Dear St. James Family,

Happy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception! I am looking forward to digging into the understanding and the history of this important teaching of the Church tonight in a way that makes sense even to non Catholic Christians. Mass begins at 5:30 PM if you would like to join us. Don’t forget that traffic can be bad at this time, so give yourself extra driving time.

Rejoice Sunday: Two Men Preparing to Enter Catholic Church

This Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday, which is Latin for Rejoice! At the 8:00 AM Mass we have a special reason for rejoicing. I will be welcoming and admitting as candidates two men, Kenneth and Brett, who have decided to come before the community to state their intention of learning and growing in order to officially enter the Catholic Church. Please keep them in your prayers and come rejoice with us.

No more Kneeler Money Needed

Thank you to those who gave toward covering the cost of our kneeling cushions and the expense needed to refigure the sacristy closet with shelving for these four boxes of cushions. This project cost is now covered.

Thank You for the Priest Retirement Fund Giving

God bless all of you who have generously responded in support of the Retirement Fund for Priests. If you still wish to make a contribution, please give online at the Ordinariate website or pickup a pledge card and envelope available from the greeter before or after Mass.

The Hopeful Guide to Skipping Purgatory: A Glimpse at Life after Death

I received good feedback on the latest homily that I delivered this past Sunday. If you don’t believe in purgatory or see it as a place of God’s judgement or as a no big deal walk in the park, this homily is for you. Find out the truth about purgatory in a way that sparks hope. Listen to this and other homilies over at

Upcoming Dates at a Glance (click an event to learn more or see All Events at the Website)

Faithfully, your pastor,

Father Mayer

Parochial Administrator

St. James Catholic Church

A Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter