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Entries for September 2018


Grief Support Group
Have you lost a loved one?

St. James parish has a Grief Support Program to assist people working through the loss of a loved one. This group would come together  for eight (8) sessions on a weekly basis. It started on Wednesday, September 26th and the last meeting is November 21st in the Parish Center from 7-8:30 p.m. to share memories of our loved ones and explore the stages of grief. Feel free to participate if you would like or just come and listen. Attend one or all the sessions! The purpose is to bring the grieving process into focus, as well as to provide support for each other during this journey of sorrow and pain of loss. If you are interested, or you have any questions, please call Vicki Jung at 260-2373 or Julie Schneider at 377-1232.

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Saturday, October 13 at 4:30 pm Mass
Sunday, October 14 at all Masses (8:00 am, 10:00 am and 12 Noon)

Who should be anointed?

Anyone is 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 of the sick so we can cope with illness and be helped 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, emphasis added}   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. 

As we celebrate this sacrament as part of the weekend Masses, those wishing to be anointed will need to sit in the front pews or along the aisles if they cannot stand around the sanctuary for the anointing.

Our priests are always happy to visit a person at home or in a care facility to celebrate the sacrament for them.  Our Catholic hospitals have priests who visit at least several days a week to celebrate this sacrament.  Do not hesitate to ask the hospital staff for the sacrament when someone is hospitalized. 


Fall Dance for Adults with Special Needs



DATE:  Sunday, October 21, 2018

TIME;  2:00 - 4:30 pm

PLACE:  St. James Church Hall, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247

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 LIFE Group.  To RSVP or for more information, call 706-0698 or email:


 Holy Day Mass Schedule

All Saints, Thursday, November 1st

6:30 am, 8:30 am and 7:00 pm


Evening Prayer on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 pm in Church

Special Intentions are for those whose funeral Mass has been at St. James in the past year (October 1, 2017 thru September 30, 2018). All families, friends and parishioners are invited to come to remember the memory of your loved one, along with all the faithful departed of St. James Parish and to celebrate the gift of eternal life.


            What:                    The Gospel according to Luke
presented by Fr. Nolker

          When:                   Friday, June 7

  Where: Church Hall
  Time: 9:30-11:00 am
  What: Gospel of Luke, Chapter 14 to 19:27
The Journey to Jerusalem, part 2

Some questions you might have:

Why the Gospel of Luke?                              This Gospel will be the one read through most of                                                                              the next liturgical year which began December 2, 2018

Do I have to come to all the sessions?           No.  Come to as many as you can.

Do I need to register for this?                        No. Just show up.

What do I need to bring?                               A Bible, or at least a New Testament.