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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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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  September 25  2022

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 25 2022

https://youtu.be/MvthVleCLqk 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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Garden Update September 25  2022

Garden Update September 25 2022

Check out the following produce for picking: South Garden Bed 1: Ground Cherries and Swiss Chard Bed 18: Cherry Tomatoes Bed 15: Lettuce Bed 20: Collards Beds 8, 9, 16 & 17: Kale East Garden Troost39 Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, and Green Beans West Side:...

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Gmail Announcement for September 25  2022

Gmail Announcement for September 25 2022

This Sunday, September 25, 2022, is the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his message, Pope Francis said, "No one must be excluded. God’s plan is essentially inclusive and gives priority to those living on the existential peripheries. Among them are many...

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Fr Don’s Blog: Never on Sunday

Fr Don’s Blog: Never on Sunday

  UPON THIS ROCK BY FATHER DON FARNAN WRITTEN BY FATHER DON FARNANSEPTEMBER 21, 2022 NEVER ON SUNDAY The National Football League (NFL) is doing something that churches across America have not been able to do: deal with issues of racism, matters of justice, and...

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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.