The St. James Scroll
Fr. Daniel A. Looney, Pastor Msgr. Andrew Coffey, Pastor Emeritus
Fr. Richard Blinn, S.J., Parochial Vicar
Deacons Sam Colenzo, Clark Goecker, Paul Taloff
July 2007 Volume 13, Number 7
Highlights PASTORAL MESSAGE
Jul 8 Farewell Bar-B-Que for Fr. Dan p. 1 The desk in my study is littered with many
objects, mostly pictures of my family. There
Jul 8 Blood Drive p. 3
is also a ceramic plaque featuring a Mexican
Jul 13-15 Married Couples Retreat p. 1 design. It was a gift from Francisco, a young
Jul 14 Singles Dinner Dance Cruise p. 3 man I met while he was a patient in one of
Jul 21 Noche de Gala p. 1 our local convalescent hospitals.
It was his attitude about the reality of his
Jul 28 Singles Potluck & Festival p. 3 situation that caught my attention. He had
Sep 21 Priests Jubilee Celebration p. 1 been in an automobile accident which left him permanently
Oct 6 5th Annual Wine Tasting Festival p. 3 wheelchair bound. He had a young wife in Mexico and was
unable to send for her. He had come to accept the reality of his
condition, but viewed the word reality as something he could
change. His ultimate goal was to achieve independent living while
getting a college education. He has achieved both goals and
remains an inspiration to those who knew and watched him. He
looked for and found the helpers he needed. It was his no-
Farewell Bar-B-Que nonsense definition of reality that has stayed with me.
St. James has long had a ministry program for both
For Fr. Dan convalescent hospitals led by Julie Utz, assisted by a number of
volunteers. It consists of masses and communion services which
Hopefully you have all heard that Fr. Dan will be are offered alternately. The visits have provided us with an
leaving us and will be going to St. Joseph’s in Vacaville. endless number of realities in dealing with the patients.
His last day of preaching is July 8th. Some of them are aware of who they are, where they are and
The Pastoral Council along with the parish is why and have adjusted accordingly. There are those who are there
planning a Bar-B-Que in his honor after the 11:30 am while undergoing therapy for a surgical or medical procedure in a
mass on July 8th. It will be a special time to thank him, hospital. We see some whose awareness of who they are or why
say goodbye, and wish him well. they’re there has slipped away.
Please come and help make this a GREAT party for Attendance at the services depends on many things. Have
Fr. Dan. • Pattie Kelleher they been awakened or have they developed a condition which
requires that they be kept in bed? Were they scheduled for therapy
or hair styling? Special visits are made to those whose medical
condition requires individual prayer and/or communion. And
there are those who don’t want to miss a favorite television
When possible we try to establish a personal relationship with
Married Couples Retreat July 13-15. For more a patient, particularly one who is able and wants to help other
information, contact Christ the King Retreat Center at patients. Mary was such a person. She is remembered because of
(916) 725-4720, email firstname.lastname@example.org or her ability and desire to do just that. She was a pretty sharp lady
visit passionist.org/retreats/christtheking with a winning smile who could relate to their concerns and
respond accordingly. She has returned to her family, fortunately.
Noche de Gala on July 21 is a gathering for good Hopefully, there is another Mary waiting to be discovered.
food, music and dancing. Finally, of all the realities in those institutions, two remain
most vivid. They are the courage and strength of many of the
Jubilee Celebration September 21 for Monsignor
patients as they take the initiative in offering assistance to others.
Andrew Coffey, who will be celebrating 60 years of
ordination, and Father Richard Blinn, who will be
celebrating 50 years as a Jesuit.
Deacon Paul Taloff
St. James Scroll
UPDATE ON THE DEATH PENALTY
In 2006, death sentences were the lowest they had been in thirty years. Executions have sharply declined. Many state legislatures
are considering a moratorium on capital punishment. Over 200 people convicted and incarcerated for capital crimes have been found
innocent as the result of DNA testing. The 2006 Gallup Poll shows that for the first time in two decades Americans by a 1 percent
margin—48 percent to 47 percent—prefer life without parole over capital punishment. It is time for a renewed commitment to this
important social justice issue.
Several years ago, St James Parish underwent an extensive reflection process. The outcome of that process was the following
“Statement on the Death Penalty.” Parishioners are encouraged to read this statement and to reflect on “A Basis for Action.”
Each parishioner is urged to share the intent of this statement with our state legislators, the Governor and the Attorney General.
