Posts from July 2016

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THE LIFE OF A MISSIONARY MADE EASY

by Nancy Moist

Years ago, an evangelist recalls that a friend of his invited him to go to his home village, which was a spot in the road town about 60 miles from Rio de Janeiro. When they arrived to the family home where he had been raised, Sebastao introduced the missionary to his father Don Jose. Pretty […]

ARE WE SUPPOSED TO ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE HOMILY?

by Nancy Moist

Homilies can be long, boring, motivational or explanatory, but when I leave church to go about the upcoming week, do I have any homework?  On July 6, Pope Francis spoke to about two hundred pilgrims from the diocese of Lyons, France.  This pilgrimage ,which is part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy, was […]

Thank You!!!

by Steve

JMJ Pregnancy Centers are most grateful for the St. James parishioners who donated $4,473.74 with the baby bottle fund raiser. There are many who will be helped due to your generous hearts! Quite a few bottles were not returned, and JMJ can use them for other collections. If you have an empty bottle please bring […]

Should we all want to be beggars?

by Nancy Moist

SHOULD WE ALL WANT TO BE BEGGARS?      While celebrating Mass, and even in the most sacred moments of the Consecration, I have seen fit to swat a fly with the purificator lest he land inside the chalice. Open air markets in Latin America or Africa is where vendors struggle to keep the flies from […]

IDignity

by Nancy Moist

Father John wanted to share this letter he received from Michael Dippy, Executive Director of IDignity: As we join our nation in preparing to mark the birth of its independence, I ask that you take a moment to reflect on the life of a fellow citizen named Francisco. Francisco suffers from a disability made worse […]

Are You Interested in Becoming Catholic or In Need of Confirmation?

by Steve

Have you or someone you know thought about becoming Catholic? Are you Catholic and in need of Sacraments (First Holy Communion, Confirmation)? The next adult Sacrament Prep session begins Tuesday July 26th! For more information contact Steve Bucklin 407-422-2005 ext 123 or e-mail Steve.

Bus Drivers Needed

by Nancy Moist

Each weekend volunteers transport our Seniors from the many downtown high rises to Mass. We are currently in need of a few volunteers to help us keep this ministry going. We will provide you with the necessary instruction and CDL licensing, we just need your time and your willing heart. For more information, call the […]

BREXIT

by Nancy Moist

So Britain, in a shock to a lot of people, has opted to leave the European Union. They no longer want to have to learn French, German or Swahili. If they had done this a thousand years ago, or never bothered to stick their noses into the Island of Saints and Scholars for over nine […]