January 29, 2020
News & Events

2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal(CMA)

The CMA is our opportunity each year to support the work of six vital ministries all of which operate right here in our Archdiocese.  You will receive information in the mail along with donation forms. 

If we exceed our parish goal for the CMA, 50% of our overage comes back to the parish to be used toward a parish ministry or improvement that we select. Last year's funds were used to help partially fund the resurfacing of all the church and school parking lots. 

Please prayerfully consider supporting this year's CMA.  Your help is needed as we stand Together for the Faith of the Gospel for thousands of people served throughout our Archdiocese. 

To view this year's CMA video click the link below.


The John Merritt Scholarships

Each year our parish gives two (2) $2,000 scholarships to graduating students from St. James to be applied to that student's tuition at a Catholic High School.This grant is renewable for each year of high school as long as the student meets the necessary requirements.

  In addition to these, each year two (2) $750 scholarships are given to students currently attending or intending to attend St. James the Greater School the following year.  This is a one-time grant which is NOT  automatically renewable. Students could be eligible for more than one year.

Click the link below to download the information and applications. 
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

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

The John Merritt Scholarships Info and Application



Confirmation will take place on February 3rd at 7:00 pm.  Bishop Joseph R. Binzer will be the celebrant. 
Please keep our students in your prayers!


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

When: 9:30 am
First Friday of each month
 (see below for dates)
 February 7, March 6, April 3, & May 1

Where: Church Hall

Presenter: Fr. Nolker

Please bring a Bible.


St. James Volunteers'
Recognition Dinner

Sunday, February 23rd



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 
2020 Volunteers’ Recognition Dinner.

 All ministries and volunteer organizations are welcome. Come celebrate with your fellow volunteers in the Church Hall.

Drinks and appetizers will begin at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm.

 There is no cost to attend, but you must make a reservation.

 Please make your reservation by February 19th.

 The completed reservation form can be put in an envelope and dropped in the Sunday collection basket or mailed to the Parish Office.

Click below to print Reservation Form:

St. James Volunteers' Recognition Dinner Reservation Form



Fish Fry 2020


Our Fish Fry Committee is in the planning stages for our 2020 Lenten Fish Fry. This will be our 12th year of holding the BEST Fish Fry in the city! If you would like to get more involved with the Fish Fry Committee, please contact Dianne Hergenrother at We would love to have a few new faces to join our committee!

Further announcements for weekly volunteers will be coming in February! Please consider signing up to volunteer for a week or two as we need approximately 120 volunteers every week? Our weekly volunteers won’t begin to sign up via our website until February 10, 2020. Click below after February 10th for information or to volunteer.

The dates for our 2020 Fish Fry will be February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3. Mark your calendars NOW! The Fish Fry opens at 4:30 p.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. each Friday.  (We do not have a Fish Fry on Good Friday.)



SAVE THE DATES for a major program coming this Lent.  St. James will host Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church and veteran retreat director, for a three-evening Parish Mission on March 9, 10 and 11.  Father will speak on "Seeking Christ in Lent." Watch for more details to follow.