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Catholic Schools Week

This weekend we begin Catholic Schools Week during which we celebrate the gift of our St. James School and the blessing it is to our parish, our children, and our families! 65 years ago, the school and the parish were founded and the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the IHM sisters) began …

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Welcome to Sr. Alexis Karen Reavill!

The Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (our IHM sisters) have sent our St. James Parish and School community a novice, Sr. Alexis Karen Reavill, who will, God willing, make her first vows as an IHM Sister in August! She will be with us for 12 weeks or so up to Holy Week …

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Last Chemotherapy Treatment!

The end is in sight! This week, I receive my final (12th) treatment of Chemotherapy to combat the cancer in my abdomen! It has been a long first leg of the journey, but your accompaniment and companionship have been such a blessing and a grace during this time! Thank you! The next phase will begin …

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Epiphany of the Lord

Here we are, brothers and sisters in Christ, at the celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord and the end of the Christmas Season! Today we celebrate the revelation of Jesus to everyone in the persons of the magi who visited Jesus as a baby in a manger and gave gifts to Joseph and Mary. …

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Happy Solemnity, Happy New Year!

January 1st, being the first day of the new calendar year, the Church invites us to reflect again on the Incarnation and the Nativity of our Lord by recalling the truth of Mary being the Mother of God, the God-bearer (Theotokos in Greek (a term all Catholics should know)). At the beginning of the new …

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Merry Christmas!

To each of you and your families, I wish you a Merry Christmas on behalf of Fr. Peter, Fr. Joey, our IHM Sisters, and the faculty and staff St. James Church and School! Our prayer for you: May the Peace, Joy, and Love of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, fill your hearts and homes …

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One More Week!

Here we are at the end of the Advent Season and there is one more week to prepare for the celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ! If you haven’t yet, please take some time in the quiet of the church or the Lumen Christi Adoration Chapel to be with our Lord Jesus …

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Advent Parish Mission

Thanks to everyone who attended our Advent Parish Mission! What a wonderful few evenings we had together! Fr. Ben Dallas led us on beautiful meditations of the infancy narratives from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in the presence of our Lord Jesus exposed in the monstrance and finishing the evening with Benediction. I think …

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This past Thursday, December 1st, our second graders participated in their First Reconciliation! Each of them experienced for the first time, the beauty of the Sacrament of Confession, the font of the Mercy of the Lord! Congratulations to each you! May this be the first of a multitude of experiences of this magnificent Sacrament! The …

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Blessed Advent (and Happy New Liturgical Year)!

Can you believe it? This Sunday after Thanksgiving is the First Sunday of Advent and a New Liturgical Year! Christmas is on a Sunday this year, so we have the longest possible Advent – 4 full weeks of preparation! These weeks are set aside for us to prepare to welcome Jesus into our homes, into …

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