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St. James is called “the Greater” in order to distinguish him from the other Apostle James.  He is the brother of St. John the Evangelist.

The two youths were fishing with their father when Jesus came by and invited them to follow Him.  They were present at the Transfiguration, and were near Christ in His Agony in the garden.

After the dispersion of the Apostles, St. James preached the Gospel in Spain and then returned to Jerusalem, where he was the first of the Apostles to drink the cup of Christ’s sufferings.  By order of Herod Agrippa he was beheaded at Jerusalem around the feast of Easter, in the year 44.

St. John became the “beloved disciple” and the only one of the Twelve who did not forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion. He stood faithfully at the Cross, whence the Savior made him the guardian of His Mother.

St. John’s later life was passed chiefly in Jersusalem and at Ephesus.  He founded many Churches in Asia Minor.  He wrote the fourth Gospel and three Epistles, and the Book of Revelation is also attributed to him.  Tradition relates that, brought to Rome, he was by order of Emperor Domitian cast into a caldron of boiling oil but came forth unhurt and was banished to the island of Patmos for a year.  He lived to an extreme old age, surviving all his fellow Apostles, and died at Ephesus about the year 100.

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We, at St. Helena Catholic Church, are concerned with educating, directing, and sustaining all who visit. 

In particular those who draw near to the teachings and traditions of Holy Mother Church. 

We strive to achieve this by utilizing the Cardinal Virtues of Justice, Prudence, Temperance and Fortitude.