Dear St. James Family,
If you are curious to learn what it means to be open to the Holy Spirit, come and join us this Sunday and learn from our Lord how he was preparing the disciples for this coming blessing. It is also Mother’s Day so you we will be adding a special prayer for our moms to the intercessions.
Join us for a Joyful Rogation Sunday Procession
This Sunday, May 14, 2023 after the 10:15 AM Mass we will process out of the building singing the beautiful hymn O Jesus, crowned with all renown and then chanting the Litany of the Saints in thanksgiving for the beauty of God’s creation and to ask him for protection and guidance. Why are we doing this? The word Rogare, Latin for asking, is a practice that reaches back to fifth century Church practice in Vienna in which days were set aside for processions and prayers. The practice spread, especially amongst the Celtic tribes in Gaul (central Europe), and was officially adopted by Pope Leo III for the entire Church in the late eight century. English speaking Catholics hosted especially devout Rogation festivals involving processions, costumes and banners, food and drink, leading up to the feast of the Ascension. Rogation gatherings were greatly muted during the time of the Catholic persecutions in England, but are now being revived within the Ordinariate
Connect with Other Woman: Prayer, Good Food, Even Better Company
Saturday, June 3, 9:00-10:30am at First Watch Mandarin (11111-14 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville) join the women of St. James and discover Daily Office: Morning Prayer with breakfast to follow. Please contact Cathy Messina to RSVP, By Friday, June 2, so that she can arrange a table to accommodate. You can call or text 415-205-9705 with questions and to RSVP.
Connect with Other Men: Prayer and Pancakes, Questionable Company 🙂
Saturday, May 13, 8:00-9:30 AM. The men of St. James will be gathering at the back of the St. Catherine Catholic Church property where there is a nice little cove for prayer. Discover and pray Daily Office: Morning Prayer with breakfast at I-Hop to follow. Please RSVP to John Brown 904-537-9261 or email@example.com.
Name Tag Sunday and Pentecost Potluck: May 28, 2023
Because of the growth that we have been experiencing as a community, there many people who do not know one another’s names. So, on the last Sunday of each month we will be trying out nametag Sunday. Forgot a person’s name and are afraid to ask? This is your Sunday of redemption!
Then, even better, get to know the person behind the name by joining us at 12:00 PM on May 28, 2023 for the Pentecost Potluck in celebration of the decent of the Holy Spirit. See Brian Burch (the hospitality guy) after Mass to sign up to bring a dish.
Transform Labor into Holiness – Listen to the Homily you Missed from May 7, 2023
Learn how Jesus sanctified work and how through your work, this work of sanctification continues. Learn how to raise your work up from the mundane to that through which you are sanctified and the world is transformed through your labor.
Listen to this and my other homilies at StJamesCC.org/Homilies or by searching “Fr. Mayer’s Preaching & Teaching” wherever you get your podcasts
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Faithfully, your pastor,
St. James Catholic Church
A Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
Worship Location: 12447 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL