ST JAMES THE LESS – OUR HISTORY

Date Milestone
6/29/1967 Reverend Eugene Hoffman is assigned to establish the parish
10/22/1967 The new parish is established under the patronage of St. James
2/4/1968 First Sunday masses (Highland Jr. High School Cafeteria)
9/11/1968 First religious education classes held in homes
3/3/1970 Reverend Francis M. Lazar appointed pastor
October 1970 Dedication of rectory, chapel, and meeting room
March 1972 St James Women’s Guild founded
5/24/1974 Ground breaking for new all purpose building (church/hall)
7/4/1976 Blessing of bell tower by Msgr. Leo Hildebrandt
7/31/1976 First festival held on church grounds