Please join us as an individual or bring your family and friends as we transform our church to make it ready for our celebrations of Christmas! Decorating begins after the 11:00 am Mass this Sunday, December 22nd and we will provide a lunch of Jimmy John sandwiches, chips and treats to all those who help. … Continue reading We Need Help Decorating the Church for Christmas this Sunday at 12 Noon
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 15th. All are invited to spend some time in prayer during this sacred season of Advent. Benediction at 2:00 p.m. will conclude the time of Exposition.
All are invited to an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent on Saturday morning, December 14th at 11:00 a.m. Several priests will be available for individual confessions. Please note that on Saturday, December 21st at 2:30 p.m. will be the last time before Christmas we will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There … Continue reading Experience the Mercy of God
The next meeting of TMCF will take place on Tuesday, December 10 immediately following the 8:00 a.m. Mass on that day. Please come and join your St. James family as we first worship our Lord at Mass and then convene in St. James Hall for coffee, snacks, and fellowship. AS A SPECIAL TREAT you can also … Continue reading Join us for Mass, Donuts, Fellowship and Tree Fluffing tomorrow Morning!
Christmas wafers, or oplatki, are available in the narthex this weekend as well as next weekend. They are available during the week in the Ministry Center. A $2.00 offering would be most appreciated. The custom of breaking a piece of wafer and sharing it with others at the Christmas dinner originated in Eastern Europe and … Continue reading Christmas Wafers Available this Weekend
The St. James Council of Catholic Women will again coordinate a parish collection of toy filled bags for the children of St. John Paul II Parish in Kankakee. It continues to be one of the most economically challenged parishes in the Diocese of Joliet. The toys/gifts are shared with the children of the parish at their traditional Feast of the Epiphany Celebration. Over 200 … Continue reading Bringing Epiphany to the Children of St. John Paul II Parish
You can help make the holidays brighter for residents of the DuPage Convalescent Center by contributing a gift for their Annual Resident Holiday Party. A wish list has been provided by the center, and they ask that all donations be NEW and NOT WRAPPED so they can select the perfect gift for each resident. Donations … Continue reading Share the Holiday Spirit with Residents of the DuPage Convalescent Center
Thank you to everyone who adopted a family in need this Christmas. Just a reminder donations will need to be dropped off at St. James Hall either on Thursday, December 5th between 7-9 p.m. or on Friday, December 6th between 7-9 a.m. or 7-9 p.m. Questions? Please email Dawn Fitzpatrick at email@example.com for more information.