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Changes in the lobby

Posted by Dan Hull on 5/15/18

Over the next few weeks you may notice some changes to the church lobby. The nook by the elevator is being transformed. First of all you may have already noticed that we recently replaced all the drop-ceiling tiles with new ones and painted the other parts of the ceiling ... Read More »


Posted by Dan Hull on 5/09/18

I remember back when I was a child my father had to go on a plane trip for work. It was unusual because my father was a foreman at Gerber Baby Foods. It was more common that one of the executives would be traveling, but they were installing a ... Read More »

Budget Time

Posted by Dan Hull on 4/30/18

Each year the parish must propose and submit a balanced budget to be approved by the Archdiocese. In order to do this every staff member is asked to compile various pieces of that budget for the areas of ministry which they oversee. They meet with their committees and try ... Read More »

My Brother-in-law

Posted by Dan Hull on 4/25/18

This week my brother-in-law, who lives outside of Chicago, had triple by-pass surgery. It is always a serious procedure but due to his health and age it was even more precarious. I had some flexibility in my schedule and decided that I could go and join my sister-in-law and ... Read More »


Posted by Dan Hull on 4/17/18

As the numbers of active Catholics decline the hierarchy has been pushing the need for Catholics to “Evangelize”. Unfortunately most of us don’t have the slightest idea of how to do this or where to begin. The only models many of us have experienced are the Mormon missionaries wearing ... Read More »

Visiting a church back home

Posted by Dan Hull on 4/13/18

I was back home in upstate New York this past week and went to Mass at the church in my brother’s town.

I started out by going online to find their website. The Mass times were listed along with the address. I found the church with little problem but ... Read More »

Easter Vacation

Posted by Dan Hull on 4/06/18

As you read this article Annie and I are away visiting our family back in Michigan and in New York State. It is strange to know that when we arrive for our annual post-Easter visit back east that none of our parents will be there to greet us when ... Read More »

Thinking About You

Posted by Dan Hull on 3/21/18

Each week as I write this column I try to share with you a little bit of what has been on my mind during the week. Sometimes it is personal, like the times I have reflected on the passing of a close friend or relative. Sometimes it is just ... Read More »

Events Update

Posted by Dan Hull on 3/13/18

I just thought I would take this opportunity to keep you updated on some of the things that have been happening behind the scenes here at St. James.

The proposed renovation of our worship space is still moving ahead. The renovation committee is in the final stages of identifying ... Read More »

The Holiest Week of the Church Year

Posted by Dan Hull on 3/07/18

We are coming up on the holiest week of the church year when we celebrate the Triduum (pronounced: tr ĭ j –ŏŏ-umm). It literally means the “three days”. 

Every year we encourage our parishioners to clear their schedules so they can participate in the liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good ... Read More »