• Our Parish Renewal mission starts with You.

  • You are Called. To take a part in this mission of Parish Renewal and development.

  • You Matter.  Your opinions are of value and are important to be expressed.

  • You Belong.  Every one of you has thoughts and ideas on how to improve our parish.

  • Your Voice, Your Parish, Your Mission.






In October Bishop McGrattan attended the Synod of Bishops and returned with a renewed spirit of hope and enthusiasm. He has challenged Father Eli and our Parish of St. James the Greater to commit to examine our Parish through its parishioners and to build a strong Parish community in faith, a Parish of encounter and witness all the while strengthening our Parish families throughout all stages of life.

Like the early Church, the synodal renewal of our faith communities depends on the primacy of grace, the witness of prayer and worship, communion, faith formation, outreach and leadership. These are the foundations of every parish faith community. Through this renewal, we seek to invite others to join us in the journey. We invite you to join us. Pope Francis wrote the following about the parish.

You are called to join us in this journey of Parish Renewal. God has blessed all of us with gifts and it is in us, through God’s will, to find our inner strengths and to be part of his plan for our lives.

You belong in our parish, and we welcome you to become apart of the faith community. To build a parish that inspires you, your friends and your family.

You matter and we want you to be heard and acknowledged. As part of our parish family, we would like to get to know you, accept our invitation to join us in spiritual development, activities and events. You are a part of our parish family.

How you can get involved

We begin our journey of Parish Renewal by listening to you. Soon we will be holding a parish renewal gathering in which you can be heard on how we can move our parish forward. We are also exploring other ways in which you will be able to express and help our parish find a welcoming path, all with the goals of strengthening our family life, encountering and witnessing God’s love for each other, inviting, teaching and practicing our faith.


St. James Parish Renewal Team

Below are the members of the St James the Greater Parish Renewal team. We invite you to engage us with your thoughts, prayers and hopes for our parish. We look forward to joining you on this journey of Parish Renewal.

Parish Renewal Team