Happy Holy Week! We hope you were able to enter into the sacred days ahead by coming home to St. James via attending our Palm Sunday Mass online this weekend. Thanks to all those who reached out to tell the staff how much it meant to you. As you seek to make Holy Week at … Continue reading Monday’s Check-In from St. James the Apostle Parish
The quick answer to this important question as to when palms will be available for parishioners is we don't know. According to the directives put forth by Bishop Pates in late March, for the safety of parishioners we are not distributing palms at this time. However, in order to keep them from getting moldy or … Continue reading When Will Palms be Available for Parishioners?
https://youtu.be/TrXE1xSKzFs We invite you to pray with us this weekend as Fr. David celebrates Mass for Palm Sunday in our very own church.
Good morning St. James Family! Although our palms were delivered for Palm Sunday, according to the directives of Bishop Pates, and the State of Illinois, we are unable to distribute them on Palm Sunday. Therefore, before they get moldy or dry out, we are looking for those parishioners with the unique talent of weaving them … Continue reading Do You Know How to Weave Palm Fronds into a Cross?
Please find below a link to the English translation of the Litany of Supplication used during the prayer service on Friday evening presided over by Pope Francis on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica. litany-of-supplication-used-at-special-urbi-et-orbi-print-vatican-newsDownload
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invites you to visit our web page with resources to support prayer and engagement during these difficult days - usccb.org/coronavirus.
Good afternoon! We begin today by sharing the photo above with some of the Holy Father’s words from his address last Friday from Rome. His message in its entirety is very powerful and moving and can be accessed in text form here: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/03/27/read-pope-francis-urbi-et-orbi-address-coronavirus-and-jesus-calming-storm The entire prayer service may be watched here: https://youtu.be/AXTCW-WaIs4 PALM SUNDAY MASS, the … Continue reading Monday Check-In from St. James the Apostle Parish
Today the Pope imparted a very special blessing to those who gather in prayer for an end to the Corona Virus. What is an Urbi et Orbi Blessing? Read more here from Aleteia: https://aleteia.org/2020/03/26/why-the-popes-blessing-on-march-27-will-be-absolutely-unique/
Below are links to the Holy Father's Prayer today. You may watch it and also, the transcript of his words are available in an article from America Magazine. All participants who participate in the prayer receive a Plenary Indulgence before the Holy Father imparts the Urbi et Orbi Blessing. https://youtu.be/AXTCW-WaIs4 Read the transcript from America … Continue reading Watch, Read and Pray with the Holy Father Today