Happy 114th Birthday St. James!

Come celebrate!!! Please see attached virtual celebration. I have asked Mary Pickett Vincent to share a reflection about St. James. Please see attached file.

Also this Sunday, R.C.I.A. candidate, BEN LOHMAN, will be receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Furthermore, on September 26, 2020, Ben and his fiancee, Julia Gomez, will receive the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Here are the LINKS for this Sunday:

  1. For the LIVE Stream Mass at 10 AM, please click this link ST. JAMES FACEBOOK PAGE.
  2. To access the recording of the Live Stream Mass, please go back to the above FaceBook link.
  3. Zoom Meeting after Mass at 11:30 AM – please click this link ST. JAMES ZOOM MEETING.

If you want to attend Mass in person, please respond to this email or call the parish office at 816-561-8512 to let me know.

You have heard at last Sunday’s Live Streamed Mass that there have been two deaths related to St. James parishioners:

Albertine Kangni-Soukpe’s brother, Stanislas Kanfoe Koffi Kangni-Soukpe, passed away in Togo, Africa from a vehicular accident. Stanislas’ memorial service is still being deliberated by the family.

Pam Waters’ father, Calvin Waters, Jr., passed away of natural causes. Calvin’s funeral services will be at 2 PM on August 29, Saturday. According to Pam, the capacity of the site for the services is limited. As Calvin was a pillar of his church, Pam believes there will be no room for her “St. James Family”. Instead, Pam will be honored if her St. James Family will join her by viewing the live stream of the services. Here is the link to the website for the live stream: www.mstcsunset.com. Then search for Calvin Waters, Jr.


  1. Mary Pickett Vincent’s Reflection
  2. Community Garden Update
  3. 114th Birthday Virtual Celebration