Our Stories

“By the power of the Holy Spirit, every story, even the most forgotten one, even the one that seems to be written with the most crooked lines, can become inspired, can be reborn as a masterpiece, and become an appendix to the Gospel.”
~
Pope Francis, 2020 World Communications Day Message

 

 

We love the idea that our stories are an appendix to the Gospel.  They are also a way to learn about who we are as individuals, and as a community.  

St. James is over a hundred years old, which means there’s more than a century of stories to tell, memories to preserve, and experiences to share.

If you want to share your story or your “appendix to the Gospel” please submit your interest and we will be in touch.

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Bible Story Read by Confirmation Candidate

Bible Story Read by Confirmation Candidate

Bible Stories read by the St. James Confirmation Candidates The preparation for St. James Confirmation candidates always includes service hours. Examples of service opportunities include Trunk or Treat at the Ronald McDonald House and the Souper Bowl of Caring for...

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Beaurina Olter’s Story

Beaurina Olter’s Story

The first time I went to St. James was in 2008 for a friend’s funeral. While deep down I believed in God, in those days I was not actively practicing my faith or attending Mass. Two years later, on September 30th, my mother died. I couldn’t attend her funeral because...

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A Wooden Crate for an Altar  

A Wooden Crate for an Altar  

Michael Ryan remembers a story he heard as a boy from his grandmother….From Centennial Book My Dad was Joseph B. Ryan, the youngest surviving child of Michael Ethelbert Ryan and Ellen Mary (Noon) Ryan.   They lived at 3611 Woodland Ave.  One day in 1906, when my dad...

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