A Friendly Reminder: NO, Fr. David Did NOT Send You that Email Today Asking You for Help

Many parishioners have contacted us to let us know they received an email from Fr. David asking for help. The email was NOT from Fr. David. We advise you to delete it, and all others like it without responding.

If Fr. David ever needs your help, he will most likely give you a call or send you a letter ; )

If you want to offer Fr. David your help or just let him know you miss him or are praying for him, he can be reached at his REAL email address: frdavid@stjamesge.org.

We Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si (On Care for Our Common Home)

This week we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home). In the encyclical, Pope Francis teaches us that “everything is connected.” Come together in unity with Catholics from all around the world for Laudato Si’ Week.

Learn more at www.laudatosiweek.org

The Holy Father and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invite us to pray this Common Prayer at noon on Sunday, May 24th.  May we join with Catholics globally to thank God for the gift of all Creation and pray that we might be good stewards of the world He has entrusted to our care.


Questions for consideration: (Taken from Renewing the Earth: An Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching, 1991)

For Catholics

• How are we called to care for God’s creation?

• How may we apply our social teaching with its emphasis on the life and dignity of the human person, to the challenge of protecting the earth, our common home?

• What can we in the Catholic community offer to the environmental movement, and what can we learn from it?

• How can we encourage a serious dialogue in the Catholic community—in our parishes, schools, colleges, universities and other settings—on the significant ethical dimensions of the environmental crisis?

For more information on the issue, go to www.usccb.org/environment.