Hours - Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm
Parish Office Manager - Bev Clements - 636-451-4685
Parish Office Fax - 636-742-4820 Email:
Office Address: 1587 Hwy AM, Villa Ridge, MO. 63089
The organizations of St.
James Parish are the embodiment of our parish community. They are
where parishioners learn and teach, get help and give help, and
demonstrate their faith as active members of the community.
You are invited to join with the
individuals of these organizations in helping make our community a
better place to live. If you would like, you can also
contact the parish office for more information.
The Parish Council is the coordinating and unifying structure of the
parish community. The Council works in cooperation with the Pastor
and the total parish in setting policy and establishing goals,
objectives and action plans. The Council attempts to reflect the
viewpoints of all the people of St. James Parish.
Finance Committee is a group of individuals who assist the Pastor in
planning, providing for, and supervising the financial affairs and
physical properties of the parish.
The committee is concerned with parish resources, the budget,
church support, and the effective utilization and maintenance of the
St. Vincent DePaul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic
organization of men and women who seek, in a spirit of justice and
charity, by person-to-person involvement of its members, to help
those who are suffering.
No work of charity is foreign to the society.
The work is funded through parish and community food drives
during the year and monetary funding is through the offerings in the
Offertory envelope and donated canned foods.
The quilters donate their time and talent to produce beautiful
hand-made quilts that are used for the socials of the parish
throughout the year.
Arts & Crafts
Our Art & Crafts donate their time and talent to produce
beautiful art and craft items all year long to sell at our annual
picnic. A great way to support the church community.
St. James Parish has a variety of opportunities for those who would
like to join our congregation in singing, giving praise to God
through music and for the inspiration and upbuilding of our parish
Everyone who has an interest in music, whether you are a
trained musician or someone who just enjoys singing, is most welcome
to be a part of this ministry.
Please call for further information on any music related questions,
including music for our Christmas Mass, weddings, funerals, special
functions, or Sundays
Parish School of Religion
The PSR program provides religious formation for students in grades
one through eight who attend public schools. Our goal is to instruct
the children in our parish family as a community of believers in the
The instructions include faith-enriching experiences, such as
liturgies, faith instructions, prayer, sacramental preparation,
discussions leading to moral awareness and community service.
Parents as primary educators are involved at all levels. Our
parish provides this PSR program to help parents fulfill their
obligations as primary educators of our Catholic Faith.
The cooperation between parents and teachers will result in
responsible behavior essential for the growth of the student as a
contributing member of the Christian community.
Holy Communion Ministers
Holy Communion ministers can be anyone who is in good standing with
the Catholic Church, 21 years of age or older. This ministry
distributes the Precious Blood of Christ at all masses as assigned.
If unable to be present for your assigned mass, you are asked to
find a replacement from the provided list. Ministers are also
encouraged to help-out at any mass where there is a need.
Ministry of Readers (Lectors)
Anyone high school age or older that would like to participate in
mass by reading the word of God is welcome. This ministry
covers reading and announcements for weekend masses and special
occasions as assigned. If you wish to participate in this
ministry and have not been a reader before, instruction is
available. More readers are always welcome and needed.
The prayer chain consists of a group of parishioners who will
pray for any intentions
that are requested.
Anyone who is in need for prayer or would like to join
the prayer chain is welcome to call.
Our hall is a place for meetings,
socials and has a full kitchen area.
Volunteers are always needed for minor repairs, grass cutting,
landscaping. If you would like to volunteer a few hours a week to
help, please call the office.
St. James cemetery also know as "City of God" is
located next to the rectory. For more information on the cemetery,
contact the parish office.
Information on Rock Church - Billy Murphy - (636) 257-2227
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