Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on George Floyd and the Protests in American Cities

May 31, 2020

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days. This follows the Friday statement from seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the USCCB.

Click here to read Archbishop Gomez’s full statement:

Bishop Pates Releases a Video about the Process of Reopening Churches in the Diocese of Joliet

All registered parishioners can expect to receive a letter from Fr. David in the next couple of days with information about our Reopening Process and the volunteers we will need in order to move forward to reopening. Please be sure to take the time to read it when it arrives, as it give essential and helpful information.

Bishop Pates released a video recently explaining an overview of the process that you may also find helpful to watch:

Don’t Forget Fr. David’s Parade Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:30 PM
All are invited to join us as we wish Fr. David a happy 36th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:30 P.M. In the interest of creating a safe pattern of traffic, we will line up our procession of cars at Parkview School on Park Blvd. beginning at 5:20 P.M. The parade of cars will drive slowly past the parish rectory, where Fr. David will be standing in his driveway on Prince Edward Road.

We ask that everyone please remain in your cars, but take a moment to honk your horn as you pass by and express your gratitude to Fr. David for his ministry to our parish.

If you aren’t able to join us, but wish to express your gratitude to Fr. David for his ministry, well wishes may be emailed to or mailed to him at St. James the Apostle Parish,480 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.