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Entries for April 2019


Holy Week and Easter 2019


Holy Thursday, April 18

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer and Reception of the Holy Oils (incense is used)

7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

This Mass includes the washing of feet and a procession with the Blessed Sacrament from the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Incense is used.


Good Friday, April 19

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (incense is used)

Service of psalms, a reading and intercession from the Liturgy of the Hours. 

12:00 Noon Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

This liturgy includes the proclamation of the Passion according to St. John, Prayers of the Faithful, Veneration of the Cross and Communion. 


Holy Saturday, April 20

9:00 p.m. The Easter Vigil

This Mass includes the blessing of the Easter Candle, a vigil service of Scripture readings, blessing of the baptismal font and renewal of baptismal promises of the whole congregation.

Incense is used. 


Easter Sunday, April 21

Masses 8:00, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon

Incense is used at the 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon Masses.



“Christ in the Liturgy”

An evening with Fr. Ryan Ruiz


Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM in the Church Hall 


Fr. Ryan Ruiz is the Director of Liturgy and Assistant Professor of Liturgy and the Sacraments at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary Seminary. Father will present a talk on how we truly encounter Christ in the Mass. He will weave together Sacred Scripture especially the Gospel of Luke, with various Church documents and instructions on the celebration of the Mass. Fr. Ruiz earned his post-graduate degrees at the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico, Sant’Anselmo in Rome and has graciously accepted our invitation to speak here at St. James, taking time from his very busy spring schedule. Please join us for this enlightening talk. For any questions, please contact Deacon Tim Crooker at:



Divine Mercy Sunday—April 28– Join St. James for a Divine Mercy Holy Hour, 3:00 pm Today

It is important for the faithful to come to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in a state of grace having sincerely repented of all sins. Worthily receive Holy Communion on this day and be granted “complete forgiveness of all sins and punishment” (Diary, 300). Place complete trust in Jesus, venerate the Image of the Divine Mercy, and be merciful to others through our actions, words, and prayers on their behalf. Holy Father St. Pope John Paul II granted a plenary and a partial indulgence to the devout observance of Divine Mercy Sunday. It can be offered for the sake of souls suffering in purgatory even while at one and the same time, you are receiving for yourself the “extraordinary grace” from receiving Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday.  What a tremendous opportunity it is to receive a special outpouring of God’s mercy, both upon oneself and for others, all on the same day!  (See pamphlets at the church doors or contact Jerry Schmitt at 385-0513 for more information.)


“The Role of the Reader in our Catholic Tradition”

An evening with Deacon Dave Shea

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM in the Church Hall

David J. Shea, a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, was ordained in 1998. Deacon Shea will present a highly informative talk on the importance of proclaiming the Scriptures at Mass. Deacon Shea will touch on topics such as: good preparation; use of Lectio Divina, and how the proclamation of Sacred Scripture prepares us to celebrate the Eucharist. Having recently retired as the Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary where he taught for 15 years, Deacon Shea holds a B.S. in Industrial Management, an M.A. in Religion from the Athenaeum of Ohio, and a Doctorate in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology at St. Louis University. David has been married to Jan for 49 years and conducts marriage and liturgical ministry workshops for parishes throughout the Archdiocese and teaches preaching courses for various dioceses across the country. WE are grateful to Deacon Shea for coming to talk to our Readers for Mass, as well as all of us who desire to deepen our understanding of liturgy and scripture. For more information, please contact Deacon Tim Crooker at