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Good News!
November 16, 2014 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Catholic Church
9025 Larimore Avenue,
Omaha, NE 68134
This Week’s Activities . . .
* Sunday, November 16
* Adult Choir, 9:30 a.m. Mass
* 11:30 Music Group, 11:30 a.m. Mass
* Truck-A-Thon, 1:00 p.m.
* R. Kessler, 5:00 p.m.
* Knights of Columbus Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
* Monday, November 17
* Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.
* Bible Study, 1:00 p.m.
* 11:30 Music Group Rehearsal, 6:00 p.m.
* Celebrate Recovery, 7:00 p.m.
* Bible Study—Book of Revelation, 7:00 p.m.
* First Act Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.
* Tuesday, November 18
* Bible Study—Great Adventure, 9:00 a.m.
* High School Choir Rehearsal, 5:00 p.m.
* School Finance Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
* SVdP, 7:00 p.m.
* Legion of Mary, 7:30 p.m.
* TBOE, 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
* Baptism Preparation Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
* New Parishioner Registration Meeting,
7:30 p.m.
* MOMs Group, 8:00 p.m.
* Wednesday, November 19
* Quilting Group, 9:00 a.m.
* Helping Hands Play Group, 9:00 a.m.
* Junior High Choir Rehearsal, 3:00 p.m.
* PRE, 5:15 and 7:00 p.m.
* CDA, 6:30 p.m.
* St. James for Life, 7:00 p.m.
* James GANG, 7:00 p.m.
* Thursday, November 20
* Children’s Choir Rehearsal, 4:30 p.m.
* Alanon, 5:30 p.m.
* Blue Army, 7:00 p.m.
* RCIA, 7:00 p.m.
* Stephen Ministry, 7:00 p.m.
* Finance Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
* AA, 8:00 p.m.
* Friday, November 21
* Collating Team #3, 9:00 a.m.
* Vocations Talk, 9:30 a.m. in Church
* Faith Sharing, 9:30 a.m.
* SOAR Dinner, 6:00 p.m., Creighton Prep.
* St. James Bridge Group, 7:00 p.m.
* Saturday, November 22
* TMIY, 6:45 a.m.
* Church Cleaning Team #6, 9:00 a.m.
* Hatt Family, 5:30 p.m. Mass
* Sunday, November 23
* Feast of Christ the King
* Children’s Choir, 9:30 a.m. Mass
* 11:30 Music Group , 11:20 a.m. Mass
* R. Kessler & F. Shefl, 5:00 p.m. Mass
Fr. Tom’s Thoughts . . .
Dear Parishioners,
Can you believe that we have only two weeks left in our church year? Where does the
time fly? Then we begin Advent and start all over again. Our civil celebration of Thanksgiving is so appropriate at this time of year. We have so much to be thankful for and that is
actually why we come to weekly Mass is to say a constant “thank you” to God.
If we could only appreciate all that God has given us. Our lives, families, careers,
hopes, dreams, possessions, educations, opportunities, and futures are all gifts to us. How
about our spiritual gifts we’ve received through Jesus Christ: our salvation, baptisms, Confessions, Holy Communions, Confirmations, Marriages, discipleships, encounters with
God, friendships with the saints, participation in Christ’s life, death and resurrection, membership in the Church, and future life in Heaven are realities that we must live in deep awe
of and appreciation for.
It is also true that we will never fully appreciate everything that we receive through
Him until we are with Him in eternity; but it is everything. God loves us so much, that He
would give us His only Son and Jesus loves us so much that He would, quite literally, die
for us. With a love like His, how can we not respond with our all?
I am personally so thankful for all of you members of St. James Parish! It is a real privilege to be your pastor and I thank God for the opportunity to be here. My first year and a
half have gone by quickly. Thank you for the generosity of your efforts, ministries, participations, and stewardships. I look forward to what we can build here together in our future
and I thank God for all His blessings!
One final thought: this Friday (November 21st) is our St. James/Seton Catholic School’s
16 annual SOAR Dinner. How about showing our appreciation for 50 years of Catholic
education by coming and celebrating with us? It will be held at Creighton Prep High
School starting at 6 P.M. and promises to be a great time. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the school office or by going to: The evening includes: a
social hour, raffle, silent and live auctions, dinner, entertainment, and dancing.
