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Sister Michaeleen’s 25 years at St. James Basilica will be celebrated Sunday. At 1 p.m., she will give her tour of the church and its history. At 2 p.m. is a celebration in the Parish Center. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
St. James Basilica will hold an outdoor Mass celebrating the Feast of St. James at Calvary Cemetery at 4 p.m. Sunday. This Mass will take the place of the 6 p.m. service. This is the second year in a row the parish will be celebrating the feast day of its patron saint with an outdoor Mass.
Sunday in the Catholic Church is the feast of the body and blood of Christ — in Latin known as Corpus Christi.
In many countries and in several locations in the U.S. and North Dakota, great celebrations are held to honor this feast and this gift given directly from Jesus.
“Jesus, the Source of Love,” will be the topic for the Feb. 14 presentation at St. James Basilica, 622 First Ave. S., Jamestown. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the basilica, Deacon Tom Geffre will help participants understand why and how to respond to God in the Blessed Sacrament. Individuals, teens and families are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day learning about this aspect of the Catholic faith.
The Rev. John McGinnis will present a program, “The Power that Comes from Abandoning Ourselves to the Will of God” at 7 p.m. Monday, at St. James Basilica, Jamestown, in the Parish Center. This is the regular social/spiritual meeting of Tabernacle Society.
The St. James Basilica Choir will perform “The Mystery and the Majesty,” a cantata by Joseph M. Martin, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the basilica.
The 23-member choir will perform long-standing carols set in a modern “Lessons & Carols” arrangement by Joseph M. Martin along with original songs by the composer. Carols will include “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “Away In A Manger” and others. The original songs will include “Advent Proclamation” and “The Beautiful Impossible.”
St. James Basilica is sponsoring an intergenerational BibleFest from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Zebedee Center, 214 Fourth St. S.E., Jamestown. This two-hour intergenerational program is designed to show people of all ages that Scripture can be attractive, interesting, even fun to read and discuss. All are encouraged to come and learn creative ways to make the Bible a part of daily living.
The Rev. James Shea, president of the University of Mary, will be the speaker for the Annual Spiritual Appetizer presented by St. James Tabernacle Society at 7 p.m. Monday, at St. James Basilica, James-town. The title of his presentation is “Keeping the Family Together: The Pope’s Role in the Church’s Life.”
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius according to the 19th Annotation are being offered through St. James Basilica Faith Formation Office. This nine-month retreat is meant to help people find God in busy and complex lives. The number of participants will be limited. For more information or a copy of the retreat brochure contact Shirley Wallace at St. James at 252-0478 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1872 Catholics have been in the James River Valley. Since 1914 they have had the church, which has been designated a basilica, and in 2012 the church’s facilities will be improved for future generations to come.
Work continues to the south of the St. James Basilica where crews have started the first of four projects, the building of a house for the three priests.
The parish of St. James Basilica will celebrate the feast of St. James with a Communion of the Saints Mass at Calvary Cemetery at 4 p.m. Sunday. This Mass will be a time to remember and ask the intercession of those who have died and are in heaven, and to ask their prayers for the living and the dead who are in purgatory. This Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation.
Saint James Basilica’s Building Community in God’s Kingdom Capital Campaign has surpassed $1 million in gifts and commitments, church officials said. In less than one month of active solicitation, parishioners have earmarked $1,072,669 toward the basilica’s $1.6 million goal needed to make improvements and additions to the church facilities.
After 12 hours of continuous prayer from 9 p.m. April 2 to 9 a.m. April 3, members from St. James Catholic Basilica, the Jamestown Prayer Quilt was passed on to St. John’s Lutheran for another 12 hours of continuous prayer for unity and peace in Jesus Christ in the community and the country.
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