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Reverent Worship, Unabashed Teaching, Dedicated Community

Welcome to the newest Roman Catholic Mission in Jacksonville! Saint James is a community of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter which was established by Pope Benedict in 2012 in response to Anglicans who asked to bring their communities and liturgical and pastoral traditions back into the Catholic Church. Here at Saint James you will experience an unrushed, prayerful Mass and sacred music that brings out the best of Anglican choral tradition, the magisterial fullness of the Catholic faith boldly preached, and a vibrant community life that is welcoming to all ages. Join us and be part of the team that shapes and constructs this mission parish to serve generations to come.

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MASS & CONFESSION

Sunday Mass

  • 8:00 AM organist & song leader

  • 10:15 AM incense, choir, & organist

Confession

  • Sundays 7:40-7:50 | 9:40-10:00 AM

  • Holy Days 4:55-5:15 PM

DIRECTIONS
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Parking is immediately next to the building. Also available on the side of the building is a handicap accessible ramp. Like most Catholic missions that begin without their own building, St. James is currently meeting for Mass at the Mandarin Community Club.

 
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NEWS AND DATES

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FALL FESTIVAL, POTLUCK & ACTIVITIES

Sunday, October 2, 2022, 11:45 AM. Enter into the autumn season with traditional fall foods followed by games and prizes: sword fighting, jousting, target shooting. Sign up for the potluck or contact office@StJamesCC.org for information.

WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM

Designed for non-Catholics Christians: Bring your Bible, learn about the often overlooked, but essential developments of your Christian family history. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6-9 PM. Please RSVP by 10/5  Office@StJamesCC.org

PAST EVENTS

Ember Day Mass at Parishioners Home

On Wednesday evening, September 21, 2022  a little over half a dozen people gathered together at the home of Mercer Morris for the Mass that is held each quarter to ask the Lord’s blessing on the fall season. Following the Mass there were delicious plates of meats, vegies, and deserts, which everyone enjoyed while chatting and catching up. The next Ember Day Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 

Children's Religious Education Begins!

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, nearly two dozen children and quite a few parents gathered for a fun afternoon of pizza, activities, crafts, learning, and connecting with one another at the first meeting of the formation year. Have young ones? The children meet on the third Sunday of the month through May 2023. Learn more

New Attender Evening

Eighteen people were welcomed at the home of Wendy Cruff on August 14, 2022 for an amazing meal of steak, salmon, brussels sprouts, and pineapple black rice where they learned about Father Mayer's story and the history and vision of St. James. Keep your eye out for the next welcome dinner to be announced in the next few months!

Kid’s Religious Education Fun Night

On the evening of July 27 every single child at the mission along with their parents gathered for a time of crafts and interacting learning about the saints while developing healthy friendships. Then they ate ice cream and watched Disney's Encanto. Thank you to Jenna Kalkvic for leading this fun evening. 

Festival of Saint James

On July 24, 2022, the community dedicated a day of learning about and celebrating Saint James the Apostle, patron of the mission. Morning Masses were filled and in the afternoon the property was filled with guests enjoying a petting zoo, getting their faces painted, listening to live music, playing games and relays, vying for freshly made deserts at the cake walk, devouring tasty hamburgers and hotdogs right off of the grill, and being entertained by the art, magic and comedy of Captain Character. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus who came from St. Joseph Catholic Church to assist as well as the many other volunteers which made this celebration possible.

Solemn Mass & Sacred Burning

Thursday, June 23, 2022, a large number gathered to celebrate Mass for the Nativity of John the Baptist, followed by a solemn chanted procession outside of the church for a sacred burning and burial of unwanted blessed objects. The Saint James Community is grateful to Fr. Jason Trull and the community of Assumption Catholic Church for the use of their building and grounds for this festive event. Following the liturgy there was a second fire used for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows and picnicking on the grounds.

Corpus Christi Mass & Procession

June 19, 2022 the community gave public witness to their faith and devotion toward the Blessed Sacrament in the millennia old joyful Corpus Christi Procession outside after Mass. 

Pentecost & Confirmations
June 5, 2022, five members completed their sacraments of initiation by being Confirmed. Congratulations to Cathy Morrison Messina, Robert Messina, Kieran Miller, Gianna Coots, and Andrew Coots and thank you to all of the family, friends, and guests who joined in this celebration.

Full House for Ascension Mass & Potluck
On May 26, 2022, at 5:30 PM the community hosted one of the few Ascension Thursday Masses in Jacksonville on the traditional fortieth day after Easter to celebrate Christ’s rise into heaven, for a standing room only crowd. Following the Mass was a potluck filled with too much food, excited and noisy kids, and people connecting and getting to know one another. It was a beautiful and festive celebration of the solemnity.