Visitors & New Parishioners
St. James is a faith community where all are welcome, ministry is shared, and love is faithfully demonstrated.
Whether you’re visiting our parish for the first time or if you’re considering formally becoming a part of our parish, we at St. James Catholic Church are glad to have you!
We serve over 900 families at St. James and have a robust offering of ministries which serve not only our parishioners, but the whole community. With over 40+ ministries and our own Catholic school, we invite you to join us in imitating Christ and serving our neighbors!
Whether you are of the Catholic faith, another Christian tradition, or even non-Christian, we welcome you to celebrate Mass with us!
Join us at any of our weekend liturgies:
Saturday at 4 p.m.
Sunday at 8 a.m.
Sunday at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday at 12:15 p.m.
Join us for daily Mass!
Tuesday at 8 a.m.
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday at 8 a.m.
Friday at 8:15 a.m.
The Holy Rosary is prayed starting 30 minutes before each Mass.
For Catholics: All Catholics who are properly disposed (i.e., in a state of grace and fasting) are invited to receive communion during Mass.
For fellow Christians: We welcome our brothers and sisters in Christ to celebrate Mass with us. However, those in Christian churches not in communion with Rome are not admitted to receiving the Eucharist. You are invited to cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing. If you are interested in participating fully in the Eucharistic liturgy, please contact our office for more information on becoming Catholic.
For non-Christians: We welcome those of non-Christian (or even no) faiths to our liturgical celebrations! However, we cannot admit them to holy communion. You are invited to cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing.
We take the health and safety of our parishioners very seriously and have instituted appropriate protocols to help protect our parishioners from COVID-19 as they return to Mass. You can read our current COVID protocols and updates here.
Our parish is led by Rev. Canon Stanislaw Fiuk, STD (pronounced fyook), who joined St. James as pastor in July of 2020. Having a doctorate in theology, Fr. Stan is incredibly knowledgeable about our Catholic faith and offers wonderful insights into Divine Mercy, the importance of Mary’s role in our salvation, and is spearheading amazing efforts to further invigorate our parish’s faith life.
Learn more about Fr. Stan on our About page.
Frequently Asked Questions
The totality of Catholic belief is summed up in the Nicene Creed:
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
Sacraments are signs of God’s grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us through the work of the Holy Spirit.
There are seven Sacraments in the Catholic Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation (confession), Marriage, and Holy Orders.
You can learn more about the Sacraments at St. James here.
We would be so glad to walk with you in your faith journey!
Starting the journey to becoming Catholic begins with a conversation with our Pastoral Associate of Evangelization & Catechesis, Joey Gutierrez. Please contact him at (830) 379-1796 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you determine if you would like to move forward, you would then participate in a nine- to eleven-month journey in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). This is a process for those who have reached the age of reason (about seven years of age) and older who have yet to receive the Sacraments in the Catholic Church.
You can find learn information about the RCIA process here.
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