June 23, 2018
News & Events

St. James L.I.F.E. Ministry

To show our Parish's support for "Serving Others in God's Love: Religious Freedom Week", June 22nd, The Feast of Sts. Thomas More & John Fisher, through June 29th which has been designated by The United States Bishops, St. James LIFE Ministry invites everyone to pray the patriotic rosary after the 8:30 am Mass on Wednesday, July 4th, starting about 9:15 am.  We will meet in the parking lot in front of the school where we will pray the rosary. This would be a great way to start your 4th of July celebration. Learn more about the Religious Freedom Week at: Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher were martyred in 1535 for standing up for the sanctity of marriage and the freedom of the Church. In our country today, the Church faces challenges to her freedom to serve in healthcare, child welfare services, and education.  Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher show us what faithful service looks like. May their example continue to illuminate the path for us, as we seek to faithfully serve our Church and country.

“Religious freedom remains one of America's most precious possessions.  And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it.”  - Pope Francis


Parish Directory Photos – Save the Date & Registration INFO

The website is open to register on-line for the July photo dates (7/17-7/21).  The August photo dates will be available for registration in a few weeks.  We will have sign-ups in the church hall after Masses on 6/16, 6/17, 6/23 & 6/24 for anyone who does not have access to the internet.  It is best for you to sign-up on line so you receive reminder notifications. Click the below to go to the registration site.


The registration site is:


You will need to provide:   Name, Phone #, e-mail, # in group

If you have more than 7 people in your family you will need to book 2 time slots.If you have multiple families being photographed together (generational photos) you will need to book a time slot for EACH immediate family and another time slot for the entire group.

 Every family photographed receives a COMPLIMENTARY DIRECTORY and a COMPLIMENTARY 8X10 portrait.  At sign-in, each family will receive a $10 off coupon toward any photos purchased.  Anyone 60 years of age or older & military personnel receive a 20% discount on any photos they purchase.


PHOTOGRAPHY DATES in the Church Hall:
Tuesday – Friday July 17 – 20  2 pm – 9 pm
Saturday July 21  9 am – 4 pm
Friday August 3  2 pm – 9 pm
Saturday August 4 9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday – Friday August 7 – 10  2 pm – 9 pm
Saturday August 11  9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday – Friday August 21 – 24  2 pm – 9 pm
Your photography session will take about an hour, during which time you will check-in, be photographed and view your photos.


Watch our weekly church bulletin / St James Church website for more information in the coming weeks.


For your convenience, all photography and portrait viewing will take place in the Church Hall with no sitting fee.  You will have a variety of poses taken and one pose will be selected for the directory.  In addition to your complimentary 8x10, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits on the day of your portrait session.


If you would like to volunteer to help with the Parish Directory please contact Nancy Phillips at 513-379-0754 or  We have opportunities to help with sign-in/registration.  All help is appreciated!



St. James Parish Festival 2018
Friday, July 27th - 6 pm till Midnight
Saturday, July 28th - 5:30 pm till Midnight
Sunday, July 29th - 4 pm till 10 pm

Come join us for the fun! There will be live music, games, food, fun and prizes.

Visit: for additional information. You can preview the bands, volunteer and visit our sponsor links to see what they are up to.

Our Major Award Raffle remains the same:  The Grand Prize is $10,000,  Two 2nd prizes of $1,000, Two 3rd prizes of $500, Three 4th prizes of $250 and Four 5th prizes of $200. The tickets are $5.00 per chance, 5 for $20, 8 for $30, 11 for $40 and 14 for $50. The Early-Bird drawings will occur on three Mondays, June 11th, June 25th and July 9th at 2:00 pm.  You can click the link below to print your chances. Mail them to St. James the Greater Parish Office, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247 and checks payable to St. James Festival.

