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.

 

 

          

 

Family of Faith Volume I: The Profession of Faith
Families learn this year about events that took place thousands of years ago. But the story of salvation history is not just in the past: it continues to take place in our lives in a deeply personal way. In the beginning, God created the universe out of nothing, and God continues to create throughout all ages each and every time a human person is conceived. And just as God spoke to our fathers in faith and showed them His plan of salvation, God still speaks to us and calls us to become part of the story of His saving love. These are not distant events to be memorized, but rather life-giving truths to be lived each day. God has called us each by name—this is the story of salvation history. This is our story!

 

 

Una Familia de Fe Volumen I: La profesión de fe

Las familias aprenden este año sobre los eventos que tuvieron lugar hace miles de años. Pero el relato sobre la historia de la salvación no está solo en el pasado: continúa teniendo lugar en nuestras vidas de una manera profundamente personal. Al principio, Dios creó el universo de la nada, y Dios continúa creando a lo largo de las edades cada vez que una persona humana es concebida. Y así como Dios habló a nuestros padres en fe y les mostró su plan de salvación, Dios todavía nos habla y nos llama a ser parte de la historia de su amor salvador. Estos no son eventos lejanos para ser memorizados, sino más bien verdades vivificantes para ser vividas cada día. Dios nos ha llamado a cada uno por su nombre: este es el relato de la historia de la salvación. ¡Esta es nuestra historia!

 Year One: The Creed
  • September: The Role of Parents in Education
  • October: What is Faith, Who is God
  • November: Created in God's Image
  • December: Annunciation, Immaculate Conception
  • January: Who is Jesus
  • February: Paschal Mystery
  • March: The Holy Spirit
  • April: Marks of the Church, Communion of Saints
  • May: The Way of the Creed
   

 

Staff

Office Hours

Tuesday through Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Publications


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MASS TIMES

Weekday Mass:

Monday ~ upon request

Tuesday ~ 6:00 pm

Wednesday ~ 9:30 am at St. James School and 6:00 pm at St. James Church (bilingual)

Thursday ~ 8:00 am

Friday ~  12:00 Noon

Weekend Mass:

Saturday 4:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm (Spanish)

Reconciliation

Saturday 3:00 to 3:45 pm

Sunday 11:30 am until 12:15 pm

For any other times call the parish office or Fr. Jose to make an appointment.

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Information on the St. James Catholic Church Columbarium 

 

In The News

Title X: Protect Life Rule comes in as Planned Parenthood walks out

Washington D.C., Aug 19, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Planned Parenthood will no longer receive Title X funds and has withdrawn from the program entirely. The decision took effect Monday, as the deadline passed for compliance with new program rules.

The organization, the nation’s largest chain of abortion providers, confirmed their withdrawal from Title X after a court refused to grant an emergency injunction against the Protect Life Rule, which bars fund recipients from referring women for abortions, prevents participating groups from co-locating with abortion clinics, and requires financial separation of government-funded programs from those that carry out abortions.

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African news agency aims to tell stories from ‘the grassroots’

Nairobi, Kenya, Aug 19, 2019 / 05:45 pm (CNA).- At the launch event for a new African Catholic news agency Saturday, a Kenyan bishop urged journalists to focus their work on the “grassroots” life of the Catholic Church across the continent.

“Very rarely do we hear the great stories from the [Small Christian Communities] nor good things the little men and women who animate these communities do to promote the faith,” Kenyan Bishop Joseph Obanyi said Saturday, Aug. 17 in Nairobi, while hosting the launch of ACI Africa.

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After protest, Buffalo diocese denies allegations of former seminarian

Buffalo, N.Y., Aug 19, 2019 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Amid a media firestorm and a small protest Sunday, the Diocese of Buffalo disputed allegations made in a letter published by a recently resigned seminarian.

“Earlier today, while many Catholics were attending Sunday Mass, three individuals chose to gather in front of St. Stanislaus Church and Bishop Malone’s residence. These individuals were within their rights, and displayed various poster signs. The Diocese of Buffalo, has responded to these topics previously and it is unfortunate that some have not received or understood the responses,“ the diocese said in an Aug. 18 statement.

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C2 Opportunity Scholarships

The Catholic Schools Office remains grateful for Catholic Charities continued support, which enables us through our schools to provide an excellent educational experience in the Catholic tradition.  We aim to help all students develop their God-given talents, knowing that a strong foundation of our Catholic beliefs, practices and traditions are critical to following Christ in today’s world.

To further these aims, C2 Opportunity Scholarships has been created in partnership with Catholic Charities to help bring Catholic educational opportunities for low-income families in our diocese. C2 Opportunity Scholarships is a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) funded by the donations of corporate and individual Alabama income tax liability in compliance with the Alabama Accountability Act. Awards are distributed on a first come, first served basis to eligible families with priority given to students zoned to attend an underperforming public school as defined by the state.

We believe that children should have every opportunity to succeed.  Our fully accredited Catholic Schools offer an excellent education rooted in Gospel values and are ready to meet the needs of these students, preparing them for a lifelong journey of faith and learning that they might not find elsewhere.

If you would like to learn more about C2 Opportunity Scholarships or support this mission by donating your or your organization’s tax liability, please visit the C2 Scholarships Site http://csquaredscholarships.com or use the red button below.

Julie Emory-Johnson MEd., EdS.
Director of Catholic Schools, Pro Tempore