As Advent begins, Heart to Heart: A Catholic Media Ministry would like to invite the Parish Community of St. James the Apostle to pick up Ornaments of Grace, a free Advent Booklet which follows the Lectionary through Advent and the Christmas Octave, concluding with The Solemnity of Mary on New Year’s Day. The booklet accompanies a daily video series which can be viewed online by signing up via our website (free) at The series consists of short biographies of saints as well as everyday people from the past and present who, in some significant way, lived out the Scriptural passage noted on each page. Each biography is followed by two questions for reflection.  Booklets may be found in the Information Rack in the Coat Room and at the Liturgical Kiosk located in the Narthex.

Heart to Heart, founded in Ohio by Fr. Jim Willig in 1991, is a 501(c)3 organization which is now headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Its mission statement is “Go into the world and proclaim the Good News to all creation.” (Mark16:15) By signing up for e-mail, you can receive Gospel Studies by Fr. Jim Willig and weekly readings and homilies by Fr. J. Michael Sparough, S.J. On the website you can also order spiritual books, CD’s, DVD’s, and downloads.  Please visit us at: Thank you!