Outreach ministries are essential to St. James Church and the mission of the Catholic Church at large. These ministries offer ways to serve and fulfill the Gospel message to be true disciples of Jesus Christ.
Bereavement Committee is made up of two teams of volunteers who provide a reception for the families of deceased parishioners after funerals. This ministry offers solace to families in their time of grief and gives families and friends the opportunity to celebrate the lives of their loved ones with a home-cooked meal.
Blood Drive is held four times per year to help Guadalupe Regional Medical Center meet the demand for life-giving blood.
Communications Team is brand new to St. James Church and aims to connect the parish and school offices and parishioners to one another. The Communications Director is looking for those who are gifted in proofreading, photography, writing, and being "in the know" here at St. James to help with the website, Facebook, Instagram, and app. We are aspiring to create an archive for St. James in the future.
Criminal Justice Ministry
Criminal Justice Ministry ministers to the incarcerated, mentors parolees, and aids those with drug addiction. Assistance is offered to family members. Catholic teaching through Bible study, Catechism, and correspondence programs is offered to those in need.
Food Pantry is a collective effort of the parish to help feed the hungry in the community at large. Drop by the church with food or monetary donations whenever possible.
Hospitality Ministry welcomes visitors and new parishioners to St. James with special celebrations throughout the year.
Veterans Ministry is a communal effort between St. James and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to minister to the veterans of the community. They strive to help heal our community's veterans and families and let them know that they are not alone in their journey of post-service life.
“…‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers [and sisters] of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40