Hello all!

This Sunday is the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Fr. Garry shares a reflection to help with the Sunday readings. Please see attached file. Also on Sunday, we will celebrate the Baptism of Elijah Muir Kiger Rusca, son of Robert and Kaitlyn Kiger Rusca.

I bear the sad news of former parishioner SIMON HAM passing away due to the Coronavirus. This is the link for his GoFundMe: SIMON HAM GOFUNDME.

Consider helping the family reach their fundraising goal.The STJKC.ORG website is now accessible. However, the posting of the Live Stream Mass recording is still being worked on. The same is true with the Mass Hymns.So, here are the LINKS for this Sunday:

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 is election day! If you have not mailed your ballots yet, please vote! You will also find attached the Missouri Catholic Conference’s support for Amendment 2.

As we approach St. James’ 114th Founding Anniversary, I am attaching a photo of the front of the church on Harrison Street with the Trinity Cross Stained Glass Window (the LOGO) uncovered. Details of the virtual celebration of the 114th Anniversary are being finalized. These details will be given out next week.


  1. Garry’s Reflection
  2. Medicaid Expansion Missouri Amendment 2
    Community Garden Update
  1. James Church Front photo