St. James Parish is just off of Sheridan Road in Downtown Kenosha. St. James truly is a parish family. If you become a parishioner at St. James, you join a tight-knit community of prayer and support. Our parish is the oldest in Kenosha County at 176 years old, and as such, there is a rich history of tradition surrounding everything we do. St. James is often thought of being the Irish parish in Kenosha, and this is best showcased at the annual St. Patrick’s Dinner. Our parish has a strong devotion to Our Blessed Mother and to the saints, and the Rosary is still said before every Mass! There are still many original pieces inside of our building, and we have one of the only solemnly consecrated parishes in Kenosha, attracting Catholics from all across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Join our parish if you enjoy devotional prayer, a close parish community, and lots of history and culture!
About our patron saint: St. James the Apostle was one of Jesus’s closest companions throughout His time on Earth. He often went with Jesus when Christ only wanted His innermost circle to witness miracles and works. James gives us some of our best insights on the Gospels in his letters later in the New Testament. He eventually was martyred for his practice of Christianity. We celebrate his feast day on July 25th, and he is one of the patron saints of laborers.