December 07, 2019
News & Events

Lighting Luminaries to create awareness of Life Issues on Saturday, December 7th the Blessing of the luminaries will be right after 4:30 pm Mass. (Rain date is Dec. 8th)

We would like to invite you to participate in this upcoming event during Advent as a way to get involved in the parish and to learn more about the life issues so important in our world today.

On December 7th, near the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. James LIFE Ministry is sponsoring Lights for Life. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn demonstrates a witness to our community of the importance of valuing and protecting life.  Join us in this beautiful, seasonal witness to Life. There are several ways to get involved, join in for any, or all of the following:

1-3 PM Assemble and place luminaries on the grounds
3-4:30 PM Light luminaries
5:30-5:45 PM Caroling procession & Blessing of Luminaries after 4:30 pm Mass
9-9:45 PM Clean up luminaries
4:30-9 PM Drive past to view the luminaries and Say a prayer!

Consider joining us in this endeavor. Please contact Chris Tonnis at to get involved or for further information about Lights for Life.

Revenue from our fund raisers help to support group activities such as the Fall Dance for Adults with Disabilities, the flowers in our award winning LIFE garden, Mother's Day and Father's Day recognition, the Baby Shower for Pregnancy Center West, etc.

Donate a luminary by using the order form below and you can sign up to help at:


Click here for Order Form


Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 9th


        This year December 8th is the Second Sunday of Advent, which is more important in the Church’s calendar. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is moved to Monday, December 9th— and is NOT a holy day and there is no obligation to participate in Mass.  The only Mass will be the normal 8:30 am.



The Blessing of the Bambinelli
December 15th

At each Mass this weekend the Christ Child figures from our families' Nativity scenes will be blessed as a sign our Christmas celebrations will focus on the Lord's birth.


Christmas - Holy Day of Obligation

Christmas Eve - December 24
3:00 pm Mass Carols begin at 2:45 pm led by the Adult Ensemble and Youth Choir.
5:00 pm Mass Carols begin at 4:45 pm led by the Children's Choir. This Mass will include the
Blessing of the Crib and procession by the Children's Choir.

Christmas Day - December 25
10:00 am Mass Carols begin at 9:45 am led by the Adult Choir.
12:00 Noon Mass Carols begin at 11:45 am led by cantors.


Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God - Holy Day of Obligation

December 31st - New Year's Eve Mass - 4:30 pm

January 1st - New Year's Day Mass - 10:00 am


2019-20 Scripture Study
The Gospel According to St. Matthew

When: 9:30 am
First Friday of each month
 (see below for dates)
 January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, & May 1

Where: Church Hall

Presenter: Fr. Nolker

Please bring a Bible.