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Congratulations Graduates!

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Congratulations Graduates! Endings and new beginnings happen everywhere this time of year. Chapters close and new ones are opened. Congratulations to our graduates from High School – from public school, private school, home school, and from Benedictine and St. Vincent’s Academy! A job well done! Congratulations to all …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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 …

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First Holy Communion

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! First Holy Communion Congratulations to our young people who received their First Holy Communion (the first of many)! What a beautiful day! Receiving our Lord Jesus is such a beautiful gift and privilege! Blessed are those who are called to the table of the Lamb! Parish Religious Education …

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Holy Hour for Healing

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. At St. James, we will have a Holy Hour for Healing at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 30th. We will pray for the healing of those effected in any way by child abuse. Deep wounds in victims, families, and friends take a …

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Blessed Stanley Rother

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! We are privileged to have a relic of Blessed Stanley Rother here with us at St. James this past week! You have two more days to venerate the relic and ask his intercession. His time with us here ends Tuesday, April 25th. He is the first US born …

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Christ is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!

For the last eight days, we have celebrated Easter and with Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday, we end the Easter Octave. We celebrate the days after Easter as if we were celebrating that day again! These days culminate with a celebration of Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy poured forth from Heaven in the form of baby and …

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Christ is Risen!

He is risen, indeed! We proclaim this today and throughout our days – “We are an Easter People and Hallelujah is our song!” (Pope St. John Paul II) We are a people of hope, a people of life! This is the good news we bring to the world in every age! Faith in Jesus Christ …

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Palm Sunday – Holy Week

Palm Sunday is one of the more solemn days of the year for us. It marks the entrance of Our Lord Jesus into Jerusalem where He will soon undergo His Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Today is the beginning of the Holiest Week of the Year. We call this week “Holy” not because there are so …

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The Wisdom of God

The Apostle Paul reminds us that we do not speak a wisdom of this age, a worldly wisdom, but a wisdom of God. As Christian disciples, we live by a different wisdom than that of this age and of our current culture. Our lives are governed by principles, beliefs, virtues that the world thinks foolish. …

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Catholic Schools Week

What a week it has been celebrating St. James School and Catholic Schools in general! Thank you to all who make our School what it is – our Sisters, teachers, staff, students, and families! Each of you contribute to the greatness of St. James School! It is the responsibility of all of us to help …

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