Good morning! We pray this Flocknote finds you safe and healthy, figuring out a sort of "new normal", while always remembering that the Lord is near and His love never changes. Although we are apart physically at this time, the faith family of St. James has never been closer spiritually. Your light and love continue … Continue reading Monday Check-In from St. James the Apostle Parish
Please Share Your Weekly Prayer Requests One way Fr. David wants to stay connected with you is for you to share your weekly prayer requests with him, so he may print them, lay them on the altar and lift them up to the Lord at the private Masses he will be offering each weekend while … Continue reading Fr. David Wants You to Share Your Prayer Requests with him & He Wants to Share his Sunday Homily with you
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?
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!