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 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Office Open Door Hours/Horarios de Oficina Abierta: Tuesday & Friday/Martes y Viernes de 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

New PSR Office Hours/Horarios de Oficina de Catequesis: Sat/Sab: 10 am - 6 pm & Sun/Dom: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Office Hours/Horarios de oficina

Starting November 17th the office doors will be open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday & Friday.   We apologize for any incovenience, and pray that you and your families stay safe and healthy!

A partir del 17 de noviembre las puertas de la oficina de abrira de 11:00 am a 3:00 pm martes y viernes. Pedimos disculpas por cualquier inconveniente y oramos para que usted y su familia estén sanos y salvos!

Mass Times/Horarios de Misa

Weekday Mass/Misa Diaria:

Monday/Lunes ~ upon request (a solicitud)

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

Wednesday/Miercoles ~ 12:00 Noon (Medio Dia
(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) & 6:00 pm Spanish (español)

Sunday/Domingo ~ 8:00 am & 10:30 am

Readings of the day/Lecturas del dia


Confessions for the moment are only by appointments, please call Fr. Jose at ext: 101  or cell # 205-563-8217.


Las confesiones por el momento son solo por citas, por favor llame al Padre Jose ext: 101 o su celular 205-563-8217.

Spanish Mass Time Change/Cambio para la Misa en español

Adoration/Adoracion al Santisimo

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.

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.  

Contribución en línea

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,

My name is Amy Sims and I am excited to be the new youth director! As many of you know, I am the fifth grade teacher at Saint James Catholic School. Through my experience as a teacher, I have gotten to know many of the students and families here in the parish. I am so happy to continue teaching them about the most important things in life: Jesus and His Church. With your help, I hope that our Life Teen and Edge programs will continue to grow. Due to the restrictions of the virus, we will be meeting in person twice a month and online during the other weeks. Our next in person meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 17th. After attending the 6:00pm mass, youth will gather for a meal, then we will play some turkey themed games and learn together about Christ. We will meet online on Nov. 24th.  Please keep an eye on the St. James facebook page for times and updates.

Ad Jesum Per Mariam,

Amy Sims

Mass Dispensation extended/Dispensacion de Misa Extendida

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

Updated 11/17/2020

I hereby extend the dispensation from the obligation to assist at Holy Mass on
Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation through Sunday, January 10, 2021 (inclusive) – the
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and the conclusion of the Christmas Season – 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.


Sirva la presente para extender la dispensa de la obligación de asistir a la Santa Misa
los domingos y días de precepto, hasta el domingo 10 de enero de 2021 (inclusive) – o sea, la
Fiesta del Bautismo del Señor y la conclusión de la temporada navideña – por el bien de todo
fiel católico romano que reside en la Diócesis de Birmingham en Alabama.

Haga clic en el enlance a continuación:  Carta de dispensación de la Misa del obispo en español.

Mask Requirement/Requisito de máscara

Drive Thru Communion/Sagrada Comunion Afuera

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 .

Procedimiento 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.



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

Bienvenido Obispo Raica



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.

Catholic Schools Emergency Fund

Birmingham Catholic Engaged Encounter


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

Planning to get married check this out!

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.


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.

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.

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

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