November 22, 2017
News & Events

Grief Support Group
Have you lost a loved one?

There is a grief support group starting on October 4th at St. James. Please join us from 7-8:30 pm once a week for 8 weeks in the Parish Center to share memories of our loved ones and explore the stages of grief. Feel free to participate if you would like or just come and listen. Attend one or all the sessions! The purpose is to bring the grieving process into focus, as well as to provide support for each other during this journey of sorrow and pain of loss. If you have any questions, please call Vicki Jung at 260-2373 or Julie Schneider at 741-1194.

St. James White Oak 175th Anniversary
1843 - 2018
Spreading the Word

St. James Church is celebrating its 175th Anniversary in 2018 and we want you to be a part of it!

We invite all parishioners to prepare a Family History Display to be used throughout the anniversary year at events including the Kick-off Celebration after the 8:00 and 10:00 am Masses on Sunday, November 26th.

The purpose is to capture pictures and memorabilia that highlights your personal family history with St. James and the community. Some things you may want to include: Family Name; Pictures: Baptism, 1st Holy Communion, May Crowning, Weddings, Family Photos, Social Events, Parish Picnic, Festival, Bingo, Fish Fry, Volunteer Fair along with written short stories - Family History, Church History and White Oak Community.

Additional Details: 1. Submit to Parish Office by November 20, 2017. 2. Poster should be on standard poster board (22"x 28") or smaller and have the family contact information on the back of the poster. 3. Posters will be kept by the Anniversary Committee and returned after the Parish Picnic 2018. 4. Submit copies of original documents. The parish office staff will make copies for you if you bring them to the office.

If you have questions or need help, contact Karen Orth at

Members of Religious Orders

         As we begin celebrating our 175th anniversary as a parish, we need your help. Sad to say, parishes seldom have kept records of parishioners who have entered religious orders as brother or sisters. Most of the time if a man was ordained a priest for a religious order, that was recorded in the parish. (We have the list of those ordained as priests from St. James.) But nothing was kept about those who became brothers or sisters. As part of our anniversary projects, we want to put a list together.

If you are related to someone or know somebody who was or is a member of a religious order who was a parishioner at St. James when they entered the order, please let us know. We would appreciate having information such as which order they joined, when they made final vows, are they still living (and where). If someone joined an order and left religious life we want to know that, too. Please mail this information to the parish office and be sure to include your name in case we need to contact you for additional information.


Advent Confession Opportunities

December 4th at 7:00 pm
Penance Service including the first reception of the sacrament by our second grade students.

Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
On December 16, both Fathers Nolker and Reif will be available during this time.


St. Mary's Ladies Society
Raffle to Support Scholarships to St. James School
(1 Girl and 1 Boy will be Awarded a Scholarship)

1st Prize is an American Girl Doll or $150 in Cash
1st Prize Boys Basket or $150 in Cash
Donation is $1.00 or 6 for $5.00 or 12 for $10.00

Click below to print tickets.  Please indicate if you want your chances in the Boy or Girl Basket.  Drawing will be held at our December meeting on Monday, December 11th.  Tickets can be sent to the Parish Office, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247 or put in an envelope marked St. Mary's Ladies Society Raffle and drop in the Sunday Collection.

Raffle Tickets


NET Ministries Retreat for 7th and 8th Grade Students


In January, St. James Parish will host the NET Ministries retreat team as they provide two retreats for our students.  On Thursday, January 11 the team will facilitate a retreat for our 8th graders and on Friday, January 12, the team will lead/facilitate the Confirmation Retreat for our 7th Graders.

We are in NEED of up to 7 host families to house a minimum of two team members overnight. For more information about Net Ministries or how to help, please click on the below information.

Net Ministries info:

NET Ministries - Host Family Sign up Form