This week, St. James the Apostle will bid farewell to our Parish Secretary, Mary Pieranunzi, who has served the parish for nearly 15 years. She is the one who has faithfully greeted and assisted parishioners when they call or stop by the Ministry Center for over a decade.

Mary has decided it is time to retire at the end of September to spend more time with her beloved husband, Tony, and their four beautiful grandchildren. While we cannot fault her for retiring, we will certainly miss her and won’t forget all the wonderful ways she has made a positive difference for so many who have sought her assistance throughout the years.

We invite you to stop in the Ministry Center this week, (with the exception of Tuesday between 11 and 1, when we are having her farewell luncheon), give Mary a call (630.469.7540) or shoot her an email ( to bid her farewell and best wishes on her new adventure.