Good afternoon! We begin today by sharing the photo above with some of the Holy Father’s words from his address last Friday from Rome. His message in its entirety is very powerful and moving and can be accessed in text form here: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/03/27/read-pope-francis-urbi-et-orbi-address-coronavirus-and-jesus-calming-storm The entire prayer service may be watched here: https://youtu.be/AXTCW-WaIs4 PALM SUNDAY MASS, the … Continue reading Monday Check-In from St. James the Apostle Parish
Monday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. We have received many questions as to whether we are having weekday Masses Monday-Thursday at 8 a.m. and a Friday Communion Service at 8 a.m. The answer is at this very moment we are having them until we hear a directive to suspend them. Please keep in mind today’s CDC … Continue reading Today’s Updated Response to COVID-19
In the interest of the health and safety of all staff, students and catechists, and following the directives of the Diocese of Joliet and the recommendations of the DuPage Health Department, St. James Religious Education will be cancelling all classes (including our Sunday morning Early Childhood classes) beginning today, Friday, March 13th, until further notice. … Continue reading A Message from Lisa Weesner, St. James Coordinator of Religious Education
Please note the St. Joseph Celebration has been cancelled based upon the directives from Bishop Pates and the guidelines of the CDC and State of Illinois. Join Us in our Celebration of St. Joseph’s Table on Sunday, March 15th immediately following the 11:00 a.m. mass On Sunday, March 15, immediately after the 11:00 a.m. Mass, … Continue reading Celebration in Honor of St. Joseph this Sunday
The St. James Knights of Columbus invite you to participate in their Lenten program, 40 Cans for Lent. Simply donate one can of food or a non-perishable item for each of the 40 days of Lent. Donations may be dropped off in the Coat Room of church and will be brought to the Glen Ellyn … Continue reading 40 Cans for Lent
We invite you to join us on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020, as we begin our journey of Lent 2020. Masses with Distribution of Ashes will be offered at: 8 a.m., with our school children in attendance, 12:15 p.m., 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. There are a myriad of resources available for us to enrich our … Continue reading Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th
Please prayerfully consider supporting the special collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe this Ash Wednesday and help restore the Church in formerly communist countries. Thank you!
Tomorrow we kick off Lent with Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and abstinence. If you are confused as to what it means to fast and abstain, the following is a thorough explanation: LENTEN REGULATIONS: Fasting and Abstinence During Lent Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash … Continue reading Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fasting and Abstinence. What Exactly Does that Mean?
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry continues to supply grocery bags filled with food to those in need. Food requests are received from seniors, low income families, the unemployed, single parents, the handicapped, children, homeless, and immigrants. The pantry is able to respond to these needs because of the generous support received from St. James and … Continue reading Join Your Fellow Parishioners as we Support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry this Month