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We are called to


not just go to church




House of Welcome


In times of illness, we want to be able to minister to our members and give them the strong support of the Parish's prayers.

When it is time to have a child baptized, that child needs a home, a community of faith that will support the child and the family.

When it is time to marry, mourn, celebrate, deepen your spirituallity or broaden your involvement, we want to be here for you.

It isn't enough just to be baptized and fulfill your Sunday obligation. As a parish we are called to care for our own. We want to know "Who are our own?"

Register in the parish each year. (Verify your information is up-to-date and that you are still here. Our parish has a fluctuating membership.) Included with the registration form is our Time & Talent Survey. It is vital that it is updated each year.

"The parish is a house of welcome to all and a place of service to all, or as Pope John XXIII was fond of saying to be the "village fountain", to which all would have recourse in their thirst."    John Paul II

Time & Talent


What has God gifted me with that I may use for the service of the Church? Our Time & Talent Survey (part of the parish registration) provides a means to indicate interest or receive more information about parish ministries and groups.

All of us have been blessed. We have unique contributions to make to the work of the Church, both as individuals and as families. By sharing our time and talent, we have the opportunity to take ownership in the parish.

There are opportunities to share your time and talent with your parish, either continuing programs, committees or in the new involvements within our parish life. In this way, we can become faithful stewards. As people who live our faith more fully.

Jesus said nothing about wanting church members, but he was most emphatic about his followers being true disciples.

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace. In all things glorify God."  1 Peter 4:10

Sacrificial Giving

What return shall I make to the Lord, for all God has given me? Our ability to earn money is a gift from God. Returning a percentage of our treasure back to God is one way that we live our faith.

Just like our family households, our parish community needs financial resources in order to operate, serve, and minister. God provides for these needs through you - you ARE the parish.

Prayerfully reflect on what your financial contribution to your parish should be. The amount is never as important as the spirit of generosity in giving. We may contribute money, but our real gift is LOVE.

Each year, parishioners formalize their commitment to sacrificial giving, a pledge between themselves and God, at Mass.

"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should have the means to contribute so freely? For everything is from you and we only give you what we have received from you."  1 Chronicles 29:14

St James Mission Statement


We the people of St. James the Greater Catholic Church know God and reveal God's presence-

We strive to be a spiritual community of welcoming, growing, sharing and witnessing Christians in the Catholic tradition.

As a faith community we worship God-

We celebrate our faith in liturgy, encouraging all to active participation and spirital growth.

We reflect on the Word, proclaim, teach and witness to its power-

We share the Gospel within the Church and with the entire community-

We strive to embrace differences, forgive offenses, seek justice and to overcome oppression in our hearts, homes, parish, work place, and the world.

We are a community of parish, school, local and international communities-

In all that we do we wish to lovingly serve the needs of others.

We the people of St James the Greater wish to be a sign of hope-

As we live out the paschal mystery in our own lives, we nurture and support one another.

We pledge ourselves to this mission so that, growing through God's unconditional love, we can transform ourselves and our world in the light of the Gospel.



 The Stewardship Council of St. James will:

  • Educate parishioners to practice Stewardship as a way of life.
  • Promote the importance of sharing our time, talent and treasures.
  • Help develop a sense of ownership and community in the parish.
  • Encourage parishioners to share their gifts with all of God's people