467 10-12-20 28th WOT Luke 11:29-32 “‘What is the sign of Jonah? The stumbling block of the cross. So, it is not the disputers of knowledge who will be saved but those who believe true teaching. For the cross of Christ is indeed a stumbling block to those who dispute knowledge but salvation to thoseContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Reflection – 10-12-20”
The Legion of Mary will be sponsoring the annual “America Needs Fatima” rosary Saturday, October 10th, at 12:00 p.m. in front of the Our Lady of Lourdes statue at the corner of Main Street and Logan Avenue. Come and be a part of the 20,000 rosary rallies being prayed on this day! Please bring a chair if necessary.
Estimados feligreses de la parroquia de Santiago Apóstol: ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo! La Iglesia designa al mes de octubre como el mes del Santísimo Rosario. Aunque debemos rezar el Rosario diariamente (y no sólo en octubre), el mes conmemora la gran victoria naval cristiana el 7 de octubre en Lepanto, Italia en 1571 contraContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 10-11-2020 – Español”
In recognition of the Columbus Day Holiday, the parish office will be closed on Monday, October 12th, and re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13th. Thank You!
Tootsie Rolls are for sale and ready for pick up in the parish office from 8:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The price for Tootsie Rolls are: $10.00 for a sleeve of 50 OR $50.00 for a case of 300! Be ready for Halloween while Supporting the Knights of Columbus!
To help Catholics prepare for the upcoming November election of the President of the United States, please visit www.ilcatholic.org and read the Guidelines on Political Activities for Parishes and Catholic Church Organizations. For more detailed voting guidelines, go to https://www.usccb.org/offices/general-counsel/political-activity-guidelines
“When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near, He said to his mother, ‘Behold, your son.’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’” Please join Fr. Geary this Tuesday in Connolly Hall in the lower level of the church at 6:30 PM as we discuss: Jesus Christ, IncarnateContinue reading “RCIA”
Homily for Ordinary Time-27th Week Thursday, 10-08-20, Year AREADINGS: 1st Reading 1 Gal 3:1-5, Gospel Lk 11:5-13 Theme: Persevere in Faith It is so hard today to stick to something over a long period of time. Whether it be material things like a car, house, clothes, cell phones, etc. We get board easily. We lookContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 10-8-20”
461 10-5-20 27th WOT Luke 10:25-37 God expects us to be merciful as he is merciful. What does Jesus’ story tell us about true love for one’s neighbor? First, we must be willing to help, even if others brought trouble on themselvesContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Reflection- 10-5-20”
Dear Parishioners of St. James: Praised be Jesus Christ! The Church designates October as the month of the Most Holy Rosary. While we should pray the Rosary daily (and not just in October), the month commemorates the great Christian naval victory on October 7th in Lepanto, Italy in 1571 against great odds as the PopeContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 10-11-2020”
Dear Parishioners of St. James: Praised be Jesus Christ! Did you know that our parish is in the middle of a capital campaign to eliminate our debt? Well, we are! Many parishioners have already pledged and more are invited to join our effort. We need many more people to join our team. Please come to aContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 10-4-2020”
Estimados feligreses de la parroquia de Santiago Apóstol: ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo! ¿Sabían que nuestra parroquia está en medio de una campaña para recaudar fondos para eliminar nuestra deuda? ¡Bueno, lo estamos! Muchos feligreses ya se han comprometido y se invita a aun más parroquianos a unirse a nuestro esfuerzo. Necesitamos mucha más gente para unirseContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 10-4-2020 – Español”
Homily for Ordinary Time – 26th Week Thursday, 10-01-20, Year A – St. Therese of The Child Jesus-Little Flower READINGS: 1ST Reading 1 Is 66:10-14, Gospel Mt 18-1-4 Theme: Simplicity of Children “Jesus set before me the book of nature. I understand how all the flowers God has created are beautiful, how the splendor ofContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 10-1-20”
Fr. Geary will bless your animals at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, October 3rd, in the parking lot next to the rectory. Please be sure to have all pets on a leash or in a crate. Thank You!
Our story begins in what is perhaps the most action-packed book ever written: Genesis! Creation, man, original sin, sacrifices, angels, covenants and a flood! A simple read can leave you thinking that Genesis is merely an historical account, but it’s not. It’s revelatory, prophetic and evangelical. Tainted by a curse, our story seems destined forContinue reading “RCIA”
455 9-28-20 26th WOT Luke 9:46-50 St Wenceslaus God’s love is unconditional, timeless, and boundless. Jesus, himself, is our model. He came not to be served, but to serve. Paul the Apostle states that Jesus, “emptied himself and took the form of a servant” (Philippians 2:7) Jesus lowered himself (he whose place is at the right handContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Reflection- 9-28-20”
Not the incarnation, not the resurrection, not the mystical body of Christ. You may be surprised to learn that the Trinity is this great central mystery. CCC 234 states: “The mystery of the Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God Himself.” This paragraph of the CatechismContinue reading “What does the Church count as the Central Mystery of the Christian Faith and Life?”
BE INFORMED! To help Catholics prepare for the upcoming November election of the President of the United States, please visit http://www.ilcatholic.org and read the Guidelines on Political Activities for Parishes and Catholic Church Organizations. For more detailed voting guidelines, go to https://www.usccb.org/offices/general-counsel/political-activity-guidelines
Fr. Geary will bless your animals at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd, in the parking lot next to the rectory. Please be sure to have all pets on a leash or in a crate. Thank You!
Dear Parishioners of St. James: Praised be Jesus Christ! It is never too late to say ‘yes’ to God. Maybe we have said ‘no’ to Him for years. Maybe we have tried to please others before pleasing God. Maybe we are afraid of what saying ‘yes’ to Him will mean for our present situation or forContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 9-27-2020”