Welcome to St. James Catholic Church

 Church.... it is not a building. 

It is the heart, mind and spirit of each one of us. 

 WE are the church -

the caretakers and stewards of God's beautiful creation.


Bienvenido a la Iglesia Catolica Santiago
Iglesia ... no es un edificio.
Es el corazón, la mente y el espíritu de cada uno de nosotros.
NOSOTROS somos la iglesia -
los cuidadores y mayordomos de la bella creación de Dios.



Staff/Personal de la Parroquia

Office Hours/Horario de oficina

Phone Call Hours/Horarios Para Llamadas: Tuesday - Friday/Martes a Viernes 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Office Open Door Hours/Horarios de Oficina Abierta: Tuesday/Martes & Friday/Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

PSR Office Hours/Horarios de Oficina de Catequesis: Sat/Sab: 8 am - 5 pm & Sun/Dom: 8 am - 3:30 pm


  • Sun, Sep 27th

Readings of the day/Lecturas del dia

Mass Times/Horarios de Misa

Weekday Mass/Misa Diaria:

Monday/Lunes ~ upon request (a solicitud)

Tuesday/Martes ~ 6:00 pm bilingual (bilingue) 

Wednesday/Miercoles ~ 12 Noon at Church - 12 pm del Medio Dia en la Iglesia

(School Mass temporarily closed to the public/ Misa en escuela cerrado al publico temporalmente)

Thursday/Jueves ~ 8:00 am

Friday/Viernes ~  12:00 Noon (Medio día)

Weekend Mass/Misa Fin de Semana:

Saturday/Sábado ~ 4:00 pm Vigil (Vigilia) also Live Mass on Facebook/Misa en vivo.

Sunday/Domingo ~ 8:00 am, 10:30 am, and 1:00 pm spanish (español)

Parish Registration/Registracion de Parroquia


Click on "My OWN CHURCH" icon below and Create your account today!

Click on New User link on the Welcome page to get started. The link takes you to the New User Registration form where you can create an account.

*Edit family/member information/address, etc./*View contributions

Not tech savy?  You may download and fill out our registration form below and return to the church office.

Click here for parish registration in english.

Registrate para ser un nuevo miembro de la parroquia o si ya esta registrado puedes hacer cambios de tu familia y ver tu ofrenda. Haga clic MY OWN CHURCH ARRIBA.

Forma de Registracion en espanol haga clic aqui.

Message from the Bishop/Mensaje del Obispo

Click here for the message. Haga clic aqui.

Updated 09/04/2020    Actualizado 09/04/2020

Parish App/Aplicación parroquial


Once you download the app look for our parish and start getting the latest info from our parish.  

Una applicacion para su telefono para informase lo que esta pasando en la parroquia.  Baja la applicasion y busca a nuestra parroquia.  


Confessions for the moment are only by appointments, please call Fr. Jose.

Las confesiones por el momento son solo por citas, por favor llame al Padre Jose.

Registrations for PSR, RCIA, and baptism are available under the menu of sacraments, please check it out!


Las inscripciones para PSR-Catequesis de ninos, RICA-Catequesis de adultos, y el bautismo están disponibles en el menú de los sacramentos, por favor echa un vistazo!

Dear St. James Youth and Families,
I am so excited to welcome your child back to Lifeteen and Edge this Fall. We will be resuming our groups via Zoom this year beginning on September 8th. Please be sure your child is registered so I can distribute the appropriate materials to your family. We will be working through the book of Acts, engaging in some discussions in apologetics, and enjoying a weekly devotional. I so miss our time together but please remember that God is in control and He is faithful to us always! If there is ever anything I can do for your family please let me know. I want to pray for your specific needs and for your child. More information will be going out via email this week regarding how our Zoom meetings need to be conducted, there is a bit of a learning curve but together we can be successful.
In Christ,
Brandon Stevens
Youth Director

Our on site meet up will be 10/6 and will follow our regular format, Mass, a pizza dinner, and a social meeting until 8pm in Seton Hall. At this time we are asking that parents and siblings do not stay to keep our numbers down. We will have trained chaperones on site to clean and help maintain social distancing. RSVPs are requested. Please plan to join us in sharing our Catholic faith and fellowship. Grades 6 and up.

