Carta de P. Geary, 9-25-2022 – Español

¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!  Ninguno de nosotros quiere ser esa persona que pierde todo el punto de la vida: la salvación o la condenación. Seguimos pensando que todo está bien y llegamos a descubrir que no nos dimos cuenta de una persona obvia necesitada justo en frente de nosotros. Dios es justo y juzga con justicia.Continue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 9-25-2022 – Español”

MEN’S RETREAT

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE MEN’S RETREAT. SACRIFICE AND GLORYOctober 29, 20227:30 am to 2:00 pmConfession, Adoration, and Spiritual talksin St. James – Belvidere – Connolly Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost $25.00 Open to all men 18 and older.

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-22-22

Reflection for the 25th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 9-22-22, Year CReadings: Eccl 1:2-11; Ps 90:3-6, 12-14, 17bc; Gospel Lk 9:7-9Theme: Building a Treasure in Heaven “Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!” Almost everyone has heard this quote from the book of Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth). In the Hellenist (Greek) meaning of “vanity.” it is literallyContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-22-22”

Carta de P. Geary, 9-18-2022 – Español

Estimados feligreses de Santiago:  ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!  Las posesiones materiales sólo deben usarse para servir a nuestra salvación eterna. Por ejemplo, un teléfono celular debe usarse para comunicar la Palabra de Dios, para hablar con caridad a los demás y para guiarlo en los viajes. Usamos mal el teléfono celular cuando lo usamos para cometerContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 9-18-2022 – Español”

Immaculee Ilibagiza

Immaculee IlibagizaTo Speak in Belvidere, Illinois Immaculee Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor and author of, “Left to Tell,” will bring a message of forgiveness and hope at a retreat September 23rd—24th, hosted at the St. James Catholic Church Parish Center in Belvidere, Illinois.  For more information and registration, go to: http://www.immaculee.com or contact Dee Sternhagen atContinue reading Immaculee Ilibagiza

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 9-16-22

24th Friday in ordinary time, Feast of St. Cornelius, Pope, and St Cyprian, Bishop, September 16, 20221 Cor 15:12-20; Ps 17:1abcd, 6-8, 15; Lk 8:1-3; optional: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Jn 17:11b-19 Being a Christian in the early days of the Church does not sound like fun. In fact, the more I read about early Christian life,Continue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 9-16-22”

Immaculee Ilibagiza

Immaculee Ilibagiza to Speak in Belvidere, IllinoisImmaculee Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor and author of, “Left to Tell,” will bring a message of forgiveness and hope at a retreat September 23rd—24th, hosted at the St. James Catholic Church Parish Center in Belvidere, Illinois. For more information and registration, go to: http://www.immaculee.com or contact Dee Sternhagen atContinue reading “Immaculee Ilibagiza”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-8-22

Reflection for the 23rd Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 9-8-22, Year CReadings: Mi 1:1-16; Ps 13:6abc; Gospel Mt 1:1-16, 18-23Feast: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin MaryTheme: Without Birth, There Is No Life Today we celebrate a feast of the Virgin Mary. It is a celebration of her birth. Without her being born, Christ wouldContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 9-8-22”

Fr. Geary’s Letter, 9-11-22

Dear Parishioners of St. James:             Praised be Jesus Christ!             In order to rejoice with God forever we must repent of our sins. Jesus gives three parables in today’s Gospel and each concern rejoicing after finding what was lost. The first concerns a lost animal, the second a lost coin, and the third aContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 9-11-22”

Carta de P. Geary, 9-11-2022 – Español

Estimados feligreses de Santiago: ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!  Con el fin de regocijarnos con Dios para siempre debemos arrepentirnos de nuestros pecados.  Jesús da tres parábolas en el Evangelio de hoy y cada una se refiere al regocijo después de encontrar lo que se perdió.  El primero se refiere a un animal perdido, el segundo a una monedaContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 9-11-2022 – Español”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 9-9-22

23rd Friday in Ordinary Time, Feast of St. Peter Claver, Priest 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22b-27; Ps 84:3-6, 12; Lk 6:39-42 Optional: Is 58:6-11; Mt 25:31-40 The last few weeks, especially during the daily readings, we have been challenged about judging others and who is judging us. Today is no different, except, on this feast ofContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 9-9-22”

SAVE THE DATE!

 September 16th, 17th, & 18th For the Annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive! Members of the Knights of Columbus will be selling Tootsie Rolls outside of church after all Masses next weekend. Please help support our Knights!

Immaculee Ilibagiza

To Speak in Belvidere, Illinois Immaculee Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor and author of, “Left to Tell,” will bring a message of forgiveness and hope at a retreat September 23rd—24th, hosted at the St. James Catholic Church Parish Center in Belvidere, Illinois.  For more information and registration, go to: http://www.immaculee.com or contact Dee Sternhagen at  815-312-8703. Continue reading Immaculee Ilibagiza