Monday May 1, 2023
Month of Mary Presentation
Monday May 1, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
You are invited to a special session on the rosary on Monday, May 1 at 6pm in the basement of St. James. This evening includes a presentation on Pope Saint John Paul II’s beautiful, thought-provoking document on the Rosary. The sessions will be followed by all present praying the Rosary with Bishop Barron’s video meditation on the decades. We hope you will be able to attend.
Friday May 5, 2023
First Friday Adoration
Friday May 5, 2023 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
On May 5 after the 11:15am Mass at St. Patrick Church, we will have adoration until 4pm, followed by the stations of the cross and benediction. Come join us in prayer.
Saturday May 13, 2023
Saturday May 13, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Please join us on Saturday, May 13 at noon on the front steps of St. Patrick Church to pray the rosary in honor of Our Lady's first apparition at Fatima. We hope to increase the devotion to Our Lady and her immaculate heart. You are welcome to bring a chair to be seated during prayer.
Monday May 15, 2023
Living the Sacraments as Adults
Monday May 15, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
We have attended our children’s, grandchildren’s, and friends’ reception of these Sacraments. Have we ever reflected on what the Church says in her own beautiful words on how we as adults should live out these Sacraments? Join us to reflect on the words of Vatican II, the Catechism, and the Scripture on living these Sacraments in our lives today. Please join us Monday, May 15 at 6pm in the parish house at St. James.
Tuesday May 16, 2023
Dealing with Loss
Tuesday May 16, 2023 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Those who have experienced the loss of a loved one often find healing and support through sharing with others who have similar experiences. Our parish is hosting a grief session on Tuesday, May 16 at 5:30pm in the parish house at St. James. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Donna at 422-4534.
Sunday May 21, 2023
Stained Glass Window Tour
Sunday May 21, 2023 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
History of the Heartland is sponsoring a tour of four iconic downtown churches to share the stories of their stained-glass windows on Sunday, May 21 from 2-4:30pm. You may tour the churches at any time during the afternoon. Tour guides will be available to share information on the history of their windows. The four churches are: St. Patrick Church (407 E Eldorado St), St. James Church (742 E Clay St), St. John’s Episcopal Church (130 W Eldorado St), and First United Methodist Church (201 W North St).
Tuesday May 23, 2023
Finance Council meeting
Tuesday May 23, 2023 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Monday May 29, 2023
Memorial Day Mass
Monday May 29, 2023 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Memorial Day Mass will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Decatur on May 29 at 10am. Please bring your chair and come and join us. There will be a collection taken for the upkeep of Calvary.