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Dear St. James Parishioners,

All public liturgical celebrations at St. James will be suspended until further notice, effective Saturday, March 14, at noon.

1. Beginning Saturday evening, March 14, 2020 we will be broadcasting one weekend Mass and one daily Mass liturgy. A link to the broadcast will be made available on www.stjamesah.org and will remain posted for viewing.

2. Adoration Chapel will remain open.

3. All St. James meetings, Religious Education and activities have been suspended until further notice. For more detailed information, see http://www.stjamesah.org/a-message-from-archdiocese-of-chicago-covid-19/.

4. St. James Catholic School will close Monday, March 16, 2020, please visit http://www.stjamesschoolah.org/.

5. Our maintenance staff will continue to ensure that public areas on our campus are thoroughly cleaned.

We ask that you continue to pray for the health and well-being of people throughout the world.

Your servant in Christ,

Fr. Matt Foley

Below is a message from Cardinal Cupich.

“In this time of legitimate concern for the safety of ourselves, our loved ones and those at the margins of society, we must hold fast to the knowledge that the impulses that come from God bring courage, consolation, generosity and solidarity,” said Cardinal Cupich. “Instead of allowing this moment to trap us in fear, we must find unity in advancing all that is good in our common humanity. This means staying spiritually and emotionally close to one another, in our families, our friendships and our communities. It means helping where possible and safe. It means checking on the vulnerable. It means being responsible about hygiene. This is a time to be gentle with one another. For Christians, it is a time to reflect on how Jesus made those struggling with illness a priority. It is also a time to be surprised by the blessings that come from being part of the same family —the human family.”

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