Operation Backpack

Thursday, August 9th from 9-11 am and 5-7 pm at Sussex Outreach

The members of the Cooperating Churches of Sussex are sponsoring Operation Backpack.  This is a way to ensure that every child in the Sussex area receives some of the necessary school supplies to get the school year off to a great start.  You can help by donating needed school supplies.  There will be a collection bin at church until August 7th.  Suggested items include:  New backpacks, wide-ruled notebooks, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, folders, pens (black, blue, red), markers (fine and broad tip), #2 pencils, rulers, protractors, highlighters, compasses, calculators (basic 4-function), watercolor paints, crayons (24 count), Erasers (pencil cap and regular), school glue, glue sticks, child-size scissors, post-it notes and permanent markers.  We also accept gift cards and cash donations.  This money will be used to purchase school supplies and backpacks for Operation Backpack.

Distribution of supplies will be Thursday, August 9th from 9-11 am and 5-7 pm at Sussex Outreach.  If you or someone you know is in need of school supplies, please contact Tracy at SOS (262-347-3563) or info@sussexareasos.org) to register.  To be eligible for the supplies, students must attend a school in the Hamilton School District or attend one of the Cooperating Churches of Sussex (Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lisbon Presbyterian Church, Redeemer United Church of Christ, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, St. James Catholic Church, Sussex United Methodist Church).  Working together, we can enhance children’s learning by providing them the tools they need.

Christian Formation Registration

Online Registration for 2018-19 Christian Formation classes is NOW Open on the St. James Website.

Look under the Christian Formation tab for the link to the registration form.  Remember your registration is not complete without the volunteer form, which you can access at the top of the registration.  You will need to complete and submit this form before your registration is complete. Register before August 1st to get the early bird rate.  We look forward to another faith filled year with your family.

Vacation Bible School

Want to have an adventure this summer? Join us for Shipwrecked VBS! July 30th – August 3rd from 9 am – Noon daily. Experience island fun and be anchored in the truth of how Jesus carries us through life’s wavy waters. Kids entering grades 4K – 5th grade will participate in memorable Bible activities, play “Ship Rec” games, create tropical crafts, sing songs, and build friendships as we enjoy the motion of the ocean.

6th Graders can take part in our Leadership Camp designed just for them.

$30 registration fee. To register, please fill out and send in the following registration form or contact the Christian Formation office at 262-251-0897.

VBS Registration 2018

VBS 6th graders 2018

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

We are going to start collecting items for Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delavan. These items will be recycled into park benches, planters, and other plastic items to help support the school. Please help by bringing the following items to church and placing them in the large labeled box in the Main entrance way.

  • Oral Care Items: Used toothbrushes and the packaging of your new toothbrush, empty toothpaste tubes and the box for the new tube, empty floss containers.
  • Personal Care: Empty haircare, body wash, lotion bottles, tubes and containers including caps, lids and pumps (no aerosol) all makeup containers, tubes, pots, including lipstick, chapstick, mascara…
  • Bars: Any brand granola/energy protein bar wrappers (foil lined only)
  • Chip/Snack Bags: Any brand, any size, foil lined. Cookie bags not accepted.
  • Cereal Bags: The waxy bags inside cereal boxes
  • Dog Food: Wellness brand only Core, Trufood, and Complete Health lines

Recycling requires a little effort on your part by sorting through things before they go out for trash collection, but your efforts not only help reduce landfill waste, but will help the School for the Deaf. Please help us. Questions: email: pschneider@wi.rr.com or call (414) 587-1202.

Amazon Donates to St. James

St. James Parish is part of AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. James every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you.  When you shop at Smile.Amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to St. James Parish.  Just log on to www.Smile.Amazon.com and choose St James Catholic Church Menomonee Falls, WI as your charitable organization.  Thank you for supporting St. James!

St. Vincent de Paul Collection Box

St. Vincent de Paul has a collection box here at St. James!

Clothing IN ANY CONDITION will support this cause. New and gently used clothing will wind up on their display racks. Clothing that is ripped, dirty, smelly or in some other way inappropriate for sale in the store can still be sold in bulk. There are companies willing to buy them! The SVdP Collection Box is located in front of the parish garage directly across the driveway from the parish office and Historic Chapel.