Statement from Bishop Richard E. Pates Regarding the Recent Earthquake in Puerto Rico

Many of us have seen on the news that the island of Puerto Rico was hit by a devastating earthquake earlier this week. Along with my brother bishops, my thoughts and prayers go out to those suffering from the disaster, as well as the friends and family members concerned for them.   The Catholic Church in … Continue reading Statement from Bishop Richard E. Pates Regarding the Recent Earthquake in Puerto Rico

2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for Boys and Girls This Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Happy 2020!  The annual free throw contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held on Sunday, January 19th in the St. James gym. All boys and girls age 9-14 as are invited to participate.  Registration begins at 12:30 P.M. with the event starting at 1 P.M.  Please contact Matt Powers (217.553.7859) with questions.  Hope to … Continue reading 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for Boys and Girls This Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Help Needed to Take Down Christmas in the Church

Next Sunday, January 12th, following the 11:00 a.m. Mass we will be taking down the Christmas decorations in the church. We need many helping hands to make this happen! Please consider joining us at noon as a family or individual. No experience is necessary! Sandwiches, chips, hot chocolate and treats will be available for those … Continue reading Help Needed to Take Down Christmas in the Church

We Need Help Decorating the Church for Christmas this Sunday at 12 Noon

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