This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. Fr. Garry Richmeier shares his reflection. Please see attached 1stSunday of Advent Bulletin.

May we invite those who can attend the Sunday Mass in-person to join us in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in St. James KC. Fr. Garry Richmeier will be our celebrant.

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 pregnant, parents of unvaccinated children, immunocompromised and unvaccinated individuals. Here is the link to the livestream: Facebook Page of St. James Midtown KC. Recording of the livestreamed Mass can be accessed at


·       Congratulations, St. James! We have surpassed the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) goal of $7,355 set by the diocese. If you intend to send a donation to the diocese to help St. James with the ACA, may we invite you to redirect it to St. James instead?  St. James contributions, both online and Mass offertory collections, have been below the weekly budget needed.


·       Confirmation classes resume this Sunday.

·       St. James volunteer opportunity at Harvesters is this Tuesday, December 5 from 6-8 pm. Please contact/text Barbara Schepers at 816-810-8809 if you plan to attend.


·     First Sunday of Advent Bulletin

·       St. James Christmas Giving Tree & Manos Amigas

Benedict L. Babaran

St. James Catholic Church
Parish Administrator