The Statement is available on the St James web site: www.stjamesdavis.org
THE PARISH REFLECTION PROCESS
For a year and a half, the Catholic community of Saint James has undertaken a process of reflection on capital punishment and its
relationship to the teachings of the Church. Parishioners were asked to express their views, pro and con, on a draft “Statement on the
Death Penalty” which was being considered for adoption by the parish. Four well attended public meetings were held to which all
parishioners were invited. In publicizing them, respectful listening and serious attention to all points of view were promised.
Informational articles were published in the parish newsletter, as was the draft of the Statement. The draft was also circulated for
comment on the Saint James discussion listserve. The overwhelming response opposes capital punishment. There are undoubtedly
some parishioners who do not share the position expressed in this statement. However we believe this statement represents the general
belief of the parish that affirms the position of the Church in opposing the death penalty. The Statement which follows reflects the
results of this process.
We believe that all human life is sacred. We believe that abolishing the death penalty acknowledges that God is the Lord of life
and harmonizes society with the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who taught us to replace the old law of “an eye for an eye, a tooth
for a tooth” with an attitude of mercy, even toward those who commit evil against us. We believe that the sacredness of every person,
no matter how evil his or her actions, is open to conversion, repentance, reform and rehabilitation, even when incarceration is
permanent. Every one of us is loved unconditionally by God and is open to God’s redemption. This possibility can never be taken
Our call for the abolition of capital punishment should not be construed as lack of compassion for those who have been victimized
by violent crime. They should expect swift and just punishment for those committing crimes. Medical, financial and spiritual help
should be provided them. But concern for their well-being must avoid demands for vengeance and instead reflect the deep compassion
of Jesus who taught and practiced forgiveness and mercy. In January 1999, our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II called us to “end the
death penalty, which is both cruel and unnecessary.” He begs us to stand against capital punishment. For all of the above reasons, we
believe that the death penalty is morally unacceptable and we call for its abolition.
THE POLITICAL CONTEXT
This Statement acknowledges the political context in which this debate takes place and we affirm our belief that:
• The death penalty does not deter serious crime in our nation nor alleviate the fear of violent crime, according to studies.
• The death penalty is not imposed with fairness, falling disproportionately on racial and ethnic minorities, mentally
handicapped and the poor. The U.S. General Accounting Office concluded in 1990 that race of the victim was found to
influence the likelihood of being charged with capital murder or receiving the death penalty.
• The death penalty is not imposed in such a way as to prevent the execution of innocent death row inmates. The American Bar
Association concluded the death penalty is “a haphazard maze of unfair practices with no internal consistency.” It has called
for a moratorium on executions. No state, including California, meets the minimum standard developed by the American Bar
Association for appointment, performance and compensation of counsel for indigent prisoners.
• Family members of victims of murder go through years of trauma that is prolonged by the death penalty process.
• “Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole” is an appropriate response to a capital offense. It ends the possibility
that violent felons will be released.
(Continued on page 5 )
Yes, you can save lives . . . Sunday, July 8 5th Annual
at the St. James Blood Drive Wine Tasting Festival
“Jamie Trumbull is an energetic teenager who loves
Among the great events taking place in
playing the flute and singing in her church choir. No one
our parish this fall is the 5th Annual
could guess that she was given little chance of survival when
Wine Tasting Festival. It is scheduled
she was born. Jamie weighed just over 1 lb. at birth. Doctors
for Saturday, October 6, 2007 from
told her parents that only 50 percent of extreme preemies
6:30-9 pm. It is an event that opens our
survive. The Trumbulls thought Jamie could beat the odds.
parish to the greater community and
Immediately after she was born, Jamie went to UCD Medical
surrounding communities in a social
Center in Sacramento. She was the smallest baby UCD
setting and, at the same time, is a fund-
neonatal surgeons had ever operated on. After months of
raiser, supporting the Memorial Center.
intensive care, Jamie was healthy enough to go home. Today
The Center is used by all the ministries,
the Trumbulls are thankful each day for their family and for
the school, the families of our parish and
the BloodSource blood donors who helped Jamie survive.”
for community events. The Wine Tasting Committee
This is just one of the countless stories that Bloodsource
meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the
can share. And you can be part of a new life-saving tale by
St. Clare Room of the Center.
participating in or helping with the St. James Summer Blood
As they say, many hands make light work. There is a
Drive on Sunday, July 8, from 9 am - 1 pm. Everyone who
great need for one or a group of friends to co-do the Silent
tries to give will receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream
Auction and one or a group of friends to co-do the
from Baskin Robbins. If you would like to sign up for a
kitchen. There are already some helpers, but not
blood donation appointment, or to help with the drive, please
“chairpersons.” For this event to succeed, parishioners
contact Julie Utz, 756-3636 ext. 206 or Kate Dreher
and community members are asked to volunteer.
