Parish Life

Parish Life Cluster Leader:  Matt Keck:  567-5791

Parish Life comprises activities involving spiritual growth, service, friendliness, and hospitality to our parish members. Our focus is to follow the direction given to us in 1 Peter 4:10. “Each one of you has received a special grace; so, like good stewards responsible for all these different graces of God, put yourselves at the service of others.”

Bereavement: Contact: Beth Buttimer:  441-5297

Working in concert with Mrs. Linda Broderick, St. James parish life coordinator, the Bereavement Committee offers support and comfort upon the loss of a loved one. Based on the desires of the family, bereavement members assist in handling various tasks associated with the preparation of a reception either at home or at St. James, at the conclusion of the Mass of Christian Burial.

Evangelization:  Ellen Pinckney-597-5720

Cub Scouts:  TBA

Boy Scouts: Contact: Jamie Anderson:912-344-4851

The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Our scouts provide
volunteer services to the parish and the community. Our Cub Scout Pack 88, and our Boy Scout Troop 88, offer young people responsible fun and adventure, promote ethical values, and teach young boys to become men and be
prepared for life.

Girl Scouts: Contact: Tina Blackston:  355-9461

The purpose of Girl Scouting is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service so they may become successful women and resourceful citizens. Our scouts offer volunteer services to the school and community. Our Brownie Troop 300, Junior Troop 155, and Cadet Troop 476, offer a nurturing environment, promote ethical values and teach young girls to become women and be prepared for life.

New Parishioners: Contact: TBA

The Newcomers Committee contacts newly registered parishioners, welcomes them, and strives to answer any questions about St. James parish. Twice each year, we welcome newcomers in a special way after Sunday Masses to continue and expand friendships.

Pastoral Care: Nancy Hanzel:  598-8853

Our parish priests along with the Pastoral Care Committee visit parishioners who are ill or shut in and offer them friendliness and compassion. Of major spiritual importance is the privilege of bringing the Holy Eucharist to those who are unable to attend Mass. A special note: if you or a loved one is
hospitalized, hospitals no longer give out patient names. It is up to a family member to notify the rectory/office and give the information needed in order to see the patient.

Pro-Life: Karen Higgins  355-1523

The purpose of the Pro-Life Committee is to encourage and activate pro-life activities among and within our parish, and represent St. James in diocesan
activities. This is done through individual prayer, our pro-life holy hour each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., and keeping parishioners informed of other programs and organizations such as Birthright, Project Rachel, and Priests for Life.
In Savannah, prayer vigils are held at 120 East 34th Street each Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please join in praying for unborn children.

Publicity: Contact: Jamie Anderson:  912-344-3851

The Publicity Committee takes pictures of new members and casual photographs of various parish events to promote awareness of all the activities within the parish.

Council of Catholic Women:  Josie Lee:  355-2511

The Council of Catholic Women use their skills and talents to serve in a wide variety of roles. Their main focus in on projects that provide hospitality, material assistance, and care for others in the school, parish, and greater Savannah community, including international support to overseas missions and orphanages.

Youth Ministry: Contact:  Stephen & Kaitlin Hotard:  904-993-8686

The Youth Ministry Committee offers opportunities to participate in social, spiritual and community service activities. The objectives are to draw young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in today’s world, provide them with tools to make healthy decisions when confronted with peer pressure, to encourage them to take a more active role in the life of the parish—and do it while having fun! Our high school youth    ministry is tailored to grades 9-12, and our junior high school youth ministry is tailored to grades 6-8.

 Men’s Club: Tom Broderick  352-3703

The St. James Men’s Club is a newly created social service group for the men of the parish.  Our meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00pm in the teacher’s lounge in school.  The Men’s Club is open to all men of the parish and we welcome everyone.