You have found us! Your seat is here waiting for you. St. James is a dynamic and warm Catholic community, located in the heart of Kansas City. We are glad you are here!

“Stand on the platform of an incoming subway train and you can feel the train get closer. Stop alongside a car with a blaring stereo and your car shakes with the sound. Listen to the summer cicada; the air pulsates with their deafening noise. Feel the pulsing of a roller coaster under your feet as it whips around the track. Vibrations indicate movement. Vibrations that beat and pulsate imply a pulse, and a pulse means life.” 

Denise Simeone, National Catholic Reporter, 10 signs of a vibrant parish

St. James Catholic Church is alive with that pulse.  It is felt and seen from within by its members, and externally by those who know it by its works, ministries and reputation.  It is a close-knit parish that has been committed to serving people in midtown Kansas City for more than 100 years. St. James welcomes and serves unique families along with first-generation immigrants to Kansas City, as can be seen and celebrated by our display of flags of home countries in our entranceway. Our vision is to continue to grow a diverse and inclusive community where worship and sacramental life can be accessible to all people in the Kansas City metro area. 

Our Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 10:00 am, and we gather every fifth Sunday for fellowship following Mass.  Look over our website.  You will get a glimpse of our life and ministry here at St. James.  But the best way to learn who we are and what we are about is to come and spend some time with us.  Drop in for our 10:00 Celebration. 

If you would like more information, feel free to call our parish office at 816-561-8512 or email us.  It is our prayer that you will decide to journey with us toward becoming a beacon of light and hope to each other and to those we serve.

“A parish is not a priest, not a building, not a territory.   A parish is people…you and your neighbors…all the faithful who make up the Body of Christ.  Your parish is not just a Sunday meeting place, but a place where seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day you carry Christ to the world.”   ~This is St. James Parish, 1965


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5th Sunday of Easter Readings for Mass, 5.2.2021

Reading I Acts 9:26-31 When Saul arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple. Then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles, and he reported to them how he had seen the...

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5th Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2021

Clicking here will give you the Sunday Bulletin, the Prayers of Petition prayed at Mass, the Weekly Reflection, and a recording of the Mass that was live-streamed earlier. The recording will be available within 2 or 3 hours.

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Coping with the Pandemic

Coping with the Pandemic

Coping During the Pandemic??? The Pandemic has put a lot of mental strain on many of us and has challenged our ability to cope in this unfamiliar environment. As such there has been an increased need for mental health services and other support. These are a few...

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Vaccination Finder

Vaccination Finder

VaccineFinder is a free, online service where users can search for locations that offer vaccinations. We work with partners such as clinics, pharmacies, and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about vaccination services. VaccineFinder is operated by epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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St. James Catholic Church

3909 Harrison
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

PO Box 30388
Kansas City, MO  64112

Office Hours

9:00 - 3:00
Monday - Friday

Thanks to Chris Dewberry for providing photos on the website.