Reverent Worship, Helpful 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 joyfully explained, 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.
Meet The Pastor
I grew up as a devout Evangelical Protestant. I had (and still have) a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, which provided me with the foundation for my unexpected journey ahead.
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
Participate in the annual blessing of the throats, calling on the intercession of St. Blaise against diseases and ailments. It is a longstanding tradition to use blessed candles from Candlemas
“Shrove” is Old English for being shriven of your sins. In other words, going to confession and getting your sins removed in preparation for a Holy Lent which begins the
Remember your mortality. Experience sorrow for sin. Learn about and partake of this ancient devotion. Not Catholic? No problem. Anyone is welcome to receive ashes and learn about entering into
Dear St. James Family, We will be completing the season of Christmastide this Sunday with the solemnity of the Epiphany, remembering the visit of the wise men to the home of the Lord. We will be especially remembering this occasion by blessing door chalk and holy...
If it was not for him, St. James and the Ordinariate would not exist. It is because of his generosity and pastoral care that this beautiful liturgy and structure now exist in the Church. We are so grateful to him.
Dear St. James Family, Apart from it being a bit chilly in the building, we had a great Christmas celebration both on Saturday evening and Sunday morning with a good number of new families in attendance. Thank you for joining us. Are you single, divorced, or in...