Holiday Mass Schedule 



  • Advent Penance Service

    • Tuesday, December 10, 2018 7 pm

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

    • Thursday, December 12 Mañanitas 5:00-5:30 am Mass at 5:30 am 6:30 pm Procession into Mass followed by reception in Gym

  • Christmas Eve Schedule

    • Tuesday, December 24 4 pm, 6:30 pm and 10 pm (No Midnight Mass)

  • Christmas Day Schedule

    • Wednesday, December 25 9:30 am, 11:30 am (Bilingual)

  • New Years Eve and New Year's Day 

    •  Solemnity of Mary Tuesday, December 31, 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 1, 2019, 9:30 am, 11:30 am

St. Vincent De Paul Society Assistance Line: (530) 979-4338

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Mass Times:


Weekday Masses:


Monday- Friday-7 am 

Saturday- 8 am


Saturday Vigil:

5:30 pm


8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 7:00pm

1:00pm (Misa en Español)



Saturday- 4 pm or

By appointment


Eucharistic Adoration


8:00am -5:00pm

Thursday -


This Week:





 12/9 Monday

-Eucharistic Adoration

8:00 am-5:00 pm

-Vida Nueva

7:00 pm

-Environmental Justice Meeting

6:45 pm

-Gospel Justice Meeting

7:15 pm

-Novena a la Virgen de Guadalupe

7:00 pm


12/10 Tuesday

-St.Vincent de Paul Client Aid Meeting

2:30 pm

-Adult Basketball

7:00 pm

RCIA Team Meeting

7:00 pm

-La Formacion del Nuevo Testamento y el Credo

7:00 pm

-Novena a la Virgen de Guadalupe

7:00 pm

-Advent Penance Service

7:00 pm


12/11 Wednesday

-Women's Scripture Study Group

9:45 am

 -Bereavement Ministry

10:30 am

-Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation

6:45 pm

-Women's Guild Meeting

7:00 pm

12/12 Thursday


5:00 am


5:30 am

Daily English Mass

7:00 am

Procession and Danza

6:00 pm

Celebration Mass

7:00 pm

Celebration After Mass

8:00 pm

12/13 Friday

-Men's Scripture Study

12/14 Saturday

-Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation

9:30 am 

-Reconciliation in Church

4 pm


5:30 pm

12/15 Sunday-Second Sunday of Advent

-Mass 8 am

-Mass 9:30 am

-Mass 11:30 am

-Mass Espanol 1:00 pm

-Mass 7 pm

  Pancake Breakfast-9:00 am- 11:30 am


December 08, 2019

Pancake Breakfast!

All are invited to the St. James Pancake Breakfast on December 15th. Breakfast is served between 9:00 and 11 am. Enjoy a hearty breakfast while also enjoying the friendship and conversation with your fellow Parishioners. The cost is $5 per adult; $3 for children 7 to 11 years old and FREE for children 6 and under.  



December 08, 2019

Announcement of Anniversaries at Mass

Our Parish wishes to recognize our parishioner's milestones in their lives!  All Parishioners are invited to call the Parish office with the date of their wedding anniversary! At the first weekend Masses each month, these parishioners will be recognized in an announcement. Please contact the office at (530) 756-3636.

December 08, 2019


How fortunate we are in our parish that we have the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Every Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for our adoration in the Chapel. Also Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Jesus is present, waiting for adorers. Eventually more days will be available as the need for other days become apparent. Many holy people and saints have gone before us who made time to spend silent and prayerful times with Jesus. For example, St. Alphonsus Liguori from the 18th century was often rapt in ecstasy before the Blessed Sacrament. He made frequent visits. One of his simple but favorite prayers was: “O my God, my Love, O everlasting Love, I love Thee!” During his life he wrote many prayers for Adoration which were translated into numerous languages. He often said that next to Holy Communion that no act of worship is so pleasing to God and none so useful as the frequent visit to our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament dwelling upon our altars. All people are invited for worship – the young and the old. Some entire families have been seen in our chapel during Adoration. What an excellent example for the young! If Jesus were actually visible in our church, everyone would run to welcome him, but he remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of bread, because he is calling us to faith, that many may come to him in humility. “The Blessed Sacrament is the “Living Heart” of each of our churches and it is our very sweet duty to honor and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, -the Incarnate Word, whom they cannot see.” (Pope Paul VI).

