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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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Second Sunday of Easter April 7 2024

Second Sunday of Easter April 7 2024

https://youtu.be/nUiBjkjDhbU?si=qeXkC9Mshs4A2bL1 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...

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Garden Update March 30 2024

Garden Update March 30 2024

Potatoes, kale, and lettuce plants were planted in the raised beds last Saturday. This Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 am, we will be filling the last raised bed with top soil mix, watering, and planting onions, Swiss chard, mustard, turnips, and kohlrabi. Planting,...

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Social Justice Principle for April 2024 (adapted from NETWORK) Nurture the earth, recognizing that we are interdependent with the rest of God’s creation.  God gave human beings the task of caring for and nurturing all of creation. Our health and well-being are...

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Troost39 Thrift Store Donations

The Family Room at St James is an easy drop-off location for your donations to Troost39 Thrift Store on Sundays when the church is open for Mass.  Please place your items behind the door to the Family Room in bags or boxes marked "Troost39".  You will see signage when...

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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 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Thanks to Chris Dewberry for providing photos on the website.