(email@example.com), or stop by the registration tables
Committees include: publicity, set-up, decorations,
after mass on the weekend of June 30 - July 1.
kitchen management/food prep, serving, clean-up, ticket
Please remember that if you have donated after May 13
sales, Silent Auction and child care. Be a part of
you will not be eligible to donate at our drive. And please
something that is fun and serves a purpose. With over
contact Bloodsource if you have any additional questions (1-
2,000 families in the parish, there should be at least 20
866-82-BLOOD). • Kate Dreher
volunteers. To volunteer and/or for more information, call
Joan Maggenti at 758-3759, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jo Yeager
at 756-2423, email@example.com, Vernette Marsh at 758-
1003, firstname.lastname@example.org. • Vernette Marsh
Spend Some Time With Jesus
Single Adult Ministry Events ”. . . so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me
Two fun summer events have been planned for single adults: and I in you, that they also may be in us. . .” John 17:21
Saturday July 14: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament builds Christian
Dinner and Dance Cruise on Lake Tahoe community, as the Eucharist is the greatest unifying force
MS Dixie, Zephyr Cove, Nevada on earth. Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament encourages,
6 pm gathering for 7 pm departure enables, and empowers us to love one another as he has
Ticket price: $69 loved us, with heartfelt mercy, compassion, love, and
Saturday, July 28: A true Eucharistic spirituality is directed to the glory
Mass, Potluck, and Elk Grove Strauss Festival of the Father through the holy sacrifice of the mass, to the
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 4:30 pm glory of the Son through the Adoration of the Blessed
9691 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove Sacrament, and to the glory of the Holy Spirit as we
Donations to cover costs are requested. radiate the love God gives us in the Eucharist to all we
All single adults from St. James are invited to attend. Event meet, and as we integrate this love into our daily lives.
information is from the Sacramento Diocese Single Adult We at St. James are blessed to have the opportunity to
Ministry. Flyers are available in the Pastoral Care Office, participate regularly in the Adoration of the Blessed
756-3636 ext. 206, or by email (email@example.com). For Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament is present in the chapel
more information contact MaryLee Barcena, (916) 419- each weekday from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm. Please come and
9845, firstname.lastname@example.org. • Julie Utz spend some time with Jesus. • Libby Burmester
4 St. James Scroll
Families Group: Fatima Fashions
We are in the midst of the clothes. Not that long ago, Christians had clothes that set them
“Fatima months,” May to and their Sunday activities apart from the rest of the week.
October, when we remember the How we dress for church is a family issue, and not always a
apparitions of Our Blessed pleasant one! We have had Sunday morning struggles about
Mother to three children in appropriate clothes for Mass. So we set guidelines for what is
Portugal in 1917. One of Our appropriate church wear. You may have done the same. My
Lady’s messages at Fatima comes boys must wear a collared shirt to Mass. While shorts are OK,
to my mind during these warm summer months: “Fashions not all shorts fall into the “Sunday-go-to-meetin’” clothes
that will greatly offend Our Lord will appear. People who category. Our children are learning that we dress in a different
serve God should not follow fashions. The Church has no way for church. I once visited a shrine to Our Lady of Fatima
fashions—Our Lord is always the same.” which had a dress code prohibiting any brief clothes, including
I do not know what has happened to modesty. It seems shorts. The nuns kept watch, and also kept a box of clothes for
that everywhere I go, girls are wearing less, and boys are anyone who happened to come to the shrine inappropriately
wearing more! I know things like television and movies, not attired.
to mention the fashions available for girls in stores do not Modesty in dress is not just a Sunday issue. Some clothes
help the situation. Our children are affected by what they are right for church, some are right for the beach, and some may
see around them, and unfortunately, the view is not always a not be right at all. The Fatima message asks us to consider the
good one. And, perhaps worst of all, many of these same modesty of all the clothes we wear. Long before Fatima, St.
skimpy or sloppy clothes are also worn to church. You may Paul (1 Timothy 2:9) wrote that women should dress with
have seen a notice in the bulletin about this. Our church is a modesty and dignity. It can be hard to do that with some of the
holy place, the house of God. We should show respect for fashions worn today which conceal little and reveal much.
