Please support our youth ministries on: SATURDAY, January 26, 2019 NESHAMINY STATE PARK 3401 State Road Bensalem, PA 19020 The complete event runs from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. The actual plunge occurs at 12:00 pm. Rite 13 and J2A youth and leaders are inviting you to help us raise money for Special Olympics PA! This is a polar bear plunge...brrr! Crazy you ask??? Yes indeed. However, this event is celebrating 11 years of raising money for Special Olympics. They get around 1,000 people … [Read more...]
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The photo above is shared by our parish administrator, someone with a long history with St. James'. Luann tells us about the history of the items in the picture. The picture of St. James' was painted by Dori Smith (deceased member), mother of Diane Umile, one of the original members of Forever Endeavour. The Christmas tree and ornaments belonged to the Women of St. James'. The tree was used at the Christmas bazaar to sell ornaments. The angel on top of the tree was made by Pat … [Read more...]
The parish had fifteen volunteers present at the annual Saturday morning event to benefit The Lord’s Pantry of Downingtown with their pre-Thanksgiving meal assistance program. This year the event took place on November 17th. As you can see from the photograph, the parish was “9:00 a.m. Strong” as the majority of volunteers are Contemporary Rite II service worshipers. There were also a few others from the 7:45 a.m. Rite I service and the 11:00 a.m. Traditional Rite II services. The … [Read more...]
The St. James Preschool’s annual “Daddy’s Night” Thanksgiving Bingo event was a smashing success on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 inside the parish’s Bartholomew Hall. All classes of the SJP were represented, as two full sessions occurred, the first at 6:00 p.m. and the latter at 7:00 p.m. Pictured were the three winners of the Tuesday/Thursday AM mixed pre-school class. They all hollowed “BINGO” when their respective Thanksgiving-themed cards were filled with enough pieces of candy corn on … [Read more...]
The annual Downingtown area CROP Hunger Walk took place this past Sunday, October 14th, in the heart of the borough with around eighty walkers representing various area churches. Church World Service (CWS), the overseer of the national event, and whose motto is “Ending Hunger One Step At A Time,” has been involved with Downingtown’s effort for more than 30 years. This year, instead of having the walk on the Struble Trail, the Downingtown Area Ministerium proposed to lead the annual fall event … [Read more...]