May 03, 2015
News & Events

FIRST COMMUNION -  This weekend, May 2nd and 3rd, our Catholic 2nd Graders will be making their First Communion at our Saturday 4:30 pm Mass and Sunday at the 12 Noon Mass.  This is always a great weekend our our parish.  We see the excitement the children have at being able to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus for the first time.  Please pray that these children will always feel the joy of receiving Communion.



       MAY 9TH and 10TH      

The St. James L.I.F.E. Ministries will be selling carnations once again in the lower vestibule after all Masses on Mother’s Day Weekend May 9th and 10th.   The cost of the flowers has increased to $2 each, 3 for $5, 6 for $8 and a dozen for $15.  We are again including 10 inch hanging baskets.  These beautiful baskets will have assorted annuals and cost $17. Because we are including the baskets we are cutting the number of carnations, if you know that you will need a number of carnations, please call me and I will reserve some for you.  

All profits go directly to Right to Life. What a great way to celebrate life and remember Mom, Grandma or any other special woman in your life. Anyone wishing to help with this sale please call Mary Lackman 385-7409 or email


St. Mary's Ladies Society Annual May Crowning

St. Mary's Ladies will hold their annual crowning of the Blessed Mother on Monday, May 11 at 7 pm in Church with refreshments to follow in the Church Hall.  All are welcome!


Catholicism 101
By Nic Kovatch

Have you forgotten what you were taught in school?
Have you lost touch with what the Church teaches? 
Would you like to know more about your faith in general?

If you answered "YES" to any of these, please join us on any of the nights listed below that you are interested in hearing more about. Each Monday will start at 7 pm.  I will be giving a presentation until 8 pm, and then open it up to questions from 8-8:30 pm. Each session will be in the Church Hall.

June 8th Sacraments
June 15th Morality
June 22nd Prayer
June 29th Revelation (Scripture & Tradition)
July 6th Creation
July 13th Change in the Church


Vacation Bible School - June 15-19 from 9:30-11:30 am

Summer is quickly approaching, and so is Saint James the Greater Vacation Bible School!  Saint James will again present God’s Backyard Bible Camp: Under the Sun each day during the week of June 15-19 from 9:30-11:30AM. Children entering Kindergarten through Grade 4 will learn songs (by award-winning Christian artist Yancy), listen to or watch stories and learn lessons from Holy Scripture, create reminders of important concepts, enjoy snacks and games, and pray.  Lessons will focus on the importance and knowledge of the Catholic faith as well as the importance of service to family, friends, neighbors, community and most importantly, God.    The cost is $15.00 per child and registration forms are available by clicking the link below, or in church, or in the Parish Office.

VIRTUS®-ready volunteers are needed and welcome!  Adults are needed to lead groups, and to help with refreshments.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for junior high and/or high school students to accumulate needed service hours!

Please contact us in the Religious Education Office (513.741.5335) to volunteer or for additional information.  We hope to see you at this year’s Saint James Vacation Bible School!

Vacation Bible School Registration Form