December 13, 2017
News & Events

Advent Confession Opportunities Here and Surrounding Area

St. James the Greater

Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Saturday, December 16, both Fathers Nolker and Reif will be available during this time.

Surrounding Area Churches

St. Clare - Wednesday, December 13 at 7 pm
Our Lady of the Rosary - Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm
St. Ignatius - Monday, December 18 at 7 pm
St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge with Corpus Christi - Tuesday, December 19 at 7 pm
St. Matthias - Wednesday, December 20 at 6:30 pm
St. Clement - Wednesday, December 20 at 6:30 pm


Fourth Sunday of Advent Mass Schedule
December 24th

Masses:  4:30 pm on Saturday

                           8:00 & 10:00 am on Sunday

NOTE:  There will NOT be a 12:00 Noon Mass this Sunday so that preparations can be made for the Christmas Masses that begin in the middle of the afternoon.


Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve, December 24th
3:00 & 5:00 p.m.

NOTE:  There is NO late evening Mass. Carols will begin 15 minutes before each Mass.

Christmas Day, December 25th
10:00 a.m. & 12:00 Noon

NOTE: Carols will begin 15 minutes before each Mass.


NET Ministries Retreat for 7th and 8th Grade Students


In January, St. James Parish will host the NET Ministries retreat team as they provide two retreats for our students.  On Thursday, January 11 the team will facilitate a retreat for our 8th graders and on Friday, January 12, the team will lead/facilitate the Confirmation Retreat for our 7th Graders.

We are in NEED of up to 7 host families to house a minimum of two team members overnight. For more information about Net Ministries or how to help, please click on the below information.

Net Ministries info:

NET Ministries - Host Family Sign up Form


St. James White Oak 175th Anniversary
1843 - 2018
Spreading the Word

St. James Church is celebrating its 175th Anniversary in 2018 and we want you to be a part of it!

Such a significant milestone in our history deserves a lot of attention. We've planned a variety of activities and events so everyone can join in the celebration during our anniversary year. Help us to give thanks for our past and ask for God's blessing as we continue to keep "Spreading the Word" into the future! Here's a peek at the upcoming activities:

Commemorative Anniversary Items: Car Magnet, Grocery Bag, Ornament, Coffee Mug and St. James Church Print will be sold after all Masses the weekends of Dec. 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th.

St. James Church Tour - Sunday, January 14th, after 12:00 Mass

Join Fr. Tom and Fr. Bryan as they take you on a historical and informative tour through St. James Church. Learn the meaning behind some of the special features of our Church as well as some fascinating stories about our history.

175 St. James Facts - throughout the Anniversary year

Check the Bulletin every weekend (it can be found also under Resources, Publications here on our webpage) for a new installment of interesting facts and figures associated with St. James Church - including our history, our community, our families and much more.  175 facts will be revealed by the end of the Anniversary Year!