News & Events from around the Parish...

Catholic Campus Ministry

CampusMinistryAre you a college student? the parent of a college student? There are Catholic Campus Ministry programs at over ten colleges in our diocese. Check out to see what’s available. Feel free to contact Sister Eileen Spanier, GNSH, the campus minister for the Charlotte Area, with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (704)-717-7104). Have a great fall semester.

Catholic Singles Conference

CatholicSinglesJoin hundreds of single Catholics of all ages in Atlanta, Georgia at the National Catholic Singles Conference, October 23-25, 2015 held at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast. The weekend includes talks by dynamic speakers, music, social events, prayer, food, fellowship, Mass with Archbishop Gregory and more! Early-bird registration through August 25th. Please do not wait to long to register as space is limited. For more information and to register visit or call 888-267-8885x4.

25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

AniversaryIf you are celebrating your Silver or Golden Wedding Anniversary this year, this is the last week to contact our church office if you wish to be included in the celebration. The Mass will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Mass begins at 2:00 pm and will be followed by a reception. Names must be in this week, do don’t delay, call today!


LifeTeenLifeteen is a Catholic youth ministry organization that combines relational ministry with authentic Catholic formation. This year, the Lifeteen team will be focusing on the Trinity until December and from January to May, will be learning and talking about the nature of good and evil, and how we combat evil.

One thing in particular I wanted to share. The parish is looking to organize trips to Lifeteen’s Camp Covecrest for the 2016 Summer. If you are a Grades 8-12 student or parent of a student in Grades 8-12 and would be interested in spending a week in the Georgian Hills for a week of Fun, Friends, and Faith, let me know.


CovecrestMen go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

~~St. Augustine~~

Contact Bobby if you want more information on Camp Covecrest This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or   (704) 720-0600 Ext 26

Annual BBQ

BBQWant to help where it counts? On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, St James will host its major fund raising event of the year, our annual BBQ. This will be our 61st Annual BBQ. Please come to the BBQ planning meetings and suggest ways we can improve this parish event. The meetings will be held in the small classroom in Geiger Hall on the following Mondays: August 24 (in large classroom), September 14, and September 28. All meetings will begin about 7:40 (after the Novena). The funds raised by this event will help support many of our parish activities.