Welcome to Saint James



The grace of Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all!

Beautiful, historic Saint James Church, atop a hill in the heart of downtown Manchester, is a traditional Catholic parish devoted to preaching the word of God and bringing God’s love to His people.

Parish life centers on the Eucharist, which sustains us, and on reception of the Sacraments, through which we are nurtured.

Under the patronage of Saint James the Great, apostle and martyr, members of Saint James strive to imitate Christ and live as He wants us to live. By strengthening God’s life in us, we are empowered to bring the light of Christ to our community and to the world.

Please join us as we celebrate Mass:

Vigil (Saturday Afternoon) 4:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Monday 12:05 PM, Tuesday – Friday 8:00 AM

Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Masses: 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM and 6:00 PM

Stations of the Cross
Friday’s during Lent – 7:00 PM followed by
Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Join the Saint James School students at Church
1:00 PM Fridays, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st  and April 7th

Penance (Confession)
Monday Evenings throughout Lent – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturdays – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursdays before First Fridays – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Townwide Lenten Penance Service
Sunday, April 2nd – 4:00 PM – Saint James Church

Fasting and Abstience
Ash Wednesday
and Good Friday are days of fast and of abstinence.
All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
Fasting means to refrain from eating food between meals and to eat only one full meal with the other two being lighter meals. It is required of those who are 18 to 59 on the days noted above. Liquids are permitted between meals.
Abstinence means to refrain from eating meat. It is required of those 14 years of age and older on days listed above.
Talk with a priest if you have any question about whether these laws pertain to you.