August 25, 2019
News & Events

Letter from Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr
regarding our Nation's Broken Immigration System.

Please click below to read the letter sent to all parishes from the Office of the Archbishop, Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr asking for your help and prayers.

Letter from the Office of the Archbishop


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

When: 9:30 am
First Friday of each month (except November; see below for dates)
September 6, October 4, November 8, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, & May 1

Where: Church Hall

Presenter: Fr. Nolker


The Sacrament of The Anointing of the Sick
Sunday, October 5 & 6 at all Masses

Who should be anointed?

Anyone who has a serious illness or the debilitation of old age. 

 When should they be anointed?

As soon as the illness is diagnosed and anytime it significantly worsens.  Anointing is the sacrament which helps us cope with illness and helps us to heal. 

 How long do the effects of the sacrament last? 

There is no “expiration date” for the sacrament.

 Isn’t this sacrament supposed to be given when somebody is dying?          

The ritual book for the Sacrament of Anointing says, “The reception of the Eucharist as viaticum, food for the passage through death to eternal life, is the sacrament proper to the dying Christian…The sacrament of anointing should be celebrated at the beginning of a serious illness.” {#175} The sacrament for the dying is Holy Communion. This doesn’t mean that a dying person can’t be anointed, but the anointing should happen long before that moment.  It should never be the case that receiving the Anointing of the Sick is put off until the person is dying.

 Also, remember that a priest may not be available when someone is dying. 


St. James L.I.F.E. Group Fall Dance for Adults with Special Needs

Who is it for? Special Needs adults wanting to dance, play games or just enjoy an afternoon out.

Date: Sunday, October 13 from 2:00-4:30 PM

Location:   St. James Church Hall

The Dance has a Fall/Halloween theme which means costumes are welcome, but not necessary. It is FREE, but we ask you to bring a canned good for a local food pantry.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  There will be dancing, board games and the chance to make a craft.  This is sponsored by the St. James L.I.F.E. Group.  To RSVP or for more information, call 706-0698 or email


Bethlehem Christian Families Ministries
Help the Holy Land - October 19 & 20

Bethlehem Christian Families Ministries will be at St. James the weekend of October 19 & 20 to sell their beautiful woodcarvings.  These carvings from the Christians living in the Holy Land make great gifts for weddings, First          Communions and so many other religious occasions.  This is an opportunity to directly support Christians in the Holy Land.