Parish Altar Servers Needed

St. James Families,


Is your child old enough to altar serve?  Altar serving has been a very old tradition of the Church and if there is true, active, and conscious participation from our servers, it gives our children a great opportunity not only to encounter fully our Lord Jesus Christ but also to serve Him at the Altar.  More so, it provides a special place for our children to discern their own vocations in front of our Lord himself, may it be in the religious or married life.  So if your child has already received his/her first communion and you believe him/her to be capable of taking upon the duties of an altar server, please consider being an altar server!  Children need to have received First Holy Communion. Entering 4th grade or be a responsible 3rd grader.  Contact Karey Spivey at or 530-867-0783. 

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 The Arise Prayer


Gracious God and Father,

  we enter into your presence

  realizing you know us better

  than we know ourselves.

You know the cares and sufferings

  we carry in our own hearts.


You call us to holiness

  and we trust you to lead us

  together on our journey

  to be a renewed Church,

  for with you all things are possible.


Create us anew in Jesus Christ

  your Son.

Liberate us from all that keeps us

  from you.

Heal us from every form

  of sin and violence.


Transform us to live your Word

  more profoundly.

Awaken us to the sacred;

  rebuild trust among us.

Enliven our parishes;

  reunite our families.


May your Holy Spirit empower us

  to live as a community of love,

  freed to share in your work

  of recreating our world

  and restoring justice.


We believe you are doing

  something new,

  calling us to arise together in Christ

  to celebrate the fullness of life.





(Updated 10/8/19; please update with new dates on your personal calendars)


First Confession (58p)

Saturday, 1/25 @ 9:00-1030A



Communion Retreat  (all classes)

Saturday, 3/21 at 9:00A-12:00P

Memorial Center


 Communion #1

Saturday, May 2 @ 2:00P  (38p)

-2nd yr Communion A& B

-Sac Prep 3rd -6th gr English


Communion Rehearsal (English)

Thursday, 4/30 @ 6:00-7:00P


Communion #2

Sunday, May 3 @ 1:00P Spanish Mass (16p)

                        -Hispanic 2nd yr Communion


Communion Rehearsal (Spanish)

Thursday, 4/30 @ 7:30-8:30P


Confirmation Rehearsal (84p)

Thursday, 2/27 @ 6:00-7:30P

Sponsor or Parent proxy must attend



Confirmation #1 (51p)

*Monday, March 2 @ 6:00P with Bishop Soto

 (Confirmation A- Aimee’s class & St James School)


 Confirmation #2 (33p) 

**Tuesday, March 3 @ 6:00P with Bishop Soto

(Spanish Confirmation B - Rosa’s class &

Spanish Confirmation C - Anamaria’s class)

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Altar Server Recruiting Season has begun! Click here for the altar server sign up form.

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Diocesan News:

December 01, 2019

Worship the Lord Workshops

“Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness” (Psalm 96:9)


Each session starts with Morning Prayer at 8:30 and concludes with Evening Prayer at 3:45.

The series will take place at Divine Mercy,  2231 Club Center Drive, Sacramento (Natomas)


#3 – Jan. 11 – Source and Summit of the Christian Life: The Mass

#4 – Mar. 14 – Medicine of Mercy: Sacraments of Healing

#5 – April 25 – The Joy of the Gospel: Sacraments of Mission


A certificate in liturgy specialization will be given at the end of the series, provided that the individual has completed Basic Certification -


register online, here:

December 01, 2019

ICP Registration

On September 16, the Independent Compensation Program (ICP) will begin accepting registrations. The Diocese of Sacramento is joining those in Los Angeles, Fresno,  Orange, San Bernadino and San Diego in a program that brings compensation and justice to those who were sexually abused as minors by diocesan priests. All claims, regardless of how long ago they may have occurred, will be considered by the program. The ICP is independent, outside the control of any diocese. For more information, including how to submit a claim, please visit Let us always remember to pray for the victims of priest sexual abuse. As their pain is ongoing, so must our prayers for them be.

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