April 09, 2020
News & Events

The Shell, an e-letter sent by email to parishioners.  Click below for the update or go to the Resources tab, then Publications and click The Shell for the date you want.

The Shell


The Shell, an e-letter sent by email to parishioners. Click below for the update or go to the Resources tab, then Publications and click The Shell for the Date you want.

The Shell


The Shell, an e-letter sent by email to parishioners.  Click below for the update or go to the Resources tab, then Publications and click on The Shell for the date you want.

The Shell


Update for St. James the Greater


March 19, 2020


Dear friends,

 As we go through this trying time, please remember our staff and I are praying with and for all of you. 

I want to share a few suggestions for things we can do to help each other.  I repeat my request that we all pray the Memorare at noon each day so that we connect with each other in common prayer. 

What can we do for our neighbors?

·        Go to the grocery for an older person (which is 65 or over according to some), especially if they are compromised by hearts issues, etc.  Get their grocery list and do the shopping for them.

·        Check in with older people and anybody who is alone.  This can be a phone call every day or two.  It is especially important to call those in nursing homes and retirement centers.  They are probably confined to their rooms and have little social interaction.  This checks on their health and simple breaks the boredom of the day.

·        If you are outside, be sure to wave or call over to a neighbor who is also in the yard or walking down the street. 

·        Have take-out for lunch or dinner at least once a week to help local restaurants.  Try to focus on local owned small business since they will have a harder time than the large chains.

·        Make an extra effort to spread happiness.  People can get cranky during stressful times.  We all have to lighten the atmosphere for everybody. 

Our parish office will have varied hours for the next weeks.  If you need to come to the office for something important, please call (741-5300) to make sure it cannot be handled over the phone and that someone will be in the office to help.

 God bless you and stay well.

Fr. Nolker



If you did not receive The Shell - e-letter through email, below are some of the major notices.  You can also read the entire Shell by clicking on Resources above then Publications.


Confessions will still be heard on Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  The regular confessional will NOT be used because it is a small confined space.  A temporary area with a screen will be set up elsewhere in the church.

 Church Open

The church will be open Monday through Friday for private prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  This is so individuals can pray; do not come in groups!

 Mass on the web or TV

The archdiocesan website will be live-streaming a daily Mass and weekend Mass from the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains.  Daily Mass will be available online at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 11 a.m.  All live-streaming Masses will also be available on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Facebook page,

 Daily Mass is also available on at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  On Sunday televises Mass from the Sacred Heart Basilica at Notre Dame.

 Daily Masses are also available on TV from EWTN at 8:00 a.m., Noon and 7:00 p.m.


At this time funerals are still permitted but only with congregations of asymptomatic family members fewer than 50 attending.  Many dioceses which has suspended public Masses have restricted funerals to committal services at the grave, but that has not been directed by our archdiocese yet.

 Parish Contributions

Although Masses are discontinued for the time-being, we still need your financial support.  Please send your contributions to the parish office, drop them off or donate electronically at WeShare.  To use WeShare, go to the parish website, click Online Giving, and then follow directions.



By the decree of the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati: 

"No Public Masses may be celebrated at least until after Easter, April 12, 2020."

See the Letter from the Catholic Conference of Ohio

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2019-20 Scripture Study
The Gospel According to St. Matthew

When: 9:30 am
First Friday of each month
 (see below for dates)

Where: Church Hall

Presenter: Fr. Nolker

Please bring a Bible.


Please watch for future information and a new date.

St. James L.I.F.E. Ministry Presents:
Laughter for a cause
with acclaimed Christian Comedienne

Leslie takes a humorous look at marriage and motherhood!

Friday, April 17th, 7-10 pm - St. James Church Hall (doors open at 6:30 pm)

$25.00 per person

Proceeds benefit: Mater Filius Queen City which enables women in crisis pregnancies to choose life by providing transitional housing, resources, and life skills.

Click below for Registration Form and additional information:

Registration Form