As is our custom, St. James the Apostle plans to adopt 200+ families from Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul clients, and we need the entire parish to come together to serve a blessed Christmas to these families. Beginning on the weekend of November 12 and 13, we will have our family selection process available in the Narthex after all Masses. This process will continue until all families are adopted.   

The adoption process includes choosing a family you would like to adopt to provide a gift(s)  for each family member and food and/or gift cards for up to 2-weeks worth of groceries for the family. You can select whatever size family you are comfortable providing for. Families range from one person up to as many as 10 in the family. 

This has traditionally been a wonderful way for St. James to show great generosity and share the love of Christ with those less fortunate for Christmas. All gifts will be due on December 8 and 9th. If you would like to help us to facilitate this process whether by manning a table in the narthex or assisting with the receipt and distribution of gifts from December 8 thru December 11, please contact Dawn at