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Lent 2024

Image result for lent imagesThe Catholic Church asks each member to preserve the penitential character and purpose of Lent.  For this reason:

Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and each Friday of Lent;

Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday, in addition to abstaining from meat, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Hence, on those days they may eat only one full meal.  Smaller quantities of food may be taken at two other meals, but no food should be consumed at other times during those days.  The obligation of fasting ceases with the celebration of one’s 59th birthday.

Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from these prescribed minimal penitential practices.

Stations of the Cross

During Lent, Father John will be leading Stations of the Cross in the Historic Chapel on Wednesday mornings after the 8:00 am Mass.

St. James Pictorial Directory

This spring St. James parishioners will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken by a professional photographer for a new complimentary pictorial directory.

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Early bird sign up is available on-line. If you are unable to sign up on-line we will have more sign up opportunities at a later date.

To schedule your photograph appointment online go to: and click on photography appointment scheduling on the right side. Our church code is: WI335 Password: photos

Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2 consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is available Monday through Friday. Appointments fill up quickly, so schedule as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time.

Parishioners who have their photos taken will be able to view their images immediately and will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 photo in addition to the complimentary pictorial directory. Additional portraits will be available for purchase.

Our directory will not be complete without YOU!

Following are prayers from Pope Francis for peace in Russia and the Ukraine:

See the source imagePrayers for Peace in Time of War

Appeal by Pope Francis

Helping Families in Ukraine – Catholic Relief Services

Reconciliation/Confession is Available At:
St. James – On Saturday from 3:45-4:15 prior to the 4:30 Mass
At any other time, set up an appointment with Fr. John

Morning Mass
Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00 am in the Historic Chapel

Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesdays, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Holy Hour & Rosary 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, 7 am – 8 am