Welcome to St. James Catholic Church
The Catholic Faith Invites All of God's Children to a Relationship with Jesus Christ
If you are new to the area, looking for a place to belong, or are already a member of our parish community, there is always a place for you.
It is a joy to share the love of God with you!
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Holy Day Schedule
Check our bulletin for Mass times
Saturday: 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Saturday: 3:30 - 4:10 PM
Thursday: 5:00 - 5:30 PM
Baptism: Arranged by appointment
Marriages: Arranged by appointment at least 6 months prior
WEEKLY MASS READINGS
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1: Jer 31:7-9
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Reading II: Heb 5:1-6
Alleluia: Cf. 2 Tm 1:10
Gospel: Mk 10:46-52
Live Streaming of Mass
October 24 at 8 am Mass
October 31 at 10 am Mass
Word of Life
“I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. …But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. …The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium vitae, no. 99. © 1995, Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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Proper Reception of the Holy Eucharist
As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all. USCCB CC1387 To prepare for worthy reception of this sacrament, the faithful should observe the fast required in their Church. Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of
this moment when Christ becomes our guest. CC1378 Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord.
201 North Missouri Street, Potosi, Missouri 63664
Fr. Rodger Fleming
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM