St. James Catholic Church Spring Street and Park Avenue, Falls Church, Virginia 22046 Established 1892 March 21, 2010 Fifth Sunday of Lent Nursery Time: 10:30 Liturgy Place: Cafeteria RECTORY: 905 Park Avenue, Falls Church, Va. 22046 MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Phone: (703) 532-8815 x130 Phone: (703) 532-8815; Fax: (703) 533-7644 If anyone is confined to home or hospital, please call: Office Hours: 9:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. Monday through Friday Sr. Mary Jo McDonald, Director 9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Saturday Website: www.stjamescatholic.org MASS SCHEDULE: Vigil (Saturday evenings): 5:00p.m. Rev. Patrick L. Posey, Pastor Sunday: 7:30a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:30a.m., 12:00noon and 7:00p.m. Rev. Daniel F. Hanley, Parochial Vicar Spanish Mass: 2:30p.m. Rev. Canon Philip S. Majka, Parochial Vicar Daily: 6:30a.m., 8:30a.m. and 12:00noon Rev. James C. Hudgins, In Residence Saturday and Holidays: 8:30a.m. Rev. Joseph Elamparayil, O.C.D, In Residence Rosary and Benediction: Rev. Symphorien Lopoke, In Residence Sunday: 5:00p.m. Deacons: James A. Fishenden, Thomas M. Bello First Friday Schedule: Masses: 6:30a.m., 8:30a.m. and 12:00noon SCHOOL: 830 W. Broad Street; Falls Church, Va. 22046 Exposition: 9:00-11:45a.m. Phone: (703) 533-1182; Fax (703) 532-8316 Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament: 11:45a.m. Sister Nancy Kindelan, I.H.M., Principal RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Phone: (703) 533-1182 x104 CONFESSIONS: Hours: 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m. Monday through Friday Friday: 11:15 - 11:45a.m. Sister Joyce C. Bell, I.H.M., Director Saturday: 3:30-4:30p.m. and 7:30-8:00p.m. or by appointment ADDITIONAL CONFESSIONS DURING LENT: Monday and YOUTH MINISTRY: Phone: (703) 241-2390 Friday 7:00-8:00 a.m. Emily Anderson, Director BAPTISMS: CONVENT:101 N. Spring Street, Falls Church, Va. 22046 Parents must attend an instruction session before the Baptism. Phone: (703) 532-2388 Call rectory for arrangements. Sister Margaret Paul, I.H.M., Vice-Principal and Superior MARRIAGES: DEVELOPMENT: Phone: (703) 532-8815 x131 The Catholic must be registered in the Parish for at least three Mrs. Christine Hughes, Director months. Begin preparation with one of the priests at least six months before the wedding. PASTOR’S COLUMN Congratulations to all of our teens who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend: Karina Aguilar, Charlene Agustin, Ashley Alexander, Peter Bean, Laura Beisner, Giselle Betbeder, Cecilia Bieniek, Gregory Boryan, Eileen Breslin, Alexander Brynn, Alexis Cabrales, David Camacho, Allison Candiotti, Erin Carroll, Jan Castro, Randy Castro, Brian Connelly, Laura Corado, Sean Cormany, Christopher Corral, Christopher Cremen, John Crimmins, John Croke, Patrick Crowley, Maeve Curtin, Andres de la Torre, Richard Delima, Anna DiNucci, Shane Doherty, Andrew Dommel, Mary Donnelly, Ellen Duvall, Hayley Eames, Matthew Earman, Carina Falcon, Thalia Falcon, Bryan Garmendia, John Garvey, Zach Glenn, Sofia Goyonaga-Calatayud, Alexander Green, Anna Green, Joseph Hamilton, Kathryn Hammer, Brigid Hanrahan, Nicholas Hillard, Caitlin Hof, Patrick Horrigan, Kevin Huynh, Jane Husk, William Iacobucci, Patricia Ingram, Erik Jimenez, Caroline Johnson, Devon Johnson, Hannah Jones, Patricia Jordan, Kathryn Keating, Kelsey Kinner, Joseph Lange, Matthew Ledder, Ryan Leonard, Michal Leski, Julia Lisbeth, Andrew Llamas, Emily Lubnow, Robert May, Emily McAuliffe, Miranda McCarty, Patrick McCormick, Molly McGhee, Forbes McKay, Caroline Metzmaier, Sara Mills, Karla Mojica, Jessie Mora, Matilda Mubiru, Emma Naeher, Emily Nguyen, Michael Obeid, Alaina Owen, Maura Pacheco, Clare Paoletta, Tatyanna Parral-Gamarra, Samantha Porzel, Michelle Proulx, Natalia Purdy, Michelle Ramos, Renee Ravanera, Henry Rivera, Daniel Rojas, Colleen Roney, Alexa Saffelle, Jakeline Sanchez, Elizabeth Schilling, Victoria Schmehl, Adam Sese, Nathan Sese, Joseph Sible, Madison Soltys, Karl Spinelli, Erika Stadsklev, Jack Stallard, Ana Maria Stella, Patrick St. Pierre, Jackson Stricker, Ian Stuver, Grace Taneyhill, Charles Toch, Leo Toch, Maria Toch, Claire Trevisan, Lara Vallejos, Frank Vasquez, Emilio Vazquez, Emily Villatoro, Ashley Vu, Nathanael Wilson and Nicolas Zavala. Thank you to Sister Joyce, Mary Alice Healey and Pam Heid, as well as our Confirmation team of catechists; Mrs. Denise Landon, Mrs. Paula Cormany, Mr. Thomas Vega, Mrs. Deborah Hemenway, Mrs. Lisa Freese, Mrs. Miriam Kinner, Mrs. Waret Chastain and Mrs. Carol Nyce for all of their dedicated service and personal witness that they have given and continue to give to our young men and women. My prayer is that our teens, now filled with the Spirit, will always say yes to the Lord in the way they live their lives, and be great witnesses to their peers, and that the joy and peace of saying yes to the Lord will bring all to follow Christ. I have been using my column during Lent to focus on the importance of Confession. This weekend I would like to talk about what we say at the end of our confessions: “O My God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are so good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace to confess my sins, do penance and to amend my life. Amen (Act of Contrition). “I firmly resolve with the help of your grace….to amend my life.” I had a conversation with someone who did not understand confession. He was not a Catholic, but his best friend was Catholic. He knew that his friend went to Confession every Saturday after playing cards and drinking to excess on Friday night. This man said to me that this thing you Catholics do appears to be almost like magic. You commit a sin, confess it, and then you are free to do it again. In one sense this man was right. It is odd, if in fact that is what confession is all about. But, Confession is actu- ally the direct opposite. For when we confess we end the confession by saying the Act of Contrition, and within that contrition we “firmly resolve” not to put ourselves in the near occasion of sin, by amending our lives so that what led us into sin, we no longer do. I was visiting the hospital and a family member stopped me in the hall and asked if I would go and bless a newborn baby. Upon entering the room I saw a beautiful baby all wrapped up and in the arms of their very young teen mother. Later, as she prepared to have her baby baptized, she volunteered to me that her mom had said that she should never go to her boyfriend’s home when no one was there other than her boyfriend. She really liked the boy and did in fact go to his house when no one else was home. She knew that being there alone with her boyfriend would present a huge temptation, but she thought she could handle it. When we sin, we know what we are doing and we know we have another choice, a better choice. We know when we are riding on the edge of what is good and what is not. When God forgives, we need to show our thankfulness by amending our lives, getting ourselves out of temptations way and putting ourselves in good situations by doing what Christ asks of us. ~Fr. Posey “What do you want Me to do you for you?” Could your answer be the grace of a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life? Call Father Brian Bashista (703) 841-2514, or write: Monday, March 22 email@example.com. 6:30 a.m. For the End of Abortion 8:30 a.m. +Patricia Rychlick 12:00 Noon +Mary Winters Tuesday, March 23 6:30 a.m. Joe & Paula Daloia 8:30 a.m. +Andrew Bury 12:00 Noon +Harold I. Miller Wednesday, March 24 6:30 a.m. +Z. Micobedzki 8:30 a.m. +Otto Mariani 12:00 Noon Mary Grace Edge Thursday, March 25 6:30 a.m. +M. K. Rhodes 8:30 a.m. +Jean “Aby” Davila 12:00 Noon +Marjorie Garvey Friday, March 26 6:30 a.m. +M. Klanowski 8:30 a.m. +Otto Mariani 12:00 Noon +Theresa Johnson Saturday, March 27 8:30 a.m. +Mark C. Lavelle 5:00 p.m. +Angel Marie Teresa Ocampo READINGS FOR THE WEEK Sunday, March 28 7:30 a.m. +Marina Cagas Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 [41c-62]; 9:00 a.m. +Angel Marie Teresa Ocampo Jn 8:12-20 10:30 a.m. +John & Maria Bernardone Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9; Jn 8:21-30 12:00 Noon +Bernard “Bernie” Fairbanks Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Jn 8:31-42 2:30 p.m. People of St. James Thursday: Is 7:10-14, 8:10; Heb 10:4-10; 7:00 p.m. +W. Ellis Lk 1:26-38 Friday: Jer 20:10-13; Jn 10:31-42 Saturday: Ez 37:21-28; Jn 11:45-56 PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS the sick of our parish family especially Josefina Hipolito, Chuck Barrick Sunday: Lk 19:28-40 (procession); and Rita Deneault. Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 22:14 — 23:56 [23:1-49] PRAY ALSO FOR THE DECEASED MEMBERS of our parish family, especially, Mary Jo Rimkus, Warren Greenleaf, SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Maria Abell, Josephine Viscido and Allen McGuiness (Deb Patrick’s father). Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Lent Tuesday: St. Toribio de Mogrovejo PRIVATE MASS INTENTIONS: the following intentions Thursday: The Annunciation of the Lord were celebrated at private Masses by one of the priests at St. Friday: Abstinence, James: +Wendell Oliver; +Reva Farris, Gina & Bill Gavin and Our Lady of Sorrows (Latin America) family, +Elizabeth Abdalla, Eleanor Falkner, +Randolph Bartholomew, +Mary E. Lamanina; +John & Mary Obermeyer, Joanne Sacksteder, +John W. Knapp, John Hurley, +Nancy E. La Virgen de los Dolores/ Our Lady of Sorrows Tideman; +Anna & Jerry Mazor, +Evy Vega, +Marie C. Ramey, Paul Jerabek; Sonia & Abel Caburnay; +Colin On the Friday before Palm Sunday, McLaunn, +Martin F. Sullivan, +Lolita Sab-a; John Paras; countries in Latin America honor La +Tom & Kay O’Connor, +Herman & Mary Estevez; +Rose & Virgen de los Dolores (La Dolorosa— O u r L a dy o f S o r r o w s ) w i t h p r o c e s s i o n s , Zakhia Saade; +Rita Fitzgibbon; Warren Harper; +Matthew altars, and flowers to commemorate the Berckman; Calixto Liboro; Erica Siller; +Rex Springston; sorrows that Mary suffered. +Susan Sarver; Anita Alvano; +Ruth Pala; +Enrique & Mary Bautista; Anthony Ratledge; +Carlos Calatayud; Sick in Kennedy Family, Sharon Harris; and +John Hurley. Page 3 March 21, 2010 THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH Sunday: March 21 12:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. Spanish Prayer Group, Church Basement Schedule Tuesday: March 23 4:30p.m.—5:45p.m. Religious Education Classes Confessions: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:00p.m.—8:15p.m. Religious Education Classes March 29, 30 and 31 at 7:00p.m. 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Legion of Mary, House of +++++++ Ministries Holy Thursday Wednesday: March 24 Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30p.m. 9:00a.m.—11:00a.m. St. James Women’s Scripture +++++++ Study, Conference Room Good Friday 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Women of St. James, Heller Hall Stations of the Cross 3:00p.m. (English) 11:00a.m.—1:00p.m. Senior Women’s Bible Study, 6:30p.m. (Spanish) Conference Room 7:00p.m.– 8:00p.m. Preached Holy Hour and Confessions Veneration of the Cross 7:30p.m. ++++++++ 7:30p.m.– 9:00p.m. Charismatic Prayer Group, Confessions: Saturday, April 3rd at 10:00a.m. – 12Noon Knecht Conference Room Friday: March 26 5:00p.m.—8:00 p.m. Fish Fry, Heller Hall Easter Vigil Mass 6:00p.m. — 7:00p.m. Via Crucis-Spanish Stations of Saturday, April 3rd at 8:30p.m. the Cross 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Spanish Legion of Mary, Knecht Easter Sunday Masses Conference Room 7:30a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:30a.m., 12:00 Noon, 2:30p.m. 7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross, (Spanish Mass) and 7:00p.m. Benediction Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Holy Hour Year For Priests Spiritual preached by Rev. Patrick L. Posey and Rev. Daniel F. Hanley Bouquet Cards Now Available: followed by a novena prayer to our Lady of Perpetual Help and Benediction. (March 24 and March 31.) Mark the Year for Priests, declared by Pope Benedict, by making Additional Confessions will be held every Monday and Friday from spiritual sacrifices for our priests! 