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Ministry Lead:  Penny Fitzgerald

Children’s Ministry Coordinator:
Sharon Moeykens
Contact Phone: 224-345-7218



Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)  will be offered during the Sunday 10 a.m. Mass until the end of March, for our young in children grades K-3rd, in anticipation of the renovated Church reopening. 

We are so thankful to have had several dedicated catechists who have helped to serve 70+ children by proclaiming and teaching the Word of God in our chapel. We appreciate all the time you have given to the children and the messages, values, and Mass parts that have been taught to them. We pray that these will be carried with them as we return to our sacred space to worship. 

We recognize that having children participate in Mass is a wonderful blessing for our parish and sometimes challenging as parents. Please know that at St. James, we, are working to provide opportunities that will help young families join in celebrating Mass.  As we work to Open Our Hearts in Welcome to families at Mass, we offer this article as one perspective: