Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – 6-9-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s ReflectionReflection for the 10th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 6-9-22, Year CReadings: 1 Kgs 18:41-46; Psalm 65:10-13, Gospel Mt 5:20-26Optional Memorial: St. Ephrem, Deacon, and Doctor of the Church – Circa 303-376 ADTheme: Don’t Put Off Tomorrow What You Can Do Today Many of us can feel a gnawing feeling in ourContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – 6-9-22”


Regretfully, due to reasons beyond our control, the Diocese of Rockford’s 2022 Totus Tuus Summer Program  (Catholic Day Camp) has been canceled.  Families who have already registered and paid for their children to attend this camp will be contacted by the St. James Religious Education Office and issued a full refund. We are sorry forContinue reading “CATHOLIC DAY CAMP – CANCELED”

First Saturday Devotion

Holy Mass and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament Tomorrow, June 4th 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!

Carta de P. Geary, 6-5-2022 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol:    ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!  Hoy, cincuenta días después de la Resurrección de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, Dios el Padre en el nombre de Su Hijo envió al Espíritu Santo para comenzar la Iglesia Católica. El Espíritu Santo prepara a los hombres y sale a su encuentro con su graciaContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 6-5-2022 – Español”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection-6-3-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection-6-3-22Friday of the 7th week of Easter, June 3, 2022, Feast of Saint Charles Lwanga and companions, MartyrsActs 25: 13b-21; Ps 103-1-2, 11-12, 19-20; Jn 21:15-19 When we hear the readings for today, it is easy to wonder how they fit together. After all, the first reading with Paul is all aboutContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection-6-3-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 6-2-22

Homily for the 7th Week of Easter, Thursday, 6-2-22, Year CReadings: Acts 22:30;23:6-11; Psalm 16:1-2a,5,7-8,9-10,11; Gospel Jn 17:20-26Optional Memorial: Saints Marcellinus and Peter, MartyrsTheme: Courage and Strength “My concern is not whether God is on my side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” – Abraham Lincoln. ItContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 6-2-22”


Save Date: June 12-17For Kids in 1st thru 12th GradeRegister 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 and the Religious Education Office.Continue reading “CATHOLIC DAY CAMP! – CANCELED”

Carta de P. Geary, 5-29-2022 – Español

Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol       ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo!   Jesús ascendió al cielo para ser nuestra esperanza. No esperamos en las personas ni en este mundo. Nuestra esperanza está sólo en Dios.  Tenemos confianza en que el cielo es posible porque Jesús está sentado a la diestra del Padre como nuestro Mediador. Él suplicaContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 5-29-2022 – Español”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 5-26-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyHomily for the 6th Week of Easter, Thursday, 5-26-22, Year CReadings: Acts 18:1-8; Psalm 98:1-4; Gospel Jn 16:16-20: Memorial: Saint Philip Neri, PriestTheme: It Takes a Village In a family, a child is usually not raised by just one person. The child is raised by the family whether it be just momContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 5-26-22”


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 and on our website. We need your help.Continue reading “CATHOLIC DAY CAMP ! ! ! – CANCELED”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 5-19-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyHomily for the 5th Week of Easter, Thursday, 5-19-22, Year CReadings: Acts 15:7-21; Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10; Gospel Jn 15:9-11Theme: Law vs. Love Can you imagine a world without laws to guide society in the proper ways to live and interact with each other? It would most likely be chaos, the WildContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 5-19-22”

Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5-20-22

Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionFriday of the 5th week of Easter, May 20, 2022Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-10, 12; Jn 15:12-17 I recall attending a function, not too long ago, where someone there made a beeline across the room to me. “You’re one of them, aren’t you?” she said. I looked at her perplexed and said, “WhatContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 5-20-22”