February 19, 2020
News & Events

2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal(CMA)

The CMA is our opportunity each year to support the work of six vital ministries all of which operate right here in our Archdiocese.  You will receive information in the mail along with donation forms. 

If we exceed our parish goal for the CMA, 50% of our overage comes back to the parish to be used toward a parish ministry or improvement that we select. Last year's funds were used to help partially fund the resurfacing of all the church and school parking lots. 

Please prayerfully consider supporting this year's CMA.  Your help is needed as we stand Together for the Faith of the Gospel for thousands of people served throughout our Archdiocese. 

To view this year's CMA video click the link below.


The John Merritt Scholarships

Each year our parish gives two (2) $2,000 scholarships to graduating students from St. James to be applied to that student's tuition at a Catholic High School.This grant is renewable for each year of high school as long as the student meets the necessary requirements.

  In addition to these, each year two (2) $750 scholarships are given to students currently attending or intending to attend St. James the Greater School the following year.  This is a one-time grant which is NOT  automatically renewable. Students could be eligible for more than one year.

Click the link below to download the information and applications. 
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

We thank those who have contributed to the John Merritt Scholarship Fund that makes this possible!  

The John Merritt Scholarships Info and Application


St. James Volunteers'
Recognition Dinner

Sunday, February 23rd



In appreciation for all the volunteers who selflessly donate their time and talents to our Parish Organizations, you and your spouse are cordially invited to attend the 
2020 Volunteers’ Recognition Dinner.

 All ministries and volunteer organizations are welcome. Come celebrate with your fellow volunteers in the Church Hall.

Drinks and appetizers will begin at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm.

 There is no cost to attend, but you must make a reservation.

 Please make your reservation by February 19th.

 The completed reservation form can be put in an envelope and dropped in the Sunday collection basket or mailed to the Parish Office.

Click below to print Reservation Form:

St. James Volunteers' Recognition Dinner Reservation Form



Fish Fry 2020


Our Fish Fry is approaching! We need MANY volunteers and hope you might consider helping, even if you have never volunteered at the Fish Fry before! There are many opportunities to get involved, so please sign-up now. It is as simple as visiting our website by clicking the link below. We would love to have a few new faces. If you have any questions, please email the fish fry committee at


Please join us for good food and fellowship every Friday from February 28th thru April 3rd from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Church Hall/undercroft. We will once again be serving our delicious baked and fried fish, fried shrimp, LaRosa's pizzas, North College Hill bakery bread, and Servatii's pretzels.  Click below for our Menu items and prices.


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

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

Where: Church Hall

Presenter: Fr. Nolker

Please bring a Bible.



March 9, 10 & 11, 7:00-8:30 PM

St. James Church Hall

"Seeking Christ in Lent"

A Parish Mission is a multi-day event, of prayer, talks, and reflection all geared towards a parish renewal of faith and deepening of personal spirituality. Our presenter is Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, S.J., pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati. A parish mission is for the whole parish; younger and older parishioners, new to the faith, or those curious about deepening their relationship with Our Lord. "Seeking Christ in Lent" will help everyone discover the presence of Christ in our lives. 

Whether you attend all three evenings, or just one or two, make this Parish Mission a priority on your calendar and join your fellow parishioners as we all find new ways of "Seeking Christ in Lent!"




The most delicious way to give back during Lent!

You're invited to celebrate the Lenten season with Frisch's and support

St. James the Greater

by coming to Frisch's at

5351 North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, OH  45247

Tuesday,  March  10, 2020 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

St. James the Greater

to the cashier when you
check out and Frisch's will
donate 20% of all proceeds
to the parish!

  Click here for flier


Baby Shower
Please support L.I.F.E. Ministry's "Baby Shower"
Benefiting the precious babies and moms served by
Pregnancy Center West*
Donations will be gratefully  accepted in the lower west vestibule after all Masses on
March 14 and 15

Most needed items:  Diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, formula, Baby Shampoo, lotion, baby wash, Baby blankets (esp. for newborns) and "Onesies," newborn outfits, and baby clothing (up to size 5T)
Also Accepted:  Strollers, high chairs, pack-n-plays, baby seats, car seats (not expired) and small baby accessories (such as bathtubs, bumbo seats). No toys or books, please.  Also, monetary donations are graciously accepted.

Thank you for you for your generosity!
Questions?  Please contact Jan Dickman (741-0974).
* Pregnancy Center West helps mothers choose Life for their babies by providing much-needed assistance to those families.


St. James L.I.F.E. Ministry Presents:
Laughter for a cause
with acclaimed Christian Comedienne

Leslie takes a humorous look at marriage and motherhood!

Friday, April 17th, 7-10 pm - St. James Church Hall (doors open at 6:30 pm)

$25.00 per person

Proceeds benefit: Mater Filius Queen City which enables women in crisis pregnancies to choose life by providing transitional housing, resources, and life skills.

Click below for Registration Form and additional information:

Registration Form