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Parish Picnic

Next Sunday, we will have our Annual St. James Parish Picnic! The Men’s Club will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Sides and deserts will be potluck and there will be activities that everyone can enjoy! It is a time to be together, get to know one another better, and simply have fellowship with …

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Labor Day

Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you! I pray that this weekend is one of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation for you, your families and your friends. We are reminded that rest from our labors is a necessary part of our humanity and helps us become more of who God has created us to be …

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Sr. Stephanie Gabriel

St. James welcomes Sr. Stephanie Gabriel as our new Director of Evangelization and Religious Education! She comes to us from teaching high school in Arlington, Virginia. A few years ago, we created this position to assist the parish to grow in our relationship with God and in our knowledge of Him. Sr. Emily Vincent was …

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School Returns!

Monday, August 8th, we welcome back our students and families to St. James School! After a few months away, life returns to a normal schedule of getting up earlier, going to bed earlier, classes and bells, uniforms, haircuts, etc…. I think the children are looking forward to it! I am certain the parents are more …

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Thank You!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the continued prayers and cards and good wishes sent to heaven for me and to me! Y’all have been so generous in thoughts, prayers, and gifts to help us get through this! It is a beautiful thing to experience such love and support! My goodness, when I …

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Thank You!

My St. James Family, Greetings and blessings! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for all the prayers and cards and good wishes sent to me and for me! It is a beautiful thing to experience such love and support! My goodness, when I stop and think about it I am speechless. Thank you all for …

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Letter from Fr. Firmin

My dear St. James Family, What a Week It’s Been! As many of you know, I had emergency surgery last Saturday after going to the ER with severe abdominal pain. The surgery revealed that I have a very rare – and treatable! – type of cancer. A one-in-a-million cancer for your one-in-a-million pastor! 😉 My …

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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 …

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Happy Easter!

SUMMERTIME! Summer is upon us and school is out! What a blessed time the summer is! Things slow down a bit and we have a little more time of rest and rejuvenation than we had during the rest of the year. I hope that you and your families have some good times together and can …

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Happy Easter!

CONGRATULATIONS! This past Thursday, our 8th Graders at St. James School graduated! Congratulations again to each of you! We are still here for you and you remain a part of our St. James Family as you move on to high school! SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD The Solemnity of the Ascension of the …

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