This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. Denise Simeone shares her reflection. Please see attached Third Sunday of Advent Bulletin.

The Mass this Sunday will be livestreamed. Please join us remotely for the Mass by clicking on this link: Facebook Page of St. James Midtown KC. Recording of the Live Stream Mass can be accessed at –

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. 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. Masks are ENCOURAGED.

At, we find this statement: “The omicron variant—the latest mutation of the virus that causes COVID-19—has not arrived in Kansas City, but public health officials are preparing as case counts continue to rise in the area.” Adopting the same precautions, Fr. Mike Roach and I have CANCELED the Communal Reconciliation Service scheduled on Wednesday, December 15 and the 10 PM Christmas Eve Mass. If you need the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please make an appointment with Fr. Garry Richmeier.

Benedict L. Babaran
St. James Catholic Church
Parish Administrator


Bulletin for December 12, 2021