food-drive_fixThe Old St. Mary’s School and Parish Social Justice and Service Committees are again sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive to support the St. James Food Pantry. A barrel for collection will be in the Commons until November 15th. While any nonperishable food items are gratefully accepted, those most requested during this time of year include: stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, canned or powdered milk.  Please consider picking up one or two of these items when doing your shopping this week.


Sunday, November 6 is a Jubilee for Prisoners. We are asked to pray for all those who are imprisoned.

God of mercy, your Son, Jesus, ministered to all who came to him. Enfold in your love those whose actions have lead them to be imprisoned. Assure them of your unfailing mercy, and strengthen them to change their lives. Watch over and support their families and other loved ones. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Saturday, November 5, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Fr. Anthony J. Marshall, SSS will lead those who are currently serving or interested in serving as liturgical ministers in a conversation about the Gospel of Matthew. Individuals in the following ministries are urged to attend this workshop: Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Greeters, Ushers, Musicians, and Liturgy Committee.

RSVP before November 4 by emailing Scott Williams at or call 312.922.3444, ext. 14.

Click on this link for full details: Liturgical Ministry Enrichment Workshop