News & Events from around the Parish...

New Beginnings Registration

New Beginnings Preschool of Saint James is now accepting registrations for the
2015-2016 school year!! We offer:
Programs for ages 1-5, with class options

  • Transitional Kindergarten– for children that do not meet the Aug 31st cut-off for public school, or need a little more time!
  • Well-balanced curriculum, featuring TouchMath and Houghton-Mifflin Pre-K and Kindergarten Literacy Program
  • Differentiated instruction that meets the needs of each child
  • Portfolio Assessments and Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Enrichments classes in Art, Spanish, and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Highly-qualified staff

Our Registration Form can be found in the bulletin, or you can visit our page at, click on the New Beginnings link. You can also stop by the preschool during our regular hours (9-1pm) or the Church Office.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Suzanne Carney (Preschool
Director) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-262-3498

Father Vang

Remember to keep Fr. Vang in your prayers. He is on his mission trip to Vietnam. You can follow him on his Facebook page—Viet Toc.

NEW to the Parish?

WelcomeDinnerNEW to the parish since July, 2014? Welcome to the first Dinner of the year. We are starting a new tradition here at St. James. Meet and Greet old and new parishioners. Enjoy appetizers, fine dining, babysitting, a nice gift or two and lots more. Our way of saying, “Welcome to the parish”. Look for an invitation in the mail soon. Save the Date::: Wednesday, March 11th, Geiger Hall.

Friday Fish Fry

fishdinnerJoin us every Friday in Lent for a delicious Lenten Fish Fry. Dinner will be served from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. The Stations of the Cross will immediately follow the dinner and will be held in the church. Bring your friends and family. The menu is as follows:
Fried Fish Dinner, two sides       $8
Baked Fish Dinner, two sides      $8
6 Fantail Shrimp and two sides   $8
Fried Fish Sandwich with chips   $7
Homemade Clam Chowder        $4
Desserts/Drinks, free with any other purchase

Lenten Devotional Book

DevotionalThe new Lenten Devotional Book, A Wondrous Love, recommended by Fr. Dionne, is now available in the bookstore. Quantities are limited. Cost is $1.00 per book. Stop by the bookstore to get yours today!

Friday Stations of the Cross

LentStationJesus calls you to renew your commitment to Him this Lent. Come and join us in a journey of decision. This will be a Way of the Cross with several live stations every holyLentFriday, presented to you by Parishioners of St. James

Every Friday of Lent after the Fish Fry Dinner Stations of the Cross will begin at 7:00 pm in the church

Disciples Wanted!

Your Parish Council Commission Chairpersons will be speaking briefly after the Mass's beginning February 15th-March 1st. They will be describing how the different ministries within their commissions serve our St. James family. These Parish Council volunteers will be in the vestibule after the Mass's to answer any questions you may have AND give you an opportunity to attend an informational meeting to discover if there is a ministry within their Commission that is calling you to discipleship!

Busy families, busy lives often keep us from a commitment to get involved in church life-we want to but feel there is no time left. Please take a moment and look into getting involved; as little or as much as you like. The time is now to step into that one place in our parish family that may only be filled by you; the place Christ is calling you to be a disciple for HIM!

Our St. James Commissions are:
*Outreach Ministries
*Evangelization and Communication
*Parish Life
*Unity in Diversity
*Liturgy and Worship
*Education and Formation

Stations of the Cross

SoCStations of the Cross

Fridays during Lent at 7:00 p.m.

Join fellow parishioners on Friday Evening, February 20, for The Stations of the Cross with Pope John Paul II..