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Pastor’s Message

Welcome to St. James Parish

Dear Friend,

Welcome to St. James!  With great joy I welcome you and your family to this wonderful parish.  St. James is a warm and welcoming community of over 2,500 active families. I invite you to join us for mass where you will experience the vitality and faith of this place.

This informative website is another great place to jump-start your St. James experience. With numerous apostolates and activities covering all aspects of parish life: faith formation, spirituality, service to the poor, and evangelizing the larger community, there is the opportunity for everyone, young and old, to share your time and talent – all of this in an environment which will allow you to deepen your personal relationship with our Lord.  Along with this interactive website, St. James can be found on social media! follow parish news on @StJamesParishAH. and the St. James Facebook page.

Our mission is to be disciples of Christ and make disciples of ChristOur vision is that each member of our community encounters the fire of God’s love; then with hearts burning brightly, shares that love with others.

I look forward to meeting you at one of our masses or parish events. Please pray for me as I remember you and your family at daily mass.

Your Servant in Christ,

Fr. Edward Pelrine


P.S.: As you peruse this website, there is a lot to navigate and absorb. Should you have any questions, our parish staff is here to serve and assist you in any way possible. Contact the general parish office at (224) 345-7200 or get in touch with a specific St. James staff member.