Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 6-17-22Friday of the 11th week of Ordinary Time, Year 2, June 17, 20222 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Ps 132:11-14, 17-18; Mt 6:19-23 There is a song called, “O be careful, Little Eye,” and it starts with, “O be careful little eyes what you see.” I really like what Jesus saysContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection – 6-17-22”
Deacon Steven Johnson’s ReflectionReflection for the 11th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 6-16-22, Year CReadings: Sir 48:1-14; Psalm 97:1-7; Gospel Mt 6:7-15Theme: Others before Ourselves In yesterday’s first reading, Elisha prayed for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit. But, before he did so, he praised Elijah by saying he would never leave his side, evenContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 6-16-22”
Please join the whole parish at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19th, for the procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Belvidere. For those who received their First Holy Communion this year, please come in your First Communion clothes! We will sing songs in English, Spanish, and Latin. There will be Benediction ofContinue reading “Corpus Christi”
Religious Education Registration2022-2023(Discount Available)Tuesday, June 21st, from 3:00—6:00 pm (St. James Center) &Tuesday, June 28th, from 3:00—6:00 pm (St. James Center)Forms, with tuition information and dates, are available online and at the RE Office. For additional information, please call the Religious Education Office at 815-547-7633.
Dear Parishioners of St. James: Praised be Jesus Christ! The one, true God is a Trinity of Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God has revealed Himself so that we might know Him, worship Him, and share in His divine life. He is not just one Person but three Persons. Other persons (angels and humanContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 6-12-22”
Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol: ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo! El único y verdadero Dios es una Trinidad de Personas: Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo. Dios se ha revelado a Sí mismo para que podamos conocerlo, adorarlo y compartir Su vida divina. Él no es sólo una Persona sino tres Personas. Otras personas (ángelesContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 6-12-2022 – Español”
Deacon Stu Dobson’s ReflectionFriday, Week 10 in Ordinary Time, Yr 2 June 10, 20221 Kgs 19: 9a, 11-16; Ps 27:7-9c, 13-14; Mt 5:27-32 If I were to ever write a poem, I’d like to start with the line, “In a whisper…” Why? Because when you whisper, you are saying something so very intimate, it isContinue reading “Deacon Stu Dobson’s Reflection 6-10-22”
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￼”
Save The Date! August 6th, 2022 St. James Parish Golf Outing Swan Hills Golf Course Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus More Information to Come!
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!
Dear Parishioners of St. James: Praised be Jesus Christ! Today, fifty days after the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father in the name of His Son sent the Holy Spirit to begin the Catholic Church. The Holy Spirit prepares men and goes out to meet them with His grace inContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 6-5-22”
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-6-3-22Friday 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”
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”
Friday of the 6th week of Easter, May 27, 2022Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47:2-7; Jn 16:20-23 Blessed are those who are patient, for they will have everlasting joy. Oh, wait, that is not a Beatitude that Jesus spoke, was it? I think the closest one is, “Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake ofContinue reading “Deacon Stu’s Homily 5-27-22”
IN HONOR OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 30TH, AND WILL RE-OPEN AT 8:00 AM ON TUESDAY, MAY 31ST. Thank you to all our men and women who have and continue to serve our country in the military. May God Bless you always for your service toContinue reading “Memorial Day – The Parish Office is Closed”
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”
SPRING IS HERE – IT’S CEMETERY CLEAN-UP TIME! Please take some time to clean up your family members’ graves in the St. James Cemetery. Thereare many Christmas decorations that need to be thrown away or taken off of the graves before westart mowing for the spring/summer/fall seasons. We welcome anyone who would like to volunteerContinue reading “IT’S CEMETERY CLEAN-UP TIME!”
Knights of Columbus 5th Sunday RosaryThe Knights of Columbus will be leadingThe “5th Sunday Rosary” at1:30 p.m. in the Church onSunday, May 29th.All are welcome and invited to participate.Hope to see you there!