OPEN OUR HEARTS IN WELCOME CAMPAIGN
Thank you to all our parishioners who have supported the Open Our Hearts in Welcome Campaign. We are grateful
for your generosity and your commitment to a shared vision to “open our hearts in welcome” to all those who wish to
come to St. James Church. Below please find updates on the progress of our campaign including where we are with
construction as well as the financial status of the campaign. If you have not already had the chance to support the
campaign, you can do so now by clicking the link to the campaign donation form. This is an exciting time in the history of
St. James and we look forward to welcoming you into the newly renovated St. James Church soon!!
Our newly renovated church will be handicap accessible and accommodate more than 800 worshipers. Accessibility improvements include a ground level entrance, an elevator, hearing loops, bathrooms on both floors and pew cutouts for wheelchairs. Meeting space in the basement will be more than twice the original size. And a renovated parking lot will provide greater safety and convenience for visitors. Key highlights of the project include preserving existing stain-glass windows and adding two new stain-glass windows. And constructing an Adoration Chapel dedicated to the sacred exhibition of the Eucharist.
Click the camera to see the project in action!
Click here to make a new donation to the campaign by completing the pledge form.
If you would like to make an additional or accelerated payment to your pledge, please make checks payable to Open Our Hearts in Welcome and write St. James AH and your Donor ID in the memo line. Checks can be placed in an envelope marked Campaign and dropped in the collection basket or mailed to St. James Parish, 820 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.
If you would like to make a gift of stock or if you have any questions regarding pledge options and payments, please contact Barbara Krawczyk in the parish office at 224-345-7239 or at email@example.com.
God of Power and Mercy,
Open our hearts in welcome.
Give us the courage to find wisdom in our sacrifices,
joy in our generosity,
and hope in the compassion we show,
especially to those most in need of your comfort and care.
Create in us a more open heart and a greater awareness
of our need to grow, to change, to be transformed,
so that we may be better stewards of your gifts
for the good of all.