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- Shouldn’t future members be responsible for helping pay off the loan as well as current members? November 2, 2019 The implications of that question are a bit more far-reaching than what might appear. On the surface the answer is: that as new parishioners join our congregation we do have a plan to appeal to them to pledge to help pay down the loan. It is important to state that we are not looking to grow our parish family because it will help us financially. We want to grow because that is the natural result of a vibrant, Christ-centered parish. Christ is the vine and we are the branches. We have built the vineyard and tilled the soil. We now pray that new shoots will spring forth, not to help us pay down the debt but because this is what Christ calls us to do – Go Forth and Spread the Good News!
- During the weekend Masses will the chapel be available for quiet reflection time? November 1, 2019 It is certainly proper and desirous that all who about to enter into the sacred mysteries prepare themselves for such an experience by centering themselves upon the Lord. During the weekend masses the proper place for this silent reflection is in the main sanctuary. We hope the architecture, and the artistry will help elevate everyone’s thoughts towards the Divine simply by being present and quietly absorbing the beauty. It is equally important that we not separate ourselves from each other. We gather as the body of Christ and in that gathering we know that Christ is present in our midst. He assured us of this when he said “where two or three are gathered in my Name there I will be in the midst of them”. In our old facility the Narthex was not large enough to handle all of the people who wished to greet friends and others before entering the sanctuary. This resulted in greetings and conversations being brought into the sanctuary when it would have been better if they were conducted elsewhere. We hope that the expanded gathering space in our new complex will moderate or even eliminate this noise “spill over” into the new sanctuary. Once we enter ...
- The Listening Post March 15, 2018 The Listening Post is your forum to ask questions questions about the new church, about the capital campaign or any other questions about St. James that you may have. Ask questions and also find answers here. We may not be able to give you an answer immediately but we can promise you that we will continue to research the question until we have arrived at the best information we have at the time. https://www.stjames-liberty.org/listening-post/?preview_id=12582&preview_nonce=bb796d1160&_thumbnail_id=-1&preview=true