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.
Ready your cocktail attire and join us for an inspiring evening with Bishop Steven Lopes. He will be sharing about this new and thriving part of the Catholic Church known
It is traditional to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent in preparation for Christmas. For those who put this off until the end, this is the opportunity for
Experience hope, joy, and wonder. Beautiful traditional music including choir, organist, and violinist, a message of hope, the Last Gospel (see below) and the cherished tradition of singing Silent Night
Dear St. James Family, There is a good amount of behind the scenes groundwork being laid right now, to prepare for the upcoming growth of the mission. Last week with some excellent financial minds to discuss getting a finance council up and going. I’m grateful to...
Dear St. James Family, Today I stopped at the beautiful Southbank Hotel where I was working on some of the planning details for the fundraising dinner that we are assembling. Bishop Lopes will be in town and will be the speaker. It’s going to be a great night that you...
Dear St. James Family, Greetings to you on the Memorial of Good King Wenceslas. This Sunday during my homily I will be answering the question: Can those who Appear to Be in Mortal Sin Receive Communion? I am asking this question for two reasons. First, this is a bit...