Community Ministries

Environmetal Justice Ministry -Justicia Ambiental

The mission of the St. James Environmental Justice Ministry is to work diligently to address climate change and environmental justice issues in the spirit of Catholic Social Teaching, particularly Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si. This work will be undertaken within the parish, locally, and in a larger context through education, reflection, advocacy, prayer, and direct action.

 

Contact:  Carol Warren (707)693-5113, kaymoorsmum@gmail.com

Family Group- Grupo de Familias

 

The St. James Families Group was formed to offer spiritual, social, and service opportunities for all St. James parish families, supporting and strengthening the practice of faith in our homes.  Children benefit from celebrating their faith with other children in our St. James community.  All families are welcome!  However, our ministry is looking for a new leader!

 

Contact: Allison Woolley at 530-758-1796 if this is a ministry you feel called to serve. 

Garden Committee- Comite de Jardineria

 

Members maintain the small flower garden around the statue of Saint James the Lesser plus the main flower garden between the Church and the parking area.

 

Contact:  Karey Spivey kareyrn@prodigy.net or (530) 867-0783

Gospel Justice Committee- Comite de Justicia Evangelica

 

Meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm in the St. Ignatious' Room at the Memorial Center. Guided by catholic social Justice teaching, we act to remedy the effects of social injustice and to remove its causes through education, empowerment, advocacy, and prayer. Our focus is local, national, and global. Examples of our concerns are: workers' rights, environmental protection, United Nations, local homelessness, etc. What are your concerns? We need you, your ideas, interests, hands and prayers. All are welcome. 

 

Contact:  Mary Anne Kirsch (530)758-3697 or murrayk2@comcast.net

Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter- Comite Interreligioso para Refugio en el Invierno

 

For two weeks during the cold weather season, St. James Memorial Center is the host site for the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter. Our parishioners help by providing a hot dinner, transportation to the memorial Center, and overnight supervision. Serving our guests is a great way to express our faith andgive a welcome to individuals who have no home. 

 

Contact: Mary Anne Kirsch (530)758-3697 or murrayk2@comcast.net

Shawl Ministry- Ministerio de Bufandas

Our ministry is a way for those blessed with talents in working with textiles and fabrics to share their love with those who may need it. By creating shawls, we are creating tangible "hugs" with which to surround the recipients. The ministry is open to knitters, crocheters, quilters, weavers and embroiderers, or those who would like to learn to make them.  

 

Contact: Barbara Ruhmann (530)304-4215 or barbara.ruhmann@gmail.com

St. Vincent de Paul Society – Sociedad de San Vicente de Paul

The St. James Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul extends emergency assistance to families and individuals in desperate need for, among other things, food, shelter, transportation, rent payment, utility payment, medical and medication payment, gasoline, and referral to other public and private social agencies. Help is provided through a personal clothing drive “Sock-It-To-Me-Sunday”;  a collection of paper goods for the poor, “A Different Kind of Paper Drive”; a food offertory weekend, and an appeal for salable items for the Thrift Store, "Bundle Sunday." Unlike the practice of many charitable organizations. the Society's Rule mandates that pairs of members personally visit the poor when they bring assistance, and seek to offer Christ's own presence to them. 

Contact: Richard Hoenisch rwhoenisch@ucdavis.edu

for more information visit the st. Vincent DePaul page 

Stewardship Committee- Comite de Administracion

 

Stewardship is a life-long journey of deepening faith that brings us to a realization that our gifts of time, talent and treasure are to be used to serve and honor God. We continually examine our lives as we join with others worldwide to do God's will. The Stewardship Committee sponsors the following activities: Ministry market, Stewardship Commitment Sunday, Bishop's Appeal, Parish Appeal and Ministry to Travelers.

 

Contact: Tom Kesinger (530)758-6566

Sunday Morning Hospitality Committee- Comite de Hospitalidad Domingos por la Manana

 

Hospitality following Sunday mass provides an appreciated and valuable opportunity for those attending to meet with friends and welcome newcomers over leisurely cup of coffee or juice. Parishioners gather in the Memorial center on most Sundays after mass. Help is always needed to set up and clean-up or to bring doughnuts, baked goods (brought or homemade) or fruit to share.

 

Contact: Marcia Berry (8am &9:30am Mass)

                     (530)756-8238

             Ae Gyung & Soo-Young Chang (11am)

                     (530)574-2741

          

Knights of Columbus- Caballeros de Colon

 

Are you interested in these men they call Knights? Please join us for our meeting on the first Thursday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.

in St. Ignatius Room.  All men interested are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

 

Contact: Tenari Tuatagaloa (707)301-8106

 

This group is currently on hold. Please check back or see bulletin for more information

Men's Group- Grupo de Hombres

 

Members provide pancake breakfasts in the Memorial Center one Sunday a month when school is in session. Join us and scramble some eggs, cook sausage and make a welcoming breakfast for parishioners.

 

Contact:  Roy Bibbens (530)753-8194 or  

Tom Rost tlRost@ucdavis.edu

Women's Guild – Grupo de Mujeres

 

For nearly 20 years Women's Guild has supported parish ministries and local charities,  particularly those serving  women and children.  Our annual activities, including a Saturday morning women's retreat and a popular Holiday Faire, foster fellowship and spiritual growth within the parish community.  All women of the parish are encouraged to enroll by contacting a member or the current chair

 

Contact : Elly Fairclough (530) 219-8376

ellyfairclough@yahoo.com

St. James Catholic Church is a community united by faith in God and nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we share the message of hope, mercy, and love. We seek justice and righteousness for all through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, fellowship, and social justice. We welcome all to the joyous celebration of our Faith. 

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