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Father Geiger’s Retirement

FrGeigerFr. Geiger will begin his retirement from the active ministry at the end of January. Father, we wish you well on this next phase of your life in sunny Florida. You will be sorely missed and we will always keep you in our prayers. Thank you for all you've done for each one of us and for St James the Greater Parish.

Father Jerome Chavarría, C.Ss.R.

FrChavarríaWe welcome to Saint James Father Jerome Chavarría, C.Ss.R. Father Jerome has been Superior of the Redemptorist Vice-Province of Richmond, of which we form a part, for the past 11 years. Prior to his election as Vice-Provincial Superior (he assumed this office at the relatively young age of 46; he is now 57), Father Jerome was a missionary to the migrant farmers in various locales throughout the southeast. He hails from Newnan, Georgia. We are greatly blessed to be receiving into our parish a man of extraordinary achievement, and we pray that his time among us will be a blessing for him.

NC Mision of Mercy Clinic

NCMOMVolunteers Needed: Dental, Medical, & Non-Dental.

This is a free Adult Dental Clinic on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th (Set-up volunteers needed from 10:00am-5:00pm on March 5th), This event will be held at The Abernathy Physical Education Center, Catawba College, 2254 Yost St, Salisbury, NC.

To sign up or for more information go to:


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.


heartBeat the “cold weather blues” by making plans to attend the Women’s Guild Annual Seniors’ Valentine Luncheon! Please join us Wednesday, February 11th at 11:00am for Mass and Anointing of the Sick. This is officially the World Day of the Sick. Afterwards, all seniors, 55 and older, are invited to a wonderful luncheon in the parish hall! We are very blessed to have the “Handprints Ministry” to Sing in Sign Language! This wonderfully talented group will be signing to contemporary Christian music for our entertainment! Of course, there will still be plenty of time to visit with friends and meet new acquaintances.

In order to prepare the right amount of food, we ask you to respond by filling out the following reservation and returning it via the collection basket at Mass or by calling the parish office (704-720-0600), or Ann (704-795-1860). Seniors, you don’t want to miss this great day of fun, fellowship and laughter! There is NO COST for this luncheon! We need to receive your reservation by Wednesday, February 4th.


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Civil War Sisters: Sisters of Mercy

SistersOfMercySisters of Mercy Healing the Wounds of a Nation
Mercy Heritage Center is hosting its first ever exhibit opening Civil War Sisters: Sisters of Mercy Healing the Wounds of the Nation. This exhibit explores an underrepresented topic of American History, the role women religious played in the medical treatment of the wounded and sick during the Civil War. The Sisters operated several hospitals and treated both Union and Confederate soldiers. The surgeon from the 13th N.C., Rex Hovey, will also be on hand to discuss surgical practices of the war with an era-authentic kit.
Exhibit Opening
720 Heritage Center Place, Belmont 28012
Saturday, January 31, 2014 from 11 am to 4 pm
Free Admission

XXIII World Day Of The Sick

"I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame" Job 29:15OurLadyofLourdes

Mass of anointing will be Wednesday, February 11th at 11:00 A.M.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be administered to those “whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age.”

Free Concert and Video Event

DGibsonYou’re invited to a free concert and video event, with internationally known Catholic recording artist, Donna Cori Gibson. Come and make the Stations of the cross like never before. The concert will be held at St. James the Greater Catholic Church on March 13th at 7:00pm. This is a free admission event, so bring your family and tell your friends. A free-will offering will be taken. To hear a sample of Donna’s music go to: . For more information about this event call the church office at 704-720-0600 ext 23