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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Extra Addition to White History Month: Mass Incarceration

Extra Addition to White History Month: Mass Incarceration

We have now completed what we originally intended to be a three-part series. However, in doing the research it not only made sense to address this issue by subject matter – lynching; voter suppression; and housing discrimination/wealth gap,  but it also makes sense to add a final event on Mass Incarceration. This will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00pm CST.

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Gmail Blast to accompany Bulletin 2.28.2021

This Sunday marks the beginning of the second week of our Lenten journey. May I share with you a reflection? Please see attached Second Sunday of Lent bulletin. This Sunday’s Mass will be livestreamed. Please join us remotely for the Mass by clicking on this...

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Deacon Ross’ Update on Anapra and Poleo

February 19, 2021 Winter storm update on families and seniors in Colonias Anapra and Poleo. Dear Friends, The severe winter of last week and early this week caused loss of electricity and water service throughout a good portion of Texas and northern Mexico. The...

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Covid-19 Vaccine Availability

Jackson County has created a site with good information about COVID-19 vaccinations. It also gives you the opportunity to sign up to be notified when you are able to get vaccinated based on the priority phased-in vaccination program and vaccine availability. 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.