Welcome To St. James Catholic Church

St. James Catholic Church



All public Masses are suspended from March 20 – April 20, 2020

St. James will be open for visits to the Blessed Sacrament and to pray:
Monday – Friday 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday – Noon to 9 pm
Extended hours for confession:
Saturdays 10:00-10:45 am
Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 pm
Wednesdays 10:30 am-Noon

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

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




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:



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 4-5-2020

Bulletin for 3-29-20

Homily for Fourth Sunday of Lent 2020 by Deacon Bill

Bulletin 3-22-20



Comments are closed