January 28, 2015
News & Events

Living the Eucharist is a program that St. James will be participating in this coming Lent.  We are excited to invite people into a deeper Eucharistic experience at Mass, and their faith.  If you wish to grow deeper in your Faith through the Eucharist, check out, or you can sign-up for the program on January 18th, or January 25th after the Masses.  Brochures will be available so you can get a fuller look at what it entails.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nic Kovatch at  Attached below is the Lenten Activities Sign-up Sheet which needs to be returned by February 1st.  

Living the Eucharist Lenten Activities Sign-up sheet


Parish Volunteers Dinner, Feb. 8  

A Reservation is required. The parish wants to THANK all volunteers at the Volunteers Recognition Dinner on Sunday, February 8, at 5:00 PM, in the church hall. There is no cost to attend, but a reservation  is required. A reservation form was in the Sunday bulletins on Jan. 18, 25 & Feb. 1 or click below to download a reservation form. Submit reservation forms to the parish office by February 3rd.

Reservation Form


Lenten Services and Prayer

Ash Wednesday, February 18th - Masses are at 6:30, 8:30 am and 7:00 pm
The school children will participate in the 8:30 am Mass

Taize Prayer, Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm - Gathering before the Blessed Sacrament, we pray in the quiet and calm of the music created at the Taize monastery in France. 

The Light Is On For You, Tuesday, March 3rd - 6:00-9:00 pm
Throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, priests in each parish will be available for confessions this evening. Please take this opportunity if you have not celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for some time. At St. James, we will begin hearing confessions at 6 pm; other parishes will begin at 7 pm.

The Way of the Cross, Monday, *March 9 & 23 at 7:00 pm - Over the centuries "praying the stations" has been a traditional Lenten practice. This devotion began as something people could do to mediate on the Passion and Death of Jesus without going to the Holy Land.

The Great Holy Week, Monday, *March 16 at 7:00 pm - In this talk, Fr. Nolker will give a guided tour through the liturgies of Holy Week, describing some of the history of each liturgy as well as the meaning of the special parts of each liturgy, especially of the Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.  This will be held in the church hall.

*Note: these dates were wrong in the Parish Life Newsletter that was mailed to parishioners.

Lenten Reminders - Fast & Abstinence

Wednesday, February 18 and Good Friday, April 3 are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast that is limited to a single full meal. The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older.  The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday (canons 97 and 1252).


PLEASE mark your calendar!  Our Fish Fry begins with the first Friday of Lent on February 20 and will continue each Friday until March 27.  Please plan to join us in the Church hall from 4:30 till 8:00 pm.  You will be able to enjoy fried or baked fish dinners, shrimp dinners, sandwiches, North College Hill Bakery bread, LaRosa's pizza, Servatii's pretzels and so much more.  In addition to the good food, come and enjoy the companionship of fellow parishioners.  It is always a nice social occasion and we hope to see you there! Please bring your friends, neighbors and family.  

We look forward to our 7th Annual God & Cod Fish Fry.