On Thursday, November 27th, Thanksgiving Day, we gather with friends and family to celebrate and give
thanks for the many gifts given to us by our gracious God. All are invited to start their holiday at our 9:00 A.M.
Mass that morning. Our collection on that day will assist our St. James the Apostle St. Vincent de Paul
Society. Through our service to others, we serve our loving God who lives and dwells within His people. Any
donations of non-perishable food may be left in the Coat Room where it will be picked up and delivered to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
You can also sponsor a Thanksgiving Meal through the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Envelopes are available on
the posters in the narthex.
Please note that the our entire facility will close on
Thursday, November 28th and will reopen on
Monday, December 1st at 9:00 A.M. There are NO religious education classes Nov 25th/26th for the classes that meet at St.
James. Our Early Childhood Program will NOT have classes on Sunday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 29th. The RE office will close at Noon on Tuesday, Nov 25th and remain closed until Monday,
Dec 1st. May you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a blood drive in St. James Hall on Saturday November 29th from 7:30 to 11:30 AM.
See the bulletin for more information or signup at
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
On Sunday, December 7th the Office of Religious Education and Middle School Youth Ministry will host
a *FREE* Advent Afternoon for children in grades K-3 from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. in St. James Hall. Please dropoff/
pick-up at Door D.
This afternoon allows the children to continue to ready themselves for the coming of Christ at Christmas
(And provides parents with a free afternoon!). There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. To
reserve your child’s spot at this afternoon of fun, please e-mail the RE Office at email@example.com with
your child’s name, age, phone number where you can be reached during the event and any allergies/
On Monday, December 1, there will be an evening of
Advent reflection in our church beginning at
7:00 P.M. This will involve a Liturgy of the Word,
beautiful seasonal music and time for personal
reflection. All parishioners are invited to attend
what promises to be a Spirit-filled evening that will
help us prepare for the two-fold coming of Jesus
(celebrating His historical birth and awaiting His second
coming in glory.)
First Reconciliation will be held on December
6th at 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. Students and
their families will sign up on a first come, first
serve basis. Detailed information was previously
In addition, please save the date for the First
Reconciliation Parent Meeting on Monday,
December 2nd from 7 - 8:00 P.M. in the church.
This is a parent only meeting for those who have
children who will be receiving their First
Reconciliation this year.
DECEMBER 2ND | 8:30 - 2:30 P.M.
On December 2nd, our period of Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament will begin after the morning Mass
and conclude at 2:30 P.M. with Benediction. Please be
sure to make note of this earlier time for the end of
the period of adoration. All are invited to spend time
that morning in the presence of the Blessed
St. James CCW will be hosting their 13th annual Winter Tea
at the Abbington on December 4th. Please see the bulletin for further information.
The St. James the Apostle Parish Council Invites All Parishioners to the
50th Anniversary Dinner Dance Friday, February 13th at the Abbington
in Glen Ellyn
On this day, we celebrate our belief that Mary, even
before she was born, was free from sin. By a singular
grace and privilege of Almighty God, Mary was
sinless from the first moment of her life; and the
grace given to Mary was at once permanent and of a
unique kind. This day is the patronal feast for the
United States of America, and is a holy day of
obligation. Masses on Monday, December 8th, are at
8:00 A.M. with our school children present, 12:15 P.M.
and 7:00 P.M.