Listening Sessions

Due to recent news on clergy sex abuse, and Deacon Sandy’s homily regarding ordination – sexuality – and the possibility of systemic change in the Universal Church, we feel a parish listening session is in order.  All are welcome to come either Sunday, September 23rd after the 10:30 mass, or Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm to dialogue in the Community Center.

St. James Playgroup

Join us for St. James Playgroup which meets the First and Third Thursday of each month beginning October 4th at 9-10 am in Room 4 of the school building.  All are welcome – 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.

SOAL – St. James Older Adult Learning

October 5 – November 9, 9:00 – 1:30

SOAL is an enrichment program for Adults age 50 and up.  We offer a variety of different classes to encourage learning, socializing, and growth in faith.  Each participant has the option of participating in 3 classes and lunch.  The program starts on October 5th and meets from 9:00 – 1:30 p.m. for 6 consecutive Fridays.  Some of the classes offered are:  Crafting With Food, Cribbage, The Known Letters of Paul, Crafting with Clay, Issues Affecting Seniors, Yoga, a variety of Card Games, and much, much, more!  For more information please call 262-251-0897.  Registration forms can be found in the Great Room, in the Christian Formation office, or click on below.

SOAL Flyer Fall 2018

SOAL Registration Form Fall 2018

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 and you’re invited to attend a special travel presentation, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm  in the St. James Community Center.  Bring your friends and learn more about this exciting Prilgrimage trip!!! (If attending, please RSVP to Terri Weber, Phone 262-253-2259 or 414-550-0954, 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

 

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 begins early.  Strong Bones 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.  By participating in strength training you will notice increased bone density, muscle mass, strength, as well as an increased ability to do activities of daily living.  Strong Bodies 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.  Mondays and Thursdays, September 10 – November 15 at St. James cafeteria.  Cost is $30.  For more information or to register for classes, please contact Jen Whitty, Family Living Educator, at 262-548-7789 or jwhitty@waukeshacounty.gov.

Engaged Couples at St. James – Save the Date!

On Sunday, October  7th at the 8:15 Mass, St. James will have a blessing for all those engaged couples getting married in 2018/2019.  Please bring anyone with you, parents, your bridal party, friends or relatives to share this celebration with you.  Even if you have not met with your FOCUS couple yet, you are still invited to come and be part of the blessing.  There will be refreshments after Mass in the gathering space.  Please mark this date.  There will be couples to greet you as you come into Church.  For more information and to RSVP, please call John or Louise Vos 262-439-8559 or email loujon2013@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.

Christian Formation Registration

Online Registration for 2018-19 Christian Formation classes is NOW Open on the St. James Website.

Look under the Christian Formation tab for the link to the registration form.  Remember your registration is not complete without the volunteer form, which you can access at the top of the registration.  You will need to complete and submit this form before your registration is complete. Register before August 1st to get the early bird rate.  We look forward to another faith filled year with your family.

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

We are going to start collecting items for Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delavan. These items will be recycled into park benches, planters, and other plastic items to help support the school. Please help by bringing the following items to church and placing them in the large labeled box in the Main entrance way.

  • Oral Care Items: Used toothbrushes and the packaging of your new toothbrush, empty toothpaste tubes and the box for the new tube, empty floss containers.
  • Personal Care: Empty haircare, body wash, lotion bottles, tubes and containers including caps, lids and pumps (no aerosol) all makeup containers, tubes, pots, including lipstick, chapstick, mascara…
  • Bars: Any brand granola/energy protein bar wrappers (foil lined only)
  • Chip/Snack Bags: Any brand, any size, foil lined. Cookie bags not accepted.
  • Cereal Bags: The waxy bags inside cereal boxes
  • Dog Food: Wellness brand only Core, Trufood, and Complete Health lines

Recycling requires a little effort on your part by sorting through things before they go out for trash collection, but your efforts not only help reduce landfill waste, but will help the School for the Deaf. Please help us. Questions: email: pschneider@wi.rr.com or call (414) 587-1202.