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BBQ Dinner

BBQPigThe 60th annual St James the Greater Catholic Church's BBQ Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 1st, from 10:00am until 7:00pm.
Dine -in with family and friends or take out to eat at home
BBQ Pork Dinner:             $8.00   (incudes BBQ, slaw, potatoes, and roll)
3 BBQ Pork Sandwiches   $8.00
Hot Dogs Available
Large take-out orders are available. Call ahead (704-720-0600) and we'll have it ready.
Lunch delivery is also available for 10 or more orders (within 10 mile radius from St James)
St. James the Greater Catholic Church
139 Manor Ave
Concord, NC 28025
Phone (704) 720-0600
Fax: (704) 720-0610

Catherine's House

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As you know, when Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, found abused and neglected women and children in nineteenth century Dublin, she gave them food, clothes, instruction, and a roof over their heads. Today, wonderful people from the community continue her ministry by supporting the ministry of the Sisters of Mercy at Catherine’s House for the care of women and children who are homeless. I was in awe of the generosity of the people this past weekend! Please extend my thanks and that of the women and children to all who supported us with a total of $7, 133. Again, thank you for being a part of our ministry.
Sister Carmelita Hagan
House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator


Jesus, Son of God: Our Healer

Jesus is the Son of God, Our Healer
October 25, 2014Jesus
9:15am—3:30 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas
You are warmly invited to participate in Jesus is the Son of God, Our Healer retreat. The event features international evangelist Alan Ames. He will share his “Saul to Paul” conversion story and powerful healing ministry. For details, contact Beth Manning (704) 365-6601, Margaret Hoar, (704) 230-4824, Agnes Schaper, (704) 660-6862 or SherrSiplon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may also go to Jesus is the Son of God, Our Healer on Facebook and

Annual Children's Christmas Play

CPlaySt. James Annual Children’s Christmas Play is looking for you! If your child is interested in participating in the play, "Once Upon a Night", please contact Mike Boteilho at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blessing of the Animals

animalsIn remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint for animals, the Women’s Guild is offering you the opportunity to bring your pet to have a special blessing from our pastor! St. Francis encourages us to be good stewards of the earth and have compassion for all animals. As ChristiFrancisans, the love we give and receive from our pets draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life. So, let us praise God for his beauty in creation by participating in this special blessing! We will also provide dog & cat treats as well as treats & drinks for owners.     All animals must be on a leash or in a cage, and owners should be prepared to “take care of business”. We hope to see you on Saturday, October 4th, 10am, in the Gill Hall side yard!!

Knights of Columbus Poker Night


The Knights of ColumbusPoker Night is Saturday, October 4th, at 6:30 pm in Gill Hall. Join the Knights for an evening of cards and fellowship. Refreshments will be available. Parishioners and friends over 21, join the Knights for an evening of cards, food, and fellowship. Games take place the 1st Saturday of the month.


First Friday Mass

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October 3rd @ 11:00 AM
First Friday Soup & Sandwich Luncheon will again follow the 11am Mass this Friday, October 3rd in the parish hall. We will have your favorite warm bowl of soup, along with a sandwich, chips and hoFirstFriLunchmemade desserts! Fellowship, smiles & hugs are always on the menu! Join us for Mass & Lunch