This past summer, we had a chance to talk to Fr. Bob Stagg about his fondest memories of Saint James and his message to its parishioners.
In an effort to provide support to families and individual parishioners in need, we are initiating a new charity fund, Apostle in Action Charity Fund. This parish-based fund will provide parishioners and members of our local community with some financial assistance. Whether it be rent, utility bills, unforeseen medical expenses, or mental health expenses, I feel it is important that our parish support those who are in need.
How hard is it to enter the Kingdom?
The preferential option for the poor is sometimes criticized as a secret campaign against the affluent.
Why would God love poor people more than rich ones?
Is the church suggesting that disadvantaged folk are automatically more moral than wealthy ones?
This weekend we publish our 2021 Annual Parish Report. Please know how fortunate I feel to serve you. Further, I am privileged to be working with a great clergy and lay staff, and very gifted Finance and Pastoral Councils. In this report, the Finance Council and I hope to provide you with a snapshot of our current state of the parish.
I would like to extend a special word of thanks to the choir, cantors, instrumentalists, and all those involved for sharing their talents and enhancing our Christmas liturgies as well as the Advent Lessons and Carols
With 2023 marking the 100th anniversary of St. James the Apostle Church, we enter this Centennial Year of celebration grateful that the Holy Spirit has guided this faith-filled community. Although the impact of the pandemic presented challenges to our parish, it also helped reflect its strengths. Our parish is thriving in many ways. Our ministries…
The foundational call of Christians to charity is a frequent theme of the Gospels. During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on “almsgiving,” which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity.