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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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Garden News for August 7 2022

Garden News for August 7 2022

Peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant are slow setting on this year. Keep your eyes open as you walk by the East Garden for a prize. The following produce is ready this week to be harvested: South Garden Bed 1: Ground Cherries and Swiss Chard Bed 4 and 5: Kohlrabi Beds 8...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time  August 7   2022

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 7 2022

https://youtu.be/z5bWhODF_hE We continue to livestream our 10:00 AM Sunday Mass, reaching out to parishioners and friends who are in hospitals, in nursing homes or housebound. In addition, the availability of the livestream Sunday Mass is for those who may be...

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Gmail Announcement for August 7  2022

Gmail Announcement for August 7 2022

This Sunday is the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Fr. Garry Richmeier shares his reflection? Please see attached 19th Sunday in OT Bulletin. Please join us for Sunday Mass remotely by clicking on this livestream link:  Facebook Page of St. James Midtown KC....

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Update on Sister Donna Ryan’s Wake and Funeral

Hello St. James – Here is an update and the details for Sr. Donna Ryan’s services in Omaha. Both her wake and funeral will be held at Mercy Villa, 1845 S. 72nd Street, Omaha, NE. Her wake will be at 6:30 PM on Monday, August 8 while her funeral will be at 10 AM on...

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Rock of Justice

ROCK OF JUSTICE This is Father Don Farnan. I have transferred from Saint Charles Parish in the Kansas City northland to Rockhurst University and serving several parish in the vicinity. I will continue the blog (formerly known as “Charged With Saint Charles”) under the...

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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.