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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help to support other ministries: Pads, Life teen, Hospitality and Fellowship, Loaves & Fishes. Part of our LIFE TEEN experience is providing a full meal for the teens on Sunday nights. We are looking for parishioners who would be able to support...
SLS20 Registration Deadline

SLS20 Registration Deadline

Do you want to see your family, parish or diocese on fire with the Catholic faith? Do you want to be able to confidently share the good news, no matter where Christ calls you to go? FOCUS is hosting its biennial SLS Catholic leadership conference in Phoenix. SLS20 is...
Adore at St. James

Adore at St. James

The first Adore at St. James was wonderful. Fr. Ryan processed in with the Monstrance from the Adoration chapel. We opened with song and prayer by Fr. Ryan. The musician, Vince (pictured below) played beautiful meditative music on his guitar and our piano. After quiet...
Helping New Residents Get a Strong Start

Helping New Residents Get a Strong Start

The Women of St. James (WOSJ) and other members of the parish provided needed supplies to the residents of Heart’s Place, a new 18-unit development in Arlington Heights providing permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities. Led by parishioner Tracy...
Bigger Than Fortnite

Bigger Than Fortnite

Get to know the Saint James Parish Director of Evangelization, Jonathan Blevins’ story on the Notre Dame Grotto Network. Find out how he is using his knowledge about streaming and Fortnite to build a welcoming and nontoxic online community and sharing his faith with...
Meeting Mental Illness with Grace

Meeting Mental Illness with Grace

The dignity of the individual is paramount in our belief that we are all created in the image and likeness of God. Our language and our actions should reflect that belief. When talking about mental illness, we should use “people first language.” We refer to people as...