February 16, 2019
News & Events


            What:                    The Gospel according to Luke
presented by Fr. Nolker

          When:                   Friday, March 1st                           

          Time:                    9:30-11:00 a.m.

          Where:                  Church Hall

  What: Gospel of Luke, 9:51-13:21 - The Journey to Jerusalem, part 1

          When:                   Friday, March 22nd
  Where: Church Hall
  Time: 9:30-11:00 am
  What: Gospel of Luke 19:28-23:56 - The Passion Narrative

Some questions you might have:

Why the Gospel of Luke?                              This Gospel will be the one read through most of                                                                              the next liturgical year which began December 2.

Do I have to come to all the sessions?           No.  Come to as many as you can.

Do I need to register for this?                        No. Just show up.

What do I need to bring?                               A Bible, or at least a New Testament.


St. James L.I.F.E. Ministry

Full Plate
Girls night out!
Friday, March 1, 2019 from 7-10 PM
at Orchard Hills Lane Clubhouse
5927 Orchard Hills Lane 45252

You need a night of fun, fellowship, food and faith!
Learn to use herbs and spices tracing back to biblical times in healthy TASTY recipes that tell a story.

Well known cooking expert Rita Heikenfeld will host an entertaining demonstration.

Bring a friend & meet new friends!

$10 includes assorted beverages (+adult), food tastings, door prizes & free takeaways!

Click below for additional information and for the Reservation Form.

Reservation Form


The John Merritt Scholarships

Each year our parish gives two (2) $2,000 scholarships to 8th grade students who will attend a Catholic high school.  These are renewable.  In addition to these, the parish gives two (2) $750 scholarships to students who will attend St. James the Greater School the following year.  These are NOT renewable. Information about the qualifications for these scholarships.  Click the link below to download the information and applications. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

We thank those who have contributed to the John Merritt Scholarship Fund that makes this possible!  

The John Merritt Scholarships Info and Application


St. James Volunteer's
Recognition Dinner

Sunday, March 3rd

St.James Parishioners ONLY

In appreciation for all the volunteers who selflessly donate their time and talents to our Parish Organizations, you and your spouse are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Volunteers' Recognition Dinner.

Reservation Form is due by February 27th.  Click below to print out the Reservation Form adding the volunteer organization you serve.

Reservation Form


Ash Wednesday
March 6, 2019

 6:30 am Mass
 8:30 am Mass (School students grade 3 to 8 will be present)
 1:30 pm Prayer service (School students grades K to 2 will be present)
7:00 pm Mass
Ashes are distributed after the Gospel at Mass and in the Prayer Service in the afternoon.

Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.  In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat and meat products.
The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two small meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding from age 14 on wards.

Our 2019 Fish Fry is approaching! We need many volunteers and hope that you might consider helping, even if you have never volunteered at the Fish Fry before.  There are many opportunities to get involved so please sign-up now. It is as simple as visiting our website at and clicking on ‘Volunteers.’ You may select any dates and areas of interest. If you have any questions, please email the fish fry committee at You can also call Dianne Hergenrother at 385-6477 with any questions.

Please join us for good food and fellowship every Friday from March 8th – April 12th from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the church undercroft.  We will once again be serving our delicious baked and fried fish, fried shrimp, LaRosa’s pizzas, North College Hill bakery bread, and Servatii’s pretzels.

Hope to see you!
The Fish Fry Committee


Taize Prayer Service

Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in Church

This year we focus on the veneration of the cross.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at St. James the Greater

Once again, the whole Archdiocese of Cincinnati will participate in this opportunity for the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Both of our priests will be hearing confession at this time as part of the annual "Light Is On For You". This is a great opportunity for those who have been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation for a long time to confess. All parishes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati have scheduled confessions for this evening, many from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.