For more info please contact Brandon Stevens (256) 622-0300 

Catholic Charities



95 CENTS of each dollar contributed goes to help the needy and furthers the many apostolates of our diocese through Catholic Charities. ONLY 5 CENTS of each dollar contributed goes to administrative costs.


Funds received from the Catholic Charities Appeal assist more than 185,500 people in North Alabama in so many different ways. For example, the Catholic Centers of Concern, Catholic Family Services, Diocesan Campus Ministry Programs, Hispanic Ministry, Black Ministry, Office of Religious Education, programs for persons having intellectual and developmental disabilities, Youth/Scouting Ministry and the education of seminarians all benefit from your generosity.


Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, ‘You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’” (Mark 10:21)

P.O. Box 12047
Birmingham, AL 35202

Click here for more information & donations.

You are invited to dinner with the Guadalupe Radio Network

Date - October 8, 2020
Location - Rosewood Ballroom, Homewood, Al. 
Questions: call John Tidwell 205.209.2110

We invite you to join us for the Guadalupe Radio Network South East Market’s third annual “Fishers of Men” dinner, in Birmingham, AL! 

Celebrate with us as we present the annual Fishers of Men Award to Jim and Joy Pinto, directors of Her Choice Birmingham Women's Center, to honor them  for their tireless work in Catholic evangelization, the pro-life movement, through media, and most especially support for GRN! 

Join us as we also hear from one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today!  Damon Owens is the Executive Director of the Theology of the Body Institute, whose mission is to educate and train men and women to understand, live, and promote the Theology of the Body. He is the founder of Joy-Filled Marriage NJ and New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association, non-profit organizations dedicated to building a marriage culture through training, seminars, and conferences. Damon and his wife Melanie have been teaching Natural Family Planning (NFP) since 1993, and served as NFP Program Coordinators for the Archdiocese of Newark.

Becoming an underwriter for this event, and you can be a part of this life-enhancing, life-saving mission of Catholic radio in Alabama. Your table purchase and/or sponsorship will be acknowledged both at the dinner, in the program, and on the radio. 

Outlined below are the various levels available for your generous underwriting. 

                Sponsorship Levels:

St. Michael Table - $5,000 Includes recognition at the dinner by the emcee, and access codes for each guest for the online 2020 Catholic Marriage Summit. 

St. Raphael Table - $2,500 Includes recognition at the dinner by the emcee, and a CD of Damon Owen's talk for each guest.

St. Gabriel Table - $1,500 Includes recognition at the dinner by the emcee. 

"At Home" Access - $50  ticket    Includes access to the event livestream to watch in your home with family and friends & a Gift Certifcate for a meal from The Fish Market Southside in Birmingham (redeemable anytime, take-home available).

Single Seats - $100 

Should you have any questions, please contact us via the phone or email noted above. We thank you for your prayerful consideration of this invitation and look forward to hearing from you. 

The 2020 “Fishers of Men” Southeast Committee

Dr. Charles Spivak

Diana Varghese

Host Committee
Marc Ayers      Jan and Craig Bernard      Brett Burkholder       Eric Dooley      Charles Ferlisi      Gary and Laney Gagnon      Jonathon Hooks      Dr. Jerry and Tricia Kitchens      Alex Kubik      Michael Markiewitz      Yorgo Sarris

Finally, we invite you to tune in to the Guadalupe Radio Network, Catholic Radio in Alabama! We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit graced to be part of the new evangelization. We aim to strengthen fellow Catholics, attract newcomers to the Faith, build up strong Catholic families, and strengthen our entire community.


John Tidwell 

Guadalupe radio network Southeast


Engaged Encounter Retreat Dates



A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime®

World Wide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is now having LIVE Online Weekend Experiences! Unlock the power of your relationship with new ways to do the “I do.” Renew the romance and live your best life in love. Learn to become the best version of yourselves together! Alabama’s next VIRTUAL Weekend is October 23-25 on Zoom Meeting. You can get more information or register online at www.wwme.org or by calling Barney & Kathy Bellard at 205-530-3607.

Mass Dispensation extended/Dispensacion de Misa Extendida

Decree Extending the Dispensation from the Sunday & Holy Day Mass Obligation due to Covid-19

Updated 08/19/2020

I hereby extend the dispensation from the obligation to assist at Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation through Sunday, November 22, 2020 (inclusive) - the last Sunday of the liturgical year - for all the Roman Catholic faithful who reside in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.

