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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The Chimes of St. James

CHIMES OF ST. JAMES – by Ed Lane I hope no one saw me. No one wants to see a two-hundred fifty pound man dancing solo in public. But I had to, as my Mom in heaven was dancing, too. Can't let a lady dance alone. It was 9:50 this past Sunday morning, and the chimes of...

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St James Teens’ Confirmation

St James Teens’ Confirmation

St. James had 7 young parishioners confirmed yesterday.  Here are 7 teens that are part of the future of St. James.  We wished them well; we prayed with them, we prayed over them.  Chris Dewberry in her comments explained the Multi-Generational Relationship Building...

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Xadriel’s Confirmation Story

Xadriel’s Confirmation Story

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 Harvesters. This year, due to the pandemic we had to rethink...

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Leo’s Confirmation Story

Leo’s Confirmation Story

Bible Stories read by the St. James Confirmation CandidatesA bible story read by a teen from an ipad is not something you would see in the olden days. But today, the story of Noah and the Ark read by Leo provides wonderful listening for all. This reading is especially...

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Christopher’s Confirmation Story

Christopher’s Confirmation Story

During the current pandemic, service projects need to be safe and socially distanced. A bible story read by a teen is safe, socially distanced but can reach many ears. Christopher is the oldest in his family and has three younger siblings. Jesus Loves the Children...

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Confirmation for St. James Teens

Confirmation for St. James Teens

Confirmation for St. James Teens St. James has seven teens to be confirmed on November 1st of 2020. November 1st. All Saints Day is a very appropriate day to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Our seven St. James teens attend school across the metro area in Kansas...

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Charlie’s Reflection

Charlie’s Reflection

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 Harvesters. This year, due to the pandemic we had to rethink...

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Fall Decorations

Fall Decorations

This week Pat Thompson and I put together the fall vases and changed our decorating colors. This is the one season which I call our “non-liturgical color scheme.” The church is still in Ordinary Time and so Fr. Garry will continue to wear green vestments. However, to...

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