Proceeds from the SOAR Dinner go to help support St. James/Seton School in assisting
with funding over and above our normal operational budget as well as to help enhance and
sustain the future goals of our school. I thank all those who work so hard to make this special evening so successful. Please consider coming and supporting our hardworking teachers and staff and making our “Quality, Faith-Based Catholic Education” more accessible to
everyone. I hope to see you there!
God bless you all!
Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Strengthening Our Academic
Update: Our parish goal is $73,775. Currently, Resources (SOAR) Dinner—
300 parishioners have committed $66,816...that’s
90.6% toward our goal! We are so close!
During this season of giving, please consider
making a contribution to the Archbishop’s Annual
Appeal, in thanksgiving for all we have received
from the programs and ministries of our archdiocese. Pledge cards and envelopes are available on
the table in the narthex. Thank you!
Join us on Friday, November 21st, 6 p.m.
at Creighton Prep. for our 16th Annual
SOAR Development Dinner as we celebrate
St. James/Seton School’s 50th Anniversary!
Purchase your tickets now at or at the school office. The evening will consist of entertainment, silent and live auction, dinner and a
D.J. to wrap up the evening. There are lots
St. James’ 29th Annual
of great auction items, trips and much more
Truck-A-Thon is TODAY! to be had! Come help us celebrate our sucSunday, November 16th, between 1:00
cess of “50 years of Quality, Faith-Based
and 3:30 p.m., St. James Parishioners and
Catholic Eduction.”
friends will go door-to-door (within our parish See a St. James/Seton Student to get your
boundaries) and collect non-perishable food
raffle tickets today. $5 for 1 or 10 for $45.
donations for St. Martin de Porres and St.
1st place is a $2,000 tuition waiver or cash,
Vincent de Paul food pantries. We also ac2nd place is a $1,000 tuition waiver or cash
cept HOPE grocery store certificates!
and 3rd place is a Sonos Wireless Home
~Community Concerns Committee
Speaker System.
November 16, 2014
- - Life Lines
- - Pray To End Abortion
Regretfully, abortions are performed
at Planned Parenthood, 3105 N. 93rd St.
every Thursday approximately between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Prayer Warriors are urgently needed
at the site during these hours! There is
a special Priest led hour from 11:00 a.m.
to noon. Also, every Saturday there is a
structured hour of prayer from10:0011:00 a.m. Please continue to pray and
fast to end abortion and sustain human
life. Thank you. ~ Caroline Parys, 402572-1923
- - Remembrance Mass of
Unborn and Infants
Monday, November 17th, 7 p.m. at St.
Bernard Church, 3601 N. 65th Street.
Please Remember In Your
Prayers . . .
WKen Treinen, husband of Pat, father of
Laura (Greg) Clark and Katie (Mike)
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
Prayers For Special Intentions
To request prayers for your special intentions, please contact Kristi Mancuso, at 402933-6509 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. or
[email protected]
You may also request prayers for your special intentions from the Catholic Daughters
Our Lady of Faith Rosary Chain. Please contact Barb Hilton at [email protected] or 402571-6815
Answering the Call . . .
Please pray for our Seminarians, as they prepare for a lifetime of service in the Church:
- - St. James for Life Meeting
Marcus Knecht, Theology III
Please note that because of Thanksgiving, the
Nicholas Phillips, Year of Spirituality
St. James for Life November meeting will be
Matt Soltys, College II
held on Wednesday, November 19th at 7 p.m.
Padraic Stack, Theology I
in the nursery. All members are encouraged to
Joe Sund, Pastoral Year
attend and all parishioners are always welcome.
- - Slogan Needed!
Only a few days left to enter the
contest! Help create a slogan to
go on our new For Life t-shirt. This slogan will
spread the message of how precious life is. The
person who submits the best slogan will receive
a FREE t-shirt for Life!!!
Please limit your slogan to 65 characters. Positive messages are strongly encouraged. Entries must be received by
November 18th. You can email your
entry to: [email protected] or
place it in the entry box located on the
Right to Life table in the Narthex. Please
include your name, address, and phone
number. The winner will be announced
the week of November 30th. Only one
winner— but you can enter as often as
you would like!
Baptism Preparations
The celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism is such an
important time for your family. We invite you to an evening of reflection and planning where together, we’ll
prepare for your baby’s baptism.
We gather in the Parish Center at
7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November, 18th.
