St. Vincent DePaul Society
The St. Vincent DePaul Society is a group of men and women who care for the needs of the poor. The major work carried on by the society at St. James is the food pantry.
The distribution of food takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
The Society meets the Monday prior to the food distribution at 6:00 PM in the SCDP Food Pantry.
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“Food of the Month”
The Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent DePaul Society sponsor a “Food of the Month” drive. Each month a food item will be designated and parishioners, especially children, are asked to bring food items to donate. A basket will be placed outside the church doors for the food items at each Mass. Please be generous and support the hungry. All donations go directly to our St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry which serves those in need in our area.
See our Food Pantry page for guidelines and news.
The Ladies Sodality
The Ladies Sodality (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) is the major organization for women. Meeting once a month on the first Tuesday, they plan and discuss many projects for the Parish. The major activity of the Sodality is the maintenance of the Liturgical vestments, vessels, and altar supplies used during Worship.
In Ministering to the parish, the Sodality prepares luncheons for families having a funeral.
The major fund raiser for the Sodality is the Lenten Fish Fry on three of the Fridays during Lent.
All women are invited to belong to the Sodality. Simply call the rectory and we will be glad to assist you.
The Ushers Guild is the Hospitality and Transportation organization. The Guild greets worshipers as they enter the church and assists them in being seated along with seeing to any needs that they may have. They are especially helpful to handicapped worshipers.
The St. James Parish Council meets once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. The Parish Council is in charge of organizing and setting up such events as our yearly Parish picnic. Elections are held for Council members.
Knights of Columbus
From the moment of the organizations’ founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.
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