News & Events from around the Parish...

Father Geiger’s Retirement

FrGeigerFr. Geiger will begin his retirement from the active ministry at the end of January. Father, we wish you well on this next phase of your life in sunny Florida. You will be sorely missed and we will always keep you in our prayers. Thank you for all you've done for each one of us and for St James the Greater Parish.

Father Jerome Chavarría, C.Ss.R.

FrChavarríaWe welcome to Saint James Father Jerome Chavarría, C.Ss.R. Father Jerome has been Superior of the Redemptorist Vice-Province of Richmond, of which we form a part, for the past 11 years. Prior to his election as Vice-Provincial Superior (he assumed this office at the relatively young age of 46; he is now 57), Father Jerome was a missionary to the migrant farmers in various locales throughout the southeast. He hails from Newnan, Georgia. We are greatly blessed to be receiving into our parish a man of extraordinary achievement, and we pray that his time among us will be a blessing for him.

Free Concert and Video Event

DGibsonYou’re invited to a free concert and video event, with internationally known Catholic recording artist, Donna Cori Gibson. Come and make the Stations of the cross like never before. The concert will be held at St. James the Greater Catholic Church on March 13th at 7:00pm. This is a free admission event, so bring your family and tell your friends. A free-will offering will be taken. To hear a sample of Donna’s music go to: . For more information about this event call the church office at 704-720-0600 ext 23

Knights of Columbus Poker Night


Knights of Columbus Poker Night will take place on Saturday, February 7th at 6:30 pm in McGiveny Hall located in Gill Hall. Refreshments will be available. Parishioners and friends over 21, join the Knights for an evening of cards, food, and fellowship. Games take place the 1st Saturday of the month.


CatholicismBeginning on Thursday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Geiger Hall and for 9 weeks thereafter we will be presenting the acclaimed television and DVD series, Catholicism, created and hosted by renowned theologian and author Rev. Robert Barron. “The most important media Project in the history of the Catholic Church in America, according to the biographer of St. John Paul II. Each video session of 50 minutes-1 hour in duration will be followed by a brief discussion period (led by Father Dionne). All are welcome!

Easter Palms

palmsPlease begin bringing in your palms from last year. There will be a box located in the vestibule of the church.

We're having a baby shower!

BabyShowerJanuary marks the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and the legalization of abortion in the US. We will be collecting new and gently used baby items after Mass throughout the month of January. Items will be donated to Truth and Mercy Prolife Ministries, which assist with material needs for babies who were spared from abortion, often at the last moment. Any baby items, gift cards, etc. are needed. Some suggested items are clothing sizes 0-24 months, diapers, wipes, toiletries, diaper bags, toys, solid color crib sheets and pack n play sheets as well as baby medical kits. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and may be placed in the vestibule after Mass.

For more information contact Elaine Beisner at 704-701-3708.

Hearing Impaired?

hearingNow Available at all Masses! Have trouble hearing at Mass. We now have devices for the hearing impaired available for your use during Mass. Please see a greeter before Mass begins if you would like to use one during Mass