July 12, 2020
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Entries for January 2018


Sacrament of Confirmation

On Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 pm our 7th grade Catholic students will be making their Confirmation.  The Most Rev. Joseph R. Binzer, Auxillary Bishop, will be the presider.  Please keep them and their families in your prayers.


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.


Have you ever wanted to go on a pilgrimage?
Have you ever wanted to visit some of the holiest sites in the history of Christianity? 
Have you ever wanted to re-trace the footsteps, and the route of a famous saint who took the Gospel to new lands for the first time?

Joe Olding, has done it! 

Please join us for an informative evening in the Church Hall, on Tuesday March 6th at 7 PM, as Joe Olding presents to us his experience of being a pilgrim walking the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James.

Joe Olding is a Computer Sciences teacher at Our Lady of the Visitation School in Mack, who, along with his son, walked the 500 miles of the Way of St. James from the Pyrenees Mountains, across the north of Spain, to the Shrine of St. James the Greater in Santiago.  For many who make this trek to the purported tomb of St. James, this pilgrimage is a life changing experience.  Please plan to come and hear how Joe’s pilgrimage on the Way of St. James affected him, his life of faith, and his relationship with Our Blessed Lord.  This will be a very informative, spiritual, and interesting evening, please join us.

Mark Your Calendars, and plan to join us in the Church Hall on Tuesday Evening, March 6th at 7 PM for this Lenten Event!

Monday March 12 - 8:30 AM until Approx. 4:00 PM

The Group will meet and attend the 8:30 AM Mass at St. James.  Following Mass, the Group will board the bus for the trip into Covington Kentucky to visit the Basilica of the Assumption, the Cathedral of the Diocese of Covington.   Our bus will be provided by Queen City Transportation, and with only one bus, we are limited to 40 people on the trip (St. James Parishioners get first preference).  There will be a modest charge of $40 per person for the day pilgrimage.

At 10:30 AM, we will begin our guided tour of the Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.  The Basilica is providing a tour guide for us to show us, and explain all of the different symbols, and the décor to be found in the Basilica, including two magnificent pipe organs, and some of the most magnificent stained-glass windows in any church in North America.  Following the guided tour, which should last about an hour and fifteen minutes, there will be some time for private prayer, or to frequent the Basilica gift shop.  We will then board our bus again at approximately 12:25 for our drive to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, our Cathedral, in downtown Cincinnati.

Upon our arrival at the St. Peter in Chains, we will enjoy a boxed lunch in the Cathedral Undercroft, followed by a guided tour of the Cathedral by a guide provided for us.  After the guided tour portion of our time at the St. Peter in Chains, there again will be some time for private prayer, or to look around the Cathedral on our own before boarding the bus to return to St. James by 4 PM. 

If you are interested in going on this Day Pilgrimage to our local area Cathedrals, please send your sign-up information to the parish office with your $40 for the trip (make checks payable to St. James).  The charge covers the cost of the bus, the boxed lunch, and the tour fees at the Cathedrals.   We cannot accommodate more than 40 people, and slots for the trip are first come first served with St. James Parishioners getting first preference.  Click below for the Sign-Up Sheet.

Cathedral Tour Sign-up Sheet


Vespers for the Feast of St. Joseph

Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm

We celebrate this feast in honor of the foster father of Jesus and patron of the Church with the psalms and hymns of Vespers, the Church's evening prayer. Benediction completes our prayer for this wonderful feast.


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.