God when we visit His house. How we dress is a part of Necklines for girls seem to be so low cut these days. I may be
that. old fashioned, but when I was a kid, that was considered
In an article about dressing up for mass, John Haas immodest.
(Catholic Parent, Jan/Feb 1997) wrote that one way we can Haas concludes his article by noting that what is inside is
witness to the great importance of what we do every Sunday more important than how one looks, but our outward
morning is through our clothes. Pope John Paul II often appearances often reflect our inner devotion. God sees your
spoke about how our society is becoming more secularized heart, but those sitting around us at Mass see what we wear. I
all the time, and that we are losing the sense of the sacred. do not have daughters, but I have sons who have to look at the
Haas suggests that by dressing well and respectfully for girls around them. Take a look at your family as you gather for
Sunday Mass we can help reverse this trend. He suggests Mass. Do they look like they are ready to approach the house of
we return to the practice of having “Sunday-go-to-meetin’” God? Have a blessed and modest summer! • Susan Holmes
What Fifth Graders Know About God
A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her God is like…SEARS
class to look at TV commercials and see if they could He has everything.
use them in some way to communicate ideas about God.
God is like…ALKA-SELTZER
Here are some of the results:
Try Him, you’ll like Him.
God is like…BAYER ASPIRIN
God is like…SCOTCH TAPE
He works miracles.
You can’t see Him but you know He’s there.
God is like…a FORD
God is like…DELTA
He’s got a better idea.
He’s ready when you are.
God is like…COKE
God is like…ALLSTATE
He’s the real thing.
You’re in good hands with Him.
God is like…HALLMARK CARDS
God is like…DIAL SOAP
He cares enough to send His very best.
Aren’t you glad you have Him? Don’t you wish everybody
God is like…TIDE did?
He gets out the stains others leave behind.
God is like…the U.S. POST OFFICE
God is like…GENERAL ELECTRIC Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from
He brings good things to life. His appointed destination. • Editor
Don’t Forget Us During the Summer! PUEDES SALVAR UNA
Many parishioners will be on vacation over the summer months. If you VIDA. . . AQUI
are leaving on vacation, please don’t forget St. James Parish when you are EL 8 DE JULIO
away from Davis. During the summer we are still paying the water bills
and the electric bills—both are at their peak during the summer months. Nuestra parroquia puede ayudar a
Many of our ministries continue throughout the summer and the Memorial muchas personas desde 9 AM hasta 1
Center continues to be used seven days a week. All of these activities PM el Domingo, 8 de julio cuando
require your continued financial support in June, July and August. tenemos nuestra campaña de donación
There are a couple of ways you can continue your stewardship of St. de sangre. Si quieres hacer una cita o
James Parish while you are away on vacation. For those who are familiar ofrecerse a ayudar de otra manera, por
with the ease of on-line banking, add St. James as a payee and schedule favor, llame a Julie Utz (756-3636
automatic or recurring donations during the summer months. Or, participate x206) o mande un mensaje a Kate
in our Automated Giving Program (AGP). You can choose to make your (email@example.com). Donantes
contributions once a month or twice a month. AGP provides an easy nuevos y personas sin citas son muy
opportunity for you to keep the Parish a priority during the summer and bienvenidos y cada persona que trata de
provides the Parish with a more reliable revenues stream. Operational and donar recibe un cupón por una pinta de
security procedures are in place. To participate in AGP, contact Pattie helado en Baskin Robbins. Muchas
Kelleher at 756-3636, ext. 224 to schedule an appointment to complete the gracias! • Kate Dreher
Thank you for your continued support of the Parish. May your summer,
wherever you will be, be a restful and refreshing time.