To register, please call the parish office,
402-572-0499. If this is your first child,
or it’s been over two years since your last
child’s baptism, this is a required meeting.
November 16, 2014
Prayers for Our Military
As a parish family, we pray for all who serve in
the military and especially for our parishioners on
active duty. Please call the parish office, 402-5720499, ext. 12, with the name of your parishioner in
the military. We’ll add them to our prayer list
which we’ll include periodically in the Good News!
Catholic Campaign for Human
Development (CCHD)
Next week's collection for the Catholic
Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
needs your help. CCHD was founded to end
the cycle of poverty in the United States by
funding organizations that help people help
themselves. With the tradition of improving
education, housing situations, and economic
development, CCHD continues to make a
positive impact in communities nationwide.
Your contribution will defend human dignity and help those living in the margins of
our society. Please prayerfully consider giving to the CCHD Collection next weekend.
Prayer Cards—Three years ago the
Church made changes to our liturgy and responses. Our parish printed prayer cards to
help during the transition. However, most
prayer cards have seen better days. Beginning with the first week of Advent, November 29th and 30th (the anniversary of the
changes), we will retire the prayer cards. Be
sure to locate prayers and responses in the
Missal and the red Order of Mass booklet.
Sunday, November 16
7:30 am
WDudley and Eula Fontenot
9:30 am
WJerry Coon
11:30 am WMary Henney
5:00 pm
St. James Parishioners
Monday, November 17
6:30 am
WAl Placek
8:15 am
WMarcia Burkwit
Tuesday, November 18
6:30 am
Intentions of Fr. Roger Kalscheuer
8:15 am
WTeresa Rutten
Wednesday, November 19
6:30 am
WMarylyn Bremmer
8:15 am
Intentions of Catholic Daughters of
Thursday, November 20
6:30 am
WLinda Dierks
8:15 am
WJake Jackson
Friday, November 21
6:30 am
WDennis Gall
8:15 am
WDan Lage
Saturday, November 22
8:30 am
WMary Glassman
5:30 pm
WSt. James Parishioners
Sunday, November 23
7:30 am
WMadonna Thomsen
9:30 am
WSue Grillo
11:30 am WRudy Novak
5:00 pm
WJoe and WScott Svehla
Scripture Readings
Sunday: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/1 Thes 5:1-6/Mt
25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
Monday: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5/Lk 18:35-43
Tuesday: Dedication of the Basilicas of
Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles; St. Rose
Philippine Duchesne, Virgin Rv 3:1-6, 1422/Lk 19:1-10
Wednesday: Rv 4:1-11/Lk 19:11-28
Thursday: Rv 5:1-10/Lk 19:41-44
Friday: The Presentation of the Blessed
Virgin Mary Rv 10:8-11/Lk 19:45-48
Saturday: St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
Rv 11:4-12/Lk 20:27-40
Next Sunday: Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe Ez 34:11-12, 15-17/1
Cor 15:20-26, 28/Mt 25:31-46
Perpetual Adoration
“The gaze of the Church is constantly
turned to her Lord, present in the Sacrament
of the altar in which she discovers the full
manifestation of His boundless love”
(Encyclical The Church and the Eucharist 1).
To schedule your weekly holy hour please
contact Deacon Pat or Rosie Lenz,
[email protected] 402-5720319 or Mary Reed 402-708-1264
New Member Registration
We welcome you to St. James, a caring, faithfilled parish community. Below are three steps
to become a registered parishioner.
1. Call the parish office at 402-572-0499 to
register for the New Parishioner Registration
2. Attend the next meeting on Tuesday,
November 18th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish
Center. These meetings occur once per
month and alternate between 10:30 a.m.
Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
3. Complete the forms you received at the
meeting and return them to the parish office.
Congratulations, you are now registered!
St. James/Seton School News [email protected]
“St. James/Seton School Community provides a safe and nurturing learning
environment in which our students grow in mind, body and spirit
through a quality, faith based and service oriented Catholic education.”
% Upcoming Activities:
% November 17: Kids and Social Media
Presentation, 6:30 pm in Parish Center
St. James/Seton School’s 50th
Anniversary Year!
St. James/Seton School is celebrating 50Years of quality faith based education. We
Hannah Keisling, SJ/SEA Youth Minister would like to invite all of our Parish families,
current school families and all Alumni and
% November 21: SOAR Development
their families to our special upcoming events.
