HOW DO I PRE-REGISTER?


A link to the Sign-Up will be released and published below by 1 P.M. each Friday and also will be sent via a Flocknote Email at the same time, for a week’s worth of weekend Masses that will begin 10 days following the release. (If you want to sign up to receive Flocknote Emails, visit StJamestheApostleGE or text Stjamesge to 84576).

Sign-Up will remain open until Noon on the Friday before the weekend of Masses begins or until capacity is reached. You will be asked to provide your name, email address and the number in your party. You do not have to be signed up to receive Flocknotes in order to pre-register for Masses.

The doors to the church will be unlocked 20 minutes prior to the start of Mass and will be locked when the church bells finish ringing at the published time of the Mass. Unfortunately we are unable to admit latecomers.

The doors to the church will be unlocked 15 minutes prior to the first appointment for Reconciliations on Saturdays. Appointments for Reconciliation are 5 minutes in length. Penitents will need to do their penance outside of the church after their appointed time. If you need more time for Reconciliation, please make an appointment on a different day with Fr. David.

Pre-registration for weekend Masses and Reconciliations will be available to the public on a first come, first served basis using Flocknote Sign-Up, one week at a time.

Only persons/families who use our sign-up procedures and have a confirmed reservation for a specific Mass will be permitted to attend Mass. There will be no exceptions. No walk-ins are permitted.


St. James the Apostle Bridge Phase begins Pentecost Weekend, May 22/23, 2021



With great joy, we are happy to announce that we will enter a new Bridge Phase in church on the Feast of Pentecost, Saturday, May 22nd at 4 P.M. Mass and Sunday, May 23rd at 9 A.M. Mass. 
We have received revised safety directives from Bishop Hicks, which coincide with the transition to Governor Pritzker’s Bridge Phase in the State of Illinois and we will begin implementing these current ones beginning Pentecost Weekend until we receive further instruction* from the Diocese.

*Subject to change at any time based upon the State of Illinois recommendations and the Bishop’s directives. As of today, Friday, May 14th, the mask mandate remains in place based upon the directives of the Bishop. As soon as this changes we will let you know.

At this time, a dispensation from the requirement to attend Mass is still in place.

Before you sign up for Mass on Pentecost weekend, we advise reading the attached explanation of the changes to our current directives, as well as the protocols which remain in place at this time so you are fully aware of what to expect.


pre-registration link for this week


A link to the Sign-Up will be released and published here by 1 P.M. each Friday and also will be sent via a Flocknote Email at the same time, for a week’s worth of weekend Masses that will begin 8 days following the release. (If you want to sign up to receive Flocknote Emails, visit StJamestheApostleGE or text Stjamesge to 84576).

Before you sign up for Mass on Pentecost weekend, we advise reading the attached explanation above of the changes to our current directives, as well as the protocols which remain in place at this time so you are fully aware of what to expect.

To Register for the Weekend Mass on Saturday, May 22 at 4 P.M. or Sunday, May 23at 9 A.M., please click the links below:

Open Seating Registrations: https://stjamestheapostlege.flocknote.com/signup/56465

Reserved Seating Registrations: https://stjamestheapostlege.flocknote.com/signup/56466

Sign-Up will close on Friday, May 21st at 12 Noon or or sooner if capacity is reached before that time.


*TRIAL of NEW PROTOCOL for Weekday Masses ONLY effective May 3rd: Effective on Monday, May 3rd, we began a trial period of a new protocol for Weekday Mass attendance. Instead of requiring pre-registration, we will only require check-in when you arrive. We will have a roster with the contact information for all of our regular daily Mass attendees so that we may simply check off when you are in attendance. If you aren’t a regular Mass attendee, we will simply require you to check in with your name and a way to contact you. This is so that we can ensure the ability to contact you should there be a need for contact tracing, which we are still required to do by our diocese. After a few weeks, if this procedure works well and we are able to stay within a manageable ratio of ushers to attendees we will adopt this protocol moving forward for Weekday Masses.


To Register for Reconciliation on Saturday, May 22nd, please click the link below:

https://stjamestheapostlege.flocknote.com/signup/56467

Sign-Up will close on Friday, May 21st at 12 Noon or sooner if capacity is reached before that time.

Father does not see a list of names who are registered, however, if you are concerned about privacy, you can pre-register with a phone number only, if you prefer.


If you have a need for seating in the handicap section or require special accommodations, we as you to call-in to register for one of our reserved seats. Instructions are found below.

PHONE-IN REGISTRATIONS FOR THOSE WITHOUT COMPUTER ACCESS OR WITH A NEED FOR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

We will reserve a number of seats for phone-in registrations for those without computer access. In addition, those who require seating in the handicap section or have special needs will need to phone in for their registration so that we may anticipate any extraordinary accommodations you may require.

For phone-in registrations, please call (630) 469-7540, ext. 211 anytime after 1 P.M. on Fridays. If your call isn’t answered, please leave a message with your name and number and your call will be returned within one business day. These seats will be registered on a first call, first serve basis.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF PRE-REGISTRATION RELEASES



phone-in rEGISTRATION FOR THOSE WITHOUT COMPUTER ACCESS OR WITH A NEED FOR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS


We will reserve a number of seats for phone-in registrations for those without computer access. In addition, those who require seating in the handicap section or have special needs will need to phone in for their registration so that we may anticipate any extraordinary accommodations you may require

For phone-in registrations, please call (630) 469-7540, ext. 211 anytime after 1 P.M. on Fridays. If your call isn’t answered, please leave a message with your name and number and your call will be returned within one business day. These seats will be registered on a first call, first serve basis.


HAVING TROUBLE REGISTERING?


If you experience trouble using the Flocknote Sign-Up system, please email reopen@stjamesge.org (Note: registrations will NOT be accepted at this email).


NEED TO CANCEL YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION?


If you are unable to attend after registering, you are asked to actively remove your name from the Flocknote Sign-Up system in order to make the spot available for someone else. Cancellations are only available until Fridays at 12 noon when registrations close. You will not be allowed to verbally give your spot to another person. 


ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS


All infants or children (even if sitting on your lap) are counted separately and should be registered with your family.


BAPTISMS, FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS


Those who will be coming to St. James for a Baptism or Wedding and their guests will also be required to pre-register. Please note that capacity restrictions for these events will be in place due to the need for volunteers and the requirements for sanitizing the facilities. When you schedule a Baptism or Wedding at St. James you will be sent a link for pre-registration to share with the guests you determine you want in attendance.

Parishioners and their guests will be asked to follow the same exact directives as those attending Mass which are noted in the guide below, including but not limited to check-in ahead of the event, the wearing of masks, adherence to social distancing, etc. 


*Parishioner Risk Assumption: While the parish will attempt to take appropriate precautions consistent with the advice of public health authorities, parishioners and guests should understand they assume the risk of contracting COVID-19 anytime they enter a public space, since such precautions do not eliminate the risk of infection.

Thank you!