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February 2016 Newsletter

by Carol Desmond

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February, 2016  Welcome to our St. James Website!  We have a large number of things to share with you this month, and we hope you will be able to participate in as many parish events, liturgies and opportunities for prayer and spiritual formation as possible! St. James School celebrates “Catholic Schools Week” during the first […]

January 2016 Newsletter

by Carol Desmond

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January, 2016 Welcome to our St. James website! We wish you and your families a most blessed, healthy, and happy New Year ~ and we invite you to join us in prayer to begin 2016. Mass Schedule for New Year’s Eve and Day: (January 1st is New Year’s Day, and the Solemnity of Mary, the […]

December 2015 Newsletter

by Carol Desmond

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December 2015 Website Letter St. James Parish welcomes you to our website!   We invite you to take a look to see what is happening during this month of December…. We hope you will join us for the many events, activities, and especially for the many opportunities for prayer during the Advent and Christmas liturgical seasons. As […]

Mercy Boxes Continue This Year !

by Carol Desmond

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Our Annual Mercy Box program has been revived, with a new twist. Fr. Matt was able to identify several inner-city parishes with families living at or below the poverty line.  This year, St. James will send “Mercy Boxes” to needy families in St. Malachy, St. Agatha, and St. Agnes Parishes in Chicago. This new approach […]

Mercy Box Program Cancelled

by Carol Desmond

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For many years, St. James has participated in the Mercy Hospital Christmas Box Program. This special seasonal outreach provided holiday Christmas food boxes for the elderly poor who lived in the area of Mercy Hospital on Chicago’s south side. Mercy Hospital’s Patient Relations Department is now closed, and we recently were notified that there is […]

Why is the St. James marquee sign green?

by Carol Desmond

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We are supporting  Greenlight A Vet ! WHAT IS GREENLIGHT A VET? America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform; they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible […]

November 2015 Newsletter

by Carol Desmond

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November 2015 Website Letter St. James Parish welcomes you to our website!   We invite you to take a look to see what is happening during this month of November…. On the weekend of October 31st and November 1st, be sure to set your clocks back, as Daylight Saving Time ends for this year.  Sunday, November […]

2015 Open Hearts Awards

by Carol Desmond

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Seven Congregations Recognized with Cash Grants for Accessibility Efforts Pathways.org Inclusion In Worship Announces…. Annual Open Hearts Awards CHICAGO (October 11, 2015) –– The Inclusion In Worship Ministry of Pathways.org, a Chicago based not-for-profit, is recognizing seven houses of faith from across the United States with cash grants for their efforts to include worshipers of all […]

October 2015 Newsletter

by Carol Desmond

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We welcome you to our St. James website!  October 2015  is a busy month here at St. James, and we invite you to check out our many upcoming events, and add them to your calendar. OCTOBER 3rd and 4th – This weekend is “Turn and Greet” weekend.  You will be invited to turn to your […]

St. James Staff travels to see Pope Francis

by Carol Desmond

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Click on the link to view the article in the Daily Herald on 9/22/15 where Sr. Faustina and JoAnne Mullen-Muhr share their stories. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150921/news/150929850/ Sr. Faustina was quoted again on 9/23/15.http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150923/news/150929575/