Have you ever had the experience of getting either to work or getting home and not remembering the drive? I’m sure that this has happened to you. You stroll over to your car, start the engine, and then you realize you’ve made it to your destination without any memory of the commute.
Friends, God has work to do in our world generally and in us particularly. If we foreclose on those possibilities by presuming the worst about ourselves and our humanity, how much precious saving grace is lost to us.
Fr. John, out of your forty-one years of priesthood, twenty-plus of those years have been shared with us. While ministering as a Priest of Jesus Christ among us, you have done countless “good things” for others.
In our second reading this Sunday, St. John’s vision in the Book of Revelation is a game-changer when he imagines the New Jerusalem devoid of a Temple. John, however, doesn’t simply dispense with the Temple. He conceives that the city itself has become the dwelling place of God.
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.