Please contact St. James Roman Catholic Parish office at 623-581-0707
for more details about volunteer opportunities.
Adoration & Benediction
Spend your time with Christ in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration is every Friday from 9:00 AM until Benediction held at 7:00 PM, and on Monday from 6:00 PM until Benediction held at 8:30 PM. Beginning in August, the 2nd & 4th Monday night’s Adoration will be in Spanish. Jesus can not be left alone. We need volunteers to sit with Him throughout the day.
Catholics on Fire
Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy is the second Sunday of Easter. This year it will be on April 23rd, 2017. Mass is at 2pm and then the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3pm followed by Benediction. Novena begins on Good Friday, April 14th.
Cursillo is a movement of the Catholic Church which had its beginning in Spain and is designed and intended to provide a “short course” in Christianity. Cursillo is Spanish for short course. The cost to an individual is a three day weekend, and the returns vary from individual to individual, but are uniformly significant.
There is a lot more being said than ever before about evangelization within the Catholic Church and our responsibilities to “evangelize”. The concept of evangelization is foreign to most Catholics and creates images of going two by two, door to door, with bible in hand. How the Cursillo Movement addresses this area of concern is stated well in a paragraph from The National Cursillo Center web site:
In the Cursillo Movement, we approach evangelization as a very natural act of being Christ-like within each of our daily activities. We realize that while most people would like to live their lives in a Christ-like manner, the pressures of the world often make this difficult. The Cursillo Movement provides a method and a technique to provide each of us with the tools, the mentality, the strength, and the support to make this natural type of evangelization possible.
Funeral Brunch Ministry
These volunteers organize the funeral brunch, request donated food items, help in the kitchen, serve and clean up.
Pastoral Care to the Sick and Homebound
Prayerfully bring the Holy Eucharist and conversation to those unable to attend Mass. Includes visits to hospitals, nursing homes and the homebound.
These volunteers count plate income received at our weekend Mass. Contact Terri at the parish office if interested.
This ministry makes rosaries for the Health Care Ministers to distribute on their visits to hospitals, nursing homes and the homebound.
They meet at the church hall, on Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. till noon, in Room 10. Please join us when you can. You are welcome to attend when you can and for as long as you can! All supplies and instructions are provided.
Spanish Prayer Group
Come study the bible with us. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at St. James Roman Catholic Parish. If interested in more information about the Bible Study, please contact Deacon Frank Devine at 623-581-0707 X 105 or moc.r1498584531etaer1498584531g-sem1498584531ajts@1498584531knarf1498584531ncd1498584531.
The Pro-Life (aka Right to Life) Ministry at St. James Roman Catholic Parish meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall. We invite you to join us. Email moc.r1498584531etaer1498584531g-sem1498584531ajts@1498584531yrtsi1498584531niMLT1498584531R1498584531 for more information.