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

Congratulations to our First Communicants!

Last Saturday and this morning, the third grade children of St. James the Apostle Parish who had been so patiently waiting for these special days, finally celebrated their First Communion. Even though the church may feel and look different, the sacrament was celebrated with great joy! We wish to congratulate the 71 students who received their … Continue reading Congratulations to our First Communicants!

All are Invited to a Rosary Prayer Rally for the Glen Ellyn Police this Saturday

All are invited to a Rosary Prayer Rally in appreciation of our Glen Ellyn Police Officers on Saturday, September 26th at 1:00 P.M. The gathering will take place in front of the Glen Ellyn Police Station, 65 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Deacon Ron Yurcus will lead us in a rosary and the Prayer to St. … Continue reading All are Invited to a Rosary Prayer Rally for the Glen Ellyn Police this Saturday

If You See Someone Wearing this Mask, please Thank Them for Serving our Parish!

Between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon we have 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 to that question, but the one … Continue reading If You See Someone Wearing this Mask, please Thank Them for Serving our Parish!

St. Peter Claver, patron of the Enslaved, Pray for Us!

Mary, friend and mother to all,through your Son, God has found a wayto unite himself to every human being,called to be one people,sisters and brothers to each other.We ask for your help in calling on your Son,seeking forgiveness for the times whenwe have failed to love and respectone another.We ask for your help in obtaining … Continue reading St. Peter Claver, patron of the Enslaved, Pray for Us!