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    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
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      Please join the Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study in a journey through the history of the Catholic Church. Learn about the major people, places and events of two thousand years of church history. A DVD by Professor Steve Weidenkopf will be used, followed by a discussion of the material presented. Join us every Saturday morning at 7:30am in Meeting Room #1.  ...
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Home Home From the Pastor's Desk Parish Feast Day - Saint James the Great
Parish Feast Day - Saint James the Great
Saturday, July 25, 2009 is our parish feast day, St. James the Greater. We first hear of St. James fishing with his brother John when the Lord calls him to be “fishers of men.” With Peter and John, James is known as the kindred spirit sharing with them the vision of the Transfiguration depicted in the beautiful stained glass window above the baptistery in our church. It is believed that James traveled as far off as Spain. It is also believed that his remains are kept in Compestelo, Spain where outside of Rome and Jerusalem is the third most popular pilgrimage site in the Catholic World. He is always shown with a pilgrims hat, and the scallop is his symbol. Legends of his travels abound, and he receives the name “Great” since he was first to be called by the Lord. He took seriously the call to become a fisher of men, and traveled the known world of the Roman Empire to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ. James’ story has been inspiring pilgrims to leave the familiar and comfortable and to go to places unfamiliar, untried and unknown. May the spirit of our patronal saint be inspiration to us as we live out the pilgrim nature of the people of God traveling through time into God’s promising future. The founding pastor of our parish was Fr. James Reid who petitioned the bishop to name us after his patron saint. Since 1863 we have been known as the people of St. James the Great.