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Holy Week and Easter Schedules

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

April 2nd            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               Edge, Ignite, Hydrate, and Lifeteen

9:00—10:00 PM             Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

10:00—11:00 PM           Hispanic Ministry

11:00—12:00 AM           Alphonsian Rosary Society

Good Friday       3:00 PM Celebration of the Passion

April 3rd     7:00 PM—Tenebrae (“Shadows of Sacrifice” by John Purifoy)       St. James Adult Choir

                  7:00 PMLive Stations presented by our Hispanic Ministry—Begins at Gill Hall (in case of rain Stations will be held in Geiger Hall)

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

April 4th

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)—Geiger Hall

                               8:30 PM Vigil Mass of Easter—Church

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

April 5th                            (Childrens’ Mass)                       (Spanish Mass)


Education Survey 2015

The Saint James the Greater Catholic Church's Education Commission has asked for our anonymous responses to an Education Survey for Saint James. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. You may return it by mail or place it in a collection basket at Mass. Thank you in advance for helping the Education Commission grow the Adult Education focus at Saint James the Greater Catholic Church

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..


CatholicismCatholicism class will not meet Holy Thursday, April 2nd, but will resume the following week at 7:00 p.m on Thursday, April 9t, in Geiger Hall and for 9 weeks thereafter we will be presenting the acclaimed television and DVD series, Catholicism, created and hosted by renowned theologian and author Rev. Robert Barron. “The most important media Project in the history of the Catholic Church in America, according to the biographer of St. John Paul II. Each video session of 50 minutes-1 hour in duration will be followed by a brief discussion period (led by Father Dionne). All are welcome!

NEW to the Parish?

NewComers All Newcomers: The Welcome Table will be available at all Masses this weekend. Drop by to meet and pick up your Welcome Gift Bag. Registration forms are available if you need one.

Prayer Shawls

shawlSt. James Women’s Guild crochet and knit beautiful, colorful shawls that are suited for men, women and children. When completed, a medal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is attached, and our pastor blesses them. These shawls provide extra comfort and prayers for parishioners who had recent surgery or have serious illnesses. They are taken to our parish shut-ins and nursing home residents by Mary’s Visitors. If you, or someone in your family, are in need of a Prayer Shawl, please contact Mary Ann Farrell at 704-786-0734. Shawls may be purchased for someone outside of the parish.