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Men’s Scripture Group

The coffee is hot, and the conversation is engaging. Come join fellow men on Tuesday or Friday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30 am in the Great Room as they view a video titled “Genesis to Jesus: Journey Through Scripture.”  Then learn from and share with other men with various life experiences, the wisdom they use to apply ancient scripture to our modern-day challenges.  All men are welcome.  Questions, email Bryan at: ramseyb@archmil.org or call (262) 253-2915.

Anointing of the Sick

The Health Ministry of St. James will be holding Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, November 23  at 4:30 pm and Sunday, November 24 at 8:15 am.  Communal Anointing of the Sick WILL NOT be offered at the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, November 24.  Please stop at a table as you enter and our health ministers will give you a name tag to assist the Priests with knowing who is to be Anointed. There will be some pews reserved in the back of Church for those who have difficulty coming forward.  Those who are mobile and come forward will be asked to come to the front at the time of anointing just as they would for communion.  It has become our tradition here at St. James to Anoint at our Masses so that the whole church community may take part in the healing ministry. All are welcome to assist with the laying on of the hands as our parishioners are being Anointed.

Jacob’s Ladder

In November we honor and remember, in a special way, family & friends that have died.  Bring pictures of your loved ones, and place them on the Jacob’s Ladder, that is situated in the alcove next to the Baptismal Font.  The pictures will remain there throughout the month of November.  Please put your name and phone number on the back of the frame.

Holly Days

December 7th 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm and December 8th 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Holly Days donation boxes will be out throughout November and here’s what we are looking for:

Secret Santa Workshop:  New items for men, women, teens & children.  We also need holiday wrapping paper and tissue.  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:  Beer Lovers/Wine/Liquor ~ Games ~ Coffee/Tea ~ Golf/Sports ~ Movie Night ~ Kid’s Crafts ~ Spa ~ Candy/Chocolate ~ Home Improvement ~ 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 alcohol or a complete basket, please deliver to the Parish Office.

Volunteers Needed:  We need a lot of volunteers to help with set-up, clean up, decorating, baking, booths and much more.  Various time slots are available. Sign-up sheets will be in the Gathering Area today and throughout November, OR register through Signup Genius at tinyurl.com/volunteerhollydays2019.

Calling All Bakers! It’s time to dig out your favorite recipes for the St. James Holly Days’ Bake Sale.  If you bake it, we will take it! We are in need of donations of bakery for both days. Bakery can be dropped off anytime on Saturday, Dec. 7th starting at 9:00 am. We are looking for all types of bakery from simple Chex Mix to cookie platters, candy, cakes and pies. **Please specify whether or not your donation contains nuts.


SOAL Program – Fall 2019

SOAL (St. James Older Adult Learning)

Registration is now available for the SOAL program.  All Adults, ages 50 and older, are welcome to participate in the 7 week series. Participants enjoy 3 one hour sessions on topics such as spirituality, arts and crafts, health, contemporary issues and senior safety.  The dates are October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, & 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch is included each day.  For more information call 262-251-0897.  Below is the SOAL brochure and registration form.

SOAL Fall 2019 Brochure

Help Needed


HOLY DUSTERS – are in need of more parishioners to help with Monday morning cleaning in the Church and Gathering Area. They start around 8:30 and spend about an hour vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning the windows. If you can help, PLEASE stop in at 8:30 on any Monday! Call the parish office if you have any questions at 251-3944.

COMMUNITY BANQUET VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED. Community Banquet is a free hot meal that offers fellowship throughout the community. The meal is served on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. The meal is open to all.   Our St. James team assists with setup/desserts/cooking & clean up 6 times a year. If you are interested in joining our team please contact Michele Trawicki at 414-412-7378 or trawmi@gmail.com.

St. James Playgroup

Join us for playgroup at the park!  We’re taking our Playgroup to the Park this summer!  Families with young children are invited to join us.  Our next date is:  June 6th from 9-10 am at Armory Park in Sussex.  Playgroup is open to all young children, parents, grandparents and caregivers.  Our playgroup is informal with unstructured playtime and no registration is required.  For more information, contact Brigitte or Kristin at playgroupatstjames@gmail.com.

Centering Prayer

Join us on Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. in the Reconciliation Room for Centering Prayer.  We normally meet for 20 – 30 minutes of silent prayer.  All Are Welcome and if you have never done this form of prayer before, we would be happy to do a simple explanation prior to starting.  If you have any questions, call Sue at 262-253-2904.  No need to call ahead, just come and give it a try!

Community Banquet

Community Banquet is a free meal offered twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 5:30 in the Community Center at St. James Church.  A nutritious hot meal is served and it provides time of fellowship to any who choose to attend.  Volunteers from community churches take turns providing the meals, serving and cleaning up.