Human trafficking IS a local problem.

Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities and Hope House on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30pm in the St. James Parish Hall are presenting an evening of learning on the issue of Human Trafficking. The evening will include an international perspective from CRS, the national perspective from Catholic Charities and the local perspective from Hope House. Please Read more

Help send the girls from Casa Eudes to college

We’re starting a new Futures Program offering college scholarships to the girls from Casa Eudes who have no families to help them. This year there are three high school graduates we are trying to help. All three are bright girls with good grades but, without our help, they’ll end up in menial jobs with no Read more

SERVANTS NEEDED for our funeral reception planning team

Our Pastoral Care office provides funeral reception planning assistance to families who are holding services for loved ones at St. James Church. Volunteers assist the family with the selection of a local caterer, set‐up and clean‐up of the church social room and are “on‐call” for one or two months during the calendar year. If you Read more

Want to bring Jesus to the Church? Training for Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is Feb. 28

St. James Church Social Room Instructors: Dcn. Peter and Katie Hodsdon Session includes: Spiritual Reflection ‐ Living the Mass in Our Daily Lives Qualities and Spirituality of the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Diocesan Guidelines – Policy and Practice References, Publications and Handouts Logistical Training Registration Deadline: Feb 25 Registrations/Questions: Nora Brady at or Read more

Grieving the loss of a loved one? Know that we want to share in your loss.

If you’re in need of consolation after losing a loved one, this Christ‐centered faith sharing bereavement group is for you. We will meet for six Thursdays beginning February 19. Prayer, scripture, faith sharing and fellowship begin at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $6/person, to cover the cost of Participant Journal. For more details or to register, pick Read more

Confirmation Preparation for Adults (19+) begins Feb. 2

Two out of three? A surprising number of adults have been baptized and receive Eucharist, but never “finished” their initiation sacraments by getting confirmed. Are you one of them? Would you like to be confirmed? An 8‐week Confirmation Preparation Journey for Adults (19+) begins Monday, February 2 and runs through March 30 (No session President’s Day, Read more

Cook a meal with your family or friends for the homeless people of Oceanside

Plan to cook and serve dinner for the street people at the Bread of Life Mission in Oceanside. Make this a family affair ‐‐ it’s a wonderful way to teach your children compassion for the poor. Or, if you belong to a club or organization, make it a group project. We’ll help you with planning Read more

Why is Jewish history important to Catholics?

Fr. Lawrence is hosting a six-week bible study on the Jewish foundation of our faith. Click here to download more details.

Help send our young singers to New York perform at Carnegie Hall.

Our very own Vocal Academy at St James directed by Anne Marie Oldham has been invited to participate in the Distinguished Concerts International  ”Total Vocal”  Concert at Carnegie Hall in March.  You have heard these outstanding voices singing the liturgy at Mass over many years and they are excited that they have earned the invitation to perform in New York Read more

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