May 27, 2018

For everything that was written
in the past was written to teach us,
so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Romans 15:4 (NIV)

Religious Education Office

Vacation Bible School - dates for 2018 are June 11-15, Monday-Friday, 9:30 am to 12 Noon

Vacation Bible School is open to children entering grades K-4 and costs $25 per student and is held in the Church Hall.  The theme is "Angels & Saints"Click below for the Registration Form which can be filled out and either dropped off at the Parish Office or mailed to St. James Religious Education Office, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247.

VIRTUS®-ready volunteers are always needed and welcome!  Adults are needed to lead groups, and to help with refreshments.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for junior high and/or high school students to accumulate needed service hours!

Please contact us in the Religious Education Office (513.741.5335) to volunteer or for additional information.  We hope to see you at this year’s Saint James Vacation Bible School!

Vacation Bible School Registration Form

Parish School of Religion (PSR) - Monday Evening Religion Information

Registration is now open for Saint James the Greater Parish School of Religion.  Monday evening classes for students in Grades 1 thru 7 are from 6:45-8:00 pm, and are in session from September 10, 2018 - April, 2019 (exact date to be determined).  The cost is $75.00 per student. Click on the form below to download the Registration Form.  Fill it out and return to the Religious Education Office in the Parish Center.

Monday Evening Religion Class Registration Form


Sunday Preschool Registration Information

Registration is now open for Saint James the Greater Parish School of Religion Sunday Preschool.  The Sunday morning Preschool PSR Program will be in session this year during the 10:00 am Mass beginning September 16, 2018 through March 17, 2019.  This program is available to all 3, 4 and 5 year old parishioners.  The cost is $40.00 per student.  Click on the form below to download the Registration Form.  Fill it out and return to the Religious Education Office in the Parish Center.

Sunday Preschool Registration Form

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)- CLOW takes place during the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass each week (except for five Sundays - Christmas, Easter, First Communion, Wedding Anniversary and Festival Weekend). 

CLOW is a wonderful opportunity during Sunday Mass for our 1st through 4th Grade parishioners to experience the Liturgy of the Word in a way that is appropriate to their age group at the same time that our other parishioners are celebrating the Liturgy of the Word in our church space.  CLOW takes place downstairs in the Church Hall.  When Opening Prayer at the 10:00 AM Mass is finished, the celebrant invites the children forward and, after a special blessing, the children process together downstairs to the Church Hall. 

Each week they are led by a group of dedicated adult and high school volunteers in hearing the Scripture Readings and a reflection, and participating in praying the Creed and the General Intercessions.  The children then return to their families during the Offertory of the Mass.

Children younger than the 1st Grade are welcome to join the other children for CLOW, but they must be accompanied by a parent.  CLOW does not take the place of Mass, it IS part of the Mass, and enables them to participate in the Mass more fully. The coordinator for this program is Mrs. Carole Ann Yeazell (385-5163).

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which non-Catholic adults learn about the Catholic Church and gradually become full members.  Initiation into any full-fledged career takes place in stages, and so it is with the Catholic Church.  R.C.I.A. is a learning and loving process in which conversion of the heart brings you to Jesus Christ, who is our Lord and Savior.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?

Or want to learn more about what it means to be Catholic, or just interested in the process? Call Deacon Tim Crooker  at 513-741-5325, or email at for more information and to check on an upcoming session.  Sessions for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) formal process for 2017-18 begins on Monday, September 11th and runs until Easter, 2018..  If you know somebody who is not Catholic invite them to consider the possibility.  Our faith is a missionary faith meant to share the joy that we have found. 


Adult Faith Formation

FORMED®, The Catholic Faith on Demand
St. James has purchased a program that allows us a great format to reach all who are plugged into the internet no matter the device.  FORMED is a website library that allows us to access all sorts of wonderful content to enliven and enrich our faith.

 Here is what is available: Symbolon (short videos designed to help me grow in my faith), 33 Days to Morning Glory (the beginning of Marian Consecration, the quickest, easiest way to become a saint), Catholicism series (dive deper into what it is to be part of this wonderful church), check out Catholic movies about awesome saints like Padre Pio, Francis and Clare), Lighthouse media talks in the audio section, books for kindles and e-readers, plus so much more.

Here is how to access the site:  Go to (also under Resources tab above), and click Sign-Up. You will have 3 options at this point, choose the middle one (my parish already has FORMED), and enter this code: K33Y8T (case sensitive). Once you put that code in, fill in the necessary information, and you then have access to everything on the site.   If you have questions, please call the Parish Office at 741-5300.


"Most Adults are capable of a free and informed response of faith to God's initiative of love. They have a right and a duty to bring to maturity the seed of faith sown in them by God. They have experienced the joys and challenges of life and have the capacity to question the truth and meaning of life. The catechesis of the principal form of catechesis because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibilities and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form."
(National Directory for Cathechesis, page 187)

USCCB Adult Faith Formation Resource