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We invite you to join us in prayer during the month of April, and for our many April activities here at St. James.
April 1st: Religious Education and Vacation Bible School Registration begins. See the links here: RE Registration http://www.stjamesah.org/religious-education-registration and VBS Registration http://www.stjamesah.org/vacation-bible-school-registration-2
April 1st & 2nd: The 5th Sunday of Lent
- The RCIA 3rd Scrutiny will take place at the 11:30am Mass.
April 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th: Lenten Multi-Parish Reconciliation
- Monday, April 3 – 7:30pm at Our Lady of the Wayside
- Tuesday, April 4 – 3:00pm at St. Edna; 7:30pm at St. Mary’s in Buffalo Grove
- Wednesday, April 5 – 7:30pm at St. James (Church)
- Thursday, April 6 – 7:30pm at St. Colette in Rolling Meadows
April 6th – The final meeting of our Evangelization Workshop will take place from 7-9pm in the St. James Resource Room.
April 7th : Respect Life Stations of the Cross – 7:30pm in the Church
April 8th & 9th – Palm Sunday Weekend
April 10th, 11th, and 12th: Confessions in the CHURCH at 7pm each evening – (in Confessionals)
April 13th – Volunteer to help distribute fruit to families from St. Vincent de Paul/GCFD Produce distribution at St Edna’s from 9:30 -11:30am.
April 13th – Holy Thursday – (No morning 7:30am Mass on Holy Thursday)
- 7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper –Parish Center
- Following Mass, Adoration in the Church, until midnight
April 14th – Good Friday – Morning Prayer – 8:00am in the Church
- Living Stations of the Cross – 11am and 1pm in the Parish Center
- Traditional Stations of the Cross – 12:00 Noon in the Church
- 3:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion – Church
( The Church will be open until 9:00pm on Friday. )
- 7:30pm Taizé Prayer In the Church
April 15th – Holy Saturday – Morning Prayer – 8:00am in the Church
- 12:00 Noon Basket Blessing in the Church
- 7:30pm – Easter Vigil (First Mass of Easter) – in the Parish Center
April 16th – Easter Sunday
- Church: 6:00am (Sunrise Mass), 8:00am, and 10:00am
- Parish Center: 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00 Noon
- No 5pm Sunday Mass on Easter
April 18- 19th – St James Theatre “Crazy for You” Auditions at South school basement (A5 entrance) – see link http://stjamestheatre.org/
April 19th – Catholicism 201 Sessions begin Wednesday nights in the cafeteria.
April 22rd – Join Earth Shepherds on Earth Day in the parking lot at 10am to plant milkweed.
April 22nd- 23rd – Marriage Encounter Weekend (Information available at http://www.stjamesah.org/marriage-encounter-2017 and in the bulletin.)
April 23rd – Divine Mercy Sunday
- Adoration and Confessions in the Church – at 1:30pm
- 2:00pm – ADORE – in the Church
- 3:00pm – Chaplet of Divine Mercy
- 3:30-4:00pm – Benediction/Reposition
- 5:00pm – Sunday evening Mass in the Church
April 23rd – Fuel Youth Ministry Drop in for 6th, 7th, 8th graders in the Youth Room door A6.
April 27th – 30th –Karios 2 Retreat for YM High School students. See the link for more information http://www.stjamesah.org/get-involved/youth-catholic-formation/youth-ministry.
As we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord at Easter, we invite you to join us in prayer and thanksgiving. Whether you are parishioners who attend regularly, visitors during the holiday, or if you have not been to Mass in quite some time – all are welcome! We’re happy to have you with us, and we wish you a blessed Easter!