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.
Sunday 9:00 AM Sung Mass
Sunday 11:00 AM Said Mass (no music)
Sacrament of Reconciliation is normally available in courtyard behind chapel prior to Mass. Drive up confession and or communion available on Sunday after 11 AM Mass by request.
St. James Catholic Church Rectory
3725 Lilly Rd. N., Jacksonville, FL 32207
PASTOR: FATHER MAYER
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.