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Second Sunday after Trinity

Second Sunday after Trinity

Dear St. James Family, This past Sunday we celebrated Corpus Christi, a solemnity that focuses on the tangible presence of Christ in the symbols of bread and wine. As Catholics, we believe that these symbols are even more than symbols in that they become the Body and...

Trinity Sunday, Corpus Christi, Building Faith At St. James

Trinity Sunday, Corpus Christi, Building Faith At St. James

Dear St. James Family, This past Sunday I was privileged to welcome into the Church Mesha Adams (veil) and Diane Adams (purple dress). Below is a picture along with Jessica Adams (black dress) who sponsored both of them. Although this day was years in the making,...

Ascension Thursday – Update on Building Faith

Ascension Thursday – Update on Building Faith

Dear St. James Family, Today is the fortieth day after Easter, the Ascension of the Lord. St. James is one of the few parishes in this area where you get to celebrate the Ascension on the actual fortieth day that is referenced by Scripture (Acts 1:3, 9). This is a...

Seminarians, Latin, Ascension Thursday

Seminarians, Latin, Ascension Thursday

Dear St. James Family, Greetings on the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. St. Mark is the man who wrote one of the gospels, brought the faith to Africa, and was martyred by being dragged to death. I am grateful to St. Mark and others like him who gave so much to pass...

Come See The Future Home of St. James!

Come See The Future Home of St. James!

Dear St. James Family, I missed being with you this past Sunday. As you know I was away taking in a bit of respite with the family. We had a nice time visiting beautiful Providence Canyon, Stone Mountain, and Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery. We also attended...

Change of Easter Location

Change of Easter Location

Dear St. James Family, Last week I flew to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham, in Houston, to be part of what is known as the Chrism Mass (see picture below that I took from my seat). It is called the Chrism Mass because of the focus on the oils that are...

Lease Signed!

Lease Signed!

Dear St. James Family, I have exciting news to share! On Tuesday, gathered with the members of the St. James Council, I signed the lease for our new space! Mark you calendar for Saturday, April 14 at 4 PM to see the building (more details to come). More on the lease...

Lease Approved

Lease Approved

Dear St. James Family, I’m excited about the current homily series I am delivering: How to move Toward Advanced Prayer. I’m especially looking forward to this Sunday when I’ll be sharing with you a highly encouraging message on what the path to advanced prayer is like...

Prayer, Fast, Almsgiving

Prayer, Fast, Almsgiving

Dear St. James Family, I’m excited about entering into this Lenten season of refreshment and renewal with you. To set the mood we will be having a penitential procession this Sunday (more details below). At the primary Mass we will be sending off our catechumen and...