Letter from the Pastor

April 12, 2020

Dear Parishioners of St. James:
Praised be Jesus Christ!

Jesus destroyed death and opened the gates of Heaven.
He rose from the dead the third day after He died, just as He
promised. He is our Victor King who leads us to freedom
through the forgiveness of our sins.

This Easter day and season live in the joy of knowing that if
we live in the state of grace (free from mortal sin) and receive
the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion, we
will live forever in Heaven. We are destined for eternal life,
alleluia!

Catholics throughout the centuries have lived in the joy of
eternal life during persecutions, plagues, wars and shortages of
priests. We will get through this time in Catholic history with
our faith in the Risen Jesus. Soon we will receive Him Who is
our Life in Holy Communion. He is Risen as He said, alleluia!
Come, hearts that seek the Lord. See the empty tomb. He is not
there, He has been raised. We are raised in Him, alleluia.

God bless you,
Fr. Geary