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Welcome Back Father William Spillane, C.Ss.R.

SpillaneWe 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!

Knights of Columbus Poker Night

Poker3Knights 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.

ATTN Music People!

Help is needed for the Christmas Midnight Mass. We are looking for vocalists and musicians! If interested, contact Nick Andruzzi at 980-521-4029 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Teresa Kemp at 704-644-2564 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bulletin Deadlines for the Holidays

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
 
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You are the Very Hands of Jesus in the World

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 are interested in learning more about Changing the Course by committing your ‘hands’ to help those who want to change, please contact Ed Levick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at the Parish Office at 704-720-0600.

Reminder:

If you need to have Communion brought to you in the pews, please let the Greeters know before Mass begins. Thank you.

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster

ChristinChristmasThe 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
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Samaritan's Purse

ChristmasChildSamiritans Purse shoe boxes must be in to the bookstore no later than Sunday, November 30th. Extra flyers are available in the bookstore.