The Diocese of Joliet has reopened at full capacity! Bishop Hicks personally invites you back to church so we can worship in community and reunite in Christ. https://youtu.be/yRJVhtpGj9o
Today we enter Phase 5 and can now welcome ALL who want to come home to St. James this weekend. We will have Mass on Saturday at 4 P.M. and Sunday at 9 A.M. We are wide open for full capacity, so there is plenty of room for you!We will offer a few sections of … Continue reading Come Home to St. James this Weekend!
Changes Effective on Friday, June 11th: The state of Illinois is expected to enter Phase 5 on Friday, June 11, which means that all sectors of society will fully reopen. The Diocese of Joliet will follow Illinois public health guidelines effective June 11, assuming the state does enter Phase 5. Therefore it is with great … Continue reading Great News! Beginning Next Weekend, June 12/13 Sign-Ups to Attend Mass and Reconciliations will be Eliminated!
We wish to congratulate our pastor, Fr. David Hankus on the occasion of his 37th Anniversary of Ordination to the priesthood. Together let us pray, God our Father, we praise You for the great mercy You have shown by sending priests to shepherd us, to preach Your holy word, to bring us new life in … Continue reading A Blessed and Happy Anniversary of Ordination to our Pastor, Fr. David Hankus!
GOOD NEWS! We are ready to welcome ALL who are ready to return to Mass. On June 8th we received word from the Bishop's Office that we will welcome Phase 5 on Friday, June 11th in our church, as the State of Illinois also transitions. Here are the highlights of what changes to expect in … Continue reading St. James Welcomes Phase 5 on June 12/13
"Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” -MATTHEW 10:29 - 31 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time We invite you … Continue reading Friday Check-In from St. James the Apostle Parish
Signs of a "New Ordinary Time" Emerging at St. James During April and May, if you had been able to walk through the church narthex at St. James, it eerily appeared as if it was stuck in a time warp from mid-March when the unthinkable happened and we closed down for public worship. The bulletins … Continue reading Wednesday Check-In from St. James the Apostle Parish
Celebrating Priesthood As you probably know by now, June is typically the month when Ordinations to the Priesthood are celebrated. Earlier in the month we celebrated Fr. David's Anniversary, later this week we will celebrate the ordination of new priests for the Diocese of Joliet and NEXT week we will honor the Anniversary of Ordination of our … Continue reading Monday Check-In from St. James the Apostle Parish
We would like to congratulate our Pastor Emeritus, Fr. John Sebahar on his 62nd Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on Saturday, June 13th. All throughout his retirement, Fr. Sebahar has continued to bless us with his ongoing ministry to the people of St. James the Apostle. Even during the pandemic, Fr. Sebahar has continued … Continue reading Happy 62nd Anniversary of Ordination to Fr. John Sebahar!
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of ChristWe invite you to participate in this weekend's Mass online celebrating the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Click the link below to watch and as always you will find the order of service, Fr. David's homily and the Sunday bulletin available for you to download … Continue reading Friday Check-In from St. James the Apostle Parish