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Knights of Columbus – Vocational Raffle

Knights of Columbus – Vocational Raffle

Holy Rosary Council 4483 donates its portion of the proceeds to Seminarians from St. Edna, St. James, St. Colette and Our Lady of The Wayside.  If their are multiple seminarians from the 4 Parishes at Mundelein, we split the proceeds equally.  In advance, Thank You....

Biblical Fitness Returns!

Biblical Fitness Returns!

The next installment of Biblical Fitness will run from August 15 (the Solemnity of the Assumption) to September 15 (Our Lady of Sorrows). Lightweights will read through a selection of Psalms. Heavyweights will read through the Letter to the Romans. Click here to...

Important Parishioner Database Update!

Important Parishioner Database Update!

We updated our database from PDS to Realm (a parent company of PDS). Realm will allow us to communicate better with our families. It will also give you, the parishioner, full control of your “profile” here at St. James! You can make sure your address is up to date,...

SJ Garden Ministry – looking for Volunteers!

SJ Garden Ministry – looking for Volunteers!

The Saint James Garden Ministry is looking for volunteers to help maintain 20 different zones around our school and church! [pdf-embedder url="https://www.stjamesah.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/8-1-St.-James-Garden-Ministry-Flyer_ebulletin_website-1.pdf" title="8-1...

SJ Class of ’71 Reunion

SJ Class of ’71 Reunion

Calling all St. James Catholic School alums from the Class of 1971…the 50th Reunion is scheduled for August 21, 2021.  Join us!

Meeting Mental Health With Grace

Do you have a family member struggling with anxiety, depression or another mental health condition? Are you struggling to understand what they are going through and how to help or cope? You are not alone. Come join us to learn about what they might be experiencing and...

Fall Adult Confirmation for Vicariate

Fall Adult Confirmation for Vicariate

Fall Adult Confirmation for Vicariate Are you an adult who missed receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation? Preparation for Confirmation for Vicariate I parishioners will be offered weekly, Monday, September 13 to Monday, November 1 from 7-9pm, at St. Edna Parish, 2525...

The Ropes Have Come Down!

The Ropes Have Come Down!

The Ropes Have Come Down! Do you remember what it was like to attend mass before the pandemic? This weekend, we move a little closer to that reality. We are now permitted to seat 500 in our church for liturgies! All mitigation efforts remain as before – masks should...

Looking out from the louvre level

Looking out from the louvre level

A beautiful day at St. James!  Looking out from the louvre level of the steeple at our west campus.  Thank you parishioners for making this project possible.

Day 6 of Scaffolding Installation

Day 6 of Scaffolding Installation

“Day 6 of scaffolding installation.  What a difference from just last Thursday!  Getting difficult to see our beautiful bell tower through all that metal and wood.”

Day 2 Scaffolding

Day 2 Scaffolding

“A beautiful blue sky provides a great background for the conclusion of day two in the installation of the scaffolding for our bell tower.  Thank you St. James parishioners for your generosity!”

The scaffolding goes up!

The scaffolding goes up!

“Thanks be to God! The scaffolding is going up around our beloved bell tower. This is planned to take about seven days to complete.”

News that Rings a Bell!

News that Rings a Bell!

Dear Parishioners, In a few days, thanks to your incredible generosity, work will begin to refurbish our bell tower and steeple.  After nearly seventy years of service calling us to Mass, playing hymns, tolling for our departed loved ones, and telling us the time of...

Noon Mass Schedule

Please note, the Noon Mass at St. James has been suspended. We invite you to join us for Daily Mass at 7:30am. No registration is required.

Fr. Ed Pelrine appointed new pastor of St. James

Fr. Ed Pelrine appointed new pastor of St. James

Dear Parishioners, I’d like to announce to you that Cardinal Cupich has appointed Fr. Ed Pelrine the new pastor of St. James! Fr. Ed, ordained in 2001, is currently serving at Mundelein Seminary as Vice Rector, Director of Spiritual Formation, and Dean of Admissions....

March Madness at St. James

March Madness at St. James

“Lots of parishioners asked Deacon Matt over the weekend what happened to the basketball hoop in the parking lot over by the rectory.  Here’s the story in pictures.  First of all though…nobody was hurt and Deacon Matt even had the opportunity to do a spontaneous...

Cardinal Cupich’s Letter on the Vaccine

Cardinal Cupich’s Letter on the Vaccine

Making moral choices in a fallen world means sorting complex realities almost always marked by both good and evil. While there has been much discussion about the morality of receiving any of the available Covid-19 vaccines, which remain in short supply, the teaching...

Journey through Lent

Journey through Lent

You are invited to Jounney through lent with Laudato si.  Pope Francis.  Attend a 3-part zoom presentation and discussion Wednesday March 1,17 & 31 7pm-815:pm

Men of St. James Event – Focus on the Positve

Men of St. James Event – Focus on the Positve

Men of St. James - Winter Event!  Join Deacon Matthew Hahn on Friday, March 12, 2021 for an exciting talk "Focus on the Positive".  Space is limited so please RSVP to Mike at msj@stjamesah.org.

Biblical Fitness Registration

Biblical Fitness Registration

A new Lenten spiritual regimen for anyone with a Bible.
Begins Feb. 21st and lasts 40 days.
Click image above to register.