Welcome to St. James Catholic Church

The Catholic Faith Invites All of God's Children to a Relationship with Jesus Christ

If you are new to the area, looking for a place to belong, or are already a member of our parish community, there is always a place for you.

It is a joy to share the love of God with you!


Tuesday -  8:15 AM

Thursday -  8:00 AM

First Saturday -  8:00 AM

1st & 3rd Saturday -  4:00 PM

Sunday -  Even Months - 8:00 AM

Sunday - Odd Months - 10:00 AM 

Holy Day Schedule

Check our bulletin for Mass times



Saturday: 3:15 - 3:45 PM
OR by appointment



Baptism: Arranged by appointment
Marriages: Arranged by appointment at least 6 months prior

*Read the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony requirements


Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1:  Jer 23:1-6

Responsorial Psalm:  Ps 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6

Reading II:  Eph 2:13-18

Alleluia:  Jn 10:27

Gospel:  Mk 6:30-34

*Click HERE for Daily Readings 

“Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace in the world.”

~St. Mother Teresa Calcutta

Online Giving is an option if you are tired of remembering to write a check or fill your envelope. There is a flier in the narthex if you are interested.

Nomination for Woman of the Year

Held Sunday Sept. 15 at Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Award-ed by Most Reverend Rozanski. If you know someone who you think should get a pat on the back for service or dedication contact Lu Cortese, President of SJEN-St. Joseph Radio.
Lu Cortese: (636) 447-6000
Or www.saintjosephradio.net

OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults

If you or someone you know would like to inquire about the Catholic Church, be baptized, confirmed or make first communion, call the parish office at 573-438-4686 or Joyce
Politte, OCIA Coordinator, at 636-328-1343. Come and See!

Classes will begin August 29, 6:30 p.m. at St. Joachim Parish in the Incarnate Word Center. Special arrangements may be made to accommodate those with special needs.


Picnic NEWS

Everyone is gearing up for all of the socializing , laughing and fun that the picnic ignites! The head planners welcome new and old faces to volunteer in big or small ways. Crafts and auction baskets bring smiles to all of the people who enjoy bidding. The parish truly comes together for this yearly fun and fundraiser!

Thank you all for your support of our Parish!

Our next Picnic Meeting is scheduled for July 23rd @ 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Adoption Grant

Since its inception in 2009, the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Adoption Grant has awarded over $325,000 to 57 grant recipients—allowing over 50 children to be adopted into their forever families. This grant, offered through the Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning, is available to couples who want to build their family through this loving choice. This grant helps
adoptive parents offset some of the cost of adding their new child to their family through adoption. Grant applications are die every November 1. The Grant Applications and policies may be found at www.archstl.org/naturalfamily-planning/fertility-and-adoption 

For more information about the grant, contact the Office of Natural Family Planning at 314-997-7576 or email stlnfp@archst.org

The grant is funded primarily through private donations and fundraising. To make a donation, please contact the office or donate online

We….Are The Body of Christ

  • Mission Theme: We are the Body of Christ! As Catholics we are on the journey to the kingdom, united as one faith community comprised of all the faith communities in Washington County including St. James, St. Joachim, St. Stephen’s and St. Joseph led by our Pastor, Fr. Tony Dattilo.
  • Mission Leader: Fr. Tom Santen has been invited by Fr. Tony to lead us on this mission journey through his inspired preaching of God’s word!
  • Mission Schedule: The joint parish mission will be held five consecutive nights from Sunday, September 29 through Thursday, October 3, 2023. St. Joachim Parish will host the mission on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. St. James Parish will host the mission on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Mission Format: Each night will include praise & worship music prior to the evening’s themed message given to us by Fr. Santen. Afterwards, everyone is encouraged to participate for refreshments and social gathering in the parish hall. A penance service will be incorporated into the mission schedule and a closing Mass will be held on the last night of the mission. There are plans to have some version of the mission incorporated into the morning Masses that week as well
  • Who can attend: This mission is an opportunity for all of us to gather in days of prayer including our school children, youth, young adults, and adults (with graying hair!). This mission is open to all! Each night’s message will be unique so you are strongly encouraged to attend every night! If you can only attend a couple nights, please do so! We are all in this together!
  • What you can do: Pray for a successful mission. The mission prayer will be recited at or before Mass from now until the time of the mission. Prayer cards will be in the pews. It will appear in the parish bulletin for you to pray the mission prayer at home. Plan to attend. Volunteer to help if asked. Updates will be provided in the bulletin and the schedule will be more detailed as we get closer to the mission.



201 North Missouri Street, Potosi, Missouri  63664
Phone:  573-438-4686
Fax:  573-438-2100

Fr. Tony Dattilo


Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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