A Message from Our Pastor

God calls us, servants of Saint James Parish in Bartlesville, OK, to be the light of Christ in our community.  Cherishing the tradition of our Roman Catholic faith, we are committed to  build the Kingdom of God.  Nurtured by the Eucharist, our love of Jesus and Mary compels us to serve one another with prayers and actions.

This week's message

January 12, 2020

Before Jesus began preaching, teaching, and healing throughout Galilee and Judea, he came to John to be baptized.  The Spirit of God descended upon him and God's voice called out.  "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."  As Christians, baptized with the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to carry on Jesus' mission.   Let us consider how God calls us to put our faith into action.  May God be well pleased.  The Son of God is gradually revealed to the world.  Isaiah speaks of the servant of the Lord who brings justice and compassion.  Peter preaches to a group of Gentiles, telling them that God was with Jesus as he brought hope and healing to all people.  Finally, we hear the Father's voice from the heavens at Jesus' baptism:  " This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."  May we see him revealed in the Word, in the Eucharist, and in each other.

Are we open to seeing the Holy Spirit acting through unexpected people or guiding us in unexpected ways?

Fr. Archie

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