Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-30-21

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionJuly 30, 202117th Friday in ordinary Time – July 30, 2021LV23, 1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37, Ps 81:3-6, 10 -11ab, Mt 13:54-56 A young man decides to leave the small town he grew up in because there is not much there to offer him. He heads out to the “big city” andContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-30-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-29-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – July 29, 2021Homily for the 17th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 7-29-21, Year BReadings: 1st Ex 40:16-21, 34-38, Gospel Jn 11:19-27Memorial – St. MarthaTheme: To Serve is Devine For Moses, serving the Lord was natural and engrained in him. He did as the Lord asked without question, without complaint. HeContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-29-21”

Need Help – No Taxpayer Money to Fund Abortions

WE NEED YOUR HELP! It is critically important for a massive number of people to contact Congress to oppose taxpayer-funded abortion BEFORE Congress votes on the appropriation bill. EVERY VOICE IS IMPORTANT!SOON the House Committee on Appropriations will mark up the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill, which currentlyContinue reading “Need Help – No Taxpayer Money to Fund Abortions”

Carta de P. Geary, 8-1-2021 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:   ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!   Nuestro Señor nos dio la Parábola de la Cizaña y el Trigo en el capítulo 13 del Evangelio de San Mateo para que no nos escandalice la presencia del mal en la Iglesia.  El reino de los cielos subsiste en la Iglesia Católica.  Jesús dijo queContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 8-1-2021 – Español”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-23-21

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionJuly 23, 202116th Friday, July 23,2021 in Ordinary Time, Yr1Ex 20-1:17, Ps 19:8-11, Mt 13:18-23 If it were just that simple to look at God’s laws and follow them, there would be no need to be reminded of them. But life is not that way. Life is full of ups and downs,Continue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-23-21”

Knights of Columbus Golf Outing

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!THERE WILL BE SOMEONEFROM THE KNIGHTS INTHE NARTHEX OF THE CHURCHAFTER MASSES THIS WEEKEND IF YOUWOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP! ST. JAMES KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSGOLF OUTINGSWANHILLS GOLF COURSESATURDAY, JULY 31STDon’t want to golf? No problem!You may still attend the dinner at 6:00 p.m. $25 each for dinner only!For More Information Contact:Ken OlsenContinue reading “Knights of Columbus Golf Outing”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-22-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyJuly 22, 2021Homily for the 16th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 7-22-21, Year BReadings: 1st Sg 3:1-4a, Gospel Jn 20:1-2, 11-18Memorial – St. Mary MagdaleneTheme: Seek the One Whom Your Heart Loves Mary Magdalene loved the Lord. She loved Him so much that she risked her own life following Jesus to HisContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-22-21”

Fr. Geary’s Letter, 7-25-2021

Dear Parishioners of St. James:      Praised be Jesus Christ!      July 25th is the feast of our patron, Saint James.  He was one of the most consequential followers of Jesus Christ from the beginning of Our Lord’s public ministry.  He continues to intercede before God’s glorious throne in heaven for the Church universal duringContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 7-25-2021”

Carta de P. Geary, 7-25-2021 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:   ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!  El 25 de julio es la fiesta de nuestro patrón, Santiago.  Fue uno de los seguidores más consecuentes de Jesucristo desde el comienzo del ministerio público de Nuestro Señor.  Él continúa intercediendo ante el trono glorioso de Dios en el cielo por la Iglesia universal duranteContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 7-25-2021 – Español”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-16-21

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionFriday, July 16, 2021 – 15th Week in Ordinary TimeEx 11:10-12:14; Ps 116:12-13, 15 and 16bc, 17-18; Mt12-1-8 We need to pay close attention to today’s reading from the book of Exodus in the Old Testament. It is where God prescribes the method the Israelites will celebrate the feast of the PassoverContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-16-21”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-15-21

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyJuly 15, 2021Homily for the 15th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 7-15-21, Year BReadings: 1st Ex 3:13-20, Gospel Mt 11:28-15 Memorial – St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor; Born 1218 in Italy; Joined the Franciscan order; Became Bishop and Cardinal of Albano, Italy; He is considered the greatest exponent of mystical theology inContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 7-15-21”

2021 Diocesan Appeal Update

2021 Diocesan Appeal Update(Stewardship) St. James 2021 Goal is $75,862.00 Totals for 2021 Appeal as of July 13, 2021: Total Parish Families …………..….1,496 Number of Families pledged ………119 Total Pledged ……. ..$48,771.21 Total Paid by Parishioners …………$32, 471.21 Pledge Balance ………………..$16,300.00 Number of Pledges Fully Paid …………………..86 Number of Pledges Outstanding …………..33  Average Pledge AmountContinue reading “2021 Diocesan Appeal Update”

Fr. Geary’s Letter, 7-18-2021

Dear Parishioners of St. James:             Praised be Jesus Christ!             As we continue to celebrate this year in honor of St. Joseph, we consider his example and life as role models for shepherds in the Church.  His life was one of sacred responsibility over the true Body of Christ as he daily guarded theContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 7-18-2021”

Carta de P. Geary, 7-18-2021 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:    ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!   A medida que continuamos celebrando este año en honor de San José, consideramos su ejemplo y su vida como modelos a seguir para los pastores de la Iglesia.  Su vida era una de responsabilidad sagrada sobre el verdadero Cuerpo de Cristo mientras cuidaba diariamente alContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 7-18-2021 – Español”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-9-21

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionJuly 9, 202114th Week Ordinary Time, FridayGn 46:1-7, 28-30; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40; Mt 10:16-23Also Memorial of Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, Martyrs Today not only marks Friday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time, it also is a Memorial to St. Augustine Zhao Rong and about 120 other martyrsContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 7-9-21”