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St. James Catholic Church



Mass at St. James
Saturdays at 5 pm
Sundays at 7:30 am
Sundays at 10:30 am*

*The 10: 30 am Mass will be an outdoor mass weather permitting.  Please bring your lawn chair.

Hours for confession:
Saturdays 10:00-10:45 am and 4:00 – 4:45 pm

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

Until the crisis passes, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been lifted. No one should feel obliged to come to church. This will remain in place until it is safe for all to return to church. Sunday remains the Lord’s Day, so Mass can be followed on television, radio, and online with a spiritual communion. Devotional practices such as an hour of silent prayer, the Rosary, scripture reading, or other meditations can mark the day.

Click on Father David’s letter below for the most recent information:

Father David’s letter from 5-22-2020

To participate in Mass online, check out one of these websites:



St. James is requesting cloth face masks for our parish.  Please drop off your donations at the church.






Fr. David’s Divine Mercy Sunday Homily
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Fr. David’s Easter Sunday Homily

Available opportunities:

  • Participate in online Mass.
  • Pray the Rosary.
  • Make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Visit Stations Field (behind St. James Church) and walk the Stations of the Cross.
  • Go to confession.

Father’s letter from 4-7-2020

Upper Room for Families

Father David has launched a new religious education program beginning
this week.  A letter from Father David to introduce the program and the
activity for the week are included below.  The
program is geared toward families with students Grade 5 and up.

This months Upper Room for Families: 3-30-20

Stay up to date with our Facebook page:


Reaching out to help you:

Need help getting medications, food, or supplies during this COVID-19 crisis?  The “That Man is You” men are willing to help pick up and deliver items to your home if you are not able to get out yourself.  Please call the parish office if you need help, 218-927-6581.

Prayer For A New Bishop

Please view the links below for further information, guidance and helpful information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Father’s letter of 3-19-20

Single prayer card-Spiritual Comm

Aggie’s letter of 3-19-20

Authorization form-SJ-revised

Homily for Fourth Sunday of Lent 2020 by Deacon Bill

Dear Friend in Christ:

Welcome to the St. James website, we are the Roman Catholic Parish located in Aitkin, MN. We hope you receive the information you need about our parish from our site whether you are a member here or a visitor.

Our Mission at St. James:

We the parishioners of St. James Church through our baptism in Christ, are called to be God’s people.  Our mission is to respond with personal commitment to Christ, and to be united in Christian love and sacramental worship.

As Catholics, it is our responsibility to make Christ’s presence more visible in the ministries of our parish, and to make His universal love more deeply known by all.

Our mission is to be a Eucharistic, spirit-drive, family-centered parish.
We affirm the dignity of each person, strive to heal the wounds which separate us, embrace the cause of justice, and reach out to those whose faith appears to have lapsed and to actively minister to those who seek entry into the Church.

We are glad that you have looked us up and we hope you will feel free to contact us in any other way.  Please share with me if you found the website helpful and offer any suggestions you may have for us.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. David Forsman

Pastor St. James Aitkin





St. James Bulletin for





Bulletin for 4-26-2020

Bulletin for 4-19-2020

Bulletin for 4-12-2020

Bulletin 4-5-2020

Bulletin for 3-29-20

Homily for Fourth Sunday of Lent 2020 by Deacon Bill



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