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Anointing of the Sick

Thannointing of sick clipart 10 free Cliparts | Download images on ...e Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing appropriate not only for those in immediate danger of death but also for those suffering from chronic illness or preparing for surgery.  The individual receives from the Holy Spirit the graces of “strengthening, peace, and courage to overcome the difficulties that go with the condition of serious illness or frailty of old age.” CCC 1520

Anointing of the Sick will take place at St. James immediately following all Masses during the weekend of March 9th and 10th.  Parishioners will be invited to remain in their seats following Mass if they wish to be anointed.  If you are unable to attend on March 9th or 10th and wish to receive the sacrament, please contact the parish office.

St. James New Photo Directory

ThisChurch Photo Directory Template Fresh Lifetouch Directory | Church ... spring St. James parishioners will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken by a professional photographer for a new complimentary pictoral directory.

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 sche

duling 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! 

SOAL – St. James Older Adult Learning

SFree Senior Adult Cliparts, Download Free Senior Adult Cliparts png ...OAL classes provide adults (ages 55 and older) a great opportunity to socialize and learn new skills.  Participants enjoy 3 one-hour sessions each Friday on topics such as spirituality, arts and crafts, health, contemporary issues and travel.  This program is offered twice a year to the community, and all are welcome to attend.  Volunteer instructors set the tone for fun and interesting classes.  The Spring 2024 session runs for 5 weeks.  Invite a friend and come join us for this fun program!

Class dates are 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12 and 4/19 with No SOAL on 3/29 (Good Friday.  Session 1:  9-10am, Session 2: 12:15-11:15 am, Session 3: 12:30-1:30 pm

Tuition is $30 which covers up to 3 classes and lunch.  This fee also covers operating costs.  Some classes are listed with an additional fee to cover the cost of specific materials.

We will begin accepting registrations on Thursday, February 22nd at 8 am.  Please call 262-251-0897 if you have questions about the SOAL program.

Here is the link to the Registration Form. Spring 2024 Registration Form

Volunteers Needed

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ission in reviving two activities that have been on hiatus since the pandemic.  We aim to launch both efforts in Spring.  Please consider lending your talents to achieve this goal.  Contact Terry Brecklin, Stewardship Chair, at or the Parish Office at 262-251-3944.

Fellowship Subcommittee
Serve coffee and treats on Sundays after Mass.  This monthly event is missed by many.  Use your talents to help to get this up and running again.

New Member Welcoming Subcommittee
Welcome prospective members and new members by staffing our Welcome Station each weekend.  You can also help meet and greet new members at the new member breakfast which is held quarterly.

Other Ministries to get involved in at church this year:

Funeral Luncheon Hospitality Ministry

Looking for additional people interested in St. James Funeral Luncheon Hospitality Ministry.  This Ministry will offer hospitality support to families hosting catered funeral luncheons at St. James Community Center following a funeral Mass.  If interested in serving as part of this ministry group, please contact Carole McGibany at or 262-366-5624.

Liturgical Ministers

Do you want to take a more active role in the Mass?  Do you have a heart of service?  Please call the parish office to join one of the ministries that make our vibrant Masses possible.  We are looking for youth and adults to serve in the following areas:  Greeters, Ushers, Lectors, Acolytes (servers at the Altar), musicians, singers and Eucharistic Ministers.  Call the parish office at 262-251-3944 to learn more.

Sandwich Makers

St. James & Good Shepherd Anti-Trafficking Ministry makes lunch once a month for Franciscan Peacemakers Street Ministry.  Contact Deb Schneider at

St. Ben’s Meal Program

Consider donating food to the St. Ben’s Community Meal.  St. James provides and serves food once a month (the third Wednesday) at St. Ben’s meal site on 9th Street in Milwaukee. We need parishioners to bring salads (no lettuce), fruits, vegetables, or meat or seafood casseroles/pastas to St. James.  Please write on foil/wrap whether it is salad, vegetable, or casserole.  Please drop your donations off any time between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm at St. James in the upstairs kitchen.  Our driver leaves promptly at 3:45.  If you have questions call Lynn at 262-227-9862.  We suggest using throw away dishes.


Hands Holding Heart Clipart | Free download on ClipArtMagDo you know a St. James parishioner who is homebound?  If so, please invite them to contact Kristin Winter, the Pastoral Health Care Coordinator, at 262-250-2663 or  Kristen reaches out to homebound parish members and connecting them with the St. James community through mailed bulletins, phone calls and home visits.  We want to make sure that all homebound parishioners know that they are a valued part of our community.


Community Banquet

See the source imageThe Community Banquet is a free meal offered twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.  Volunteers from community churches take turns providing the meals, set-up and provide desserts and clean up.  The purpose of Community Banquet is to serve a nutriious, hot meal and a time of fellowship for anyone who chooses to attend.  All are welcome to attend.  We are also looking for help with Cooking, baking and clean up on the following dates.  This is a great way for families and youth to serve.  Contact Sue at or 262-253-2904 if you are interested in getting more information or would like to volunteer.

February 8 – Clean-up 6-7:00 pm
April 11 – Bake desserts &/or set-up 4-5:30 pm
May 9 – Cook – 4:00 – 6:00 pm
June 27 – Clean-up 6-7:00 pm
August 8 – Bake desserts &/or set up 4-5:30 pm
September 12 – Cook 4:00-6:00 pm
October 10 – Clean-up 6-7:00 pm
December 12 – Cook – 4:00-6:00 pm