Catholic Campus Ministry ("CCM") at St. James Church is a student-led organization ministering to students at Illinois Tech, VanderCook College of Music and Illinois Colege of Optometry. We are dedicated to creating people who are prepared to love and serve Jesus Christ. We provide a place where all are given the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God, neighbor and self through community, worship, formation and service.
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Upcoming Events - August 2018
For a calendar of events, click here: August 2018 CCM Calendar of Events
Welcome Masses and Meals:
Sunday, August 19th: 5:00PM at the God Box/Carr Memorial Chapel
Sunday, August 26th: 11:30AM, St. James Church (29th between State & Wabash)
Blessing of all ICO White Coat Recipients on Sunday, August 26th at both masses at St. James. Reception after 11:30 mass.
Sunday Masses are in the Church at 29th between State and Wabash at 9:30am & 11:30am. There’s also a brief Mass every Monday through Friday at 7:30am in the rectory. Once a month we will also offer mass at 5:00PM in the God Box at IIT. The schedule for Sunday Evening masses is:
We really like having students serve as readers, Eucharistic ministers, and altar servers on Sunday. Please consider serving in one of these ministries and indicate your interest on the student registration form.
Wednesday Evening Prayer
7pm when IIT is in Session, beginning August 22nd. All are welcome to these student-led candlelight brief prayer sessions at the “God Box” on the IIT Campus.
Each Fall and each Lent, we hold a single-day retreat for college students. We also offer two single-day retreats for parishioners which are also open to students. These are great ways to nourish your spirituality and to become more a part of the St. James Community.
Our students help in our food pantry, visit our elderly parishioners, and help with Sunday School. You don’t need to be Catholic to volunteer with us!
Bible Studies with Fr. John Edmunds, S.T.
Fr. John offers three-week Bible Studies on Mondays throughout the year. There are two "sections" to pick from, 1pm-2:30pm or 7pm-8:30pm. The sessions are held in the rectory.
Become Active in the CCM Student Organization!
Catholic Campus Ministry is not just a ministry of St. James Church. It's also a recognized student organization at IIT, VanderCook and ICO. We have monthly meetings on Sundays after the mass at the God Box, along with a complimentary dinner. This is a great way to get to know other Catholic students and to have a voice in the kinds of programs we offer.
Adult Confirmation Classes and RCIA
Are you a Catholic who never received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Are you a Catholic who has been away from the Church and would like to reconnect? Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? The RCIA journey of faith begins on September 1rth.
Eucharistic Adoration on First Fridays of the month in the Parish Hall 7pm to 10pm
Spend time in quiet reflection with our Lord, present in the Eucharist. Confession is available 7:30-8:30pm. Benediction is at 10pm.
Your Campus Minister is Amy Pellettiere. You can reach her at (312) 842-1919 x212, gro.h1534799996sabaW1534799996semaJ1534799996tS@er1534799996eitte1534799996llepa1534799996