News and Updates It’s hard to believe that we’ve entered the month of August already. Are you still waiting for your soul to catch up to your body?…LOL ?. Over this past week I gathered the parish staff to discuss a number of items. Some of our agenda items included: Parish Listening Sessions (Fall 2021)…
We are happy to welcome students from the Edward V. Walton Primary School here at Saint James. Due to flood damage sustained by the Walton School building in the recent tropical storm, the Springfield Board of Education and Saint James Church have entered into a short-term lease agreement for the school building until their school is back up and running.
As Catholics, we believe that the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the gift that fulfills our Lord’s words to us when He said: “I will be with you always, even until the end of time.”
A BIG THANK YOU to all the organizers of the Parish Festival! Even after not having the Festival for close to two years, you made this year’s festival a unique success. I also would like to acknowledge, on behalf of our parish community, all the volunteers, benefactors, local partners, and guests for your presence, participation, and assistance. In more ways than one, this year’s festival was like no other.
On behalf of the entire St. James parish community, it is a pleasure to welcome Bishop Elias to St. James Church. We are honored by his presence… his presence among us reminds us that our parish is a member in the ecclesial Body of Christ
Today we celebrate the FEAST OF THE HOLY TRINITY. While we have moved into Ordinary Time until Advent, we continue to celebrate the gift of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Every time we sign ourselves with the cross, we celebrate the Trinity. Every time we begin liturgy, it is always with the sign of the…