Francis of Assisi was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Italy. Although Francis could have lived his life with fine clothes and great wealth and power, he heard God’s call and chose a simple life, following the example of Christ. Francis had an understanding of the unity of all creation that was well … Continue reading Bring Your Pet and Join Us for the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m.
On Sunday night, we welcomed four young adults to our parish who are part of the Joliet Diocese Totus Tuus catechetical youth program, a week-long “parish mission” for Catholic youth entering grades 1st through 12th. It is dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the … Continue reading Totus Tuus Arrives at St. James the Apostle
On June 13, 2019 our Pastor Emeritus Fr. John Sebahar will celebrate his 61st Anniversary of Ordination. We thank God for the gift of his priestly ministry, a gift he has continued to share generously, even in his retirement, with the people of St. James the Apostle. We are so blessed to have him celebrate … Continue reading Congratulations to Fr. Sebahar on his 61st Anniversary of Ordination!
On Sunday, June 2, 2019 many St. James parishioners, guests and members of Fr. David's family gathered to celebrate Father's 35th Anniversary of Ordination. It was a beautiful liturgy, followed by a time of food and fellowship. Thank you to all who gathered and made this day a magnificent celebration of God's goodness we experience … Continue reading Thank You Parishioners and Guests!
This Sunday is Fr. David's 35th Anniversary of Ordination. All are invited to a special celebration at the 11:00 A.M. Mass on Sunday, immediately followed by a reception in St. James Hall until 2:30 P.M. We hope you will join us as we thank Father for his faithful priestly ministry over the past 35 years, … Continue reading Join Us as We Celebrate Fr. David’s 35th Anniversary of Ordination on Sunday at 11:00 A.M. Mass
Last night St. James the Apostle School Class of 2019 graduated! We wish to congratulate them and assure them of our prayers as they go forth to the next leg of their journey! Prayer for Graduates Gracious and loving God, You have guided our students on their journey, and provided the light for their paths … Continue reading Congratulations to Our 8th Grade Graduates!
The Young at Heart Seniors will meet on Tuesday, May 21st at 11:30 for lunch and a presentation of School House Rock by the 8th grade class of St. James. Reservations must be in by Friday, May 17th by calling Gail at 630 690-2278 or by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org If … Continue reading Be Sure to Make Your Reservations by Friday for Young at Heart Seniors on May 21st