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 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.
“HOLY SPIRIT, LORD DIVINE, COME, FROM HEIGHTS OF HEAV’N AND SHINE, COME WITH BLESSED RADIANCE BRIGHT!COME, O FATHER OF THE POOR, COME WHOSE TREASURED GIFTS ENDURE, COME, OUR HEARTS UNFAILING LIGHT!” (An Easter Sourcebook, p. 155). Today is the FEAST OF PENTECOST! It is the birthday of the church because this is when the missionary life…
The Saint James community is grateful for the work of Fr. Stagg and the many dedicated parishioners who helped bring that vision to fruition, many of whom have gathered with us this weekend to worship and celebrate.
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.
News and Updates This past week the parish’s Pastoral Council graciously hosted me for a Welcome BBQ! Spending time with the members of the Pastoral Council made it clear that they are ready and eager to assist me in leading the parish forward. Please know how excited I am to work with them. Forward…
O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this time of trial we turn to you. As our Mother, you love us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from you.