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PAD’S guests on Thanksgiving Day

Each year the St. James hosts a breakfast/ brunch for the PAD’S guests on Thanksgiving Day.   This event is set up to not only to provide a meal, but also a “holiday” like setting in which the guests can interact with member of the St. James community.  All PADS guests are invited to arrive at 7 a.m. and stay until 11 a.m.     We need parishioners to donate food and supplies for this Thanksgiving event.

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Greeter Ministry

The greeters make all feel welcome and also facilitate the distribution of liturgy materials. Greeting Ministers are assigned to specific Mass times as fit their schedule and needs. The requirements to be a Greeting Minister are a friendly attitude and a great smile! Families, teens and adults can participate together. Being a Greeting Minister is a great way to get to know others in the parish, to feel a part of the St. James Community, and to participate more fully in the Mass.


Catholic Heart Work Camps  – Youth Ministry 

We will not send out or offer the trips to our teens until we have a minimum of 3 parent chaperones/trip.   The parent chaperones are needed for the trip to take place.  If you would like to chaperone one of these trips,  please click on the link below.  St James would like to send teens in the summer of 2018. We have chosen the following nearby site:  Farmington, Mi –  8th grade-High School  – June 24-30, 2018 Springfield, IL    High School  July 22-28, 2018.

LOAVES & FISHES needs volunteers for any of the following:

  • Pick up bread from Central Continental Bakery (Mt. Prospect) on Friday evening.
  • Pick up soup from local restaurants on Saturday afternoon. Make approximately100 lunches – This is a great opportunity for scouts, families, conϔirmation/high school service hours, etc.
  • Transport the donations (soup, bread, & lunches) to the shelters late Saturday afternoon or early Saturday evening.

Volunteer for Loaves & Fishes (Lunches for Homeless)

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