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Ss. James and Patrick Parish
407 E. Eldorado Street
Decatur, IL 62523
P: 217-429-5363

Saints James & Patrick Parish

Lent 2015

February 18, 2015 to April 2, 2015

Experience the quiet and simplicity of Lent with the reflections
from Ignatian Spirituality.



Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication

Please join in celebrating the generosity of our parishioners and the parishioners of St. Thomas, Lourdes and Holy Family in showing our Decatur community the loving face of Jesus!  We did this through our Catholic Habitat House in the 300 block of Webster Street.  Sunday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m., there will be a dedication at the new house!  Reception to follow in the Parish House at St. James.




Sunday, March 22—2:30 pm at Holy Family
Sunday, March 29—2:00 pm at St. Patrick
Wednesday, April 1
Tenebrae Service at 7:00 pm at St. James Church
The Pascal Triduum which is the
height of our Church year, our Passover Feast
Holy Thursday, April 2
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm at St. James Church
Good Friday, April 3
Service of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00 pm at St. Patrick Church
Holy Saturday, April 4
Easter Vigil Mass at 9:00 pm at St. Patrick Church
Easter Sunday, April 5
8:30 am at St. James Church
10:00 am at St. Patrick Church

Mass Times

St. James 4:00 pm
St. Patrick 5:30 pm

St. James 8:30 am
St. Patrick 10:00 am

St. James:
Monday & Wednesday 8:00 am
St. Patrick:
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am
Friday 11:15 am

Holy Day
8:00 am & 12:10 pm (St. Patrick)
6:00 pm (St. James)

St. James
Monday, 7:30 am
Saturday, 3:30 pm
St. Patrick
Friday 10:50 am
Saturday 11:00 am-12:00 noon

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Mass at Santa Marta- Ode to joy

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday morning began a special prayer for peace as part of the 500 centenary celebrations marking the birth of St Teresa of Avila. The Pope led the hour of prayer at the Casa Santa Marta before saying Mass along with the Superior General of the Discalced Carmelite Order, Father Saverio Cannestrà.

The worldwide Teresian family is participating in this initiative including Carmelite priest Fr Eugene McCaffrey from the Avila Carmelite Centre in Dublin, Ireland, who is also written on St Teresa.

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Abraham’s joy upon hearing that as God promised, he may become a father inspired Pope Francis’ reflection Thursday.  Commenting on the day’s readings, Pope Francis remarked that Abraham is old, as well as his wife Sara, but he believes and opens "his heart to hope" and is "full of consolation." Jesus reminds the doctors of the law that Abraham "rejoiced" to see his day "and was full of joy":

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