Dinner at Creighton Prep
Receive the Sacraments
Come celebrate with us on the following
V Anointing of the Sick is a healing sacrament for % November 26-28th: Thanksgiving
young and old, when seriously, chronically, or termià Friday, November 21st,
nally ill, and prior to surgery. Please call the parish
SOAR Development Dinner,
office, 402-572-0499.
Thanks to all the families who have helped
6 p.m., Creighton Prep. Tickets availV Baptisms are celebrated on the second and last
able at or the school
Sundays of the month. Parents should call the parish us get off to a great start with HyVee receipts. We have collected $36,818.39 so
office to register for baptism preparation.
V Holy Orders: If you’re discerning a call to the
far. Please continue to send in your receipts à Sunday, January 25th,
priesthood or the diaconate, please call Fr. Tom
dated 9/1/2014 thru 12/31/2014.
School Open House Celebration,
Weisbecker, 402-572-0499.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., School
If you are interested in religious or consecrated
Monday, January 26th,
life, please call the Vocation Office at 402-558-3100. Creating a Positive On-Line
50th Anniversary Mass Celebration,
V Matrimony: Please contact and work with one of
the parish priests six months ahead of the proposed Presence— On November 17th
8:15 a.m., St. James Church
from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center,
à Thursday, March 12th,
V Penance: Saturday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. or by appoint- SJ/S and Officer Joel Stominger from the
SJ/S Decades Program,
Omaha Police Department, will offer a work2 p.m. and 7 p.m., School
shop for parents to help you oversee your
Meet the Pastoral Team
à Friday, May 22nd,
Fr. Tom Weisbecker, Pastor…...402-572-0499 children and the many forms of social media
Year End Mass Celebration,
[email protected]…….ext. 14 available to them.
9:30 a.m., St. James Church
Fr. Michael Voithofer, Associate Pastor
Monday, June 1st,
[email protected]…………..ext. 15
SJ/S 1st Annual Golf Outing
Deacon Pat Lenz, Pastoral Minister
Vocations Talk
event time TBD, Pines Country Club
[email protected]……....ext. 16
On Friday, November 21st, Mrs. Hannah
Jolene Meyer, Parish Secretary
For questions, please contact Ms. Paulette
[email protected]…….ext. 11 Keisling, our Youth Minister for both St.
Theisen, [email protected] or
James and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parishes, 402-572-0339
Jeff Guinane, Administrative Services Mgr.
j j guin an [email protected] 13 will be speaking with our school students
Deacon Ron Hesson, Accounting Manager
about the vocation of marriage and her call to Feasts and Celebrations
[email protected]………ext. 17 work in the Church as a youth minister. ParNovember 23 – Our Lord Jesus Christ
Josie Clarey, Parish & School Liturgy Coordinator ents are also welcome to attend.
the King. A solemnity that commemorates
[email protected]…………………..ext. 22
Hannah will be speaking with the students our Father’s promise to his people of a
Ken Whetstone, Parish Maintenance
St. James Church at the following times:
Vikki Cervantes, Editor & Volunteer Coord.
king who will triumph over their enemies.
9:30-9:50: Grades K-3
[email protected]……ext. 12
Jesus is our King. In Baptism and ConfirmaMrs. Chris Arnold, St. James/Seton Principal à 10:00-10:40 Grades 7-8
tion, we are brought under his kingship.
[email protected] ............... 402-572-0339 à 10:50-11:20Grades 4-6
November 30 - The first day of Advent
Jo Kusek, Faith Formation and P.R.E. Director
begins a new year in the Church calendar
[email protected] ............ 402-572-0369
(Cycle B). The Advent wreath is lit in houseHannah Keisling, Youth Minister
SJS Directory
holds all over the world as we anticipate the
[email protected]…....651-331-0971
The digital copy is ready! If you ordered a birth of our Lord (Growing In Faith, NovemCathy Wyatt, Parish Council President
[email protected]……..402-661-9611 hard copy they will be sent home with your
ber 2014).
youngest student.
