Christmas Giving Tree

The Christmas Giving Tree is located in the Gathering Area of St. James Church. It is filled with gift tags with donation requests from Sussex Outreach Services, St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. James, Interfaith, Milwaukee Center for Independence and the Hebron House. Please select a gift tag and return your gift under the Giving Tree no later than Sunday, December 4th. Your donations mean so much to the recipients and organizations.

Holly Days

HOLLY DAYS – DECEMBER 2nd and 3rd
Holly Days Donation Boxes will be out in November.  Here’s What we are looking for:

Secret Santa Workshop:  New items for men, women & children.  We also need holiday wrapping paper, tissue and ribbon.  Santa’s Workshop gives children the joy of choosing their own special gifts for parents and family members.

Used Books:  Books, CDs, DVDs and videos.  Please no encyclopedias or magazines.

Theme Basket Donations:  Here are some theme basket ideas:  Wine/Liquor ~ Games ~ Coffee/Tea ~ Golf/Sports ~ Movie Night ~ Kid’s Crafts ~ Cleaning Supplies ~ Spa ~ Candy/Chocolate ~ Home Imrprovement ~ Reading/Bookworm ~ Tailgating ~ Baking ~ Princess ~ Superhero ~ Date Night ~ Fitness ~ Italian ~ Mexican ~ Rainy Day Fun ~ Baby’s 1st Christmas ~ Dog/Cat lovers.  If you are donating a complete basket, please deliver it to the Parish Office.

Volunteers for Holly Days;  It take a Parish!  We need a lot of volunteers to help with set-up, clean up, decorating, baking, booths and much more, Sign-up sheets will be in the Gathering Area Soon!

Flyer  Holly Days 2017

Catholic ID

Encounter Jesus

Join a Catholic ID Parish Discipleship Group

Jesus is seeking you in love and calling you into friendship. He invites you to encounter him personally, experience his life-changing presence, and follow him as a disciple in his Church. Introducing Catholic ID – a chance to answer Jesus’ call to discipleship in a practical and personal say. Catholic ID is a 10-week small group experience focused on building your relationship with Jesus Christ and growing in the heart and habits of discipleship. Intentional discipleship is our essential Catholic identity! Catholic ID small groups are forming here at St. James. For more information, or to join a Catholic ID small group, please contact Pastoral Associate Gerry Wolf at wolfg@archmil.org or 262-253-2213. Groups will begin some time in mid or late October.

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.