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St James the Less

Catholic Church | A Community of Faith

September 12, 2015

Friends of the Poor Walk

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September 9, 2015

Rummage/Bake/Pierogi Sale

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July 20, 2015

Benefit for Highland Police Officer

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Faith Formation 2015-16 Calendar



Many of us remember attending C.C.D. classes as children. Today, we use the term “Faith Formation,” with the idea that making or “forming” disciples in the Faith involves more than bookwork in a classroom. It involves everyone, not just the children of a parish.

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Hall Rental

Hall Rental

Did you know that our parish hall can be rented for all kinds of events: Weddings, Corporate Meetings, Trade Shows, Baby Showers, and many others kind of events.  We offer discounts for “active” parishioners. It’s the perfect venue for your next event.


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Mission Statement

We, the people of St. James the Less, are a community of faith striving to show love and compassion to all. We are gathered by the power of the Holy Spirit to worship God in word and sacrament by living corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Therefore, we pledge ourselves to be responsible stewards of our time, talent and treasure.

Clergy & Staff

Pastor: Reverend Keith Virus
Senior Deacon: Ray Dec
Senior Deacon: Marty Denkhoff
Deacon: Michael Halas
Deacon: Michael Hogan


June 29, 1967, Rev. Eugene Hoffman was assigned to establish a new parish in the Highland-Griffith area. Our parish was established under the Patronage of St James (The Less) on October 22, 1967. Just three days later, October 25, 1967, a house and property in Lakeside Subdivision. COMPLETE HISTORY

Father Keith

We welcomed Father Keith as our pastor in 2005. Filling the shoes of his predecessor wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t long before he warmed our hearts and we fell in love with him.

He has a warm spirit and a gift for communicating the message of the gospel each and every Sunday. CONTINUE READING

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