Join St. James Choir

Have you considered singing in the St. James Choir? We are looking to expand the choir in anticipation of a full reopening of the church in the future. If you are interested, please call our Music Director, Mr. Christopher Aune, at 815-547-6397, to discuss further. Thank You!

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 4-15-21

Deacon Steven M. Johnson – St. James, Belvidere, ILHomily for the 2nd Week of Easter, Thursday, 4-15-21, Year BREADINGS: 1st Acts 5:27-33, Gospel Jn 3:31-36Theme: Commit to Christ My old football coach used to say, “You have to give it everything you have! Leave nothing in the tank. If you don’t give 110% and commitContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 4-15-21”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 4-12-21

Deacon Jim OlsonHomily for April 12, 2021267 4-12-21 2nd WOE John 3:1-8 We are sons and daughters of God and citizens of His kingdom.To be reborn in the Spirit is to enter that society in which God is honored and obeyed. Those who willingly accept God’s rule in their lives become citizens of God’s heavenly kingdom andContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 4-12-21”

Join St. James Choir

Have you considered singing in the St. James Choir? We are looking to expand the choir in anticipation of a full reopening of the church in the future. If you are interested, please call our Music Director, Mr. Christopher Aune, at 815-547-6397, to discuss further.  Thank You!

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 4-8-21

Deacon Steven M. Johnson – St. James, Belvidere, ILHomily for Thursday within the Octave of Easter, Thursday, 4-8-21, Year BREADINGS: 1st Acts 3:11-26, Gospel Lk 24:35-48Theme: Gift of Faith I have often wondered why Jesus did not just appear to all people after His resurrection. If He did that then all people would believe andContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 4-8-21”

Divine Mercy Sunday Schedule

Schedule for Divine Mercy Sunday, Sunday, April 11thSt. James Church,Belvidere Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Divine Mercy Sunday, there will be:– Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament– Confessions during Adoration– Chaplet of the Divine Mercy – Close with Benediction at 4:00 p.m. PLEASE JOIN US!

Fr. Geary’s Letter, 4-11-2021

Dear Parishioners of St. James: Praised be Our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ! The very evening of the Resurrection Jesus Christ instituted the Sacrament of Penance.  When He entered the room where the Apostles were “he breathed on them” His power to forgive sins (Jn 20:22).  God’s mercy is His Easter gift to the Church.  BecauseContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 4-11-2021”

Carta de P. Geary, 4-11-2021 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:                 ¡Alabado sea Nuestro Señor Resucitado, Jesucristo!                 La misma noche de la Resurrección Jesucristo instituyó el Sacramento de la Penitencia.  Cuando entró en la habitación donde los apóstoles estaban reunidos “respiró sobre ellos” Su poder para perdonar los pecados (Jn 20, 22).  La misericordia de DiosContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 4-11-2021 – Español”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 4-5-21

Deacon Jim Olson’s HomilyApril 5, 2021 We are sons and daughters of God and citizens of His kingdom.To be reborn in the Spirit is to enter that society in which God is honored and obeyed. Those who willingly accept God’s rule in their lives become citizens of God’s heavenly kingdom and members of God’s family – His adoptedContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 4-5-21”

IMPORTANT HOLY WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT

The Easter Triduum Masses and Service times are as follows: Holy Thursday – April 1, 2021:7:00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Bi-LingualThere will NOT be Adoration, Confessions or the 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Masses on Holy Thursday. Good Friday – April 2, 2021:1:00 p.m. – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion – English7:00 p.m. – LiturgyContinue reading “IMPORTANT HOLY WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT”

2021 HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH Holy Thursday, April 1st – Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 pm-Bi-Lingual Good Friday, April 2nd – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 1:00 pm-English, 7:00 pm-Spanish Holy Saturday, April 3rd – Easter Vigil, 7:00 pm-Bi-Lingual Easter Sunday, April 4th – 7:30 & 10:00 am-English; 12:00 pm-Spanish

Carta de P. Geary, 4-4-2021 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:  Alabado sea Nuestro Señor Resucitado, aleluya! Sin la resurrección de Jesucristo de entre los muertos nuestro sufrimiento no tiene sentido.  Pero Jesús resucitó.  Está vivo.  Nunca volverá a morir.  Resucitó de entre los muertos para que nosotros pudiéramos resucitar de entre los muertos.  La muerte no esContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 4-4-2021 – Español”

Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 3-29-21

Deacon Jim Olson’s HomilyMarch 29, 2021257 3-29-21 Monday of Holy Week John 12:1-11 God’s Love is unbounded and poured out in gratitude. The Gospel of John records that, the whole house was filled with the perfume of the ointment (John 12:3).  What Mary had done brought sweetness not only in the physical sense, but the spiritual sense as well.Continue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily – 3-29-21”