Major Award Raffle Tickets

The Bengals Season Ticket Raffle returns! The tickets cost $10 each and the winner receives one pair of 2018 SEASON TICKETS to the CINCINNATI BENGALS (Section 343/Row 13/Seats 15 & 16) PLUS a parking pass for each game for the CRG West (Central Riverfront Garage)VALUED at $1279.00. There are only 400 tickets sold.  Drawing will be held at 9:00 PM on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Festival.  Order forms are included in this mailing, the weekly bulletin and are sold after Masses beginning June 2 This year as an added bonus we are able to offer two tickets to Bengals Training Camp Day that will be held sometime between July 30 and August 9. The winner of these tickets will be chosen from an Early-Bird drawing of all the tickets purchased before July 23.  The date of the camp has yet to be announced but will prove to be an exciting adventure! The drawing will be on July 23 at 2:00 PM. Printing of our Bengals raffle tickets is being sponsored by Huesman Schmid Insurance Agency, Inc.   You can click on the link below to print tickets and mail them to St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247. Checks should be made payable to St. James Festival.

Bengal Season Raffle Ticket

The Entertainment Line-up includes new and encore performances. Our featured bands this year include some area favorites. 
    Friday night will feature Final Order Band who play some of the most up to date rock and party songs in high energy.  Come out to see their show that’s guaranteed not to disappoint! It’s always a good time!
    Early Saturday (5:30-7:30) in front of our main stage we present, for the first time, two of our very own parish family, Anthony Bennett and Eric Fricke, an acoustic guitar duo also known as  BrownChicken BrownCow.  Come early and enjoy classic rock to modern alternative with an eclectic variety of acoustic sounds. Treat your ears to something acoustically different!
Saturday, on the main stage we bring you Pandora Effect:  a dynamic, six member rock cover band who expertly recreate some of the greatest music ever recorded. They’ll keep you moving and dancing all evening long! 
    Sunday we present for the first time “Middle Age Man Band” (MAMB) who bring a selection of rock and country music that spans the decades.
    All weekend you can look forward to enjoying the easy listening sounds of an acoustic guitar and the smooth voice of Rick Clark. You’ll hear the acoustic songs from the 60’s to the present.  He will be performing in the Beer Garden prior to each nights feature band and during their breaks. Saturday night as an added feature, Rick will be accompanied by a drummer and bass guitarist known as the Rick Clark Trio who will serenade us with light to classic rock and roll.  Dave Hils, will again entertain us during our Chicken Dinner on Sunday as he performs a variety of classics and a few popular hits with an acoustic flair. Mike Schmidt will again be joining us to create some elaborate balloon twisting creations.  It is as fun to watch as it is to receive one of his creations!  Come and be entertained!

Fried Chicken Dinners from Ron's Roost will be served in the Parish Hall on Sunday, July 29th from 4:00-6:30 PM. Pre-Sale tickets are available via the order form below. Payment may be made by check payable to St. James Festival. Mail to St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247. Mail order tickets need to be postmarked by July 23rd. After the deadline dinner purchases made in person will be on a first come basis, due to the limited quantity of chicken allocated by pre-sale and an estimated additional amount. Confirmation receipt of orders will be sent by email only. Names will be on a list at the check-in table in the church hall. Please provide the first name of the person(s) for whom you are ordering to facilitate individual meal distribution at the dinner.

St. James Sunday Chicken Dinner Pre-Sale Ticket Order Form

  • VOLUNTEER:  We are attempting to improve the sign ups this year.  By visiting the locations below, you can sign up at individual booths for the listed divisions. You can also visit a committee member in the church hall weekends after Masses, visit our web page: and sign in there or fill out and return the sign-up sheet. The earlier you sign up the better.  ON LINE SIGN-UPS CAN BE DONE AT THESE WEB LOCATIONS!

Under 18 Permission Form: 

Sign-ups for Food Booths and Games of Chance can be found at

Sign-ups for Festival Set Up and Tear Down can be found at

Sign-ups for General and Children's Booths can be found at

or You can click below to download the Volunteer Sign-up form.

Volunteer Sign-up Form