7:00-8:00 a.m. along with our regular confessions which are held on Simply fill out the Spiritual Friday mornings from 11:15-11:45 and Saturday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bouquet prayer cards, available at and 7:30-8:00 p.m. the entrance to the parish or online Communication at www.arlingtondiocese.org, with the name of the priest you will pray The Parish frequently sends out email communications ranging from for . Please indicate on the card, the its monthly newsletter, to notices about Lenten services and other number of Masses, Rosaries, Acts important issues. These email notices come from Constant Contact. of Kindness, etc., that you will offer However, we are aware that there are some who are not receiving our for our priests, and return the communiqués. Please know that we verify all email addresses and update our lists throughout the year. If you are not receiving these bottom half of the card to the parish notices (and wish to do so) please notify our Advancement office, drop it in the basket at the Coordinator, Chris Hughes, at the rectory. We are working with back of the Church, or return it by Constant Contact and it appears that emails from them are being mail by April 18. They will be blocked by several addressees. There is so much to celebrate in our given to our priests at the parish and we wish all to get the “good news!” You can reach Chris at reception in their honor to be held 703-532-8815 or at firstname.lastname@example.org in Heller auditorium on April 25. Page 4 March 21, 2010 Lenten Retreat Opportunity Are you looking for something special to do during Lent? One great way to stay focused and prayerful during Lent Congratulations to the Confirmation Class of 2010 who is to attend a day of Reflection at Dominican Retreat received the sacrament on Saturday, March 20. House. It’s on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:30am.— The Confirmation Class of 2010 wishes to express their 3:00pm.and it is open to both women and men. Please gratitude to the Pastor, Priests, Deacons, Parents, Sponsors, call Ellie McMahon at 703-560-6372. Teachers, Sisters and Staff, Musicians, Choir, Servers, Ushers, Flower Arrangers, and everyone who helped to prepare them and make this day so very special. Noticias de la comunidad hispana Hispanic Community News Nuestro “Book Rack,” en el vestíbulo de la iglesia, ahora tiene libros en español! Hay libros March 27 Diocesan Band Festival de oración, el santo Rosario, los santos, el via crucis y Jesús de Nazarét escrito por nuestro Papa Benedicto XVI. Estos libros son muy April 1-11 Easter Break buenas para enriquecer su espiritualidad durante el tiempo de cuaresma y despues. Support our School without spending a cent! Would you like to support the school La Luz está encendida para usted without spending a cent and with minimal effort? Please clip and donate Box Tops and Esta Cuaresma, Saint James estará Labels for Education from popular food and abierto a la confesión en español con household brand packages. Look for these labels on products by Campbell, Pepperidge Farm, Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pills- Padre Hoyos entre 6:30pm y 8:00pm bury, Ziploc, Kleenex, and Hefty among many others. With acompañado por una hora santa con your donations, we can raise money to meet school needs or novena a Nuestra Señora de Socorro obtain educational materials. You can drop them off at the box Perpetuo celebrada por Padre Posey y clearly marked at the back of the Church (main doors), or drop Padre Hanley, todos los miércoles, 7:00 them off/mail them to the School Office (Attn: Box Tops/ Labels for Education, 830 W. Broad St., Falls Church, a 8:00. VA 22046). Thank you for your support! Via Crucis-Stations of the Cross Lenten Fish Fry Vengan y celebran con nosotros el Via Crucis en español todos los viernes a las 6:00 hasta las 7:00, celebrado por el Rev. Please join the St. James community for Fish Fry Eugenio Hoyos. on Fridays during Lent. Dates: March 26 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (or until the fish is gone). The St. James Spanish Ministry invites all parishioners to join Place: Heller Hall. in our Stations of the Cross celebration every Friday from 6:00 to 7:00, celebrated by Rev. Eugenio Hoyos. Come and be a part of the fun, fellowship and fish. Donations will be