% November 18: FAN @ Runza
% November 21: Vocation Talk with
Meet the Deacon Community
Gregg & Carol Drvol, Jerry Gau,
Randy & Pam Grosse, Kathy Hecht,
Rich & Linda Hopkins, Rita Kessler,
Stan & Pat Kurtz, Pat & Rosie Lenz,
Steve & Lisa Nelson,
Lyle & Jackie Simmons,
Wayne & Chris Young
Funny— “Why did the turkey cross the
iVolunteer makes signing up to volunteer
easy! Visit:
November 16, 2014
road? …It was Thanksgiving, and he wanted
people to think he was a chicken!”
~ R.Y., Boys Life Magazine
Our Community Events . . .
A Heartfelt Thank You
“Parishioners of St James: We thank
you all for the consideration shown in
enabling the BeTheMatch organization to
hold a very successful drive to increase
the registry of bone marrow donors here.
The generosity of our fellow parishioners and friends is overwhelming, and we
appreciate every effort made to help our
Thomas as he battles leukemia.
Thank you for your kind thoughts and
prayers.” ~ Bob and Maryann Boscardin
SJ/SEA Quilting Group
Our next meeting is on Wednesday,
November 19th at 9 a.m. in the church
library. All are welcome! If you have questions, please call Janet
Presser 402-571-6250.
‘Tis the Season
With winter weather, we all need to
remember that appropriate footwear is
necessary to navigate in snowy and sometimes icy conditions. Please plan ahead
and give yourself extra time to navigate
parking areas and sidewalks in a safe
Also, if you see someone who might
need assistance, lend a helping hand or
arm to make sure we all stay safe this
Praise God from Whom All
Blessings Come
The Greek word eucharist means
thanksgiving. At the Last Supper, Jesus
took the bread and wine and gave thanks
to the Father.
In keeping with our Christian tradition, we invite you to bring the bread and
wine that you will share at your Thanksgiving dinner to Thanksgiving Mass on
November 27th at 9:00 a.m. and place it
at the foot of the altar. All bread and wine
will be blessed at the conclusion of Mass.
Later in the day, their use will be a
sign of your desire to grow in family love
and unity by sharing the good things of
life with one another.
That Man Is You!
Join us on Saturday, November
22nd at 6:45 a.m. in the Parish Center.
Session 11: Weeds in Moral Formation
à Technology In Our Lives
à The Reality of Video Games
à Boys, the Internet and Pornography
à Technology and the Social Network
à Becoming a “Micro-celebrity”
à Playing to the Male Audience
à Nothing Replaces the Love of a Father
That Man Is You meets Saturday mornings in the parish center at 6:45 a.m. for a
light breakfast, coffee (bring your own mug)
and fellowship. A presentation will begin at
7:15 a.m. and is followed at 7:45 a.m. with
breakout groups. Men are invited to join
TMIY anytime during the year! For more
info contact Greg Morrison, 402-426-8152 or
[email protected]
(The Play) Scoop Sculley, ace reporter
for the Jasper Journal, visits the Golden Garter with mayor, Otis Dalripple. He plans to
glean information on secret land acquisitions
in advance of the impending statehood. Can
this pair be distracted by lovely saloon girls
or by the antics of the villain’s bumbling
henchmen? Perhaps Scoop should interview
town busybodies, Sadie, Prunella and Tilly.
(The Olio) Whether onstage or in the
audience, all will recognize familiar songs
from the 50’s to the present time. Even if you
never heard the McGuire Sisters sing
“Sincerely,” you’ll appreciate the harmony
when done by our very own ladies. A more
recent hit, “American Kids” was made famous by Kenny Chesney. The magic continues!
We’ll be watching for you, Sunday,
November 23, at St. Elizabeth Ann Parish
Center. Sign-ups for the Olio are at 2:00 and
auditions for the Play at 2:30. (Remember
that you must be a registered member of St.
James or St. Elizabeth Ann Parish and be
out of high school.) Questions? Call Tom
Laferla, 402-573-5161 or Mary Ann Dunning, 402-572-0543
Are You Moving?
Please give your new address to the Parish Office
before you move. This will help our Parish pay less postage fees for
returned mail. Also, if your telephone number, email or name has changed, please let us
know that too. Thank you!
November 16, 2014
Ablaze Worship Night
Join Fr. Michael for Ablaze Worship
Night, Friday, November 28th, 7:00 p.m.
at St. James Church. Ablaze evenings are
filled with “vibrant praise, worship and adoration.” Ablaze is family friendly, no cost
and you are welcome to come and go as you
Advent Preparation
On Saturday, November 29th at 10:00
a.m. the Art & Environment Committee
will prepare our church for Advent. All are
welcome to come and help. You could
make this an annual family tradition!