 Please click on link below: 

Dispensation of Mass letter from bishop in English.


Yo Obispo Raica extiendo la dispensa de la obligación de asistir a la Santa Misa los domingos y Días Santos de Obligación hasta el domingo 22 de noviembre de 2020 (inclusive), el último domingo del año litúrgico, para todos los fieles católicos que residen en el Diócesis de Birmingham en Alabama.

Haga clic en el enlance a continuación:

Carta de dispensación de la Misa del obispo en español.

Weekend Masses will be open to the public starting May 23, 2020 at regular schedules.

Mass Procedures

Live Mass Streaming by Facebook on Saturdays at 4:00 pm for those who can’t assist indoors.

 Please click on GROWING IN THE HOME for links for other live streaming options .

Las Misas de fin de semana estarán abiertas al público a partir del 23 de mayo de 2020 a los mismos horarios.

Reglamentos para asistir a Misa

MISA EN VIVO LOS DÍAS SÁBADOS A LAS 4:00 pm a través  de Facebook.

  Haga clic en BUSCAR AL SENOR EN SU HOGAR para obtener enlaces sobre las opciones de transmisión en vivo.

If you need to communicated with us, please call the church office or email us.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and pray that you and your families stay safe and healthy! 


Open door hours: Tuesday & Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm.

For emergencies and confessions please call Fr. Jose 205-563-8217


Si necesita comunicarse con nosotros, llame a la oficina de la iglesia o envíenos un correo electrónico.  ¡Pedimos disculpas por cualquier inconveniente y rezamos para que usted y sus familias se mantengan seguros y saludables!


Horario de oficina abierta: Martes & Viernes 11:30 am a 3:30 pm.

Para emergencias y confesiones por favor llame al Padre José 205-563-8217


The door during the week is usually open 30 minutes before Mass.

For entrance PLEASE use handicap ramp side door which is located on the back parking space, go in and come back out the same door. If you are sick with any Covid-19 symptom please do not come in for the safety of the staff and others.  Please remember to keep social distancing and no socializing after Mass.



La puerta durante de la semana usualmente esta abierto 30 minutos antes de iniciar la Misa.

Para entrar POR FAVOR use la puerta lateral de la rampa para discapacitados que se encuentra en el espacio de estacionamiento trasero, entre y salga por la misma puerta. Si está enfermo con algún síntoma del Coronavirus por favor no venga por la seguridad del personal y otros. Recuerde mantener el distanciamiento social y no socializar después de Misa.

Contribución en línea

Fe Directa

Durante este tiempo de distanciamiento social, St. James depende de donaciones en línea para continuar nuestro ministerio. En oración, lo invitamos a registrarse en eGiving desde su computadora, teléfono inteligente o tableta y configurar una donación recurrente o hacer un regalo único. Faith Direct ofrece una forma segura de donar a nuestra parroquia en este momento de incertidumbre. Si no eres un experto en tecnología, puedes enviar tu contribución por correo.  Regístrese hoy visitando faith.direct/AL760, o envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra "Enroll" al (256-540-5955).  Gracias por su continuo apoyo a nuestra familia parroquial.

Dios te bendiga,

Padre Jose Chacko

Registrate hoy! Haga clic aqui!

Bienvenido Obispo Raica


Check out updates on Covid-19 testing and other important infomation.

Diócesis de Birmingham Consulte las actualizaciones sobre las pruebas de Covid-19 y otra información importante.


Plasma donation from patients recovered from COVID-19 info click here.

Donación de plasma de pacientes recuperados de COVID-19 info haga clic aquí.

Catholic Schools Emergency Fund

Catholic School Scholarship Donation

School scholarships

Give a student the gift of a Catholic education at no cost to you when you donate your Alabama income tax liability. Click on banner for more info.  


Déle a un estudiante el regalo de una educación católica sin costo para usted cuando done su obligación de impuesto sobre la renta de Alabama. Haga clic en el banner para más información.



Parishioners Steve and Suzanne Scharfenberg were honored in the spring edition of the Anniston/Gadsden Christian Family magazine.