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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!
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“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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Gmail Announcement for 1st Sunday of Advent, Nov 28, 2021

This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. May I share my reflection? Please see attached First Sunday of Advent Bulletin. The Mass this Sunday will be livestreamed. Please join us remotely for the Mass by clicking on this link: Facebook Page of St. James Midtown KC....

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First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

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

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St. James Catholic Church

3909 Harrison
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
816-561-8512

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.