Pilgrimage Article

Click here to read an article about the Pilgrimage to the Holy Door of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, IL on July 2 (article at bottom of page) . More parish articles will be featured in an upcoming newsletter. 

Service Opportunities

Visit the Service Opportunities page to learn about the various ways you can share your talents with the parish. Partaking in these ministries will enhance our parish community and strengthen our ability to be stewards of God's love. To sign up or for further details, contact office@ssjpparish.com. Here's the current liturgical ministry Schedule. Thank you for your participation. 

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Saint of the Day

Here is American Catholic's Saint of the Day

Office Hours

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

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 (No Thursday Masses from May 26 through August 18, 2016)
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


Catechism of the Catholic Church

Vatican News

Pope to contemplative nuns: The Church needs you!

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican on Friday published a new Apostolic Constitution, Vultum Dei quaerere (Seeking the Face of God), On Women’s Contemplative Life.

Listen to Christopher Wells' report: 

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Pope's envoy in South Sudan in pursuit of peace-building

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to urge for an end to violence in the country and to help establish dialogue and trust between the warring parties.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, travelled to the capital Juba this week to give support to the Archbishop and to meet with the country’s leaders.

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Schedule of Pope’s Assisi pilgrimage released

(Vatican Radio) More details have been released about Pope Francis’ upcoming pilgrimage for the eighth centenary of Franciscan feast of the “Pardon of Assisi.”

On 4 Aug, the Pope will make a private pilgrimage to Assisi, a small medieval town in the Italian region of Umbria known for being the birthplace of the Franciscan order. While there, he will pray in the Porziuncola chapel, where the feast of the “Pardon of Assisi” originated.

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