On Sunday, January 12th nearly 75 volunteers showed up to help take down all of the Christmas decorations in the church and narthex. Together we worked and had most everything finished within one hour; a jaw-dropping accomplishment!! So allow us to express a big Thank You to all of you who showed up--from young to … Continue reading Thank You to All of our Christmas Clean Up Volunteers!
I would like to share with all of you the following statement released today by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, regarding the recent events taking place in Iran and Iraq. “In the face of the escalating tensions with Iran, we must pray urgently that our world’s leaders will pursue dialogue and seek peace. … Continue reading Statement from Bishop Richard E. Pates in Promotion of Peace with Iran and in the Middle-East
I would like to share with all of you the following message from Most Reverend José H. Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to the bishops of Australia in the wake of their devastating wildfire outbreaks. “Along with my brother bishops here in the United States, I have been following reports … Continue reading Statement from Bishop Richard E. Pates Regarding Australia Wildfires
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
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.
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
Please note on Tuesday, December 31st we will close early at 12 noon and will be closed on New Year’s Day. We will resume normal office hours on Thursday, January 2nd at 8:30 a.m. If you have an emergency while we are closed, please call 630.469.7540, ext. 22 and leave a message on the emergency … Continue reading Ministry Center Holiday Hours
Join Us for the Celebration of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, a Holy Day of Obligation Tuesday, December 31st: Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 1st: 9:00 a.m.
On behalf of Fr. David Hankus and the entire staff of St. James the Apostle Parish, we wish you and yours a very blessed and Merry Christmas! May this time of year be a time of peace, grace and joy. The Christ Child came into the world once and will come again as King and … Continue reading Merry Christmas from St. James the Apostle Parish
We will offer one more opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. James the Apostle Parish before Christmas on Saturday, December 21st at 2:30 P.M. Two priests will available for confessions.