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Powerful Movie Viewing at St. James

EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF THE ROSARY IN A NEW WAY!  On Sunday, August 4th and Sunday, August 11th there will be an opportunity to view a very powerful movie, “Power In My Hands”. Watching this movie may give you a renewed sense of the value and power of the Rosary whether or not you’ve prayed it in the past. The video will be played on both Sundays at 10:15, following Mass in the Cafeteria, and lasts about 81 minutes. Refreshments and beverages will be available. We will have a short period of time following the viewing for discussion and prayer so we plan to finish by noon. There is no fee and no registration. Just join us for a life-changing morning!

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.

CAN YOU CARE FOR OUR PLANTS IN CHURCH? – This would take only 1 hour a week. If you are interested call Sue at 262-366-1211 or mangans@archmil.org

IF YOU NOTICE THE OUTDOOR PLANTS NEED WATER please consider helping by watering them. We can all help by watering these flowers when we see that they need it. You can get water from the kitchenette in the Gathering Space.

SUSSEX FOOD PANTRY counts on our St. James volunteers on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9:00-Noon to provide assistance to their clients who shop there. No special skills are needed, and training will be provided.   JULY 13TH is coming up quickly and we need more volunteers. Please contact John or Louise Vos at 262-439-8559 or grammalou70@gmail.com

COULD YOU TEACH OUR SOAL SENIORS HOW TO PLAY CHESS, . . . COULD YOU LEAD A BOOK CLUB . . . OR IS THERE ANOTHER TALENT YOU COULD TEACH? Our classes in the Fall are held on Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 8, & 15. There is also a need for help in preparing lunches for this program, so if you have some culinary skills and would like to help let us know. If you can help with either of these requests please contact Sue or Mary Ann at 262-251-0897.

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 Annual Feast Day Celebration

Sunday, July 21st

In consideration of a variety of complicated logistical issues, and given the uncertainty of the weather, we will have the mass in the Church at 10:30 instead of the Mass on the Grass.  We will then have a grand celebration outdoors, as in past years, with lunch and activities for everyone.  Please join us for mass and the celebration.  Please fill out the sign up sheet to let us know how many will be attending and how many brats and/or hot dogs you would like.  (Please eat what you order – we want to accommodate everyone’s choices.)  The deadline to sign up for the picnic is Monday, July 15th.  It’ Very Important to sign up if you plan to attend so we have enough food to fill everyone’s request.

St. James Picnic RSVP Form

New Grief Support Group Offered

GriefShare, a weekly program that focuses on specific areas of the grieving process, will begin on Wednesday, June 5th, 6:00-7:30 pm, at Good Shepherd Parish.  The 13-week program offers video presentations, a personal workbook, group discussion, and prayer.  There is a $15.00 fee.  For more details and information, contact Pastoral Associate Gerry Wolf at 262-253-2213, or wolfg@archmil.org.  To register, please call Cheryl Matusziak at 262-305-4117 to sign up today.

Pastoral Council Seeks New Members

Contribute your time and talents to the St. James Parish community by becoming a member of the St. James Pastoral Council. The Pastoral Council serves in a consultative role to the Parish Director, Deacon Sandy Sites.

Qualifications. Pastoral Council representatives must be at least 18 years old and a practicing member of St. James.  Submitting your name does not commit you to serving on the council. We will take you through a discernment process to help you decide if service in this area is a good match for your talents and interests.

Time Commitment. Councilors serve 3-year terms and attend two meetings per month, All-Committee Night on the first Wednesday of the month and the Pastoral Council meeting on the second Wednesday each month.  The time commitment is approximately 3 hours per month, along with one-day retreats which are held twice a year.

Interested?  We’d love to tell you more about this great way to serve St. James.  Please contact one of us by June 9, 2019. Contact: Pastoral Council Chair, Pat Buehler (pbuehler@wi.rr.com); Vice-chair, Dave Topp (detopp@sbcglobal.net); or Secretary, Terry Brecklin (tbrecklin@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.

10 Day Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes with Barcelona Discovery

September 15 – September 24, 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.


trip 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!

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.