gladly accepted. You will get fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw and a drink. We look forward to Lecturas de Hoy seeing you and starting a new St. James tradition. Please Primera Lectura — El Señor hace algo nuevo para que el pueblo escogido (Isaías 43:16-21) o Ezequiel contact Tim Aubry with questions at email@example.com. 37:12-14. Salmo — Grandes cosas has hecho por nosotros, Marriage Encounter Señor (Salmo 126 ) o Salmo 130(129). “Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have Segunda Lectura — El bien supremo es conocer a passed away; behold, new things have come.” (Second Jesús como Señor (Filipenses 3:8-14) o Romanos 8:8-11. Reading) Let Worldwide Marriage Encounter help you renew Evangelio — Sorprenden a una mujer en el acto de your marriage/ priesthood. The next local Worldwide Marriage adulterio. Que el que no tenga pecado tire la Encounter Weekend is May 14-16. Early registration is highly primera piedra (Juan 8:1-11) o Juan 11:1-45 [3-7, recommended, as dates fill up quickly. For more information 17, 20-27, 33b-45]. call John and Lorie Scali (703) 631-5289 or visit http://wwme- nova.org (en español http://www.seccion16emm.com/) Page 5 March 21, 2010 Nursery The St. James Nursery, located in the cafeteria of St. James School, is now open every Sunday. The nursery will accept children beginning at 10:15 in time for parents and older siblings to attend the 10:30 Mass. The nursery adult and youth volunteers will provide care to children The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for ages 1 - 4. "Nursery Time" will include open play and a Immigrants (JFI) campaign cordially invites you to join nursery worship service. A small snack ("Teddy us in Washington DC on March 21st in support of fair and Grahams" and water) will also be served. Parents can humane immigration reform. On the morning of March stop by the nursery or contact Amy Steinbicker at 21, JFI will host a Holy Mass in support of Immigrants firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to with His Eminence Cardinal Mahony celebrating the obtain a copy of the nursery guidelines and/or the nursery mass at 11:00am at St. Aloysius Church (19 I Street N.W., worship service. Washington DC 20001). Immediately following the mass, many of us will be joining with thousands of people in the “March for America: Change Takes Courage and Faith” on the national mall. For more information please Witness to Hope and Healing: An Evening about God’s go to www.justiceforimmigrants.org. Mercy Wednesday, March 24, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Focus on Hunger Alexandria, Virginia An evening on the mira- cle of God’s mercy with a talk by Fr. Robert During Lent, the Social Outreach Committee is collecting Ruskamp, a witness by a woman healed in food at the doors of the Church. This food will be shared God’s mercy, to be followed by Q&A. with local food banks as well as our own food distribution www.arlingtondiocese.org/rachel program. One of these food banks, Food for Others located on Prosperity Avenue, sponsors a neighborhood Abortion Recovery Retreat for Women: Food Distribution Outreach Program. Mondays through A Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat is scheduled for April Fridays (at about 5:00 pm) teams of volunteers leave Food 30 – May 2, 2010. These retreats are a safe place to renew, for Others for 14 points in Northern Virginia. At each of rebuild and redeem hearts broken from abortion. They offer a these locations, the teams distribute sandwiches, staples, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment bakery goods and fresh produce (depending upon avail- where you can express, reconcile and release painful post- ability) to the needy in the area. Two of these locations abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal are located within St. James Parish boundaries and our and healing. For more info or to register, please call Project Rachel (703) 841-2504 or email: parishioners cover Wednesdays and Fridays at these email@example.com . locations. Volunteers are needed to give two hours of their time once or twice a month to help feed the needy at these locations. Come join fellow parishioners who are CAR RAFFLE UPDATE involved in this effort. To volunteer, call Joe Delahanty at 703-528-1717. Thanks to all those who have returned their car raffle tick- --After all the Masses during Lent, the St. James Social ets and to those who have picked up extras to sell to their Outreach Committee will be at the Church doors collect- relatives, friends, co-workers, bowling team, etc.