St James Mercy Box Christmas Charity
If you would like to volunteer to help, click here for the link to the signup genius. If you would like to participate in the Mercy Box outreach this year, empty boxes will be available after Masses on the weekend of December 2nd and 3rd. A food list will be stapled to the inside of the box. It will not be necessary to wrap the box. Filled boxes are due back on Sunday, December 17th ONLY, from 7am until 1pm in the Old Grade School parking lot. Boxes will be delivered to needy Parishes in Chicago on December 18th. If you would like to volunteer to help, click here for the link to the signup genius.
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.