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December 12, 2019
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Entries for November 2019

01

The Saints of Advent

 

        Join us for a short and lively presentation on the Saints of Advent given by Fr. Matthew Gamber, SJ. Fr. Gamber, a Jesuit priest, was with us two years ago to share with us a delightful slide show and talk on the Saints of Lent, which he created especially for St. James. We have asked him to return to explore the rich and diverse stories of the saints who mark our Advent calendar. This program will be held in the Church Hall only after the 10:00 AM Mass on

December 1, the First Sunday of Advent. Coffee and donuts will be available for the family-friendly event!

 

02

PARISH PENANCE SERVICE FOR ADVENT 

and FIRST RECONCILIATION FOR OUR CATHOLIC 2nd GRADERS

Our Service will be on Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm in Church. Several priests will be available for confession. At this service our Catholic 2nd graders will receive the sacrament for the first time.  Join them and all the other parishioners to celebrate God's mercy and to prepare to celebrate Christmas.

03

#iGiveCatholicAOC 

Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, is coming.  Our parish is participating in the Global one-day, online giving event known as “I Give Catholic”. Beginning November 18 you can make an advanced day #iGiveCatholic gift. Coming on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, “I Give Catholic” encourages the faithful around the world to come together and raise as many charitable dollars as possible for Catholic parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries.  Please consider supporting the needs of our parish family with a financial gift on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RDMARK YOUR CALENDAR.

 Click below starting November 18th to give.

https://cincinnati.igivecatholic.org/organizations/st-james-the-greater-church  

  

07

Lighting Luminaries to create awareness of Life Issues on Saturday, December 7th the Blessing of the luminaries will be right after 4:30 pm Mass. (Rain date is Dec. 8th)

We would like to invite you to participate in this upcoming event during Advent as a way to get involved in the parish and to learn more about the life issues so important in our world today.

On December 7th, near the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. James LIFE Ministry is sponsoring Lights for Life. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn demonstrates a witness to our community of the importance of valuing and protecting life.  Join us in this beautiful, seasonal witness to Life. There are several ways to get involved, join in for any, or all of the following:

1-3 PM Assemble and place luminaries on the grounds
3-4:30 PM Light luminaries
5:30-5:45 PM Caroling procession & Blessing of Luminaries after 4:30 pm Mass
9-9:45 PM Clean up luminaries
4:30-9 PM Drive past to view the luminaries and Say a prayer!

Consider joining us in this endeavor. Please contact Chris Tonnis at rtonnis@yahoo.com to get involved or for further information about Lights for Life.

Revenue from our fund raisers help to support group activities such as the Fall Dance for Adults with Disabilities, the flowers in our award winning LIFE garden, Mother's Day and Father's Day recognition, the Baby Shower for Pregnancy Center West, etc.

Donate a luminary by using the order form below and you can sign up to help at:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49aca729a7f94-lights1

 

Click here for Order Form




09

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 9th

 

        This year December 8th is the Second Sunday of Advent, which is more important in the Church’s calendar. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is moved to Monday, December 9th— and is NOT a holy day and there is no obligation to participate in Mass.  The only Mass will be the normal 8:30 am.