~ Linda Hopkins, 402-572-0903
Battle Ready Rally!
Doug Barry, co-host of EWTN’s “Life on
the Rock” is coming to St. James Church on
Sunday, November 30th at 6:30 p.m. Don’t
miss his presentation, “Battle Ready.”
Doug, “has been spreading and defending
the Catholic faith for over two decades
throughout the U.S. and internationally.” His
presentation is focused on creating a better
awareness of the spiritual battle that we are
all involved in, how we can better prepare for
it and the need to engage in this spiritual fight
with greater fervor and commitment.
By combining scripture, catechism, and
the inspiring words of Popes and Saints, the
audience will be challenged and encouraged
to go forward with hope and strength. This
event is suitable for men, women and children ages 7 years and older. For more information, visit:
We Welcome
Doug & Kim Alvine
Mike & Linda Masek
Philippe & Fabienne
Robert Maxey
Brad & Kim Burks
Nicole Casper
Cory & Katie Miles
Scott & Kelly Miller
Adyan Ponce-Perez
Rick & Brenda
Liz Retzlaff
Chris & Molly
Michelle RobbinsNegron
Tim & Janet Hayes
Mary Vaughan
Service . . .
Stephen Ministers
Good News! Collating Team
#3 will work Friday, November 21st:
Please continue to pray for our
Stephen Ministers and former
Faith Sharing Group
Stephen Ministers as they continue with
their "Skills Refresher" Courses. This
Church Cleaning Team #6
Thursday, November 20th, the course
will be "The Art of Listening."
will work on Saturday, November 22nd:
Mary Bickels, Grace & Jerry Albers, Patty
Listening is one of the most important
Miller, Colleen Post, Teresa Ryba, Sue Doll,
skills that a Stephen Minister utilizes
Sandy Klein, Antonia Joppa, Tracey Hillewhen assisting a Stephen Friend. In this
brandt, Geri Schmid, Susan Coghill
refresher class, Stephen Ministers will
sharpen their listening skills by learning
HOPE Holiday Gift Cards specific listening techniques to assure
that they are effective listeners.
Limited Time Only!
Some of the techniques are: ensuring a
We have low denomination gift cards for
setting that is conducive for
sale for the holidays only!
being aware of what to listen
· Gift Card $10
feelings), as well as
· AMC Theaters $10
listening by asking
· Target $10
open-ended questions, clarifying ques· Walmart $10
tions, etc.
· Pizza Hut $5
Please keep all Stephen Ministers,
· Starbucks $5
Friends and the Stephen Ministry
If you’d like to purchase these cards,
Program in your prayers. Questions?
please call the HOPE office. The HOPE
office also has $100 Walgreen gift cards for Please call Colleen 402-571-6296 or
Lori 402-571-6838
sale—please note that these cards are not
listed on the HOPE order form.
Let no one come to you without
There will be no HOPE scrip sales
leaving better and happier.
Thanksgiving weekend (November
~Mother Teresa
29th and 30th).
Angels Among Us
The St. James Christmas Angels project will
offer assistance to those experiencing financial
difficulties. Each year, our parish Community
Concerns Committee invites parishioners to adopt
angels from the Christmas trees in the Narthex —
then shop for Christmas gifts for an individual or
family – either child or adult.
The Parish receives names of those needing
assistance from Catholic Charities and also from
fellow parishioners (after you receive permission
from the family or person in need). We ask that if
you submit the name of someone, to please include a Christmas gift “wish list” for each household member. All gift “wish lists” should include:
man, woman, boy, girl, gift idea, clothing size and
Anyone requesting help from the Christmas
Angel project should contact the Parish Office at
402-572-0499 or Gary Kluthe, 402-763-9201 or
[email protected]; or Mary Losee
[email protected] All requests for assistance will remain confidential.
“Christmas Angels” will be displayed on Christmas trees located in the Narthex and be available
for adoption on November 22-23. ~ Community
Concerns Committee.
22 & 23
November 27
9 a.m.
