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A Little Taste of Italy Parish Dinner

Join us on Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the St. James Community Center.  Dinner Reservations are Required by February 13th.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.  The menu consists of your choice of spaghetti and mostaccioli (Gluten free available), salad with homemade Italian dressing, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. No charge for second helpings! For more information call the parish office at 262-251-3944 or complete the following reservation form.     A little taste of Italy 2019 flyer

Strong Bodies

We are very fortunate here at St. James to host Strong Bodies in conjunction with UW Extension.  If you are interested in beginning a strength training regimen, this class may be for you.  Bone and muscle loss begin early and Strong Bodies strength training can reverse the process.  The benefits of strength training are a reduced risk for chronic diseases:  diabetes, high blood pressure, some cancers, osteoporosis, arthritis, and heart disease.  You will notice increased bone density, muscle mass, strength, as well as an increased ability to do activities of daily living.  This class was developed for middle-age and older adults, but these exercises can be a benefit to people of all ages looking to improve their physical well-being.  The class meets From January 7th through March 14, 2019, Mondays and Thursdays from 9:15 am to 10:30 am  in the St. James Cafeteria.  For more information or to register for classes, please contact Jen Whitty, Family Living Educator, at 262-548-7789 or jwhitty@waukeshacounty.gov.

 

Adult Confirmation

Did you miss being Confirmed when you were younger?  Do you want to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church?  Would you like to learn more about your faith?  We have a process for those who want to be confirmed.  It begins Sunday, February 3rd at St. James at 9:30 in Room #4.  Please call or email Sue at 253-2904 or devinesimons@archmil.org for more information.

Marriage Enrichment

Are you married for 10 years or less?  Want to enrich your marriage?  Save the date, January 27th, to participate in “Celebrating our 24 hour love affair”.  We will meet in the Great Room at 1:00 pm for an afternoon of presentation, conversation, and a wine and cheese social.  Childcare available upon request.  For more information or to RSVP contact Sue at 253-2904 or devinesimons@archmil.org.

Scripture Groups

Each week 3 different groups meet to look at the readings that will be proclaimed at the upcoming mass.  Feel free to attend the following:  Tuesday at 9:00 am, and Thursday at 9:00 am or 6:30 pm.  All are welcome.  Each group meets in the Great Room in Church.  Call Sue at 253-2904 for more information.

St. James Playgroup

Do you have little ones at home?  Join us for Playgroup!  We meet at 9am on the first and third Thursday of the month in Room 5 of the school building.  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.

10 Day Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes with Barcelona Discovery

September 29 – October 8, 2019, led by Spiritual Director Gerry Wolf

Highlights of the trip are:  Fatima, Cathedral of Burgos, Lourdes, Grotto of Massabielle, Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia just to name a few.  The Pilgrimage is open to all.  For more information about this exciting Prilgrimage trip, call Terri Weber, Phone 262-253-2259 or 414-550-0954 or email webert@archmil.org.  Travel brochures are available in the Gathering Area in Church or in the Parish Office.  You can also check out the following link for more information: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/912847 or click on the following link for the brochure and reservation form.

Pilgrimage Brochure

 

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!