• Deacon Clark Goecker
(Continued from page 2)
UPDATE ON THE DEATH PENALTY
A BASIS FOR ACTION
Any statement in and of itself carries little weight unless it becomes the inspiration and springboard for actions by people of
good will. Therefore, we will take the following steps that include Saint James Parish, the Diocese, the Davis community and the
political arena in the hope of sustaining the intent and moral belief that capitol punishment be abolished. In everything we will,
through prayer, seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
At Saint James:
• share the finalized document with all parishioners through the SCROLL
• include in our “Prayers of the Faithful” a prayer for the victims and those facing execution
• Include in St James School and Religious Education, a section on the Church’s teaching on the death penalty
• encourage homilies, where appropriate, to address the death penalty issue
In the Diocese of Sacramento:
• submit the Statement to Bishop William Weigand and the Office of Social Justice
• encourage parishes to adopt similar statements
In the City of Davis:
Forward the Statement for discussion with other faith communities to foster a joint religious community-wide effort including:
• joining the national “bells ring” solidarity effort
• community education/reflection forums-collecting signatures calling for the end of the death penalty Legislative Arena
• submitting the Statement to legislative leaders-the Governor, our State Assembly and Senate representative, Yolo County
Board of Supervisors, District Attorney, City Council
Regional and statewide efforts:
• join the Capitol candlelight vigils
• participate with other organizations in seeking a legislative remedy to ending the death penalty.
For additional information on the Parish death penalty statement contact Deacon Clark Goecker (530) 756-4148 or Guy Turner,
Chair of the Gospel Justice Committee (530) 297-6449. • Guy Turner
6 St. James Scroll
Resentment Versus Gratitude
As we have seen before, stewardship involves an attitude capable of giving) from the offender. Also, people make
of gratitude. We give of our time, talent and treasure because mistakes. Sometimes they make very serious mistakes.
we are grateful people. Sometimes, however, it is hard to be Mistakes are not deliberate actions against us no matter how
grateful. Usually what stands in our way are our resentments. hurt we are. Perhaps we can just let them off the hook for their
Resentment is the opposite of gratitude. mistakes. What is done is done. No amount of ruminating
Try this exercise. Imagine you are at the seashore and a about it will change it.
boat is arriving. On the boat are all the people you feel a Since resentment and gratitude are opposites, one way to
resentment toward. Make a list of them. How long is your list? move beyond resentment is to focus on gratitude. We can
What can we do with resentments, many of which we think about how many people we said thank you to today and
have held for years? The real answer is to forgive, but it is not increase that number tomorrow. A general attitude of seeing
always easy to get to a place where we can forgive. the glass as half-full (instead of half-empty) makes life easier
It has been said that resentment is like taking poison and even in the face of extreme difficulties.
expecting the other person to die. The person we hurt most As Henri Nouwen put it: “Ministry happens when we
with resentment is ourselves. As Fred Luskin put it: “When move from resentment to gratitude. The spiritual life is one of
you are stuck in a grudge, you are isolated in your own gratitude.”
suffering.” Philosopher Robert C. Roberts contrasts the positive
Resentment involves holding on to negative emotions virtues of gratitude with three important source of
toward those who have hurt us. We often gossip, complain, unhappiness: resentment, regret and envy. “Grateful people
look for ways to even the score, or feel bitter. Unfortunately tend to be satisfied with what they have and so are less
the resentment does not go away with endless ruminations susceptible to such emotions as disappointment, regret, and
about the wrong done. Nor does holding on to our resentments frustration. The justice of gratitude can be plausibly argued to
keep us safe from future injuries. In fact, holding on to be metaphysical because we are in fact dependent recipients of
resentments may damage our health. Letting go of them may good things both from our fellow human beings and God.”
fortify the heart and the immune system. Roberts concludes.
Getting rid of resentments can be a challenge. Perhaps the Being grateful lifts our spirit. From our more positive
first question we should ask ourselves is: “How else could I attitude we can begin to think in terms of giving back by
look at this situation?” We can see if we can find a different making donations, volunteering, mentoring, or just listening to
point of view where there is no one to blame for the injury someone in need. Saying thank you is so much more than just
felt. Were we expecting too much (e.g., more than they were good manners—it can change your life.
• Joanna Kruckenberg
Encountering Christ through Faith Sharing
Whole Community Catechesis at St. James Parish
Questions of the Week for July 2007
Preguntas de la Semana Julio 2007
July 1 Luke 9: 51-62 July 8 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
Julio 1 Lucas 9:51-62 Julio 8 Lucas 10:1-12, 17-20
Question for Adults/Youth: Sometimes we are like the people in Question for Adults/Youth: Where would Jesus
the Gospel and have many excuses for why we cannot follow Jesus. invite me to find ways to follow and to serve within
Name a time this past week that you followed Jesus even though my life?
you had many excuses. Pregunta para los adultos/jóvenes: ¿En donde Jesús
Pregunta para los adultos/jóvenes: Algunas veces somos como me invita a encontrar caminos para seguirlo y servirle
las personas en el evangelio y tenemos muchas excusas por que no en mi vida?
seguimos a Jesús. Nombra una vez que en la semana pasada tú Question for Children: In what ways might I follow
seguiste a Jesús aunque ayas tenido muchas excusas. and serve Jesus during my summer vacation?