Fr. Tom
G. Drvol
Fr. Tom
S. Nelson
Fr. Tom
P. Lenz
Fr. Michael
R. Grosse
Fr. Michael
W. Young
Fr. Michael
R. Hopkins
Team 2
Team 4
Team 6
Team 9
Team 12
Special Team
Z. Harrison
A. Rutten
K. Kinney
E. Matthies
M. Wilmes
J. Wilmes
M. Hilton
G. Eaves
J. Mausbach
M. Little
K. Little
B. Troshynski
J. Weber
L. Sprakel
W. Volenec
F. Cohen
J. Francl
G. Francl
S. Francl
T. Maxwell
M. Phillips
E. Phillips
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November 9th
Loose Bills/Checks………………..$4,682
Children Loose Bills…………………..$63
Children Envelopes…………………….$4
Dollar Bill……….…………..………...$658
Total General Contributions……………………….$22,461
2014-15 Budgeted Weekly Offertory……………..$23,500
YTD Weekly Offertory thru 11/9/14…….………..$443,834
YTD Budgeted Offertory thru 11/9/14…………..$446,500
YTD Difference……………………………………….($2,666)
Mortgage Balance as of 11/9/14:………………..$879,055
Holy Days:
All Saints………………..…………………………………...$22
Special Collections:
World Missions………….………………………………….$10
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Parish Information
Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Vigil
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Weekday Mass Schedule:
6:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
Saturday: 3:30—5:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Rectory and Parish Office:
Business Hours………...8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding Holidays
Telephone 402-572-0499; Fax 402-573-9345
Email:: [email protected]
School Information
St. James/Seton School, 4720 N. 90 Street
School office…………………………………402-572-0339
Email………………………………[email protected]
Web site……………………………
Religious Formation Office………………..402-572-0369
Includes Adult Faith Formation, 5-day School, and Parish Religious Education (PRE).
Email…………………………[email protected]
Help Our Parish Excel (HOPE) Office…….402-572-7897
Email:………………………………[email protected]
St. James Youth Ministry
Hannah Keisling, Youth Minister 402-572– 0624 [email protected]
Deacon Pat Lenz 402-572-0499 [email protected]
St. James Youth Group
James GANG
Growing And Needing God (GANG)
The James GANG (senior high youth group)
meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the
Fr. Brown Youth House at 9124 Tomahawk
Blvd. The James GANG offers youth a great
way to meet new friends, reconnect with old
ones, and grow in your faith.
How To Reach Us:
Hannah Keisling 402-572-0624
Deacon Pat Lenz 402-572-0499, ext. 16
Profile: James Gang
Group: James GANG
St. James
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James GANG High School Youth Group
All High School students are invited to join us this Wednesday for youth group from 79 p.m. at the youth house. Our night is called "Word of Mouth." Friends are always welcome.
Anyone interested in joining the high school youth liturgical choir, please contact Hannah Keisling, 402-572-0624 or Josie Clarey, 402-572-0499, ext. 22.
Follow our youth group on facebook and twitter or join our email list to receive regular
updates on events and opportunities for youth in our parish. For information contact Hannah Keisling or Deacon Pat Lenz, 402-572-0499, ext. 16.
Stewardship Is Giving Thanks
For many Catholics, we think seriously about stewardship when our parish or diocese
raises money but real stewardship is about becoming more fulfilled and having a greater
Rev. James V. Brown OAR Youth Center
sense of purpose. It is giving back to God in gratitude for his gifts. And while it’s not just
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about money, good stewards have all the money they need.
God’s family comes first. All families come together in love to care for each other, enOne Minute Meditation: St. joy each other, and support each other. In God’s family, we come together in his love to
Andrew Dung-Lac— St. Andrew care for each other, enjoy each other, and support each other. As good stewards, we meet
could also be the patron of the persecuted. In the needs of God’s family first, before we spend time or money on anything else.
Find your place. Ask God to help you discern and learn your place in his family. What
1785, he was born in Vietnam to a poor famare you to do with your gifts?
ily. He converted, and became a Catholic
Take your seat at the table. Find out where you can put your talents to work in your
Priest assigned to the missions. He was swept
Talk with your pastor, with the rectory staff, and with parish leaders.
up in the terrible religious persecution of the
before spending. Before you commit your time or money to any purpose, make
emperor, Minh-Meng. St. Andrew and his
sure you have taken care of the needs of God’s family first. Everything we have and evecompanions were arrested and tortured to
rything we are comes from God. He deserves the best we have to give in return (Growing
force them to renounce their faith. They reIn Faith, November 2014).
fused and were martyred. Today, such religious persecution continues in many parts of
Good News!
