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February 18, 2018
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St. James Fish Fry

Please join us for good food and fellowship every Friday, from February 16th  - March 23rd from 4:30 - 8:00 pm in the Church Hall. (Not Ash Wednesday or Good Friday) We will once again be serving our delicious baked and fried fish, shrimp, LaRosa's Pizzas, North College Hill bakery bread and Servatii's pretzels. Click on the MENU below for a full list of delicious items available.  Desserts will be available from the Girl Scouts.  The American Heritage Girls will be providing a craft room for children from 5-7 pm each Friday.  Visit the parish website or our fish fry website at:   www,stjamesfishfry.org for volunteering information.  Also, the Click below for a full MENU.  For carry-out orders, you may call the Church Hall between 4:00-7:30 pm to place an order by phone at 741-5311. The phone is only attended during those hours of the Fish Fry. For any other questions, you can call the parish office during their regular hours Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Menu

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Calendar for Lent

Fasting and Abstinence - Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.  In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat and meat products.
     The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding from age 14 on wards.

Lenten Prayer at St. James


Monday, February 26 - 7:00 p.m
Taize Prayer Service
See the Listing for February 26 for Additional Information.

Tuesday, February 27 - 6:00-8:00 pm
The Light Is On For You

See the Listing for February 27 for Additional Information.


Tuesday, March 6 - 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall
Presentation of the Camino De Santiago (The Way of St. James)

See the Listing for March 6 for Additional Information.


Monday, March 12
Bus Tour of the Cathedrals of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and the Diocese of Covington

See the Listing for March 12 for Additional Information.


Monday, March 19 - 7:00 p.m.
Vespers for the Feast of St. Joseph

See Listing for March 19 for Additional Information.


Monday, March 26 - 7:00 pm in Church
RCIA Presentation of the Liturgies of Holy Week

See Listing for March 26 for Additional Information.

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Taize Prayer Service

Monday, February 26 at 7:00 pm in Church

As has become a tradition here at St. James on Monday, February 26, we will celebrate and raise our prayers and voices to God, in psalms, hymns, and inspired songs using the music of the monastery at Taize, France, as we close Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at St. James the Greater

Once again, the whole Archdiocese of Cincinnati will participate in this opportunity for the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Archbishop Schnurr wrote, "Our intent is to invite and welcome back those who have not celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation in some time or who have been away from the Church to encounter the peace of Christ through this great gift which Christ himself offers each of us."
Each parish or pastoral region is encourage to schedule confession on Tuesday, February 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  St. James will have Frs. Nolker and Reif available for the sacrament from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We have found that his time works best for St. James parishioners.


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FILL THE BUS
MARCH 3RD AND 4TH

FILL the Bus is a parish wide food drive sponsored by the American Heritage Girls and the Boy Scouts. We want to FILL the Boy Scout bus with 500+ food and toiletry items that will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Little Flower Church.  Kroger bags will be handed out at the doors after the Masses on February 24th and 25th. Fill them with non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, spaghetti sauce, noodles, etc. The food pantry is also in need of paper towels, toilet paper, toiletries and tissues.  Return your bag to the bus in the lower parking lot before all Masses on March 3rd and 4th. Fill the Bus has been a huge success in past years; let's make it even bigger and better this year! Thank you in advance for your generosity.

If you have any questions, please contact the AHG troop at:  ahg1843@gmail.com.

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Have you ever wanted to go on a pilgrimage?
Have you ever wanted to visit some of the holiest sites in the history of Christianity? 
Have you ever wanted to re-trace the footsteps, and the route of a famous saint who took the Gospel to new lands for the first time?

Joe Olding, has done it! 

Please join us for an informative evening in the Church Hall, on Tuesday March 6th at 7 PM, as Joe Olding presents to us his experience of being a pilgrim walking the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James.

Joe Olding is a Computer Sciences teacher at Our Lady of the Visitation School in Mack, who, along with his son, walked the 500 miles of the Way of St. James from the Pyrenees Mountains, across the north of Spain, to the Shrine of St. James the Greater in Santiago.  For many who make this trek to the purported tomb of St. James, this pilgrimage is a life changing experience.  Please plan to come and hear how Joe’s pilgrimage on the Way of St. James affected him, his life of faith, and his relationship with Our Blessed Lord.  This will be a very informative, spiritual, and interesting evening, please join us.

Mark Your Calendars, and plan to join us in the Church Hall on Tuesday Evening, March 6th at 7 PM for this Lenten Event!



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DAY PILGRIMAGE TO THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF THE ASSUMPTION, 
AND TO THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETER IN CHAINS
Monday March 12 - 8:30 AM until Approx. 4:00 PM


The Group will meet and attend the 8:30 AM Mass at St. James.  Following Mass, the Group will board the bus for the trip into Covington Kentucky to visit the Basilica of the Assumption, the Cathedral of the Diocese of Covington.   Our bus will be provided by Queen City Transportation, and with only one bus, we are limited to 40 people on the trip (St. James Parishioners get first preference).  There will be a modest charge of $40 per person for the day pilgrimage.

At 10:30 AM, we will begin our guided tour of the Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.  The Basilica is providing a tour guide for us to show us, and explain all of the different symbols, and the décor to be found in the Basilica, including two magnificent pipe organs, and some of the most magnificent stained-glass windows in any church in North America.  Following the guided tour, which should last about an hour and fifteen minutes, there will be some time for private prayer, or to frequent the Basilica gift shop.  We will then board our bus again at approximately 12:25 for our drive to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, our Cathedral, in downtown Cincinnati.

Upon our arrival at the St. Peter in Chains, we will enjoy a boxed lunch in the Cathedral Undercroft, followed by a guided tour of the Cathedral by a guide provided for us.  After the guided tour portion of our time at the St. Peter in Chains, there again will be some time for private prayer, or to look around the Cathedral on our own before boarding the bus to return to St. James by 4 PM. 


If you are interested in going on this Day Pilgrimage to our local area Cathedrals, please send your sign-up information to the parish office with your $40 for the trip (make checks payable to St. James).  The charge covers the cost of the bus, the boxed lunch, and the tour fees at the Cathedrals.   We cannot accommodate more than 40 people, and slots for the trip are first come first served with St. James Parishioners getting first preference.  Click below for the Sign-Up Sheet.

Cathedral Tour Sign-up Sheet


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Vespers for the Feast of St. Joseph

Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm

We celebrate this feast in honor of the foster father of Jesus and patron of the Church with the psalms and hymns of Vespers, the Church's evening prayer. Benediction completes our prayer for this wonderful feast.

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RCIA Presentation of the Liturgies of Holy Week

Monday, March 26 - 7:00 PM in Church

Have you ever wondered what the Church does, and why during the holiest week of the Church year?  Join Fr. Nolker, and Deacon Tim as they give a detailed explanation of the Church's Liturgies during Holy Week.