Question for Children: To follow Jesus means to do what is right.
Pregunta para los niños: ¿De que maneras podré
Name a time this past week when you followed Jesus by doing the
seguir a Jesús durante las vacaciones de verano?
right thing you were asked to do, the first time, without an excuse.
Pregunta para los niños: Seguir a Jesús significa hacer lo que esta The questions for the rest of July will be listed in
bien. Nombra una vez que en la semana pasada seguiste a Jesús the Sunday bulletins and at our parish website,
hacienda bien las cosas que te pidieron que hicieras, por primera http://stjamesdavis.org. • Ronnie Nosek
vez sin excusas.
Our Value Rice Bowl Thank You
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding “Your participation in CRS’ Operation Rice Bowl
up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like has made a difference in the lives of our brothers and
this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going sisters overseas and in the United States that suffer
to give this $20 to one of you, but first let me do this.” He from poverty and hunger. Through prayer, fasting,
proceeded to crumple up the $20 bill. He then asked, “Who learning and giving you have put your faith into action
still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air. “Well,” he and joined in solidarity with the poor throughout the
replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground world.”
and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. “Now, who (Card received from Catholic Relief Services. To
still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air. learn more, log onto http://orb.crs.org)
“My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because
it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
“Many times in our lives we are dropped, crumpled, and
God is sitting in Heaven when a scientist says to
ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the
Him, “Lord, we don’t need you anymore. Science has
circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are
finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing.
worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will
In other words, we can now do what you did in the
happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean,
crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who
“Oh, is that so? Tell me…” replies God.
DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we
“Well,” says the scientist, “we can take dirt and
do or who we know but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE
form it into the likeness of You and breathe life into it,
ARE. You are special – don’t EVER forget it.” • Editor
thus creating man.”
“Well, that’s interesting. Show Me.”
So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts
St. James Community Gift to mold the soil.
“Oh, no, no, no…” interrupts God,
A portion of the collections at all weekend masses in July will be
given to the following charities nominated by St. James
“Get your own dirt.”
parishioners to receive the weekly community gift.
June 30/July1: El Porvenir supports self-help community
initiated efforts in Nicaragua to build sanitation projects, wells The St. James Scroll
for clean water, reforestation projects, and provides health
education. Editor-in-Chief Webmaster
Fr. Daniel Looney Erwin Cena
July 7/8: Catherine Center, located in San Mateo, provides
shelter, food, and rehabilitation to recently incarcerated women,
Janet Gift Libby Burmester
preparing them to re-enter the outside world, their families and
work. Editorial Advisor Kate Dreher
Fr. Richard Blinn, S.J. Clark Goecker
July 14/15: Suicide Prevention Yolo County, a local program Mailers Susan Holmes
that provides counseling and prevention education and referrals Mary Alesci Joanna Kruckenberg
to additional mental health services. Jean Botelli Vernette Marsh
July 21/22: Global Volunteers assists communities world- Georgiana Doyle Ronnie Nosek
wide in projects collaboratively developed with the Alene Howe Deacon Paul Taloff
community—from education to health to construction. Mary Clare Kitchell Guy Turner
Alice Magill Julie Utz
July 28/29: Mother Teresa House, a school and orphanage in
great need in Nagpur, India. Up to 100 children may be cared
for at one time. There is also an infirmary from which no one is
The Community Gifts are nominated by St. James Parishioners. Quality Printing by
There are the nomination forms, on the back of which are the Graphic Express
guidelines, located in the racks in the foyers of the church. The next issue of The Scroll will provide information for August
Consider a nomination and the benefits the nomination gives a 1- 31. Deadline for all copy delivery is Wednesday, July 11 by
charitable organization. If you have any questions, please call noon. FAX to 758-1488, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or hand
Tom Kesinger, 758-6566. • Vernette Marsh deliver to The Secretariat office, 340 G St.
