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The 2019 Lenten season is upon us. It begins on March 6th with Ash Wednesday and ends on April 21st  with Easter Sunday.

We will be offering many opportunities here at St. James during Lent, and we encourage you to explore other resources, such as the “Best Lent Ever” from Dynamic Catholic, that will help in your Lenten journey. You can sign up for this Lenten Reflection at www.bestlentever.com

ASH WEDNESDAY:  March 6th Masses in the Parish Center at: 6:30am, 7:30am, 2:00pm School Mass, 5:00pm & 7:00pm. Ashes will be distributed during each of the Masses.   Click here for Lenten Information

LADIES NIGHT OUT – BUBBLES & BLING
Fri Mar 01, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm -This event is sold out. Doors open at 6:00pm. Ladies, enjoy the fun at our 2019 Ladies Night Out.  Sponsored by the St James Family and School Association.   Learn More>>

CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART:  PROTECTING ME & MY FAMILY FROM PORNOGRAPHY–CONFERENCE
Sat Mar 02, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Create in Me a Clean Heart:  Protecting Me & My Family from Pornography – Conference Presented by Bruce & Jeannie Hannemann, Elizabeth Ministry International Founders and Co-Directors of RECLAIM God’s Plan for Sexual Health will present three talks on understanding and… Learn More>>

MARDI GRAS LUNCHEON AND PARTY
Tue Mar 05, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Date: March 5, 2019 Time: Noon Location: Francesca’s Restaurant S. Arlington Heights Road – Parking available Mardi Gras mask contest (optional) 50/50 raffle; King and Queen to be chosen… Learn More>>

Fri March 8th – Stations of the Cross – 7:30pm in the Parish Center Chapel – Stations with a Focus on the Suffering Due to Cancer.

 STEWARDSHIP GRANT REQUEST APPLICATION 2019 DEADLINE
Fri Mar 08, All Day – The St James parish community seeks to transform the lives of others through service as Christ’s missionary disciples.  The Stewardship Fund presents the opportunity for St James to support charitable organizations that share this mission: organizations who respond to Christ’s… Learn More>>

MASS AT ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC NEWMAN CENTER
Fri Mar 08, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – We’re road trippin’ to Urbana-Champaign to Celebrate Mass! Location: St. John’s Catholic Newman Center Date: Friday, March 8th Time: 1:00 p.m. Mass, Celebrated by Fr. Matt. Please invite your U of I student to come to mass and have lunch… Learn More>>

A EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES EXHIBIT
Sat Mar 09, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – From the collection of the Saint John Paul II, Eucharistic Adoration Association will be on display in the St. James Parish Center on Saturday, March 9th and 16th and Sunday, March 10th and 17th, from 8:00a.m.-6:00 p.m. Throughout Christian history, our Lord… Learn More>>

SPRING BLOOD DRIVE
Sun Mar 10, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Save The Date for our Spring Blood Drive! On Sunday, March 10th, St. James will hold its Spring Blood Drive. It will be conducted by Vitalant Blood Services (formerly LifeSource) from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Parish Center/School. You can be… Learn More>>

March 10 – Second Sunday of Lent -RCIA Rite of Sending to the Bishop at 10:00am Mass

LENTEN CATHOLIC MEDITATIVE PRAYER COURSE
Mon Mar 11, 12:00 am – Come to the quiet… “Rising very early before dawn, Jesus left and went off to a deserted place to pray.” -Mk 1:35 In our noisy, fast-paced lives, it is often hard to hear God’s voice! Are you, like many others,…Learn More>>

PPC INFORMATION MEETING
Mon Mar 18, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Interested in learning about, and possibly joining, the St. James PPC (Parish Pastoral Council)? If so, please attend the PPC Information Meeting on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. If you have any questions, please contact… Learn More>>

As you can see, we have numerous events, both spiritual and social, during March.  We hope you will join us for many of them!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE UPCOMING EVENT:

FIND YOUR GREATNESS: 4 HABITS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Sat Apr 06, 7:00 pm – 10:45 pm – Dynamic Catholic is coming to St. James! Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Attend the “Find Your Greatness” event presented by Dr. Allen Hunt and you will  discover 4 simple habits that will radically transform your life and re-energize our parish; create a personal plan that will help you apply the 4 habits to your life; learn the difference between disengaged Catholics and highly engaged Catholics. A video about the event can be found at: https://dynamiccatholic.com/events/find-your-greatness… For more information and to purchase tickets click here>>

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