Posts by Nancy Wesseln

Financials Update

PHEW! St. James has now received government funds through the Payroll Protection Plan portion of the CARES Act. These funds cover salaries (of staff and school teachers), as well as utilities, through the end of June. This has been a great relief, since we are committed to continuing the salaries of all our dedicated staff and […]

Congratulations Bob and Shirley Giese!

Please join us in congratulating Bob & Shirley Giese, this year’s recipients of the Matthew 25 Award, sponsored by Catholic Charities. Bob & Shirley have been tirelessly active in many of our outreach programs here at the Parish. Bob is a former president of Mission Circle and continues his involvement to this day. He is largely responsible for […]

Priesthood Sunday

THIS WEEKEND! After all masses, Deacon Peter invited our priests to come forward for a special blessing as we would like to honor them for their vocation and life-long commitment to the priesthood. The congregation extended their hands in blessing. (Priesthood Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in […]


Are you new to the parish? Have you been coming to Mass for a while but never registered? Have you moved or changed your phone number? Would you like to receive envelopes? Register online HERE! Please be aware that if you are giving online, that does not make you registered in the parish. You need to complete a parish registration […]

For World Mission Sunday…

Be A Mission Voice! Today, with Catholics of the world, we are called to offer, at this Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and our generous financial support, through The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of Jesus. Today we “speak up” through our prayers and personal sacrifices for our brothers and sisters in the […]

Stock Donations Reminder

A gift of your securities, including stocks or mutual funds, is an easy way to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets. Contributions are deductible for tax purposes. There are no transaction fees or […]

A Message from our Pastor

Dear friends, I want to address you a with a heart felt thank you for your support at the occasion of my 40th anniversary of ordination. In these very hectic moments our Church is going through worldwide, in our nation and in our deanery, I need your support and your prayers. All the priests and faithful need to be taken […]

Introducing our new Director of YOUTH MINISTRY!

Evangely Aliangan Ward has accepted the position of Director of Youth Ministry as of August 2018. She will be working with the youth of St. James & St. Leo as well as implementing the new Confirmation Preparation Program. Evangely served in youth ministry as a teen herself and then as youth minister at Our Lady of Angels and […]

Message from the Bishop

My brothers and sisters in Christ: I am writing to the entire Catholic community of San Diego and Imperial Counties this week to speak about the unspeakable — the sexual abuse of minors by priests which was detailed in the report of the grand jury in Pennsylvania. The individual stories of abuse that robbed the […]