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Pastor’s Message

Welcome to St. James Parish


Dear Friend,

Welcome to St. James! It is with great pride and joy that I welcome you and your family to this wonderful faith community. St. James is a warm and welcoming parish of over 2,000 active families. I firmly believe that the best way for you to see firsthand the true vibrancy of this parish is to join us for one of our liturgies. Every Mass is unique and each one will leave you wanting more.

This informative website is another great place to jump-start your St. James experience. With numerous ministries, sacraments and activities covering all aspects of parish life, formation, spirituality and human concerns, I can honestly say we have an opportunity for everyone, young and old, to share their time and talent in an environment that will also deepen their personal relationship with our Lord. Don’t be shy—let your mouse do the walking. Along with this interactive website, St. James can be found on social media! Follow me on @padrematt, and follow parish news on @StJamesParishAH. And don’t forget to “like” 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. Attend one of our beautiful liturgies, join one of our ministries or take part in a parish event…bring the family, invite a friend—all are welcome!

I look forward to meeting you at one of our future liturgies or parish events. Please pray for me. I will remember you and your family in my prayers as I celebrate daily Mass.

Your Servant in Christ,

Fr. Matt Foley

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.