1st Communion Program Change

St. James Faith Formation (English program on Sunday) is moving from a recommended two-year program to a required two-year program for 1st Communion preparation. It is typically 1st-2nd grade, but older grades are welcome. This change will not impact currently enrolled students. Parish 1st graders (or older students needing sacraments) who are not currently enrolled may do so […]

Prayer for Christian Unity

A Note from the Pastor:  Are you called to help? Friday, January 18,  marks the beginning of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In a time when the sad divisions that separate the Christian churches seem even stronger, our parish is not planning an ecumenical event. See what a liturgy committee could do: […]

National Migration Week

National Migration Week 2019 (January 6-12) For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2019, […]

Fraudulent Emails!

ATTENTION PARISHIONERS! Fr. Gerard and Fr. Howard both had emails sent in their names (not their email address) asking for money and/or iTunes gift cards. If your received an email, please know they would never send an email asking for money! Sincerely, St. James/St. Leo Office

Congratulations Bob and Shirley Giese!

Please join us in congratulating Bob & Shirley Giese, this year’s recipients of the Matthew 25 Award, sponsored by Catholic Charities. Bob & Shirley have been tirelessly active in many of our outreach programs here at the Parish. Bob is a former president of Mission Circle and continues his involvement to this day. He is largely responsible for […]

Priesthood Sunday

THIS WEEKEND! After all masses, Deacon Peter invited our priests to come forward for a special blessing as we would like to honor them for their vocation and life-long commitment to the priesthood. The congregation extended their hands in blessing. (Priesthood Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in […]


Are you new to the parish? Have you been coming to Mass for a while but never registered? Have you moved or changed your phone number? Would you like to receive envelopes? Register online HERE! Please be aware that if you are giving online, that does not make you registered in the parish. You need to complete a parish registration […]

For World Mission Sunday…

Be A Mission Voice! Today, with Catholics of the world, we are called to offer, at this Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and our generous financial support, through The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of Jesus. Today we “speak up” through our prayers and personal sacrifices for our brothers and sisters in the […]