Infant baptism may be scheduled by contacting Rene at the parish office, 363-7615 X100. Baptism preparation class is required for parents, unless they have had a prior preparation class within the past five years. Parents have the option of having their child baptized in a ceremony with other families after the 10:30 Mass on the weekends that Fr. Loyola is scheduled for Mass at St James. Baptisms during Sunday Mass are highly encouraged so the parish community can celebrate with you! The preparation sessions will be on the first Thursday's of the month at 6pm and are held in Room 9 of the Parish Center. Classes are lead by our Adult Faith Formation-Parish Life Coordinator, Renee Hitt.
Baptism Sundays after Mass for 2019: October 27 & November 10. Baptism Sunday after Mass for 2020: April 26, May 24 & June 21. These Sunday Baptisms begin immediately following the Mass and begin at 11:30am in the Church. Baptism Sundays during Mass for 2020: January 5, May 10 & June 7. If this is your first child being baptized please fill out the Baptism form and either mail or drop in collection. Baptism Form
Marriage preparation requires the priest be notified at least 6 months prior to the anticipated wedding date. At least one of the parties must be a registered practicing Catholic member of our Parish. Please call the Parish Office for more information.
If you were baptized and made your First Communion, but never were confirmed for whatever reason, we would love to have you experience this final sacrament of adult initiation. To find out what’s involved, please call the St James Parish Office 262-363-7615 X100
Want to Become a Catholic?
Perhaps you've wondered if you should become a Catholic. Many others, drawn by a search for truth and meaning in their lives have asked themselves that same question.
Are you not sure you know enough about the Catholic Church to decide that you are interested in becoming Catholic? We invite you to watch a short video about the Catholic Church by clicking here.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Education of Adults) is the process by which interested non-Catholic adults become members of the Christian community of the Catholic Church. Children over the age of seven participate in the R.C.I.A. process adapted for their age.
Both the laity and the clergy provide the education in the ways of the Lord and the beliefs of the Church. Lay sponsors help support and guide the candidates in their journey of faith. The entire parish community is involved in the preparation through prayer and witness and by renewing its own commitment in faith.
Anyone who is considering becoming a part of the Catholic community of faith may enroll, including those baptized in other Christian denominations, those unbaptized, and those baptized in infancy as Catholics, but not brought up in the faith.
Those interested in learning more about the Catholic Church contact Fr. Loyola Amalraj 262-363-7615 X101