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Feast of Saint Sharbel Mahkluf

StSharbelMaroniteOn the occasion of the Feast of Saint Sharbel Mahkluf (July 24), a Lebanese hermit of theFrElieMikhael Maronite Rite in the 19th century, we welcome into our parish Father Elie Mikhael, Administrator of Saint Sharbel Maronite Mission in Raleigh, to preside at the Divine Liturgy in the Maronite Rite. This special liturgy will take place here in the Church this Friday, July 25, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!

RCIA 2013-2014

RCIA1RCIA for Adults, Teens, (13 yrs—11th grade) and Children:

Classes begin on Thursday, August 28th at 6:30 PM in the parish hall classrooms. If you or someone you know is planning to attend, please have them contact Micki O’Connor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 980-621-5451, OR, Chuck Oxford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 704-425-1792.RCIA2

Our RCIA candidates and catechumens need your help. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to help them along their faith journey, please contact Micki or Chuck at the above numbers/emails.

EDGE and IGNITE Training

Edge: Small Group Training Dates:

 Jul 30, August 6 & 13 in the small classroom of the parish hall building 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Ignite: Small Group Training Dates:

 August 11 & 18, 7:00—8:30 pm small classroom of the parish hall.

Rev. Basile Sede

RevBasileSedeWe are pleased to receive into our parish community the Rev. Basile Sede, President of the University Institute of the Diocese of Buea (Cameroon). Father Basile is presently concluding his doctoral studies in Philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. He will be residing in the Rectory and helping out at Saint James and Saint Joseph (Kannapolis) during the months of July and August in the absence of Father Geiger.

Annual Mobile Mammography Van

mamogramBusThe Annual Mobile Mammography Van will be at St. James the Greater Catholic Church on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

Appointment Criteria:
1. Women 35 years and older
2. Have your Primary Care Physician's information at the time of registration
3. With or without health insurance
4. Appointment Required

To schedule an appointment call:
704-403-1729 / For Spanish: 704-403-7515

New Beginnings Summer and Fall

kidsNEW BEGINNINGS is currently accepting registrations for their summer program J.A.M. Camp for ages 2—12 years and for their fall semester of the preschool for ages 1—5 years.

For more information or to register your child, contact Suzanne Carney, Preschool Director at 704-262-3498. You may also pick up registration forms for both programs in the vestibule of the church.