TOTUS TUUS (Latin for “Totally Yours”) Save the Date: June 11-17Register Today—Don’t Miss Out!Grade School (Gr. 1-6)June 13-17 (Mon-Fri) 9:00 a.m.—2:15 p.m. Middle and High School (Gr. 7-12)June 12-16 (Sun-Thurs) 7:00 p.m.—9:15 p.m. Cost for all 5 days is $30 per child/youth. Registration Forms are available in the Church Office, the Religious Education Office andContinue reading “TOTUS TUUS”

Fr. Geary’s Letter, 5-15-22

Dear Parishioners of St. James:             The Catholic Church has traditionally designated the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ gave her to us as our mother as He was dying on the Cross. Believers have always recognized the greatness of her faith and her unparalleled virtue.We should treat her as our holy motherContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 5-15-22”

Carta de P. Geary, 5-15-2022 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:  La Iglesia Católica tradicionalmente ha designado el mes de mayo a la Santísima Virgen María. Jesucristo nos la dio como nuestra madre mientras Él moría en la Cruz. Los creyentes siempre han reconocido la grandeza de su fe y su virtud sin igual. Debemos tratarla como nuestra santa madreContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 5-15-2022 – Español”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – 5-12-22

Reflection for the 4th Week of Easter, Thursday, 5-12-22, Year CReadings: Acts 13:13-25; Psalm 89:2-3, 21-22, 25, 2; Gospel Jn 13:16-20Optional Memorial: St. Nereus & Achilleus, Martyrs, St. Pancras, MartyrTheme: Great Power Requires Great Responsibility You have heard it said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Unfortunately, there are many powerful people who do notContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – 5-12-22”

First Saturday

Holy Mass and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament Tomorrow Morning, May 7th. This Saturday, St. James will offer Mass at 7:30 a.m. followed by Adoration and Confessions. Benediction will close the Holy Hour at 9:00 a.m. All Are Welcome – Bring a Friend!

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 5-5-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyHomily for the 3rd Week of Easter, Thursday, 5-5-22, Year CReadings: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 66:8-9, 16-17, 20, Gospel Jn 6:44-51Theme: Spreading God’s Word For many of us, we find it hard to evangelize Jesus and His teaching to others. Can you imagine walking down the sidewalk and all of a sudden feelingContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 5-5-22”

Save The Bell

Save The Bell Update As of May 2, 2022 Restoration Cost…………………… $ 33,000.00  Total Pledged…………………….… $ 28,881.10  Total Paid…………………….…….. $ 25,768.78

Fr. Geary’s Letter, 5-8-22

Dear Parishioners of St. James:             Praised be Jesus Christ!             Eternal life is what Jesus Christ came to bring.  “And this is eternal life [Jesus said], that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (Jn. 17:3).”  In order to live forever, to be happy forever, we mustContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 5-8-22”

Carta de P. Geary, 5-8-2022 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:  ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!   La vida eterna es lo que Jesucristo vino a traer.  “Y esta es la vida eterna [dijo Jesús], que te conocen, el único Dios verdadero, y a Jesucristo a quien has enviado (Jn. 17:3)”.  Para vivir para siempre, para ser felices para siempre, debemos creer enContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 5-8-2022 – Español”


Please take some time to clean up your family members’ graves in the St. James Cemetery. There are many Christmas decorations that need to be thrown away or taken off of the graves before we start mowing for the spring/summer/fall seasons. We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer some time to help clean upContinue reading “SPRING IS HERE – IT’S CEMETERY CLEAN-UP TIME!”

Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™

Tuesday, May 3rd, at 6:30 PM Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers will present a 2-hour Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™ at St. James Catholic Church, Belvidere, Illinois. As part of this spiritual opportunity to draw nearer to God with Our Lady and St. Bernadette you will: – Immerse yourself in the Message ofContinue reading “Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™”