News & Events from around the Parish...

Need Help Understanding Dementia Care

SeniorHelpers Understanding Dementia Care gears

Join Senior Helpers and other Sponsors as we welcome nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow to Concord. Ms. Snow is coming to our area on Monday, July 13th to present a free special Alzheimer’s and Dementia seminar. The presentation is for family members who are caring for loved ones with dementia. The seminar will be held at CMC Northeast, in the Hamrick Theatre from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 704-792-1001 or visit

                          Why Do They Do That? 
 Understanding Symptoms & Behaviors in Dementia

 CHS                                                      AlzhAss


Free Pancake Breakfast

EagleS1There will be a FREE Pancake Break-fast in Geiger Hall after the 8:00, 10:00 and 11:30 am Masses on Sunday, July 5th. The breakfast is to support parishioner Joel Gillison’s Eagle Scout Project at Saint JamesEagleS2 Cemetery. The project will include the construction of benches and landscaping at the cemetery. The pancake breakfast is completely FREE to attend, however, good will donations are appreciated! If you have time after Mass, it would be great if you stopped by and support St. James and Joel Gillison.

Bookstore Changes

RobbyCharlotteJoin us in thanking Charlotte and Robby Schomberg for their unwavering dedication to managing the Bookstore, a very important parish project. When Charlotte began as Bookstore manager in 2003, it generated roughly $2000 in sales annually. Today it generates more than $50,000 a year. Charlotte and Robby spend countless hours per week in administering the various details involved in making an attractive presentation of the all the items that are on display, with a view to the pertinent liturgical season that we are celebrating. Moreover, they have introduced innovative accounting practices to simplify what would otherwise be a laborious affair. In a word, they have transformed what was a small bookstore to be a grand and important enterprise in our parish. We have been the great beneficiaries of all their hard work. Once again, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, Charlotte and Robby, for making the St. James Bookstore what it is.
At the same time, please join us in giving a warm welcome to Lisa MetzLisaMetzas the new manager of the St. James Bookstore. She will begin this service on July 1st. The email contact address for the Bookstore in the bulletin will remain the same, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Alphonsian Rosary Society

AlphonsusWe invite one and all to join the Alphonsian Rosary Society as we celebrate our second anniversary. Daily recitation of the Rosary in a Prescribed Manner and a Weekly Visit to The Blessed Sacrament are the Basic Requirements for membership. All interested parties should contact the Parish Office (704-720-0600) to be inscribed.


RCIAWe are gearing up for the upcoming RCIA 2015/2016 year. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00 pm in the large classroom of Geiger Hall for anyone interested in being part of the RCIA team. This includes anyone willing to sponsor, to assist with the formation of children ages 7 through 11 in need of baptism or anyone willing to lead one of the weekly RCIA sessions. If you are interested but cannot attend this meeting, please contact Micki O’Connor at 980-621-5451 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please prayerfully consider joining us in bringing our brothers and sisters into full Communion with the Catholic Church.

Parish Office Closed

4thOfJulyThe parish office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Monday, July 6th for regular business hours. Have a safe 4th of July.

J.A.M. Camp 2015

SunThe Jesus and Me Summer Program, hosted by the New Beginnings Preschool Program atSun St James, is for children, ages from 2 – 12 years of age. Each week is filled with TONS OF FUN!!. There will be games, crafts, discovery and exploration, singing, Bible stories, and “Jamming with Jesus” each morning.JAM Kids

Choose one week, or choose EVERY WEEK
Days and Times: Monday - Friday from 9:00am – 1:00pm
What to bring: Bag lunch and morning snack from home each day
Cost: $70 per week and a one-time $25 Registration Fee
Camp Dates and Themes for 2015
Week 1: June 1 – 5: Getting’ Down and Dirty (Plants and Gardening
W)eek 2: June 8 – 12: Pirates and Mermaids (Beach Week)
      Closed June 15 – 19 for St. James VBS
!Week 3: June 22 – 26: Patriotic Week
      Closed June 29 – July 3: Have a safe and happy 4th of July Holiday
Week 4: July 6 – 10: The Wild, Wild Wes
tWeek 5: July 13 – 17: A Bug’s Life
      Closed July 20 – 24 for Totus Tuus at St. James
Week 6: July 27 – 31 Frozen Week (Ice Cream Party on the last day)

*Please note that class assignments are contingent upon the number enrolled. Some classes may be merged with the closest age appropriate grouping (i.e.; ages 3 and 4 or ages 8 – 10)

Registration forms can be found in the vestibule of the church, the pre-school or the parish office. Call Suzanne Carney at 704-262-3498 for more information