Parish News

Praying Hands

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Janet Coleman. Let us also pray for her family, that God will bless them with strength, love and grace in their time of loss and sorrow.


Annual Tootsie Roll Drive 

The Knights of Columbus Drive for Persons with Developmental Disabilities has been in existence since 1970. This years' drive is Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th and is commonly called “The Tootsie Roll Drive.” You can find Knights on street intersections across the entire state of Missouri. You’ll find them in front of Dierbergs, Walmart, Save-a-Lot and many other stores as well as street corners. They all will be wearing bright yellow vests, passing out Tootsie Rolls and collecting donations to help children with special needs. Proceeds from the Tootsie Roll Drive will benefit the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The Knights Center provides comprehensive diagnosis, intervention family support and professional education services.

St. James Knights of Columbus will be having the Annual Tootsie Roll Drive after each mass on the weekend of October 8th and 9th.


FYI: October 3rd thru October 7th, there will be no daily Mass here at St. James. Also, First Thursday Adoration, Mass of Reparation and
Healing prayer service have been cancelled for this month. First Thursday services will be back in November!!! Please make note on your calendars. Any daily masses have already been rescheduled.

ALSO….. 10/13 & 10/20 there will be no Thurs evening mass and NO Sat morning mass 10/15 & 10/22.


Mass Offerings
Lots of dates available!
Masses can be said for the living also; birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Come by the office or write the name & any preferred date on paper, put in envelope with your $10 & drop in drop box. If the chosen date is available, I will schedule for that date, if not I will schedule next available


RCIA –The Right of Christian Initiation for Adults

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a member of the Catholic faith? RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. RCIA gives instruction to those wishing to be baptized & those who, for whatever reason, have never practiced their baptismal faith as Catholics. For more information, please phone the rectory office at (573) 438-4686.


Call to Say the Rosary Everyday

Responding to The Blessed Mother’s call to say the Rosary everyday, Father Fleming leads the Rosary daily after the 8:00 a.m. Mass, as well as after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday and after the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Everyone is welcome and the Graces received from the Rosary are definitely a Blessing that we, as Catholics can take advantage of. You can say the Rosary for a loved one, our country, or whatever you choose. The Blessed Mother is listening.

Mary