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Current Campus Ministry Brochure: Fall2017CampusMinistryBrochure
Saint James Parish provides campus ministry to IIT, ICO, Shimer, and VanderCook.
Special Events 2017-2018
- Wed Aug 23, 7pm: Welcome Mass and Pizza at the Godbox CampusMinistryFall2017WelcomePizza
- Sun Aug 27, 11:30am: Welcome Mass and cookout at the parish CampusMinistryFall2017WelcomePizza
- Tue Aug 29, 7-9pm: Grad Student & Young Adult Wine & Cheese Social at the rectory with brief prayer at 8:30pm. Open to faculty, staff, & other adults in their 20s & 30s. GradYoungAdultCampusMinistryFallWineAndCheese2017Flyer
- Thurs Sept 7: Discussions with Dr. Ruiz begin. CatholicTopicsPacoRuizFall2017Poster
- Sun Sept 10: CCM Student Org meeting and lunch after the 11:3oam Mass. CampusMinistryMeetingsFlyerFall2017
- Sat Sept 9: Young Adult and Grad Student Retreat at the Indiana Dunes. Fall2017GradStudentYoungAdultRetreatRegistration
- Mon Sept 18: Fr. John's Three-week "Paul the Apostle" class starts PaulTheApostleSept2017
- Sat Sept 23: Parishioner and Student Day of Reflection Fall2017ParishAndStudentRetreatRegistration
- Sat Sept 30: General Campus Ministry Retreat at the Indiana Dunes. Fall2017StudentRetreatRegistration
- Sun Oct 1: BRING A FRIEND TO MASS SUNDAY BringAFriendToMassFlyer1Oct2017
- Sun Oct 1: CCM Student Org meeting and lunch after the 11:3oam Mass. CampusMinistryMeetingsFlyerFall2017
- Sun Oct 15, 1pm-3pm: OKTOBERFEST AT ST. JAMES!
- Sun Oct 15: First RCIA/Confirmation session. Fall2017_RCIA_ConfirmationInfoBrochureA
- Sun Oct 15: "Blue Mass" welcoming first responders at 11:30am.
- Mon Oct 30: Fr. John's Three-week "The Prohets" class starts TheProphetsNov2017
- Wed Nov 1, 12:50pm, Godbox: Mass for the Feast of All Saints. AllSaintsMass2017PosterICO
- Sun Nov 12: CCM Student Org meeting and lunch after the 11:3oam Mass. CampusMinistryMeetingsFlyerFall2017
- Sun Nov 19: Blessing graduates at both Masses
- Sun, Nov 19: Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless--volunteers needed!
- Sun Dec 3: Celebration after both Masses of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Missionary to Asia CampusMinistry3Dec2017FrancusXavierFeastFlyer
- Sat Dec 9, 6:30-8:30pm: Tree-Trimming Party at the Rectory.
- Wed Dec 13, 7pm. St Lucy Day Prayer Service at the Godbox. St Lucy Day flyer 2017
- Wed Jan 110 7pm, Welcome Mass and Pizza at the Godbox.
- Sat Jan 13: Martin Luther King day of service atthe pantry followed by lunch disucssion.
- Sun Jan 21: Celebration at both Masses of the Feast of St. Sebastian, patron of athletes
- Sun Jan 21: Welcome Mass and Pizza 11:30am.
- Thur Jan 25, 7-9pm: Grad Student & Young Adult Wine & Cheese Social at the rectory with brief prayer at 8:30pm. Open to faculty, staff, & other adults in their 20s & 30s.
- Sun Feb 11, 10:30am (only ONE Mass that day): African-American Heritage Mass and Luncheon
- Wed Feb 14: Ash Wednesday: 8am prayer service at ICO (for ICO staff and students only), 12:50pm Mass at the Godbox, 6:30pm Mass at St. James, 7pm prayer service at the Godbox
- Sat Feb 17: Lenten Parishioner Retreat--students welcome!
- Wed Feb 21, 7pm: Lenten Reconciliation Service at the Godbox
- Sat Feb 24: Student Lenten Retreat
- Thurs March 29: Holy Thursday Bike Pilgrimage after Mass
- Sun Apr 22: Blessing graduates at both Masses
Sunday Masses are in the Parish Hall at 29th and Wabash at 9:30am & 11:30am. There’s also a brief Mass every Monday through Friday at 7:30am in the rectory. 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 at 7pm when IIT is in Session
All are welcome to these student-led candlelight brief prayer sessions at the “God Box” on the IIT Campus.
Graduate Students and Young Adults in their 20s and 30s
Looking for something a little different from the usual campus ministry activities? We will have a couple wine-and-cheese socials, and a single-day retreat specifically for graduate students and young adults. You can also join in the parish retreats Sept 23 & Feb 17.
Each Fall and each Lent, we hold a single-day retreat for college students. We also offer two single-day retreats for parishioners, and college students are welcome to join that. These are great ways to nourish your spirituality and to become more a part of the St. James Community.
Our students tutor at De LaSalle High School, 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 three-week Bible Studies on Mondays throughout the year. There are two "sections" to pick from, 1pm-2:30pm or 7pm-8:30pm. The classes are held in the rectory.
Discussions with Dr. Paco Ruiz
Each semester, engineering professor Dr. Ruiz conducts a lunch hour discussion of Catholic topics. This will be on Thursdays, 12:50-1:45pm in room 706 of the MTCC. Sessions will be held Sept 7 to Nov 30, 2017, and Jan 18 to Apr 26, 2018. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.
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/Shimer/VanderCook. We have monthly meetings on Sundays, along with a complimentary lunch, following the 11:30am Mass. This is a great way to get to know other Catholic students and to have a voice in the kinds of programs we offer. 2017-2018 meetings will be Aug 27, Sept 10, Oct 1, Nov 12, Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 25, & Apr 8. Please join us!
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 sessions run October 15 through April, 10:45-11:45am on Sundays.
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.
GO HAWKS! IIT Athletics and the St James Food Pantry
The teams at IIT host drives for toiletries once a year. These are given to the homeless and needy clients of St. James Food Pantry. This is a need that is often forgotten, and food stamps cannot be used to buy toiletries. Please support the student athletes by coming to their games, and please support the needy by donating items.