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Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Holy Thursday   6:30 PM Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 17th           8:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will conclude with the transfer of the Blessed Sacrament from the Church to the place of reservation in the Parish Hall. There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 12:00 midnight. The following Ministries will be leading Adoration each hour. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.

8:00—9:00 PM                   Life Teen Ministry

9:00—10:00 PM                                Women’s Guild & Knights of Columbus, Council 7450

10:00—11:00 PM                              Hispanic Ministry

11:00 PM—12:00 AM      Christ Renews His Parish

Good Friday   3:00 PM Celebration of the Passion

April 18th       7:00 PM—Tenebrae (“The Shadow of the Cross”) by St. James Adult Choir

                       7:00 PMLive Stations presented by our Hispanic Ministry—Begins at Gill Hall

Holy Saturday   12:00 pm Blessing of Easter Food—Church

April 19th

All parishioners are invited to attend and participate in the Slovak/Polish/Ukrainian custom of the Blessing of Easter Foods.

                           8:00 PM Vigilia Pascual (Sp)—Parish Hall

                               8:30 PM Vigil Mass of Easter

Easter Sunday   8:00 AM               10:00 AM                            11:30 AM                             1:30 PM

April 20th                                           (Childrens’ Mass)                                                (Spanish Mass)

THERE WILL BE NO TEEN MASS (5:00 PM) ON EASTER SUNDAY

Stations of the Cross

SOCStations of the Cross will be led by Fr. Geiger, every Wednesday at 11:30 am. All are welcome to come and share this Lenten tradition with fellow parishioners, family, and friends.

RCIA

RCIA

Congratulations to our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates that came into full Communion with the Catholic Church at our Easter Vigil. Your faith journey has just begun, may you be blessed and guided by the Holy Spirit.

When: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Parish Hall
Topic: inal Session

Summer Fun

AssortedSaintsSummer fun is right around the corner! St. James is again offering summer catechistical programs this June and July: Assorted Saints Maryand Tutus Tuus. Registrations and detailed information will be available in April. Dates are as follows: Assorted Saints June 16th-20th, $10 fee; Totus Tuus July 13th-July18th, $20 fee.

Registration Forms may be found at the following links: VBS and Totus Tuus

St. James Family Dinner

DinnerThe Hospitality Committee is hosting a Family Dinner on Wednesday, April 23rd to celebrate paying off the debt on St. James. Dinner will be served from 5:15 to 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. If you have not attended one of the Family Dinners before, it’s time to treat yourself and the entire family. Enjoy a wonderful meal, great fellowship, and save money all at the same time!

Dine on tasty Chicken Parmesan, pasta, vegies, bread, dessert and drink. Cost is only $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12.

Reservations a MUST! Please make reservations by calling the parish office (704-720-0600) by noon on Monday, April 21st, so we can make the proper amount of food.

Blessing Of Easter Foods & Baskets

EasterFoodSaturday, April 19th

12:00 PM

Join us in the vestibule of the church to have your Easter foods and baskets blessed. Blessed Butter Lambs will be for sale that day at $2.50, with the proceeds going to the Women’s Guild Spring Plant and Bake Sale.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter-EggsAnnual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 19th, at 12:00 pm at the Parish Hall

The Parish Council will once again host the Easter Egg Hunt for the children of the parish. We are asking for donations of plastic eggs and individually wrapped candies (no chocolate) or small toys to be placed in the eggs. You may put them in the vestibule of the church or deliver them to the parish office during the week.