St. James Catholic Church, located at 29th and Wabash, serves as place for Catholic students at the following educational institutions to become fully engaged in their Catholic Faith:

• Illinois Institute of Technology
• Illinois College of Optometry
• Vander Cook College of Music
• Shimer College

The Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our lives as Catholics and so all Catholic students are encouraged to participate in the vibrant liturgies at St. James at either 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. every Sunday. Nourished at the Lord’s Table, the students are sent forth to their various campuses to be a vital Christian presence.

A wide variety of activities on and off the campus are organized through the efforts of student leaders and the campus ministry staff at St. James.

As you navigate this site, please consider how the Lord is calling you to live out your baptismal call to transform the world with the light and power of the Gospel.