St. James Annual Thrift Sale

Coming Soon

St James Annual Thrift Sale

June 7th, 8th & 9th

Please remember to set aside your unused and unwanted items for this sale.  We need and will accept almost everything.

However, there are a few exceptions:

NO computer equipment, TVs (except flat screen), or large appliances. No magazines, cassette tapes, encyclopedias, baby cribs, car seats or mattresses. No exercising equipment, or skis. New this year, no entertainment centers.

We welcome all clean, useable items including furniture – big and small, indoor and outdoor; lamps, pictures, sporting goods, housewares, bedding, linens, seasonal decorations, toys and tools. Clean, gently used clothing, jewelry, antiques, craft items, records, CDs, DVDs, etc. and books are also accepted. We will start collecting these items on Monday, May 21st.

This year, we also need extra help in three areas: 1) Able-bodied people needed for pickup and delivery of heavier items during collection dates and sale itself; 2) Volunteers needed for food preparation and service during sale itself; and 3) Volunteers needed for help in Adult & Children Clothing areas during collection dates and sale itself. Anyone interested in helping out in any of these three areas, please call either Pam Dennis at 262-271-6121 or Gene Neyhart at 262-255-2164. Thank you very much for your consideration.

Lenten Opportunities

Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 6:30 in the Historic Chapel on March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.

Communal Reconciliation

Good Shepherd on Saturday, March 17th at 9 am
St. James on Tuesday, March 20th at 7 pm
St. Anthony on Saturday, March 24th at 9 am

Bible Studies and Prayer Group

As you begin to think about Lent, consider joining one of the following groups; Thursday Bible Studies which focus on the Sunday Lenten readings.

Thursdays at 9:00 am in the Great Room
Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the Great Room

We also have a Centering prayer group which spends about 20-25 minutes in silent prayer.  No experience necessary as we will give a simple explanation of the process before we begin.

Fridays at 8:45 am in the Reconciliation Room

Matthew 24 Lent / A Journey of the Heart to Become the Light – Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

Every Lent the community of St. James participates in living the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  One way we can all Be the Light this Lent is through weekly Corporal Works of Mercy donations and by taking a “Leap of Faith” Corporal and Spiritual Work of Mercy card from a basket on the altar beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14th.  How is God calling you to Be the Light during Lent his year?

Blessed Women’s Group

Join this group on the Beatitudes on Sunday evenings beginning February 18th, 6:30-8 pm in the rectory.  This group is designed for women to meet, read and share without any prior reading or preparation required.  Women of all ages are invited to join.  The cost for the study is $11.  Contact Katie at 414-526-4699 or with any questions.

Encounter Jesus – Join a Catholic ID Parish Discipleship Group for Lent

Jesus is seeking you in love and calling you into friendship.  He invites you to encounter him personally, experience his life-changing presence, and grow with him as a disciple in his Church.  Catholic ID (Intentional Discipleship) small groups are available for Lent or Spring – for more details about meetings dates/times, or to join a Catholic ID small group, please contact Pastoral Associate Gerry Wolf at or 262-253-2213.  There are two tracks available:

Encounter Christ – This is the initial 10-week study in the Catholic ID process.  It includes training in the six habits of discipleship.

Living Discipleship in Everyday Life – This is a six-week follow-up study to Encounter Christ that incorporates elements of the Rosary while strengthening the habits of discipleship.

2018 Lenten calendar

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: 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, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to St. James Parish.  Just log on to 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.