Social Care Ministries

Social Care Ministries for St. James encompass ministries that reach out and support the community as well as our parishioners.

Advent Giving Tree – An outreach program designed to help people in need at Christmas. Find out more…

Blood Donors – St. James hosts six blood drives annually for the Community Blood Center of Kansas City (CBC). Find out more…

Care Ministry – A Ministry for Sharing Our Losses:  A Journey of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. Find out more…

Community Outreach – amazing ways to serve in our community.  Find out more…

  • Hillcrest Ministries – Transitional housing ministry
  • Immacolata Thrift Shop – Thrift store that raises funds to support the handicapped women residents.
  • In As Much Ministries – An emergency food pantry for Clay County.
  • Love, INC (Love In the Name of Christ – Ministry committed to meeting emergency assistance and basic needs.
  • William Jewell Outreach – The William Jewell Ministry is an outreach ministry intended to create a welcome and friendly avenue for registered Catholic students at William Jewell College.

Funeral Dinner– After the funeral of a parishioner, parish volunteers provide a dinner for the family and friends of the deceased. Find out more…

HOPE Gift Card Ministry – The HOPE Gift Card Ministry provides an additional source of funding for St. James Parish to use to support its education programs and meet other needs as defined by the pastor. The parish purchases gift cards at a discounted price and sells them at face value. Find out more…

JUSTMATTERS and Social Concerns – JustMatters is an abbreviated program (usually 6 – 8 weeks) that focuses on a specific social ministry area. Find out more…

Meals on Wheels – St. James partners with this ministry to help deliver low cost meals to the homes of the elderly or disabled in the Liberty area. Find out more…

New Parishioners Welcome – New parishioners who have registered with the Parish Office the previous 2 months are welcomed into our parish the first Sunday of the following month after the 11 am Mass.   Find out more…

Parish Recycling – The parish collects paper and aluminum cans for recycling. Everyone is encouraged to drop off their old newspapers in the appropriate bin on the parking lot and aluminum cans next to the dumpster off the parking lot. Find out more…

Peruvian Sister Parish Committee – As one of our outreach goals for St. James Parish in the new millennium, we began a twinning relationship in 2003 with a South American congregation served by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.  Find out more…

Prayer Chain – Through the power of prayer the St James community comes together in times of need.  Find out more…

Prayer Garden Maintenance – There are several opportunities for sponsorship; including donation of flowers, plants or memorial bricks along with volunteering for ongoing maintenance of the garden.  Find out more…

Prayer Shawl Ministry – The mission of this ministry is to provide unconditional love and comfort to the recipients of our shawls. These shawls are made to wrap, enfold, cover, mother, give solace, hug, and shelter and beautify those who receive them. Find out more…

Prison Ministry – Prayer services with Holy Communion are offered at Clay County Detention Center every Sunday morning. Find out more…

Respect Life Ministry – The St. James respect life ministry seeks to promote and protect human life from conception to natural death. We strive to accomplish this through education, support & prayer in the parish & community. We support our local crisis pregnancy center through the annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive & the Advent giving tree.  Find out more…

Short Term Meal Ministry – Parish volunteers will prepare and deliver meals to the homes of any parishioner having a temporary need for the help due to illness, injury, or special circumstances.  Find out more…

St. James Community Kitchen – On the fourth Monday of each month, St. James, Liberty, provides the workers (no cooking required) to serve approximately 180 people a hot meal, and to clean up afterward at the St. James Place Soup Kitchen. Find out more…

St. Mary’s Food Kitchen – On the fourth Sunday of each month St. James provides the food and workers to serve a hot meal to an average of 400 people at St. Mary’s Food Kitchen located at 6th and Nebraska Streets, Kansas City, KS. Find out more…

Sunday Nursery Service – On Sunday during the 9:15 am and 11:00 am Masses, children ages 1  to 5 years receive care in the nursery located in the Social Hall. Find out more…

Visit Sick and Shut-ins – The volunteers take Holy Communion to those who can’t go to Mass on a weekly basis. Find out more…