St. James Major Catholic Church, Prichard, Alabama

Rev. Leo Udeagu, S.S.J. - Pastor

Rectory: (251) 456-6842  -  Fax: (251) 456-6843
Parish Center: (251) 456-0151
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Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00pm
Sunday Masses - 8:30am and 11:00am

Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesdays - 6:00pm,  and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - 7:00am

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Saturdays: 3:15 to 4:15pm
Sundays: 8:00 - 8:15am and 10:30 to 10:45am
and anytime upon request

Bible Study: Thursdays at 11:00am

Youth Religious Education Classes
Sundays from 9:45am to 10:45am
Youth Choir contact: Jade Turk (251) 457-3348
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About our patron, St. James Major
Feast Day: July 25


Among the twelve apostles Jesus called, two had the name "James." James and his brother, John, were the first called to be apostles, thus the title "major" was given to him who was called first by Jesus.  He would also be the first of all the apostles to die.  He died a martyr's death by decapitation as ordered by Herod Agrippa I, in the year 44 A.D.   He and his brother John, known as John the Evangelist because he is author of the fourth Gospel, are referred to in the Gospel as "the sons of thunder."  These two brothers along with Peter would often be the three apostles Jesus called to witness special events which many times did not include the other nine.