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Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Holy Thursday   6:30 PM Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 17th           8:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will conclude with the transfer of the Blessed Sacrament from the Church to the place of reservation in the Parish Hall. There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 12:00 midnight. The following Ministries will be leading Adoration each hour. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.

8:00—9:00 PM                   Life Teen Ministry

9:00—10:00 PM                                Women’s Guild & Knights of Columbus, Council 7450

10:00—11:00 PM                              Hispanic Ministry

11:00 PM—12:00 AM      Christ Renews His Parish

Good Friday   3:00 PM Celebration of the Passion

April 18th       7:00 PM—Tenebrae (“The Shadow of the Cross”) by St. James Adult Choir

                       7:00 PMLive Stations presented by our Hispanic Ministry—Begins at Gill Hall

Holy Saturday   12:00 pm Blessing of Easter Food—Church

April 19th

All parishioners are invited to attend and participate in the Slovak/Polish/Ukrainian custom of the Blessing of Easter Foods.

                           8:00 PM Vigilia Pascual (Sp)—Parish Hall

                               8:30 PM Vigil Mass of Easter

Easter Sunday   8:00 AM               10:00 AM                            11:30 AM                             1:30 PM

April 20th                                           (Childrens’ Mass)                                                (Spanish Mass)

THERE WILL BE NO TEEN MASS (5:00 PM) ON EASTER SUNDAY

RCIA

RCIA

Congratulations to our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates that came into full Communion with the Catholic Church at our Easter Vigil. Your faith journey has just begun, may you be blessed and guided by the Holy Spirit.

When: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Parish Hall
Topic: inal Session

Summer Fun

AssortedSaintsSummer fun is right around the corner! St. James is again offering summer catechistical programs this June and July: Assorted Saints Maryand Tutus Tuus. Registrations and detailed information will be available in April. Dates are as follows: Assorted Saints June 16th-20th, $10 fee; Totus Tuus July 13th-July18th, $20 fee.

Registration Forms may be found at the following links: VBS and Totus Tuus

St. James Family Dinner

DinnerThe Hospitality Committee is hosting a Family Dinner on Wednesday, April 23rd to celebrate paying off the debt on St. James. Dinner will be served from 5:15 to 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. If you have not attended one of the Family Dinners before, it’s time to treat yourself and the entire family. Enjoy a wonderful meal, great fellowship, and save money all at the same time!

Dine on tasty Chicken Parmesan, pasta, vegies, bread, dessert and drink. Cost is only $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12.

Reservations a MUST! Please make reservations by calling the parish office (704-720-0600) by noon on Monday, April 21st, so we can make the proper amount of food.

Relay For Life Luminary

American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, Saturday, April 26, Cabarrus Arena and Events Center

Bulletins for the weekend of April 5-6 will have an insert for anyone wishing to purchase a luminary for $10 in "Honor of" or in "Memory of" any friends or family members that have been touched by a cancer diagnosis. The name of the person designated will be listed on the luminary and will be lit during a ceremony at dusk at the Relay.  Our "Angel Brigade" team from St. James will be credited with each luminary sold. You can also find the form on the St. James website.  Please return them with payment by April 21 in the collection basket or mail them to the address listed on the form.  Checks should be made out to the American Cancer Society. 

Another form you can find on the St. James website is the Survivor Dinner form for any survivors that would like to attend the dinner prior to the start of the Relay.  Survivors eat free and it's $6 each for guest. Please return them to the address listed on the form (a different address than the luminary forms) by April 13.   

EVERYONE is welcome to come to the Relay to see what it's all about.  It starts at 11:00 am and continues all night.  It's free and you do not have to be a survivor to attend.  There will be food, drinks, basket raffles, silent auctions, and entertainment.  Country music singer Darrell Harwood will be performing at 2:30pm.  Thank you for supporting the "Angel Brigade team" and the American Cancer Society!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter-EggsAnnual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 19th, at 12:00 pm at the Parish Hall

The Parish Council will once again host the Easter Egg Hunt for the children of the parish. We are asking for donations of plastic eggs and individually wrapped candies (no chocolate) or small toys to be placed in the eggs. You may put them in the vestibule of the church or deliver them to the parish office during the week.

Sunday Morning Breakfast

The Knbreakfastights of Columbus are sponsoring their monthly breakfast on  Sunday, April 27th. The menu includes Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, Coffee, Juice, and much more… Cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. They will be serving from 8:00 am until 11:30 am in the Parish Hall. Enjoy the food and the company before, or after, mass.