Did You Enjoy Fr. Geary’s Spiritual Warfare Talks? If you answered yes to this question, or if you were unable to attend Father’s talks, you may listen to them in three separate audio files by clicking on the link to access them. It is never too late to learn how to defend yourself from SpiritualContinue reading “Listen to Spiritual Warfare Talks”
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”
Thank You to the Legion of Mary for sponsoring this year’s May Crowning ceremony, which was held on Friday, May 6th. Pictured above crowning the statue of Mary is Martha Stark … along with her proud family! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s May Crowning, it was a great turnout! MotherContinue reading “MAY CROWNING 2022”
Knights of ColumbusFamily Bowling Outing Join the Knights of Columbus fora Family Bowling Night$5.00 Per Person Food Is ProvidedDodge Lanes1940 N. State St.Belvidere, IllinoisSaturday, May 21st6:00—9:00 P.M. Please text 815-450-5394 if you are able to join us!
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”
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”
Friday of the 4th week of Easter, May 13, 2022Acts 13:26-33; Ps 2: 6-11ab; Jn 14:1-6 I always enjoy reading the books of the Bible either written by or attributed to St. Paul. He was so passionate about what he was saying you could almost feel being there in his presence. In the reading fromContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5-13-22”
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”
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 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”
Mother’s Day carnations, in a variety of colors, will be available for your special Mom after all Masses on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th & 8th. Join Respect Life in offering our blessings to Mom’s everywhere!
Did You Enjoy Fr. Geary’s Spiritual Warfare Talks? If you answered yes to this question, or if you were unable to attend Father’s talks, you may listen to them in three separate audio files by clicking on the picture above to access them. It is never too late to learn how to defend yourself fromContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Spiritual Warfare Talks”
Save The Bell Update As of May 2, 2022 Restoration Cost…………………… $ 33,000.00 Total Pledged…………………….… $ 28,881.10 Total Paid…………………….…….. $ 25,768.78
IT’S CEMETERY CLEAN-UP TIME 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 timeContinue reading “SPRING IS HERE – CEMETERY CLEAN-UP”
Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionFriday of the 3rd week of Easter, May 6, 2022Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1 bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59 Almost 40 years ago, I was asked if I would be willing to go on a three-day retreat. If they would have asked me a year or two before then, I probably would have saidContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5-6-22”
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”
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!”
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™”