Good morning St. James Family!

Although our palms were delivered for Palm Sunday, according to the directives of Bishop Pates, and the State of Illinois, we are unable to distribute them on Palm Sunday.

Therefore, before they get moldy or dry out, we are looking for those parishioners with the unique talent of weaving them into crosses. That way, at a later date, they may be returned to us, blessed by Father David and then distributed when we are able to be together again.

To arrange to pick up a bag of palm fronds from the Ministry Center to take home to weave, please contact Lisa Gilligan via email at

We are hoping to have pick up on Wednesday, April 1st if at all possible, while they still remain fresh.