Join the Life Chain this Sunday at 2 P.M.

The Aanchor Abortion Clinic is closed after 17 and a half years but we will still observe our annual Life Chain along Roosevelt Road at 1186 Roosevelt Road from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, Respect Life Sunday. Come and join us in prayer-it is powerful!  All attendees are asked to please wear masks and practice social distancing.  For more information visit … Continue reading Join the Life Chain this Sunday at 2 P.M.

An Invitation to Join the Amazing Team of St. James Reopening Volunteers

On a recent weekend at St. James, between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon we gathered for one Funeral Mass, two Celebrations of First Communion, Reconciliations, two Masses and two Baptisms!! WOW-that is a whole lot of Sacramental grace in less than 3 days. What do these all have in common? There are many possible answers … Continue reading An Invitation to Join the Amazing Team of St. James Reopening Volunteers

Rosary Rally for Peace on Saturday, October 3rd

All are invited to the Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 3rd, at 12:00 p.m. at Five Corners in Glen Ellyn.  (Main and St. Charles Road). There was already a successful rally on September 12th that was well attended and there will be a third one on Saturday November 7th at 12:00 p.m.  Mark your calendar and come out and pray publicly for our nation, for … Continue reading Rosary Rally for Peace on Saturday, October 3rd

Join the Knights of Columbus in Praying a Novena for the Cause of Life in October

Since October is Respect Life Month, all Catholics are invited to join the Knights of Columbus in praying a Novena for the Cause of Life, uniting in prayer to end abortion, euthanasia, and other social ills that threaten the most vulnerable. The Novena will take place from Sunday, October 4 to Monday, October 12. For … Continue reading Join the Knights of Columbus in Praying a Novena for the Cause of Life in October

Congratulations and Welcome to our New Bishop, the Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks!

Today, the Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks was installed as the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois. The faith community of St. James the Apostle wishes to congratulate Bishop Hicks and welcome him to our diocese. We pray that God will bless him with every grace needed to be our shepherd. You may watch … Continue reading Congratulations and Welcome to our New Bishop, the Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks!

Your Purchase of Tootsie Rolls for Trick or Treaters Supports Local Charities

As most of you know the St. James the Apostle Knights of Columbus Council #5806 participates in the annual ID (Tootsie Roll) Drive and solicits donations one weekend in September out on the streets of Glen Ellyn. The donations are forwarded on to state approved charities that rely on donations to conduct their services to those in need, … Continue reading Your Purchase of Tootsie Rolls for Trick or Treaters Supports Local Charities

African Priest Begins Education Project

Father Benedict Zele, a priest of the Archdiocese of Blantyre, Malawi who is currently a doctoral candidate at Lewis University, is undertaking a project to revolutionize the outcome of secondary education in his Archdiocese.  His project has been titled:  Transformation Through Education. Learn more about his project at: http://www.dioceseofjoliet.org/transformationthrougheducation

The Diocese of Joliet Celebration of the Season of Creation ends October 4th

The Diocese of Joliet has been celebrating the Season of Creation during the month of September. The Season of Creation is an annual Christian observance of caring for creation. It is a time to celebrate and renew our commitment to the Creator and the stewardship of His creation. This Season of Creation has a particular … Continue reading The Diocese of Joliet Celebration of the Season of Creation ends October 4th

Join Us for a Virtual Vespers Service of Welcome for Bishop Elect Ronald Hicks Tonight

St. James the Apostle Parish and the Diocese of Joliet are overjoyed to invite all the people of the Diocese of Joliet and throughout the Church to join us in celebrating the installation of our new bishop, Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, later this month. On the eve of the Installation, Bishop Hicks will join … Continue reading Join Us for a Virtual Vespers Service of Welcome for Bishop Elect Ronald Hicks Tonight