October 30, 2017 - Hot air leaking out of our homes in winter and coming in during summer wastes more energy than most of us would ever imagine. Air leaks may account for 15 – 25% of the heat our furnaces generate in winter. An average unweatherized house in the United States loses as much air as it would if a good-sized window were left open year round. Some $13 billion worth of heating/cooling energy escapes thr... read more
October 23, 2017 - It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the vast problem of climate change, but the choices we make every day can make a real difference. When it comes to reducing carbon emissions you can achieve beneficial results through your own efforts. We know that you can prevent adding 4 tons of carbon emissions to the atmosphere annually by changing what you drive from a vehicle that gets 20 mpg to one that ge... read more
October 16, 2017 - What Can I do? As mentioned in last week’s bulletin, the average American emits 20 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere annually. Simple steps can be taken to decrease those emissions by 20% (4 tons); a meaningful and achievable goal. A handful of consumer choices accounts for the bulk of an average person’s environmental impact. Looking at... read more
August 6, 2017 -  A plastic shopping bag can take anywhere from 15 to 1,000 years to decompose. Plastic bags are made from petroleum products and degrade mostly through light exposure which dissolves them into toxic polymer particles. The United States alone uses approximately 100 billion new plastic bags per year. These bags are the debris most likely to fly away from landfills ending up in trees, beaches a... read more
July 8, 2017 - Please join in the 2017 Holy Highlands Habitat Home Build. This will be the 7th Habitat Home that members of St. Brigid & St. James communities have helped build. The financial and volunteer sponsors of this build are St. Agnes, St. Brigid, St. Francis of Assisi, St. James, St. Raphael and Holy Trinity churches and Whittenberg Construction. We need volunteers to help in two areas: building the ... read more
June 23, 2017 - Bier Garden Live music and good beer (at a great price) in the Highlands! Join us on June 23rd in the courtyard of St. James Catholic Church from 6-9PM. This event is intended to bring together our community, so all are welcome. Bring your own chairs/blankets and enjoy live music with friends a... read more
February 26, 2017 - Learn how to achieve both at this afternoon event that includes talks by environmentalists, activities for kids, workshops, sustainable goods and services. St. James Catholic Church Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. More about this event Healthy Earth Healthy You... read more
October 1, 2015 - Watch the video below and support the 2015 Catholic Services Appeal.

Parishioners can expect to receive CSA letters from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz next week and will likely hear their pastors or parish representatives speak about the appeal in the coming weeks.... read more

March 12, 2015 - Goetz Center Sign Our inside portrait and outside plaque of Father R. Donald Goetz in our recently renamed Rev. Donald R. Goetz Center. A BIG thank you to Bill & Linda Strange for donating these beautiful signs!! (Pictures by Fr. Gary)... read more