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St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Dan Hull on 3/14/19

Most people know that March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. Over the years it has become a celebration of all things “Irish”. Unfortunately, many people simply use it as an excuse to wear funny hats, talk with a brogue, and to drink beer that has been tinted with green ... Read More »

Lenten fast

Posted by Dan Hull on 2/26/19

When I was growing up it was common practice to “give something up for Lent”. As a child it was almost always candy, knowing full well that on Easter we would be rewarded with an entire basket of sweets. For grown-ups it was usually smoking, or coffee or alcohol, ... Read More »

“Snow Fatigue.”

Posted by Dan Hull on 2/20/19

If you’re like me you’ve reached the point I like to call “Snow Fatigue.” If you look around the church campus all you can see are 8 to 10 foot high piles of snow. The snow this winter has been so relentless that the snow plow team has run ... Read More »

Losing a friend

Posted by Dan Hull on 2/15/19

Before I became the Parish Director here at St. James, I had a previous assignment as Parish Director at St. Joseph Parish in Lyons. It was a small rural parish nestled between Burlington and Lake Geneva on Highway 36. During the nine years Annie and I were there we ... Read More »


Posted by Dan Hull on 2/06/19

I’m always amazed at how much work gets done by volunteers around the St. James campus. During our recent bitter cold winter weather and snow we had volunteers working several hours to clear the parking lot of snow and to put down salt to make the walkway safe. We ... Read More »

City of Franklin Assessment

Posted by Dan Hull on 1/24/19

Today I signed a check from St. James to the City of Franklin for $126,000. This was for the assessment levied on us by the city ten years ago for the “improvements” they made when they cut an access through our property to extend 31st Street. 

When I arrived ... Read More »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted by Dan Hull on 1/22/19

This week we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Week of Christian Unity, and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. At first glance these observances seem coincidental, in other words, they are all independent of each other and they just happen to fall on the same week, but ... Read More »

Parish Talent

Posted by Dan Hull on 1/10/19

Last week we were treated to a wonderful Christmas music concert by the members of St. James’ music ministry. People are still commenting on the wealth of musical talent that exists in so many of our parish members, young and old. As impressed as I was by the concert, ... Read More »


Posted by Dan Hull on 1/08/19

Every year I make the usual New Year’s resolutions, to lose weight, go to the gym, etc. They usually fall to the wayside after four or five weeks and I go back to my normal routine. This year I am trying something completely different. First of all I am ... Read More »

Christmas Message

Posted by Dan Hull on 12/14/18

The Feast of Christmas is a moment when Christians are asked to celebrate the incarnation and to ask themselves “What difference has believing in Christ made in my life”

Do I let my faith influence my politics?

Do I use my gifts of time, talent and treasure to bring ... Read More »