Welcome To St. James Catholic Church

St. James Catholic Church

Mass at St. James
Saturdays at 5 pm
Sundays at 10:30 am

Low Gluten Hosts are available.
Please speak with Fr. Mike or one of our deacons before Mass to let them know. 

Hours for confession:
Saturdays 10:00-10:45 am and 4:00-4:40 pm
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

Office hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am – 5 pm, Friday 9 am – Noon.

Photo Directory Coming Soon – Sign up today!

We need YOU to make our directory complete! Please help by having your picture taken!
Plus, you receive a free directory & a free 8 x 10 portrait just for being photographed!
Photo Dates: @ Holy Family: Mon & Tues, August 12 & 13 | @ St. James: Wed – Sat, August 14-17
You can be photographed at either location!
Here’s how to sign up…
First, click this link: https://ucdir.com/schedule/login.php

Then, enter the “Church Code” from below for the location where you want to go to for your portrait. Either location works!
The “Church Code” for the St. James photo dates is mn438a The “Church Code” for the Holy Family photo dates is mn438b
Then, enter the “Church Password”…the password is photos for both schedules. Then, follow the prompts to make your appointment.
Please note: Online scheduling may not be open on Saturday or Sunday because so we can do paper sign-ups at church on the weekends.
Appointments fill up quickly, so make your appointment as soon as possible to get the best time that works for you!

Video message from Bishop Daniel on healing and hope in Jesus:   https://youtu.be/qvEklkguN5s

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Greetings in the Lord! On Christmas Day 2022, I promulgated my Pastoral Letter, The Dawn from on High Shall Break Upon Us: Healing, Hope, and Joy in Jesus. The Pastoral Letter enlightens the Mission given to our Diocese by the Holy Spirit: As disciples of Jesus, we will intentionally help one another to grow closer to the healing, hope, and joy of Jesus, no matter where we are in the journey of faith.
The Pastoral Letter also identifies three Mission initiatives, each with its own emphasis. Presently, there is an emphasis on Healing. Over the past year, we have been encouraging people who are hurting to be healed through our healing ministries, sacraments, prayers, support groups, healing services, and relational reconciliations. There is convicting evidence that the Holy Spirit has been anointing so many in our diocese with the healing power we can only find in Jesus.
As we continued to heal the hurts in our personal lives, families, parishes, and the communities where we live, there is also evidence of an emerging sense of hope. As we experience the healing and hope we can only find in Jesus, we are beginning to embrace and embody the second mission emphasis of experiencing the healing and hope of Jesus in the Sacred Scriptures and Holy Eucharist (with an emphasis on Eucharistic Revival).
In my video presentation, I am calling us to continue our mission of healing (mission emphasis one), as well as leading people through the Scriptures and the Eucharist to the healing and hope (Paschal Mystery) that we can only experience in the Real Presence of Jesus (mission emphasis two).
I truly believe that the mission of bringing all people closer to the healing, hope, and joy of Jesus is entrusted to us by the Holy Spirit. I believe that the impact and fruition of blessings that we will receive as a result of bringing our mission alive will be bountiful — because in the end, our mission is not about us, but what the Holy Spirit wants to do in and though us, in the power of Jesus.
In the healing, hope and joy of Jesus,
Bishop Daniel J. FeltonDiocese of Duluth2830 E 4th St.Duluth, MN 55812
0: 218-724-9111 Ext. 8344F: 218-724-2221

You have FREE ACCESS to the FORMED platform.  Sign up at formed.org or download their app.  Register your email address by using our parishes zip code (56431) and click on St. James & Holy Family Catholic Churches.  FORMED has some great content for all ages!!!!!

M.O.S.J. (Members of St. James)

Members of St. James is not just another program, it is a way that all members are encouraged to participate in the various needs of our parish.

This is your parish, and your parish needs your help. God has given each of us certain talents and M.O.S.J. is an opportunity that you can use those talents He has given you.   Please review the M.O.S.J. brochure and indicate which programs or duties that you are willing to do.  Most important is the information on the last page for you to complete.  You can email the parish office at office@aitkincatholic.org with your choices.   It won’t cost you a dime, but you will receive countless blessings.

Click on this link to see the brochure: M.O.S.J. brochure

Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus has moved into a new home in Duluth to accommodate their growing presence in the Diocese.  Check out this link:   Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

2024 Engaged Weekends

Diocese of Duluth 2024 Engaged Weekend is in June at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Duluth.  Register at http://www.dioceseduluth.org/marriage-and-family-life

St. James Vocation Chalice

Here is more information about the Vocations Chalice: Vocations Chalice history

Sign up to host the Vocations Chalice in your home for a week and pray for more vocations to come from St. James.

Scam Alert Notice

Hackers have once again started targeting the public with emails and texts, posing as priests, asking for money or personal information.  Please be aware of these phishing (fake) emails.  Please contact the parish office if you have any questions or need confirmation that it was sent to you, even if it says it is a secret.  Thank you!

Stay up to date with our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/St-James-Catholic-Church-Aitkin

Duluth Diocesan Vocation Prayer:

Almighty Father, we beg You for an increase in religious vocations and holy marriages in our diocese. Help us to be generous in our response to Your call. Choose from our homes those who are needed for Your work and strengthen us with the courage to say “yes” and to follow You. Help us as a diocese, as a parish, as families to encourage and foster vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate and consecrated life. We commend our prayers to our patroness, Mary, Queen of the Rosary, and ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bishop Baraga Vocations Apostolate of the Brainerd Deanery Prayer:

Lord, You told us that “The harvest indeed is great but the laborers are few. Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His fields.” We ask You to strengthen us as we follow the vocation to which You have called us. We pray particularly for those called to serve as priests, sisters, brothers, and deacons. Those whom You have called, Those You are calling now, Those You will call in the future. May they be open and responsive to the call of serving Your people. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Single prayer card-Spiritual Comm

Safe Environment

Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal.  https://www.dioceseduluth.org/Vict

St. James Bulletin (Please see the LPi section below if you would like to sign up to have the bulletin emailed to your inbox.)

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