This Sunday we celebrate Gaudete Sunday

Today’s Readings:

Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:

Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11.  Luke1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-24.  John 1:6-8, 19-28. 

Who Am I?

As we long for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, let our Advent be perfectly holy. To help us, Saint Paul reminds us of these basic Christian attitudes:  (1) Rejoice always, (2) pray without ceasing, and (3) always give thanks. 

In whom or in what will I rejoice this week? 

How will I pray every day this week? 

For whom and for what am I thankful?  What will I do because of this thanksgiving? 

You are invited to download and print the Order of Service and Father David’s Homily found below to follow along and participate in this weekend’s Mass.


PRE-REGISTRATION for this Sunday’s Parking Lot Mass will remain open until 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Sunday, December 13th at 12 Noon

Pre-Register Here:

All are welcome, especially the immune-compromised and those who are unable to attend public worship

The parking lot will open at 11:30 A.M. and will close if/when full

Park in an open space where there isn’t a parking cone (every other space)

Please fill in spaces that are closest to the building and to other parked cars first

Tune into 106.9 FM on your radio

Volunteers will come to your car twice: 1) At Offertory to collect any gift you may bring; 2) At Communion to sanitize your hands and then bring Eucharist

You may choose to stay in your car with your window rolled down or exit your car and stand by the aisle.

Please wait for the Eucharistic Minister to proceed to the next car before you take down your mask to consume Eucharist.

Remain parked in your car until after the Final Blessing

Exit the lot carefully, as you do at the conclusion of every Mass

And Be Sure to Check Out This Sunday’s Bulletin…

Take a look at this weekend’s bulletin attached below to find out more about:

  • Christmas Mass Schedule and Details pg 3-5
  • Help Bring Epiphany to the Children of St. John Paul II Parish in Kankakee pg 7
  • Parish Calendars and Oplatki Available at the Ministry Center pg 8-9
  • Our Blood Drive was a great success pg 13
  • The Knights of Columbus have extended the deadline to participate in this year’s Seminarian Raffle, pg 13
  • ….and much, much more!

Click Here to Read this Sunday’s Bulletin:

Thank You for Your Support!

We thank you for your continued support of the parish during these challenging times. We have updated our online giving page on our website to make it easier and more user friendly. Visit our website page by clicking below to find out more about the various ways you can donate to St. James at this time.

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