Internet Safety Program - Oct. 17

Join us to continue our efforts to protect and educate children about the dangers of using technology for social interaction and self-expression. The program is Oct. 17 in the St. Patrick Church Basement at 6:30pm. RSVP at (217) 429-5363.

Couples' Night Out - Nov. 7

This quarterly date night for couples includes a light meal, adult beverages, and a married life presentation. Cost is $30 and there is a cash bar. Hosted Nov. 7 at the Beach House at 6:30pm.

October Newsletter

  • Pam Martin-Hull teaches counting to her Third Grade students.
  • St. Patrick School students donate canned food to the food drive ...
  • St. Patrick School students donate canned food to the food drive ...

Check out the October Newsletter to learn how our parishioners are passionate about being involved. 

Families of Faith

The upcoming children's session is Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6-7:15pm in the St. James Parish House. Please call the parish office to register. Families of Faith provides religious education for grade school aged children and their parents. Families involved last year enjoyed the learning, crafts, and community they formed. Check out the 2016-17 Schedule!

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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Office Hours

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

Mass Times

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

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

Weekday
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)

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

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Vatican News

Pope Francis meets with World Jewish Congress

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with members of the World Jewish Congress on Monday evening.

An article published on Tuesday by the Vatican newspaper, the 'Osservatore Romano', highlighted how the Holy Father spoke about a series of issues pertaining to inter faith relations and the current migration crisis on the European continent.

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Pope: overcome spiritual desolation through prayer, not pills or drink

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said silence and prayer is the way to overcome our darkest moments, rather than resorting to pills or alcoholic drinks to escape from our woes. His comments came during his homily at the morning Mass celebrated on Tuesday at the Santa Marta residence. 

Listen to this report by Susy Hodges: 

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Holy See: Peace of nuclear deterrence "a tragic illusion"

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican told the United Nations on Monday “nuclear arms offer a false sense of security, and that the uneasy peace promised by nuclear deterrence is a tragic illusion.”

“Nuclear weapons cannot create for us a stable and secure world,” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.

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