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Kneemail from Saint James Church

22 June 2021 AD

Drink this Cup

This Kneemail is going out earlier than normal to make a very important announcement.

Bishop Sumner, after consultation with his medical advisors, has released a letter authorizing that on 4 July Rectors will have the authority to determine if, and how, the Eucharistic Wine is offered in their parishes. 

On that day we will return to the customary use at St. James' Church, under the following rubric:

“The Blood of Christ is offered via a “common cup” for those who desire to receive. The conscience of each believer is the best guide as to whether to receive from the cup or to receive Holy Communion in one species only.  The teaching of the Church is that the fullness of Grace in the Sacrament is not dependent upon the species in which it is received.” 

I am very happy that we will be able to share the fullness of the Sacramental fellowship again.

May God bless each of you!





 

Announcements for the week of June 22,  2021 

There will be no Bible Study today.

Sunday (6/27)
8 AM Rite I
10 AM Sung High Mass Rite II


Last Chance Mass will be celebrated  6/27.  This will be the last Last Chance Mass until Fr. Halt returns.

Men’s Gathering: Our next gathering will be held at 5:30p.m. on 1 July.  We will meet at Redbone Magic on Texas Blvd.
 
Randy Sams will be hosting a Bags Tournament on July 24th at Crossties Event Center.  Registration is $130 for one two-person team or $250 for two teams.  Please see Larry Oxford or Fr. Halt to register.  Deadline is 14 July.  The flyer for this event can be found here.

Directory Update:  We are in the process of updating contact information in preparation for a parish directory.  Contact information sheets are available with each week's bulletin or may be downloaded here.  The form can either be returned on Sunday or emailed to the office.  If you prefer to do this online use this link.

St. James' Day and Homecoming: September 12.  Save the Date!

Confirmation/Enquirer's Class will begin on September 19th at 9AM.  Please contact Fr. Halt if you are interested in confirmation.

Fr. & Mrs. Halt will be traveling from 6-31 July.  Father is spending a large portion of this time working on his Ph.D. dissertation.
Did you know that you can now pay your pledge or make a gift to Saint James' Church through our secure online payment system?  

See http://saintjamestxk.org/giving/ for details.
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