“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.”
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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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021 “Even at the darkest moments, as in these months of pandemic, the Lord continues to send angels to console our loneliness and to remind us: “I am with you always.” He says this to you, and He says it to me… As a long period of isolation ends and...
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