May 27, 2015
News & Events

St. Vincent de Paul Society - This year's Bundle Sunday Weekend is Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th.  We will be collecting your donations of gently used clothing and household items at all Masses that weekend.  A truck will be parked in the west parking lot.  Remember, items you no longer use are a blessing for a neighbor in need.  For free pick-up of large donations and vehicles, call 421-CARE.  


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 (except June 15th, "Prayer" will be held in Church).

June 8th Sacraments
June 15th Prayer (session will be in Church)
June 22nd Morality
June 29th Revelation (Scripture & Tradition)
July 6th Creation
July 13th The Church over Time


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


St. James Parish Festival Weekend is Friday, July 24 from 6 pm to Midnight, Saturday, July 25 from 5:30 pm to Midnight and Sunday, July 26 from 4 pm to 10:30 pm.  Events include:  Bengals' Season Ticket Raffle, Early Bird Split the Pot, Sunday Chicken Dinner (preorder if want to be guaranteed a dinner as a limited number will be available for purchase), Penguin Pitch, Friday & Saturday Black Jack & Texas Hold'em, Jewelry Resale, Bakery Booth and Crack-the-Safe to name a few.  

Entertainment each night - Friday is Buffalo Ridge, Saturday is Bad Habit and Sunday features Saffire Express.

For additional information go to