Lent begins this year on March 6th

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.  The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.

See our schedule of Lenten services below.

Lenten Services Schedule

Mass Schedule

Ash Wednesday, March 6th: 9:00 am, 4:00 & 7:00 pm

Lenten Mass Wednesday’s: 7:00 p.m. March 13, 20 & 27; April 3 & 10


Saturday April 13: 3-4:40 pm

Monday April 15: 11 am – 12:30 pm and 7-8 pm

Tuesday April 16: 11 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday April 16: Penance Service (extra priests) 7 pm

Wednesday April 17: 11 am – 12:30 pm (last confession offered before Easter)

Stations of the Cross

Friday March 8, 15, 22, & 29 plus April 5 & 12: 1:00 and 7:00 pm

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 14 : 7:30, 9 & 11 am (Vigil April 13 at 5 pm)

Holy Thursday April 18: Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7 pm / Exposition of tghe Blessed Sacrament 8 – 11 pm

Liturgy of Good Friday April 19: 2 pm / Stations of the Cross 7 pm

Holy Saturday April 20; Blessing of Baskets 12 pm / Easter Vigil 8 pm

Easter Sunday 4/21: Mass 7:30, 9 & 11 am

March 8, 15, 22 4:30 – 7:30 pm

We offer and wide variety of non-meat options to fill you up.

  1. Fried Perch
  2. Baked Tilapia
  3. Shrimp
  4. Potato Wedges
  5. Macaroni and Cheese
  6. Cheese Pizza
  7. Plenty of home-made salads and deserts
  8. Coffee

Soft drinks and iced tea available for $1. Fully stocked cash bar with a large selection of beer(including craft beers) wine, and spirits.

We don’t like to brag, but our fish fry’s are popular, and our guests come back again and again.


St James is a warm and loving community of believers, and welcome all newcomers. If you want to become a member of our parish family, please visit or call our office. It only takes a few minutes.



Address: 9640 Kennedy Avenue
Highland, IN 46322

Tel: (219) 924-4220

Email: stjames4220@sbcglobal.net