Contact Info

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

Saints James & Patrick Parish

Liturgical Season of Advent

December 14-20:  Third Week of Advent

 

Our parish was established July 1, 2007 through the merger of the two oldest Catholic parishes in Decatur: St. Patrick (established in 1853) and St. James (established in 1877). We have two beautiful church buildings in downtown Decatur and a parish family that extends to the outskirts of the city. We are blessed with a parish school that serves children from preschool (ages 3 and 4) through 8th grade. We also have many ministries, educational programs, and service opportunities for people of all ages. We invite you to explore the pages of our website. You may contact us by phone or email for further information

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
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

Office Hours

M-F 9:00 to 4:00

Staff

Online giving

Christmas 2014

Christmas Eve, December 24

4:00 pm Mass at St. James

5:30 pm Mass at St. Patrick

9:00 pm Concert at St. Patrick followed by Mass at 10:00 pm

11:30 pm Carols at St. James followed by Mass at Midnight

 
Christmas Day, December 25

10:00 am at St. Patrick

 

Advent Penance Schedule

2:00 pm - Sunday, December 21 at St. James Church

 

News

Pope Francis receives John XXIII Community

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received nearly 8 thousand members and associates of the Pope St. John XXIII Community on Saturday. Now recognized as an Association of Lay Faithful, the  Pope John XXIII Community was founded by Fr. Oreste Benzi of the clergy of the Diocese of Rimini in 1968, on the basis of his decade of experience with young people – mostly teenagers – who had accepted his invitation and participated in his initiatives encouraging what he called, “A friendly encounter with Christ,” especially through service to and with the disabled, marginalized, the excluded, and forgotten.

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Pope: at Christmas Jesus knocks at the doors of your heart

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday invited the faithful to listen carefully when God knocks at their door. “Too often – he said – Jesus passes by in our lives, he sends an angel and we are so caught up in our thoughts and concerns we do not even notice”.

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Pope: at Christmas Jesus knocks at the doors of your heart

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday invited the faithful to listen carefully when God knocks at their door. “Too often – he said – Jesus passes by in our lives, he sends an angel and we are so caught up in our thoughts and concerns we do not even notice”.

Speaking to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus Prayer, the Pope reflected on the liturgy of the last Sunday of Advent that tells of the  Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary and on how she simply, and humbly – with an attitude of total faith in the Lord – said “yes”. She said “I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1, 38).

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