March 20, 2018
News & Events

St. James Fish Fry

Please join us for good food and fellowship every Friday, from February 16th  - March 23rd from 4:30 - 8:00 pm in the Church Hall. (Not Ash Wednesday or Good Friday) We will once again be serving our delicious baked and fried fish, shrimp, LaRosa's Pizzas, North College Hill bakery bread and Servatii's pretzels. Click on the MENU below for a full list of delicious items available.  Desserts will be available from the Girl Scouts.  The American Heritage Girls will be providing a craft room for children from 5-7 pm each Friday.  Visit the parish website or our fish fry website at:   www, for volunteering information.  Also, the Click below for a full MENU.  For carry-out orders, you may call the Church Hall between 4:00-7:30 pm to place an order by phone at 741-5311. The phone is only attended during those hours of the Fish Fry. For any other questions, you can call the parish office during their regular hours Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.



Calendar for Lent

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 smaller 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.

Lenten Prayer at St. James

Monday, March 19 - 7:00 p.m.
Vespers for the Feast of St. Joseph

See Listing for March 19 for Additional Information.

Monday, March 26 - 7:00 pm in Church
RCIA Presentation of the Liturgies of Holy Week

See Listing for March 26 for Additional Information.


Holy Week and Easter 2018


Palm Sunday, March 25

         Masses             4:30 p.m. Vigil, 8:00, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon

         Each Mass will include the blessing of palms.  Children are invited to be part of the procession at 10:00 a.m. before going to the Children’s Liturgy of the Word in the undercroft.

Incense is used at 4:30 p.m., 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Holy Thursday, March 29

7:00 p.m. Mass the Lord’s Supper

This Mass includes the washing of feet and a procession with the Blessed Sacrament from the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, call the parish office for a reservation.

Incense is used.

Good Friday, March 30

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours (the Breviary) is prayed in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. 

12:00 Noon Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

This liturgy includes the proclamation of the Passion according to St. John, Prayers of the Faithful, Veneration of the Cross and Communion.

Holy Saturday, March 31

8:30 p.m. The Easter Vigil

This Mass includes the blessing of the Easter Candle, a vigil service of Scripture readings, the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for our Elect (Catechumens).

Incense is used.

Easter Sunday, April 1

Masses 8:00, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon

Incense is used at the 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon Masses.



RCIA Presentation of the Liturgies of Holy Week

Monday, March 26 - 7:00 PM in Church

Have you ever wondered what the Church does, and why during the holiest week of the Church year?  Join Fr. Nolker, and Deacon Tim as they give a detailed explanation of the Church's Liturgies during Holy Week.


St. Mary's Ladies Society

Please join us for May Crowning on Wednesday, May 16th at 7 pm in the Church.  Refreshments will follow in the Church Hall.

This year St. Mary's Ladies Society will be having a "Split the Pot".  tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or 12 for $10. The drawing will be held on May 16th in the Church Hall after the May Crowning of the Blessed Mother. The proceeds are used to cover laundry expense of the Church linens, cards for First Communion and Confirmation students and our parish shut-ins.

Tickets can be found and printed by clicking below or in the Church book racks or in the Parish Office. Chances can be put in an envelop marked "St. Mary's Ladies Raffle" and dropped in the Sunday collection basket or mailed to the Parish Office.

St. Mary's Ladies "Split the Pot" tickets