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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Community Garden Update September 20, 2020

The Garden Gang is enjoying a respite prior to the final end of the season push. We hope that you are enjoying our veggies. 🙂   This week in the garden we have the following ready for picking:   South Garden Beds 1 (west end), 4, and 5: Peppers (Hot and...

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No Internet? No computer? No email? No Zoom? No Smart Phone?

If this is you, then you must have a GOOD MYSTERIOUS connection since you are able to read this!   But, think about the number of people that can’t read this for whatever reason.  Think about the number of parishioners that we really want to communicate with, to keep...

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Youth Group Update

Youth Group 2020 Hello St. James Youth, You are invited to join St. James Youth Group if you are in 6th grade through high school senior. Our Youth Group meetings will: take place after Sunday Mass be on Zoom initially with the start of the new school year due to the...

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Circles of 8

Circles of 8 small groups were created as a unique response to parishioner's desire to continue to build relationships with one another, despite a global pandemic.  Many members of St. James are currently not attending weekly Mass and still feel the call to be a...

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St. James Catholic Church

3909 Harrison
Kansas City, Missouri 64110


Office Hours

9:00 - 3:00
Monday - Friday

Due to Covid 19 – Please call the Parish office to learn protocol for Mass.  

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Thanks to Chris Dewberry for providing photos on the website.