Posted by Dan Hull on 7/11/18
Saint James Feast Day
July 25th is the Feast day of Saint James our Patron saint. We traditionally celebrate this feast on the weekend nearest this date. This year that falls on July 28 & 29. Over the years we have celebrated this date in a number of ways.
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Posted by Dan Hull on 7/05/18
A few years ago we welcomed Fr. Joe Uhen as our annual Mission Co-op speaker. He told us of his work at Santisimo Sacramento Parish in Piura Peru, and then he did something quite unusual. He invited anyone who wanted to visit to come see him in Peru. One ... Read More »
Posted by Dan Hull on 6/25/18
The issue of immigration has been in the news a lot lately. Our fear of accepting Syrian refugees, the proposed border wall to protect our southern border, zero tolerance policies which separated children from their parents and ICE raids in different communities across our land just to name a few.
Catholic Social teaching addresses this very difficult and emotional issue. In relation to the need to reform our immigration policies, the U.S. Bishops have articulated five key principles which they feel need to be addressed. They are as follows: Persons have the right to find opportunities in their homeland. Persons have a right to migrate to support themselves and their families. Sovereign nations have a right to control their borders. Refugees and asylum seekers should be afforded protection. The human rights and the human dignity of undocumented migrants should be ... Read More »
Posted by Dan Hull on 6/20/18
I am very pleased to let you know that in the coming weeks Fr. Bob Betz will be joining Fr. George and Fr. Bernie as an assisting priest serving the St. James Parish Community. Fr. Bob has been a priest for 45 years and is retiring as Pastor of ... Read More »
Posted by Dan Hull on 6/13/18
It’s hard to believe I’m in my 10th year as Parish Director of St. James. Time certainly does fly when you are engaged in the work of ministry to a vibrant Christian community. There is really never a dull moment because something is happening at every moment. When you ... Read More »
Posted by Dan Hull on 6/06/18
It’s been a while since I talked about the renovation plans for our worship space and I know that many people are wondering what is happening, so this is just a quick update about where we are in the process.
I want you to know that we still plan ... Read More »
Posted by Dan Hull on 5/30/18
Now that Memorial Day is past, the summer vacation season has begun. Many of us will set aside time for camping, boating, gardening, baseball, tennis and golf and as we do that we might be tempted to put our faith on the back burner. Summer is a great time ... Read More »
Posted by Dan Hull on 5/24/18
We are in the process of building a “twinning” relationship with Santisimo Sacramento Parish in Piura, Peru. That parish is led by Fr. Joe Uhen and over the past few years one of our parishioners, Donna Horrigan, has been going down there to share her skills. More recently Andrew ... Read More »
Posted by Dan Hull on 5/15/18
Over the next few weeks you may notice some changes to the church lobby. The nook by the elevator is being transformed. First of all you may have already noticed that we recently replaced all the drop-ceiling tiles with new ones and painted the other parts of the ceiling ... Read More »
Posted by Dan Hull on 5/09/18
I remember back when I was a child my father had to go on a plane trip for work. It was unusual because my father was a foreman at Gerber Baby Foods. It was more common that one of the executives would be traveling, but they were installing a ... Read More »