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Advent!

The First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of a new Church year! We begin with Advent leading up to Christmas. Then we have Christmas and the Christmas Season. This begins our new liturgical year. This is the second longest Advent possible because Christmas is on a Saturday! Our Christmas Mass schedule begins on Christmas …

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Building a Culture of Life

Pope St. John Paul II encouraged us to build and live a culture of life to combat the culture of death which pervades our modern age and the modern mind. St. James does a great deal to do just that. We have our Pro-Life Holy Hour. We host the Pre-Cana retreats for couples preparing for …

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Thank you!

I thank the Lord Jesus for you always! I am so proud of you, the parishioners at St. James! You responded so beautifully in your generosity to the Afghan families who will be resettling here in Savannah and in Jacksonville! We surpassed every parish in Savannah in volunteering and in giving when called upon to …

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Immaculée

Saturday, October 9th, at 7:00 pm in the Church here at St. James, we will be hosting Immaculée, a world renowned speaker and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Each year we host a speaker during October and ask them to speak on some aspect of the dignity of human life. She will share her …

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Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life month! This Sunday, October 3rd, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm we will have a Life Chain at Daffin Park along Victory Drive. Please come and pray, hold a sign, and witness to the dignity of life with so many others around the country that day and time! Next Sunday, October …

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Stewardship Weekend

We at St. James are blessed with so many opportunities to know and live our faith and develop our relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church. In the Narthex, you will see tables with signs and sign-up sheets for all the opportunities for ministry and growing in knowledge of our faith and deeper in prayer. …

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Labor Day

A three day weekend! A blessing to us all! Entering fall and celebrating the end of summer, we are greeted with this three day weekend in which we get a day off from work to celebrate our labor! To work is good. There is a nobility and sanctifying aspect of work. Man needs to work, …

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Fall Begins!

Well, here we are at the end of August, the end of summer! College football began this weekend. Therefore, it is fall! We will also be ramping up our Adult Religious Education Opportunities and our Parish Religious Education Program. Bible Studies and gatherings of the CCW and Men’s Club will begin. The schedule at the …

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St. Monica (332-387 AD)

On Friday this week, August 27th, we celebrate the feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine. She was a Christian and prayed for years and years that her husband, Patricius, and her son, Augustine, would accept the truths of Christianity and live as disciples of Jesus Christ. Both her husband and her son …

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today, August 15th, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1950, Pope Pius XII proclaimed that Mary was assumed into heaven body and soul. Almighty God brought her to heaven and allowed her to experience what death was like before the sin of Adam and Eve. Mary was sinless, …

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