March 30, 2015
News & Events

2015 Pastoral Council Nominations

Over the next few weeks, the parish is asking for nominations for two new members of St. James Pastoral Council. The council is a visioning and planning body of parishioners who foster full participation of the parish in the life and mission of the church. In consultation with the pastor, Pastoral Council actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of the people and reviews the parish pastoral plan to respond to these needs. Pastoral Council meets once a month and the term is three years.

The members are selected by a discernment process, which is decision making rooted in prayer. By using discernment, Fr. Nolker and Pastoral Council acknowledge that God is at work in our lives at all times, especially when making important decisions. This year we are in need of two individuals who have these qualities:

·         *A desire for spiritual growth in themselves and the parish

·         *An enthusiasm about the future direction of the parish

·         *A willingness to listen, to speak honestly and to work toward consensus

·       *The ability to inspire and empower others to delegate

·         *Flexibility and openness with people and ideas

Nominations will be accepted from March 28 – April 19. Those identified as nominees will be invited to attend an information night on May 6. At this information meeting night, all nominees will learn about the role of the council and will have the opportunity to ask questions. After this evening, all nominees will be asked to reflect and pray on this information and discern whether or not he or she feels called to this ministry of service and leadership. The formal discernment night will be held on May 13 to determine the new council members. These new members will be blessed by the community in early June.


St. James Pastoral Council

Pam Collins, Member at Large Mary Jo Reiners, Member at Large

Judy D’Amico, Member at Large Mark Russell, Member at Large

Beth Gideon, Chair Joe Schneider, Vice Chair

Michael Harlow, Member at Large Devin Sillies, Member at Large

Tim Meyer, Member at Large Laura White, Member at Large


 2015 Pastoral Council Nomination Form

Please seriously consider yourself or fellow parishioners for the two available positions. We strongly encourage interested individuals to recommend themselves for Pastoral Council. Please place this form in the collection basket or send it to the Parish Office, 3565 Hubble Rd., 45247 by Sunday, April 19. Please note that his form must be signed in order to be counted! All active parish members (18 years or older) are eligible to be recommended.

I recommend the following individual(s) for the Pastoral Council:

*Please write in your own name if you are nominating yourself.

___________________________________   __________________________________

 ___________________________________ __________________________________


(Must be signed to be valid!)



Holy Thursday - April 2nd at 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
As our tradition, there will be a collection of non-perishable food items during Mass to be shared with the food pantry at St. Leo Church.

Good Friday - April 3rd
8:30 am - Morning Prayer
12:00 Noon - Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

Holy Saturday - April 4th
9:00 pm - Easter Vigil (incense is used at the Vigil)

Easter Sunday - April 5th

Masses are 8:00, 10:00 am and 12:00 noon (incense is used at the 10 am and Noon Masses)


Parish Retreat

Living the Eucharist ®

Where:    Church Hall

When:     Saturday, April 11th from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Who:       Anyone 14 years and up

Lunch will be provided

*Reflection Time
*Scripture Reading
*Small group sharing
*2 Talks given by Nic Kovatch

Please RSVP to Elaine Rasp at by April 5th or
call the parish office at 741-5300.


FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY - April 12 at 3:00 pm

"There is nothing man needs more than Divine Mercy," John Paul II

Are you searching for peace?  Suffering in any way? Having a hard time being able to forgive? Do you know someone who is dying or have children that have fallen away from the faith? If you answered yest to any of these questions, find peace, hope and healing by experiencing Jesus as The Divine Mercy 

Information about Divine Mercy Sunday can be found at: or call Jerry Schmitt at 385-0513 to receive copies of prayer cards, etc. 

Join us on April 12th to celebrate this important feast day!