Ember Friday: No Meat Today

Since ancient times the Church has set aside time to pray against famine and disease, and to consecrate each upcoming season of the year through penitential and charitable acts, as well as praying for the souls in Purgatory. These times are known as Embertide. Medieval lore says that during Embertides, the souls in Purgatory are […]

Prayer & Potluck at a Home

Wendy Cruff Home 1847 Plantation Oaks Drive, Jacksonville, FL

Experience one of the treasures of the Ordinariate: Praying the Daily Office Evening Prayer while having fun and eating food with your favorite people! The St. Brigid Hospitality Guild, headed by Cathy Messina, will be organizing the potluck. Click on the Signup Genius website below or see Brian Burch after Mass to jot down the […]

Immaculate Conception Mass

St. James Catholic Church 12447 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL

Many people mistakenly believe that this solemnity celebrates Jesus’ conception, but what is actually being celebrated is the immaculate conception of Mary. Jesus perfectly honored his mother by assuring that she be created immaculately or as Scripture says "full of grace," that is conceived without sin, one of only four human beings to come into […]

Christmas Caroling at Nursing Home

The Terrace of Jacksonville 10680 Old St. Augustine Rd, Jacksonville

Save the date for Christmas caroling with our St. James kids at The Terrace of Jacksonville  Nursing Home (10680 Old St. Augustine Rd. 32257) on Saturday December 17th at 10am! This is open to the entire parish. Please come dressed in the Christmas spirit! We look forward to spreading holiday cheer with you!

Children’s Religious Ed

St. James Catholic Church 12447 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL

Bring your child and give it a try! Saint James fosters growth in children as disciples of Christ by creating the environment for healthy friendships with other children combined with dynamic activities and teaching. Parents and children ages four to thirteen gather on the third Sunday of each month for food, fellowship and formation September […]

Workshop: A Historical Look at Early Christian Worship, A Seminar for Truth Seekers

Assumption Catholic Church 2403 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

Imagine if you could take a time machine back to 150 AD to see what Christian worship would have looked like. Join Fr. Mayer and a few others to do exactly that as he takes you on a fascinating journey looking at the writings of both Christians and outsiders who describe in detail what Christian […]

Christmas Eve Carols Sing Along

St. James Catholic Church 12447 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL

Arrive early so that you can join in singing your favorite Christmas hymns led by the St. James Schola prior to Christmas Eve Mass! Christmas Carols have a rich tradition within the Church. Though carols were in place during the first few centuries, they fell out of popularity until St. Francis of Assisi revived them in the thirteenth century when […]

Christmas Eve Mass

St. James Catholic Church 12447 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL

Experience hope, joy, and wonder. Beautiful traditional music including choir, organist, and violinist, a message of hope, and the cherished tradition of singing Silent Night together at the end of the Mass. This Mass will not have incense.

Christmas Day Mass

Celebrate the Lord on the day of his birth, and avoid the crowds. Beautiful reflective Mass, Christmas hymns led by song leader and organist, a message of hope, service concludes with singing Joy to the World. There will be incense at this Mass. There will be no 8:00 AM Mass on Christmas Day. Only 10:15 AM

Welcome Dinner for New Attenders and Curiosity Seekers :-)

Wendy Cruff Home 1847 Plantation Oaks Drive, Jacksonville, FL

This dinner is a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning more about Saint James. The evening will take place in the home of parishioner, Wendy Cruff, an amazing cook and excellent host with a gift for making others feel welcome and relaxed. It will begin with dinner (please let us know of […]

Candlemas and Catered Meal

St. James Catholic Church 12447 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL

Blessing of Candles Experience this beautiful celebration of the entrance of the infant Jesus into the temple forty days after his birth, when he was proclaimed to be a light to the Gentiles. This occasion is traditionally remembered by the blessing of candles at Mass. You are invited to bring candles from home to be […]

Shrove Tuesday: Pancakes, Fun, Confessions

St. James Catholic Church 12447 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL

Come start your Lent with confession, breakfast for supper, games, & libations. Purchase your tickets ahead of time at a discount. Come any time between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. This is our final feast and celebration before the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday! "Shrove" is Old English for being given a penance after […]