July 12, 2020
News & Events

Entries for August 2019


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


Day of Prayer - Friday, September 13

We will observe our second annual Day of Prayer for the Church and the Victims of Abuse across the Archdiocese on Friday, September 13thPlease make a special effort to participate in the 8:30 a.m. Mass that day.  The Mass texts will be taken from the Votive Mass of the Mystery of the Holy Cross.  The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is September 14th.



There's Room for You!

Sessions begin on Monday, September 16th you would like to learn about becoming Catholic. There are currently 8 people journeying to become Catholic in our parish, BUT there's still plenty of room for you! Whether you are a teen, a young adult or parent, a senior, or anywhere in between, you will find someone just like you in our current participants who are seeking and inquiring about being a Catholic. Now may be the right time for you as well! Contact Deacon Tim at 513-741-5325 or email him at


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, Confirmations and so many other religious occasions.  This is an opportunity to directly support Christians in the Holy Land.


St. James PTO Rummage Sale

The Rummage Sale will be held in the Church Hall on Friday, October 25th from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, October 26th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a $5.00 clothing only bag sale at noon. Start saving usable clothing, toys, books, household items and small appliances (need to be in good working order).  NO LARGE FURNITURE AND APPLIANCES. 

Drop off for these items will be in the Church Hall on Wednesday, October 23rd from 3-7 p.m., Thursday, October 24th from 3-7 p.m. and Friday, October 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

PLEASE DO NOT drop off at any other times, or if there is no one there to accept items.  Also, we are in need of reusable shopping bags of any size. These can be dropped off at the above stated times.  Call Janice at 385-5850 if you need more information.


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

When: 9:30 am
First Friday of each month


Where: Church Hall

Presenter: Fr. Nolker

Please bring a Bible.