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Linda O’Hara, Religious Ed Director756-7388Patrick Scribner, Financial Officer
Deacon Clark Goecker,
Marianne Edwards, Rel. Ed./Facility756-4148Ronnie Nosek, Religious Ed Coordinator
Betty Pastoral Care Coordinator
Julie Utz,Paro, Administrative Secretary Peter Bridge, Asst. Facilities Mgr.
Pattie Kelleher, Bookkeeper
Nathan Reinking, Director of Music Pat Colenzo, Baptism & Marriage Prep.
Bertha Hernandez, Housekeeper
Deacon Sam Colenzo 756-7388 MINISTRIES
Deacon Clark Goecker 756-4148 Annulments: Clark Goecker 756-4148
Deacon Paul Taloff 756-3709 Adult Initiation: Roy Bibbens 753-8194
Families Group: Susan Holmes 757-2946
PASTORAL COUNCIL New Day: Mark Gidding 753-7972
Veronique Bikoba 406-1154 Welcome: Carolyn Sugars 753-7298
Rich Collins 756-5313 Gospel Justice: Guy Turner 297-6449
Paul Donald 756-6788 Knts of Columbus: Robert Lily 759-9960
Rosalina Guadarrama 661-2582 Women’s Guild: Martha White 756-9541
Susan Holmes 757-2946 Stewardship: Steve Warnock 756-0731
Tim O’Brien 758-3830 Tom Kesinger 758-6566
Maria Saldana-Seibert 757-7372 St. Vincent de Paul: Lawrence Wold 756-3310
Elisabeth Sherwin 758-7559 Lazarus: Betty Paro 756-8835
Mary Stambusky 753-5305 Patrick Scribner 666-5613
20s-30s: Tom Newcomb 297-0144
St. James School 1215 B Street
Tom Yurkovic, Principal Beverly Juhnke, Admin. Secretary
St. James Parish is a Catholic community united by faith.
We are called to evangelize and assist in the faith formation
of all who seek Jesus Christ. We respect and promote the
dignity of all people. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we
serve as stewards of our faith community and live our Mass & Services
• placing the Eucharist at the center of our parish life, Sunday Mass 8, 9:30, 11:30 am & 7 pm
• grounding our personal lives in the sacraments and in Newman Center Sunday 10:30 am
Spanish Mass Sunday 5 pm
the gospel of Jesus Christ, Mon-Fri Mass 7 am
• fostering each parishioner’s lifelong search to M-W-F Sept.-May 5:30 pm
experience and understand Christ and His Church, Saturday Mass 8 am & 5:30 pm Vigil
• inviting all people from diverse cultures and walks of Sacrament of Reconciliation Sat 4 to 5 pm
life to share community with us, and
• becoming active disciples in God’s work through our
service to one another within the parish and in the
Weekly Activities Sun 1st Baptisms after 11:30 am mass
Daily Pastoral Care Visits & Eucharistic Adoration 3rd Knights of Columbus breakfast 8:45-1 I am
Sun Children’s Liturgy, Sept-Jun 9:30 am Mon 1st Right to Life Rosary & Prayer after 5:30 pm mass
Mon Jr. / Sr. High Youth in gym 6:30 pm 2nd Gospel Justice Committee Meeting 297-6449 7 pm
Tues St. James Playgroup; Cheri 758-0799 9 am Tue lst Pastoral Council Meeting, Oct-Jun 7:30 pm
Centering Prayer (Steve Deverel) 5:00 pm 3rd Baptism Instruction 7:30 pm
CYM Leadership 7 pm 4th Baptism Instruction 7:30 pm
Charismatic Prayer 7:30 pm Liturgy Committee 7 pm
Scripture Study Group 7 pm Wed 2nd Women’s Guild Meeting, (Sept - June) 7 pm
Wed Scripture Study Group (Oct. - June) 9:45 am 3rd Stewardship Committee Meeting 6 pm
Nursing Home Liturgies 10:30 am Thu 1st Knights of Columbus Meeting, 750-2272 7:30 pm
Choir Rehearsal for 9:30 am mass 7 pm 3rd Spiritual Book & Beverage Group 7 pm
Thu Choir Rehearsal-Spanish Mass 7 pm St.. Vincent de Paul Society 7 pm
Fri Men’s Scripture Study Group 7 am Fri 4th Families Pro-Life Rosary Workshop. 757-2946 10 am
Bulletin Deadline Noon Sat Last Rosary for Priests 1:45 p.m.
Sat Legion of Mary 8:30 am