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A Roman Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter

Experience solemnity, beauty and reverence, find freedom and life through the Sacraments of the Church, and be welcomed into a family friendly community alive with the joy of the Gospel.

St. James is a community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a diocesan like structure established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 which was designed to allow the reverence and richness of liturgical traditions reaching back to the middle ages, to come back into the Catholic Church. It is composed of over forty and counting, Catholic parishes and mission communities, led by Bishop Steven J. Lopes, who was appointed by Pope Francis in 2016.


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Confession: Sunday 8:15-8:45 AM


Mass: Sunday 9:00 AM

Christmas Eve Candlelight Mass 4:30 PM, December 24, 2020

Thank you for wearing your mask (young children are an exception) in order to make St. James a welcoming place for all, and allowing as much distance as possible between families or social groups.

Drive up confession and or communion available after Mass by request.


Mailing Address

St. James Catholic Church Rectory

3725 Lilly Rd. N., Jacksonville, FL 32207 




Join us at the Marywood Chapel overlooking the picturesque St. John's river on Sunday mornings. The video shows you where to park, inside the chapel, and where the bathrooms are located.


235 Marywood Dr, St Johns, FL 32259





Under the leadership of Fr. Mayer, St. James Catholic Church began holding Mass in Jacksonville on July 28, 2019. Fr. Mayer came to St. James after having served as the director of Campus Ministry at Santa Fe Catholic High School in Lakeland, as well as serving for a time in the Diocese of St. Petersburg where he completed assignments in chancery, parish, and hospital settings. Prior to coming into the Catholic Church in 2012 Fr. Mayer served as an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Dallas where he was assigned as the vicar of a mission parish and became known for his fundraising, and energetic leadership and outreach. 

Fr. Mayer is a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and went on to further studies and formation under the oversight of Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall and then St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach. Fr. Mayer is happily married and the father of three young children. He also works as a hospice chaplain and assists as needed in the Diocese of St. Augustine.



A Roman Catholic community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

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