Child sexual abuse can happen to anyone at anytime. And we are not helpless to prevent it. We need to be aware of warning signs, control access to our children, and develop an effective way to safeguard them from offenders. PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN...is a national program for adults. It's goal is to increase awareness of the ways that children may be at risk and to present a plan that offers protection and safety for them.
This program is a REQUIREMENT.....FOR ALL WHO WISH TO SERVE IN OUR PARISH IN ANY CAPACITY
SAINT JAMES PARISH BINGO............
St. James Hall 156 Federal St. Salem
Each Wednesday play 30 great bingo games, two 50/50 games, two winner-take-all games, payouts up to $5,000.
Progressive games pay up to $3,000. Three types of pull tab tickets. Full snack bar and parking lot police patrol.
Early Bird game starts at 6:30pm
MUST be 18 to play !!!
There is a new phone number for the Bingo Hotline and St. James Parish Hall - 978.594.8393
We are happy to announce that we will return to the monthly preparation and serving of supper to the folks at the Salem Mission. Can you spare the best few hours of your month and help us???
Our next dinner is June 6th @ 4:30pm
Please speak to Fr. John or Leo Higgins and we will get you on board.
See pictures of our Mission Meal Crew
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From Fr. Dan
Our New Pastor
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Below is a list of parish family members serving in the military, that we can keep in our thoughts and prayers. Please see Fr. John to add a family member's name to the list.
Army Sgt. Dennis Geary - In Afghanistan
USAF Lt. Michael McGrath - Stateside
USAF Capt. Fr. Robert Monagle - In Turkey
USAF Lt. Ryan Cooney - Stateside
Andrew Letarte - In Afghanistan
Prayer Line - Prayer Requests
2012 Cheverus Award Winners
Last Sunday at the Cathedral, Cardinal O'Malley awarded the Archdiocesan Cheverus Awards celebrating excellence in service to the Church. I am honored to announce that David and Anne DeVoe from our parish family will be receiving this honor. Leaders in so many ways, David and Anne represent, in their way of life, the essence of ministry and for all they do, we are grateful. Thank You and congratulations to two great disciples of Christ.
The 2013 Catholic Appeal Update
Thank you to all that have pledged their support to our 2013 Catholic Appeal campaign. If you have yet to participate, please take this opportunity to consider a sacrificial gift to our parish campaign.
St. James, so far, has pledged $ 12,515 which is 54% of our goal.
To make a pledge, please complete a form available at the rear of the church or contact Fr. John. You may also pledge your support on-line at BostonCatholicAppeal.org
Thank you for your prayers and support of this important effort.
St. James Hall 978-594-8393
Parish Fax 978-745-0561
The Pilot Coverage of the Time Capsule Opening
Farewell Fr. John
Come and celebrate Fr. John as he prepares to move on to the next phase of his priestly journey.
A Mass of Celebration, Remembrance and Joy will be on Sunday May 26th at 10:15am
Following Mass we will have pastries, beverages, good company and conversation, as we gather together to extend our good wishes to him in gratitude for all he's done these past 9 years at St. James and in the Salem Catholic Community.