Archives: March 2018

Advent and Christmas Schedule

Here is what is happening at St. James during the Advent Season through Christmas. FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT –  December 2 Masses – 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:00am, 6:00pm RECONCILIATION SERVICE – December 4 – 7:00pm FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – December 8 – Vigil Mass – December 7 at 7:00pm – Feast Day Masses – December […]

Posted: March 15, 2018 / Categories: Advent, Mass, Special Event - Parish
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Advent 2018

Advent is a time to help us prepare for Christmas, when we celebrate the fulfillment of our longing for the Savior with the birth of Jesus. During this time, we observe a season of prayer, and reflection — followed by anticipation, hope and joy.  It’s a time we use to pray and reflect in anticipation […]

Posted: March 15, 2018 / Categories: 1Recent Posts, Advent, Christmas, Featured Posts, Newsfeed
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Advent Resources

Click on the blue titles to access the resource Interactive Advent Calendars from USCCB and Other Advent Activities (English and Español)  Praying Advent from Creighton University – daily Advent Prayers and more Sign Up for “Best Advent Ever” Daily Devotionals from Dynamic Catholic Daily Advent Prayers, Reflections and Activities from EWTN Advent Calendar For Adults from Loyola Press […]

Posted: March 15, 2018 / Categories: Advent, Featured Posts
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#Advent2017

# Advent or hashtag Advent is another way that we are uniting as a church during this Advent season. Each day’s word reflects a verb or adjective that is taken from the Advent Calendar.  We hope this is an added way for you and your kids/teens/peers to participate in the conversation of Advent at St. James.  We […]

Posted: November 28, 2017 / Categories: Advent
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Advent and Christmas Schedule 2017

Here is what is happening at St. James during the Advent Season through Christmas. FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT –  December 3 Masses – 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:00am, 6:00pm RECONCILIATION SERVICE – December 5 – 7:00pm FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – December 7 & 8 – Vigil Mass – December 7 at 7:00pm – Feast Day Masses – […]

Posted: November 27, 2017 / Categories: Advent
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Advent Calendar 2017

Daily Advent Reflections Calendar We hope you join with us as we reflect daily upon the advent or “coming toward the day” of Christ and the remembrance of His birth. Centuries ago, the importance of this event caused many to feel that it was inadequate merely to mark off only one day on the yearly calendar […]

Posted: November 27, 2017 / Categories: Advent
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December 25, 2017

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD Reflection: Today we celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his December 24, 2012 Midnight Mass homily Pope Benedict reflected on the Angels’ Hymn of Praise announcing the new born Savior – “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased.” […]

Posted: November 26, 2017 / Categories: Advent
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December 24, 2017

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Reflection: On this last Sunday of Advent,  the day before Christmas, we quietly reflect on the mystery.  We rest in awe, in wonder, at how our God entered our world and came to be with us.  We pause to receive the gift offered us: that the Spirit of God will open […]

Posted: November 26, 2017 / Categories: Advent
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December 23, 2017

SATURDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT Reflection: Luke’s gospel tells us that there was no room in the inn when Joseph and Mary reached Bethlehem. An inn in those days was  not anything like a hotel or motel. It was an outdoor walled off place where people and their animals slept together, were protected and had shelter. […]

Posted: November 26, 2017 / Categories: Advent
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December 22, 2017

FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT Reflection: Mary and Joseph are making their way from their home in Nazareth to Bethlehem to comply with the census ordered by Caesar Augustus. Imagine the anxiety that Mary, heavy with child, must feel. Holy scriptures don’t describe the trip, but the over 70 mile journey over mountainous and […]

Posted: November 25, 2017 / Categories: Advent
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