—special ing funds so that they may continue to help feed the needy thanks to the parish staff and all the volunteers who in your name. Your generosity is appreciated. Write continue to help each week!! So far, your efforts have checks to the St. James Social Outreach Committee. Non- helped to contribute more than $5000 to the parish! perishable foods can also be left at the doors of the Church before weekend Masses throughout Lent. For information contact Janet Qualters @ 703-573-9170. Pray for the Men and Women who Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist– Schedules are now available for serve our Country pickup in the server’s sacristy. Page 6 March 21, 2010 YOUTH NEWS For more information about youth ministry, please contact “Go, and from now on do not sin Em Anderson at any more” 703-241-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org Important Dates in Youth Ministry March 21: Sunday Night Session Come back to me March 23: Time Out Tuesday March 24: BOYS Club with all your March 25: The Annunciation heart… March 27: Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Procession March 28: Sunday Night Session: Palm Sunday Style Lent is a time of great conversion within our hearts. It is our Sunday Night Session: There will be a Sunday Night invitation to come back to him with everything that we are and Session, this Sunday, March 21. Come out from 4-6 everything that we have. It is a time of repentance, purification and pm for fun, food and a great discussion. sanctification in preparation of Easter! This year, you are invited into the journey of the greatest love story of all time, the story of our salvation. Time Out Tuesday: Come join the fun of Time out Tuesday. March 23 from 3:30-5 pm in Heller Hall. In this fifth Sunday of Lent, we pray that we might be as forgiving as Christ was to the woman caught in adultery. May we always be What we do is up to you. forgiving to those who sin against us. BOYS Club: The next Boys’ Club is this The parish is offering extra times for confessions, including Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm. Make sure you take advan- Wednesday March 24. Come from 4:00-5:30 pm to tage of the Sacrament this lent! the conference room in Knecht Hall. We’ll be playing smoo-a-roo and having a great time! Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Procession: Join Bishop Loverde for Mass and a Rosary Procession on CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS! Saturday March 27 at 7:30 am. The Bishop will celebrate mass and then there will be a 2.5 mile ro- Want your voice to be heard? sary procession to pray outside of an abortion clinic Want to tell Fr. Posey and Em what you think about on South Washington Street. Come Witness to the Youth Ministry ? preciousness of life and take a stand for the unborn. Want to see different activities planned? Annunciation: This Thursday is the celebration of the St. James will be hosting a town hall meeting for all Juniors and Seniors on April 11, 2010 from Annunciation. This is the day in which the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce the news of Christ’s 1 pm-3pm in the Conference Room. coming into the World through her womb. It is the cele- bration of Mary’s YES to the plan God had in store for her. Come and offer your opinion about what you'd like to We celebrate on Thursday, Mary’s Yes to Christ. Go to do, see, and happen at St. James. You're the best mass, celebrate Mary and pray for the strength to say yes people to get opinions from! to Christ. No RSVP necessary, just come out! St. James Youth Ministry is so proud of all of the high school students in the cast and crew of many productions in our local high schools. We’re so proud of all of you!