Heavenly Father, guard and protect our schools from anything harmful. Keep our students safe from emotional, mental, and physical bullying. Bring love and compassion into the lives of those who bully others that they might be turned from their cruelty to show respect for those around them; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
"Catechesis at St. James" is the new catch phrase that I have been using and I hope you begin to learn and use as well. Last month in one of my “Random Thoughts” I pointed out that Catechesis is the life-long hearing/learning of the Word of God and prayer which begins when a child receives the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and reaches fulfillment at death. This means that every time we study the Bible, we are involved in Catechesis.
Here are my random thoughts for October:Read More
Stewardship: It's More Than Giving
Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. If you believe this gospel, if you stand upon it, and cling to it, you are saved. Trust in this is the dividing line. It defines, either positively or negatively, all men. It separates and divides Cain from Abel, Job from his so-called friends, Abraham from Abimelech, Isaac from Ishmael, Jacob from Esau, David from Saul, Daniel from Belshazzar, Joseph from Herod, Lazarus from the rich man, and the tax collector from the Pharisee. What defines men is not whether they are good or bad, but whether or not they believe in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.Read More