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Open our Hearts in Welcome


Congratulations!  Together as a community we raised the additional $1.25 million needed to increase the size of our Church.  Whether you responded to the extended campaign with a multi-year pledge, a one-time gift, or with prayerful consideration, we are most grateful for your support.  This means we are ready to move forward with our $10.5 million plan.  This plan will make our church handicap accessible, increase seating from 500 to 824, create more parking, and improve lighting and technology in our facilities.  This is a very exciting time for St. James.

Our next steps will be to meet with the architect and representatives from both the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Village of Arlington Heights to review our plans for approval.  Most importantly, we will meet with our neighbors to share our plans and listen to any comments they may have regarding construction.  Our hope is to break ground on the project in April 2018.

Please continue to check the bulletin and website for additional information and updates on the project. This is a significant accomplishment in the history of St. James.  Your enthusiasm and generosity for this campaign is unprecedented.

If you have any questions, please call the parish at 224-345-7200.