Sunday is the celebration of Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ! What a gift left and given to us by our Lord Jesus! He is sacramentally and really present with us at the altar, in the tabernacle, and in the monstrance. Come let us adore Him!
Each day (except for the June and July), St. James has at least two masses! During these summer months, we have the 8:30 AM Monday through Friday, a 5:30 PM on Wednesday, and a 9:00 AM on Saturday. From August through May, we also have a 7:00 AM mass Monday through Friday. Come join us in prayer at Holy Mass as Jesus gives Himself to us in Holy Communion and is made present for us on the altar.
St. James Church is open every day for prayer from about 7:30 AM to 7:00 or 8:00 PM. Feel free to stop by on your way home or while you are running errands and say hello to Jesus. There is a saying in our Catholic lexicon about “making a visit.” When we say this, we know that the person is going to visit Jesus present in the tabernacle in a Catholic Church. People stop and say hello and maybe just sit for a few minutes. What a beautiful practice this is! If we can’t stop, but we are driving by a Catholic Church, make the Sign of the Cross and say hello to Jesus from your car! Jesus is present in the tabernacle.
St. James is a Eucharistic Parish! We have a 24 hour Adoration Chapel, a Holy Hour for Healing with Vespers (Evening Prayer) on Sundays at 4:00 PM, and a Pro-Life Holy Hour on Tuesdays at 5:00 PM. If you want to spend time being in the presence of Jesus in the monstrance, please take advantage of these times! Our Lumen Christi Adoration Chapel is a place of beauty, peace, and rest! The Chapel is for everyone to come and be with our Lord Jesus and sit with Him in Adoration. Thank you to everyone who commits to an hour of adoration! I know that the graces you receive fill you with peace, joy, and life! If you would like to sign up for an hour each week, please contact the church office. Jesus is present with us in the monstrance in our Lumen Christi Chapel.
Today, marks the beginning of the Diocesan phase of the Eucharistic Revival instituted by our bishops in the United States. It is the first year of a three year initiative. As we take the lead from our Bishop, we can begin to think about ways that we as St. James’ parish can implement and participate in this endeavor. More information and direction will be forthcoming.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
We wish all of our Fathers a very Happy Father’s Day today! This day, may we honor and love them for who they are in our lives and the love they pour out upon us.
May the Lord abundantly bless each of you and your families this summer!
~ Fr. Daniel Firmin