Parish Offices

The Main Parish Offices are located in the Ministry Center: 480 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, in the far Northeast corner of the North Parking Lot on Park Blvd.

Phone: (630) 469-7540

Fax: (630) 469-7940

Office Hours

Monday through Wednesday: 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

       Thursdays: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Fridays: 8:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church is located at the northwest corner of Park Boulevard and Fawell Boulevard (formerly 22nd Street), across the street from the Willowbrook Wildlife Center and just North of the College of DuPage.

From the North:

Proceed to the intersection of Park Boulevard and Roosevelt Road. Drive South on Park approximately 1 mile. St. James is on the right (West) side of the street.

From the South:

Proceed to the intersection of Park Boulevard and Butterfield Road. Drive North on Park approximately 1 mile. St. James is on the left (West) side of the street.

Arranging for Sacraments


Parents are required to be registered members of St. James and attend a Baptismal Preparation Class prior to their child’s Baptism. Baptisms are celebrated at 12:15 P.M. on select Sundays throughout the year—Pre-registration for both the class and the Sacrament are required. Please call the Ministry Center to pre-register at (630) 469-7540.


Arrangements for the Sacrament of Marriage are to be made at least six months in advance through an appointment at the Ministry Center. Please call the Ministry Center at (630) 469-7540 prior to reserving a space for your wedding reception.

Sacrament of the Sick

If you or someone you know are in need of this Sacrament please contact the Ministry Center at any time. In order to arrange for Communion to be brought to the sick and shut-ins, please contact the Ministry Center at (630) 469-7540.


Arrangements for a funeral at St. James the Apostle are usually made through the funeral home you have chosen.They will contact the Parish Office to schedule a Funeral Mass. Staff members will then work with you to plan the funeral liturgy.  If you are planning a Memorial Mass without the assistance of a funeral home, please call the Ministry Center at (630) 469-7540.


St. James the Apostle School

While our teachers and staff work very hard to prepare your child, grades preschool through eighth grade, to excel academically, they are equally focused on instilling Catholic values into their young hearts and minds so that when faced with a difficult decision outside the classroom, your child has the character to make the right choice, based on the teachings of Christ, no matter what their friends or anyone else might say.

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Contact Us

St. James the Apostle Catholic School
490 S. Park Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Send Inquires to:
Jen Guthrie, Office Manager

Phone: (630) 469-8060


(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): Persons interested in joining the Catholic Church and learning more about our beliefs and way of life, are invited to please contact Mike Fitzpatrick at

Religious Education Classes

The Religious Education Office is located in the Education Center next to the Church (Enter through Door 1) at: 490 S. Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Phone: 630-858-5646

Fax: 630-469-7590


RE classes for grades 1-6 are held on campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Early childhood classes (age 3, 4 and 5) are held on Sundays from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Grades 7-8 meet in small Christian communities in catechists’ homes.

For more information about the Religious Education Program, click here.

St. Daniel and St. James Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry Office and Youth Room are located in the Ministry Center.

High School:

The High School Youth Ministry is held various Sundays of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. either in the St. James Youth Room or the St. Daniel Youth Room.

Middle School:

Middle School Youth Ministry is held once a month on a Saturday at the St. Daniel Youth Room from 5-6:30 P.M. Be sure to sign up with Flocknote to keep these dates current.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Service Sundays are usually held throughout the year at St. James beginning with 11:00 A.M. Mass, followed by a service opportunity that qualifies for the service hours required as part of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation celebrated in eighth grade.

For more information about St. Daniel and St. James Youth Ministry, email our Director of Youth Ministry, Gina Wiedman.

General Information

Mass Cards

Mass cards are available at the Ministry Center during regular business hours. A $10.00 donation is requested.

Registering as a New Parishioner

New members of the community are asked to call the Ministry Center to register, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. or Friday from 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Please also remember to notify the Ministry Center if you are moving out of the parish.

Bulletin Articles

Articles must be submitted to the Ministry Center or electronically to by 10:00 A.M. on the Friday which comes 9 days prior to the Sunday Bulletin in which they are to appear. Please include the name and phone number of the person submitting the article. (Due dates are subject to change during the Christmas and Easter holidays. Refer to parish publications for updated list of deadlines prior to the holiday.) Staff has final approval on all bulletin articles.