We welcome you to St James September Events! You can download the new Saint James Parish app on your Smartphone. The app will provide on-the-go access to parish and school upcoming events, calendars, the bulletin, videos, podcasts, news, “snap & share” photo sharing, social media and the school directory (school families only). Users also will be able to sign up for alerts. We will continue to add new features over time. Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for Saint James Catholic Community. With school back in session, we hope you’ll participate in the many events, both liturgical and social.
Mon Sep 02, 8:30 am – 9:00 am – Join us for Labor Day Mass at 8:30am in the Church. Learn More>>
CHILDREN’S CHOIR FIRST REHEARSAL
Wed Sep 04, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Join the St. James Children’s Choir – First Rehearsal, September 4 We are a group of girls and boys in grades 2 through 5 who attend either St. James School or the Religious Education program. During the school year our… Learn More>>
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION AND ROSARY
Sat Sep 07, 8:00 am – 8:30 am – Join us on September 7th for the First Saturday Devotion and Rosary to follow the Saturday 7:30am Mass in the Church. Join Us! Learn More>>
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS IN NILES
Sun Sep 08, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm – The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass for 2019 will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:45pm at St John Brebeuf in Niles, Illinois. The celebrant of this Mass will be Cardinal Blase Cupich. If you’re married 50 years… Learn More>>
MEETING MENTAL ILLNESS WITH GRACE SERIES
Mon Sep 09, – Join us at St Edna’s with parishioners from St. James and Our Lady of the Wayside for weekly Five Part series on Mental Illness called “Meeting Mental Illness with Grace.” In any given year, the National Institute of Health estimates that 1 in 5 people deal with mental illness. So nearly every family will be affected at one time or another. This series will help our parishes to: grow in awareness of issues and resources in our community, foster acceptance of people and families experiencing mental illness, and accompany one another.
Please read the bulletin article this week, note the sessions starting on September 9th, and plan to join with our Catholic community in Arlington Heights for the series: Meeting Mental Illness with Grace. It promises to be informative and uplifting! Learn More>>
September 9 – The Children’s Rosary Group will meet in the Chapel at 4:00pm each Monday, beginning September 9th, to pray the Rosary. Please join us for this prayerful break in your day!
September 9 – The Surviving Divorce Series begin at St. Anne’s in Barrington. See the community section of the bulletin or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONFIRMATION OPENING SESSION AND PARENT MEETING
Sun Sep 15, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Confirmation will continue to meet on Sunday afternoons this year and registration is open. To register please visit https://registrations.planningcenteronline.com/events/252963 Our Confirmation Parent Meeting AND first Confirmation session will be September 15th from 3:00-5:00 pm. Please contact Theresa Storto if…Learn More>>
LIFETEEN NIGHTS START
Sun Sep 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Calling all St James 9th -12th graders! Join us every Sunday night in the fall after the 5pm Mass. Dinner will be provided and everyone is welcome. Come together and hear from some awesome speakers, great musicians and dive into… Learn More>>
FIRST DAY OF EDGE (MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY) PROGRAM
Tue Sep 17, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – 6th Grade RE program 7th/8th Grade Youth Ministry program Meets Tuesdays 6:30pm –8:00pm St James Church Basement: Laramine Room Learn More>>
15TH ANNUAL TRULY PRICELESS GARAGE SALE
Sat Sep 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Respect Life Ministry will hold the very popular 15th Annual TRULY PRICELESS GARAGE SALE on Saturday, September 21. This event has earned over $31,000 for life saving causes in its first 14 years. This is a very unique garage sale – you don’t want to miss it!… Learn More>>
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER COMMUNITY CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY!
Sat Sep 21, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – All current and former members of the Saint James and Our Lady of Wayside combined World Wide Marriage Encounter Community are warmly welcome to celebrate the anniversary of our group that has continued to meet monthly for 40 years. Come… Learn More>>
ALPHA AT ST. JAMES
Starting Mon Sep 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm –An awesome opportunity is starting up again at St. James this fall–the Alpha Course! Alpha is not so much a course, but an experience! Gathering once a week over a ten-week period, each Alpha brings together people to share a meal and then explore life and the Christian faith, in a friendly, open and informal environment. Over 29 million people across the globe have participated in Alpha. The course will run from Sept. 23 to Nov. 25. Here are the days/times/hosts to choose … Learn More>
R.C.I.A. OPENING MEETING
Wed Sep 25, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – THINKING ABOUT BECOMING CATHOLIC? R.C.I.A., Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process for those adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith in order to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This process is for… Learn More>>
CATHOLIC MEDITATIVE PRAYER COURSE BEGINS
Wed Sep 25, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Join us for a 6-Week: Catholic Meditative Prayer Course We will meditate on the Sunday Bible Readings. In our noisy, fast paced lives it is often hard to hear God’s voice! Are you, like many others, longing for a moment… Learn More>>
RESPECT LIFE MASS AND PRO-LIFE TRAINING
Sat Sep 28, 7:30 am – 11:00 am – The St James Respect Life Ministry invites all parishioners to attend a Respect Life mass in the church followed by a reception and pro-life training in the Laramie Room. Mary Kate Knorr, the Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life will be the presenter…. Learn More>>
WOMEN OF ST. JAMES FALL MASS AND RECEPTION
Sun Sep 29, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – WOSJ members, friends, and family are welcome to attend the 11:30am Mass followed by donuts, kids crafts, and fellowship for all. Learn More>>
Huge thanks go out to all the sponsors of our annual Jubilation at St. James. We are getting closer! Your support has been overwhelmingly positive and we are incredibly grateful. If you have considered sponsorship and would like to jump on board there is still time! Please click on the link for details and reach out to Julie Cohen (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Remember that Jubilation is November 2nd at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort and all are welcome! http://www.stjamesah.org/get-involved/jubilation/
During this month of cooler days and nights and turning leaves, we invite you and your family to join our fellow parishioners in celebrating our faith at daily or Sunday Mass. Our schedule is as follows: Saturday: 5pm Sunday: 7:00am; 8:30am; 10:00am, 11:30am, and 5:00pm. All are welcome!