We welcome once again to Saint James Father William Spillane, C.Ss.R. Father Spillane served here from August 2011 until May 2012, when he retired from active ministry. In the absence of Father Alvaro Riquelme at Saint Joseph in Kannapolis, he will be celebrating mass both here and in our neighboring parish throughout November and into the first part of December. Welcome back, Father Spillane, and thank you for your generosity and your assistance to us!
News & Events from around the Parish...
Knights of Columbus Poker Night is Saturday, December 13th at 6:30 PM in the McGiveny Room (Gill Hall). Join the Knights for a night of poker. All parishioners 18 and over are invited to attend. Spend a relaxing evening with your fellow Knights and parishioners. Refreshments will be available.
Reminder that with Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching deadlines for the bulletin are pushed forward:
December 14th bulletin—info due by December 1st
December 21st bulletin—info due by December 4th
December 28th bulletin—info due by December 8th
January 4th bulletin—info due by December 12th
Pope Francis recently addressed a conference held in Charlotte of Catholic Charity officials.
He stated in his message to the attendees that “You are the very hands of Jesus in the world. Your witness helps change the course of many people, many families and many communities”. He encouraged us to “Place the poor ahead of ourselves in everything we do.”
These two statements clearly define the mission of the Parish Community Outreach Commission.
The Commission is seeking individual members and families of the Parish to place their hands as the hands of Jesus in changing the course of many people, families and our community.
This work calls us to go beyond just helping the marginalized to be fed and clothed. The work calls for us to help those who are seeking to change their course to be guided by the hands of Jesus, by our love and compassion.
If you need to have Communion brought to you in the pews, please let the Greeters know before Mass begins. Thank you.
The St. James Council of the Knights of Columbus invites all boys and girls from ages 5 to 14 to participate in the “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. There will be 6 first place awards and winning entries will advance to the district, state and national levels. Posters must be submitted by December 15th.
By engaging the creative talents and imaginations of our young people, we hope they will come to a deeper understanding of the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.
For contest rules and entry form, please email Charles Anzalone at
Samiritans Purse shoe boxes must be in to the bookstore no later than Sunday, November 30th. Extra flyers are available in the bookstore.