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Office Hours:

 Monday - Friday
  8:00AM - Noon 
1:00PM - 4:00PM




About St. James Parish
Founded in 1918, St. James is the parish church
for the city of Hopewell, Virginia. Located close
to downtown, St. James is actively involved in
ministry to the community.

The church has several opportunities for those wanting
to get involved. Choices include a book study group,
adult education, choir, ministry to those who
are homebound, and much more.

St. James the Greater

Image of St. James the Greater.
Who is the patron saint of
St. James Parish?

New Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday - 11:00 a.m.

Children's Liturgy
of the Word

During the 11:00 Mass.
Adult and youth volunteers
are always welcome.

Holy Days
Vigil 6:30 p.m.;

Weekday Mass
Wednesday - 6:30 p.m.
      Thursday - Noon

Wednesday 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Prayer Group
2nd & 4th Wednesday - 7:

Choir Rehearsal
Thursday - 7:15pm
in church

the first Sunday of the month
after Mass in the parish hall

Spiritual Director
& Friendship

Please contact:
Dick or Jeannine Commander


If you are interested in the Sacraments

of Marriage, Blessing of Marriage,

Anointing of the Sick,

or Annulment

please contact office

to schedule a meeting

or discuss the process

for any of these.


For the Sacraments of Baptism,

First Eucharist, and Confirmation

for children and youth under the

age of eighteen,

contact Ellen Herod.


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Anyone over the age of eighteen interested in learning
more about the Catholic church,
or interested in being Confirmed,

 contact: Janice Petet 458-9223




Our Parish Mission Statement
In Living out our need to constantly praise God in our lives,
we commit ourselves to:

Find God in all creation.
Live lives that promote the spiritual enrichment of
all of God's people.
Be witnesses of Christ's Love and its place in our lives.
Share our time, talent and treasure with others.


Parish Contacts

Rev. Christopher Hess - Pastor 
Rev. Jugene Espeleta- Parochial Vicor
510 W Poythress St. • Hopewell, VA 23860
Office Phone: 804-458-9223 • Fax: 804-458-1216  

Mrs. Janice Petet - Office Manager

Mr Jack Wayda - Custodian

Tommie Mortimer- Parish Webmaster
Email :

Dick & Jeannine Commander - Spiritual Directors
Phone: 530-3546

Manny Gonzales - Prayer Chain Email:  
Phone: 541-0013


St James is 100 this year our Charter was oficially signed on October 15th , 1916.

Many Thanks to all who volunteered and supported our celebration. It was a great success and it was all due to the members of St James Parish..


Please call the church office when . . .
  • A family member is in the hospital so visits can be made and the name added to the prayer list.
  • You learn of a death in the church family.
  • Your phone number or address has changed so that the church records can be updated.
  • A new baby arrives in your family.
  • You learn of someone who may be interested in learning more about our church/religion.
  • You feel the church can assist you in any way.


Almighty God
My parish is composed of people like me.
I help to make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am friendly.
Its pews will be filled, if I help to fill them
My parish will do great work, if I work with my parish
It will make generous gifts to many just causes,
If I am a generous giver.
It will welcome other people to our worship and fellowship
If I invite and welcome them.
It will be a Church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith,
And a Church with a noble spirit,
If I am filled with these same qualities.
Therefore with the help of God,
I shall dedicate myself to the task
Of being all the things that I want my parish to be.
Bless our journey together, Lord God,



As always, please feel free to CONTACT US for more information about the community of St. James Catholic Church.

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