Giving Tuesday - Nov. 28

Tuesday, Nov. 28 is Giving Tuesday for the nationwide 'Give Catholic' campaign, so let's raise as many online donations as possible! Donations will be used for parish operating costs, and it's a good time to donate to ACSA too. You can donate online at

Hymn Festival this Sunday

The Hymn Festival is this Sunday, November 19 at 2pm in St. Patrick Church. We've received hymn requests throughout the month, so you may hear your favorite ones!

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At Saints James and Patrick Parish, we enter into relationship with God through the sacraments, prayer, and stewardship. We invite you to Join Our Parish community so you can experience God's eternal love by 'remaining in Christ and revealing Christ to others'. 

Mass Times

St. James 4:00 pm
St. Patrick 5:30 pm

St. James 8:30 am
St. Patrick 10:00 am

St. James:
Monday & Wednesday 8:00 am
St. Patrick:
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am (No Thursday Masses from May 25 through August 17, 2017)
Friday 11:15 am

Holy Day
8:00 am & 12:10 pm (St. Patrick)
6:00 pm (St. James)

St. James
Monday, 7:30 am
Saturday, 3:30 pm
St. Patrick
Friday 10:50 am
Saturday 11:00 am-12:00 noon

Online Giving

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Thanksgiving Mass

Thanksgiving Mass is Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6pm at St. James. We'll receive an offering for Catholic Charities to help the hungry of Decatur. This was the former “Bread Sunday Offering.”

Remembering Loved Ones

We'll be remembering our deceased loves ones this month. Our Parish Book of Remembrance will be near the Baptismal areas in each of our churches for most of November. You are welcome to write in the book the names of your deceased loved ones. 

November Newsletter

Read the November Newsletter to learn about the results of the parish meeting and how our parishioners were enlivened by the pilgrimage. The newsletter also features articles about the WSOY Food Drive, the upcoming Hymn Festival, and Couples' Night Out Marriage Trivia. 

Diocesan Synod

Take a few minutes to learn about the diocesan synod and complete the survey at The diocese values your opinion and experiences!

'Like' Us on Facebook

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Facebook is FREE to use and EASY to sign up. You can create an account by going to and entering your name and e-mail in the 'Create a New Account' section of the home page. Then you can search for 'Saints James and Patrick Parish' in the 'Search' section at the top of your personal Facebook page. The parish's 'Like' button is located beneath the photo of St. James Church.
Liking our page offers you many benefits:
- Connect with family, friends, and parishioners online
- View parish events, photos, bulletins, and newsletters
- Receive notifications to remind you of upcoming events
- Contact the parish to ask questions or sign-up for events and ministries
- Read Fr. John's weekly Gospel posts and receive news updates of the worldwide Catholic Church.
- Comment on the page to share your experiences of our parish
Have questions or need assistance creating an account? Call the parish office or e-mail and we'll be happy to help!




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Service Opportunities

Visit the Ministries page to learn about the various ways you can share your talents with the parish. Partaking in these ministries will enhance our parish community and strengthen our ability to be stewards of God's love. To sign up or for further details, contact Here's the current liturgical ministry Schedule. Thank you for your participation. 

Saint of the Day

Here is Franciscan Media's Saint of the Day.