man of great faith, courage, and zeal for souls. He wanted what was best for the people who enslaved him, he wanted their salvation. He desired eternal life for his captures and for all people. As we celebrate St. Patrick, let’s seek to emulate him. Do we desire and work for the salvation of those who hurt us or do we want revenge? A life in Christ is what every person needs to fully live as a human person. May you and I have the missionary spirit, the faith, the courage, and the zeal of St. Patrick.

Congratulations to Mr. John Forbes, parishioner of St. James and Grand Marshall of the 200th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah! We are honored as a parish to have one of our own serve in this capacity! May the Lord bless you in this celebration!

Parish Mission

This weekend, our Mission Preachers will be preaching at all the masses giving a preview and invitation to our St. James Parish Lenten Mission which will be in the evenings of March 18 – 20th. The theme is Eucharist: Real Presence, Gift of God. As we move into the final two weeks of Lent, I invite all of you to take a few days and reflect on the beauty of the Eucharist and the amazing gift we receive from our Lord – His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity! I hope to see you there each night or at least one night of the Mission! Bring a friend from another parish too!

Annual Catholic Appeal

Thank you to all who have contributed to the 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal! I invite all those who have not yet made a gift to participate in the building up of the Kingdom of God in our Diocese by being the Presence of Jesus to those throughout our Diocese of Savannah! In the latest progress report of the Appeal, we have given and pledged $121,000 of our $134,000 goal! This makes me proud! Keep it up! We can surpass that goal soon!

May the Lord Jesus bless you and your families abundantly this week!

~ Fr. Daniel Firmin

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