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Dear Parishioners of St. James: Praised be Jesus Christ! On August 4th the Church celebrated the feast day of St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests. God gave him the extraordinary gifts of reading people’s souls and performing miracles. His holy life underscores the dignity of the priesthood which Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted onContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 8-9-2020”
Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol: ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo! El 4 de agosto la Iglesia celebró el día de fiesta de San Juan Vianney, el santo patrón de los sacerdotes. Dios le dio a él los dones extraordinarios de leer las almas de las personas y realizar milagros. Su vida santa subrayaContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 8-9-2020 – Español”
Readings: 1st – Dn 7:9-10, 13-14, Pt 1:16-19, Gospel – Mt 17:1-9 Theme: Things to Come Today we celebrate the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mt. Tabor. What is the Transfiguration? The Transfiguration is Jesus revealing himself in his glorified body as He will be in his second coming at the end of the age. TheContinue reading “Reflection for 18th Week, Thursday, 8-06-20, Year A – Feast – The Transfiguration”
407 408 8-3-20 18th WOT Mt 24:22-36 Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospel accounts (Luke 9:10-17, Mark 6:34-44, John 6:51-58, Matthew 14:13-21). What is the significance of this miracle? The miraculous feeding of such a great multitude recalled the miraculous provision of manna in the wilderness underContinue reading “Deacon Jim Olson’s Reflection-8-3-20”
Adoration will begin again on Thursday, August 6th. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be at 8:00 a.m. and continue with Adoration throughout the day with Benediction at 6:15 p.m., before the 6:30 Mass. Adoration is open to everyone, so please come and spend precious time with Jesus. For those who can commit to beContinue reading “ADORATION RETURNS!”
Thank you to everyone who has already pledged to the Diocesan Appeal. Your generosity has helped the church work toward our goal of $72,787.00. If you have not yet pledged to the appeal, there is still plenty of time to do so. Please prayerfully consider how you can help us lower our $29,000.00 shortfall. Pledges,Continue reading “Thank You!”
Dear Parishioners of St. James: Praised be Jesus Christ! Jesus was reluctant to perform miracles during His public life because people tended to want more of them and less of Him. Faith in Jesus might heal your body but it definitely brings you eternal life. Jesus came to save the lost rather thanContinue reading “Fr. Geary’s Letter, 8-2-2020”
Estimados feligreses de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol: ¡Alabado sea Jesucristo! Jesús se mostró reluctante a realizar milagros durante Su vida pública porque la gente tendía a querer más de ellos y menos de Él. La fe en Jesús puede sanar tu cuerpo, pero definitivamente te trae la vida eterna. Jesús vino a salvar aContinue reading “Carta de P. Geary, 8-2-2020 – Español”
Everything MUST GO so stop by the St. James School Gym, 320 Logan Ave., Belvidere, IL, to pick up a gem to take home. The sale is open from 8:00 a.m. to,4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on weekends until it’s over! Books galore and much, much more! Please call the parish officeContinue reading “The St. James School Sale is Winding Down – Last Day for the Sale is Monday, August 10th!”
Deacon Steven M. Johnson – Homily for Ordinary Time – 17th Week, Thursday, 7-30-20 Year A – Optional Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus Readings: 1st – Jer 18:1-6, Gospel – Mt 13:47-53 Theme: Allow Oneself to be Molded Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus St. Peter was born in Imola, Italy inContinue reading “Reflection for 17th Week, Thursday, 7-30-20 – Year A – Optional Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus”
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