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Latest Update Sent October 27, 2023

Latest Update Sent October 27, 2023

Dear St. James Family, There is a good amount of behind the scenes groundwork being laid right now, to prepare for the upcoming growth of the mission. Last week with some excellent financial minds to discuss getting a finance council up and going. I’m grateful to...

Coming Soon – Fancy Dinner with the Bishop, Sent October 13, 2023

Coming Soon – Fancy Dinner with the Bishop, Sent October 13, 2023

Dear St. James Family, Today I stopped at the beautiful Southbank Hotel where I was working on some of the planning details for the fundraising dinner that we are assembling. Bishop Lopes will be in town and will be the speaker. It’s going to be a great night that you...

A Word From the Bishop, Meatless Friday… Sent 9/21/23

A Word From the Bishop, Meatless Friday… Sent 9/21/23

Greetings on the Feast of St. Matthew! The Church remembers the apostle who authored the Gospel of Matthew each year on this day. Did you know that St. Matthew the Apostle was beheaded in the first century while celebrating Mass in Ethiopia?

Move to Better Space Delayed, Sent September 14, 2023

Move to Better Space Delayed, Sent September 14, 2023

Dear St. James Family, Happy Holy Cross Day. Today is known as the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and is celebrated in remembrance of the day when St. Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, found the true cross back in the year 326. It is said that she was...

Best Catholic Church in Jax? Sent September 7, 2023

Best Catholic Church in Jax? Sent September 7, 2023

Dear St. James Family, Know Someone With a Big Bad, Enjoyable Sin? Do you have a sin that you really like and do not want to give up? Maybe you don’t even see it as a sin. Or maybe it’s someone else’s sin that you are concerned with. How do you respond to this? Either...

Record Giving, Sent August 31, 2023

Record Giving, Sent August 31, 2023

Dear St. James Family,   My Favorite Catholic News Source Last Sunday I mentioned in my homily the importance of discernment when it comes to your Catholic news intake and avoiding divisive reporting. My favorite source is CruxNow.com which is the most centrist...

Awesome Kids Ministry, Sent 8/17/23

Awesome Kids Ministry, Sent 8/17/23

Dear St. James Family, I had a great time this past Sunday as we launched the 2023-2024 family ministry! The experience was beyond my expectations. It was pervaded by a hopeful spirit of joy and welcome, clear signs of the presence of the Holy Spirit and his work in...

Dealing with Anxiety, Why Assumption. Sent 8/10/23

Dealing with Anxiety, Why Assumption. Sent 8/10/23

Dear St. James Family, I’m excited about the homily that I will be sharing with you this Sunday on dealing with anxiety. I’ll be looking at the most effective cure for anxiety, something that scientists are just now discovering, but that has been used in the Catholic...