Nicole Beel and Michelle Werkmiester
1st grade mission statement:
" Jesus is like a good shepherd and we are his sheep. He has called each of us by name and cares for us. We belong to a family of Jesus' followers called Catholics."
St. James the Greater
James is called James the Greater because another younger apostle was named James. (He should not be confused with this James, or the James who is a relative of Jesus, or the James who was an elder of the Church in Jerusalem and heard Peter's defense of baptizing Gentiles.)
James is the patron saint of hat makers, rheumatoid sufferers, and laborers.
St. James the Greater is buried at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Galicia, A Coruña, Spain.