The Finance Council and I would like to provide a financial update to the State of the Parish report that was presented this past fall. Overall, as you will see in the updated State of the Parish report, there is good news to share.
The Finance Council and I are delighted to share with you that St. James has reached our 2022 Annual Appeal goal! Thank you for your generous support of this important annual appeal.
He is risen! The dramatic action of the Triduum climaxes today with the first reports of the miraculous news. He is not dead! He has been raised!
I am excited to announce that after important upgrades to the church security cameras and church door access, beginning Monday, April 4th the church will be open for prayer during the week.
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
During the season of Lent, we will use the many opportunities we have already scheduled for public prayer in the parish to include the prayer intention for Peace in the Ukraine.
Lent is a very special time – a time of preparation for Easter. The power of Lent forces us to confront two important truths, truths we are very good at avoiding and ignoring.
This Lent, we have partnered with the Hallow team to provide Hallow Plus access to all parishioners for FREE through Easter. After Easter, you can opt into keeping a subscription to Hallow Plus for a 20% discount or continue on with the free content.
I would say that there is no commandment of Jesus which has caused so much discussion and debate as the commandment to love our enemies. Note that Jesus isn’t telling them just to passively tolerate them, but to actively do kind things for them.
As Catholics, for too long we underestimated the presence of God in the Sacred Scriptures. We can be sure that each time we read the Scriptures or hear the Scriptures proclaimed in the liturgy, God’s spirit is dynamically at work. God’s Word is living and true as inspired by the Holy Spirit.