From time to time, it’s good to remind ourselves why we fell in love in the first place. Of course, couples need to do that especially when things feel a bit dry. But, as Catholics, we need to do it as well...
On Sunday, May 15th, we celebrated the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima with a procession. We prayed the rosary together and sang hymns as the procession made its way around the grounds of St. James. Many thanks to everyone who was involved with planning and executing this event. Click to view the full album.
The St. James high school youth group will venture out on a scavenger hunt through the woods & downtown Downers Grove on May 27th followed by a great talk by Pete Searby, pizza & bonfire. 6pm @ the Comer home. Click HERE for more information.
On May 24th, join a pilgrimage to Peoria to visit the tomb, shrine, and museum of Fulton Sheen. We will leave via coach bus from The Catholic Shoppe on Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove at 8:30 and return by 4:30. The cost is $60 (bring your own lunch). Questions? Call Daria 630-835-8442. Click to view the flyer.
May 14th @ 7pm - Ending Abortion & Building a Culture of Life. Come hear from Mr. Michael Kenney, attorney, educator, film producer, author, husband & father. You will not want to miss this inspirational & practical talk about our most precious gift -- life. Click for more information and to sign-up. This is the third in the Wine & Cheese Speakers Series sponsored by the Sag Bridge Mission Society. Saturday, May 14th @ 7pm in Sag Hall. Come enjoy a little wine, a little cheese, and some big ideas! **CLICK TO WATCH A RECORDING OF THE TALK**
May 22, 2022 - Before the beautiful month of May disappears, I share a little scene from the spiritual writings of the Italian mystic, the Venerable Mary of Agreda, from the book The Mystical City of God...
Riley Dow, Lola Fontana, Juan Hagen, Quinn Krueger, Caleb Lascola, Conor Lynch, Marie McLain, Maksymilian Naglak, Conor Pawlisz, Ella Podczerwinski, Lucja Stafa, Emanuela Waligora, and Daniel Wodka. May 7, 2022. Click for additional pictures.
On May 13th, Catholic Citizens of Illinois (CCI) will hold a luncheon & talk titled: "Exposing the Seven Deadly Lies of Feminism" at the Carlisle Banquet Hall in Lombard. The speaker is Leila Lawler. Get tickets through their website.
St. James warmly congratulates our Easter Vigil sacrament recipients. 1st row: Bonnie Rickman & Alisa Henze. 2nd row: Katie Egan & Brittany McBrien. 3rd row: Terrance Giacomo, Linas Juskelis & Andrew Licata. Click to view the full album, with pictures from the sunrise hike as well as Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.