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the world (Growing In Faith, November 2014).
Youth Ministry Information
Adult & Child Faith Formation
Jo Kusek, Director
Ø Generations of Faith
This Friday, November 21st, we celebrate the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This memorial is associated with an event recorded not in the New Testament, but in the apocryphal Infancy Narrative of James. According to that writing, Mary's parents, Joachim and Anne were childless. In their latter years, they receive a heavenly message that they would have a child. In thanksgiving for the gift of their daughter, they bring her as a child to the Temple
in Jerusalem to consecrate her to God. Later versions of the story (such as the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew and
the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary) tell us that Mary was taken to the Temple when she was three years old. According to Tradition, she
stayed there until she was twelve to prepare for her role as the Mother of Jesus.
Our Hispanic brothers and sisters from Mexico have some beautiful traditions for children who are three years of age. They are also
“presented in the temple” often dressed as Mary or a saint. Two friends of mine with three-year olds told me about their little sons walking forward hand in hand to receive their blessing. Some families even rent halls and have food and dancing in honor of third birthdays.
God bless all of our children. May they know that they are precious in the eyes of the Lord, and that He has a special task for them
all. Our Lady, presented in the Temple, pray for us!
Ø Preferential Option for the Poor
Ø Question of the Week
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30
Key Passage: “The servant said, ‘Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well
done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in
small matters I will give you great responsibilities’ ”(Matthew
Question for Adults: What gift haven’t you developed as you
had hoped? What could you still do?
Question for Youth: What in your life would give God our Father the reason to say, “well done, my good and faithful servant”?
Question for Children: What gift has God given to you? What
do you want to do with it?
“We can understand that we have to give alms and that we must
not really pick and choose to whom we give them, because we are
unable to sift through people’s hearts. When you give alms to all
different types of people, you will reach those who deserve them.
You are hospitable, and you keep your house ready for strangers.
Let in the unworthy, in case the worthy might be excluded. You
cannot be a judge and a sifter of hearts.” (St. Augustine, Sermon,
Ø P.R.E. News
We have regular classes this Wednesday, November 19th.
Since we celebrate the Memorial of St. Cecilia, patroness of our
Archdiocese this Saturday, November 22, the younger students will
have a worksheet to take home with her story. St. Cecilia is known
as the patron saint of musicians. Many of our girls who enjoy music, take her name as their Confirmation name (Jo Kusek, 5720369).
Perpetual Adoration—The time you spend before the
Blessed Sacrament is sacred. Here are some suggestions for you:
Catholic Plan for World Peace
Our world is often turbulent but the Church believes a just and
fair world is possible when seven key principles are embraced:
Life and dignity of the human person: We were created in
God’s image, therefore all life is sacred. This belief is the foundation for a just world.
Call to family, community, and participation: People have a
right and a duty to participate in society, seeking the well-being of
Rights and Responsibilities: Everyone has a right to life and to
what is necessary for human decency.
Option for the poor and vulnerable: We are to treat as urgent
the needs of the poor and vulnerable.
Dignity of work and workers: The worker has a right to productive work, to decent and fair wages and to the protection of
basic rights.
Solidarity: We are one human family. We are to love our
neighbors as brothers and sisters and work for justice and peace
Care for God’s creation: We show our love for God by protecting his creation (Growing In Faith, November 2014).
November 16, 2014
Sit or kneel comfortably,
allow your body to relax
and your breathing to be
deep and slow.
Close your eyes and imagine you are in your favorite
place. Rest there a while.
Ask the Holy Spirit to
enter into this space and be
your guide.
Recite a favorite prayer
and spend some time on
words that stand out.
Read Scripture passages
(perhaps from the Mass of
the day).
Call to mind people who
are suffering.
Relax within your thoughts.
Pray for family and friends.
Read the names on the list
in the chapel. Ask blessings
and peace for each of them.
This time is sacred. Let
God hold you, lift you up
and lead you in contemplation.
At the end of your prayer
time, give thanks for God’s
presence in this holy place.
Let God’s blessings and
love flow over you from the
top of your head to the tips
of your toes.
Leave the chapel peaceful
and refreshed, confident
that God loves you unconditionally just the way you
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