Altar Society

All women age 18 and older are members of Altar Society. Ladies enjoy fun, fellowship and sharing their faith each month. Altar Society provides many services for the parish throughout the year including hosting receptions, cleaning the church, providing food for funeral dinners, and helping with the Ice Cream Social. Altar Society meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September to May.


Diana Ohman 775-5089 ; Judy Terick 775-7543; Shannon Fisher 440-2852; Linda Brewer 775-3357

Bereavement Ministry/Grief Support Group

The purpose of this ministry is to pray for, comfort and care for loved ones grieving over the death of a St. James parishioner. Any adult parishioner is welcome to become part of this ministry of care.

Contact: Diana Scuka   775-5246 

Dinner for Eight

Provides fellowship among parishioners while enjoying great food and conversation. Any adult interested may participate.

Contact: *John & Jamie Tullis 620-674-1284

Finance Committee

Assists the Pastor by monitoring the monthly financial health of the parish and preparing the yearly budgets and financial reports for the church and school.

Contact: Alan Smeltzer 316-775-7946  Email:

Funeral Dinners

Dinner is provided to family and friends of the deceased members of St. James Parish. Altar Society women are asked to donate food and to help serve funeral dinners.

Contact: Linda Case 316-371-0794  Email: ; Linda Clark 

Harvest House

Come and enjoy the fellowship of others age 55 and older. Members meet to enjoy luncheons, speakers and friendship. Harvest House programs and activities provide the opportunity for senior Catholics to bond as a community to grow in their faith and to devote time, talent, service and resources each month to their parish community.


Pat Braden 775-7032  Email:

Deanna Crawford 304-7358

Knights of Columbus

The largest lay Catholic organization in the world. An international organization of over 6 million members. Knights are involved in programs of evangelization, Catholic Education, and civic involvement.

The Knights of Columbus meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Contact: Chris Fisher 650-4745  

Little Flower Girls/Little Women

An organization whose goal is to provide all Catholic girls, from K thru 4th grade and 5th thru 6th grade, an opportunity after school, to learn and practice the virtues of our faith.

Contact: Bridget Yates  775-2155

Mom’s Prayer & Share

What mom does not need support? Moms Prayer & Share uses the Scriptures, the Saints, Spiritual readings and of course the Blessed Mother to make sense of this wonderful vocation of motherhood. The group meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month during the school year. Children are always welcome.

Contact: Therese Allen  775-7144 ; Theresa Spellman ; 775-0279

Sewing Circle

The Sewing Circle makes infant baptismal garments for St. James families. We meet as need after the 8:00 am Mass. Please come join us.

Contact: Patty Grande 316-775-2543

Stewardship Committee

Assists the pastor in planning the annual stewardship renewal activities of time talent and treasure. Also responsible for updating parish directories.

Contact: Teresa Reavis 316-775-5095  Email:

Wedding Receptions

The Altar Society provides services for weddings and anniversaries.

Contact: Shannon Fisher 316-440-2852

Welcoming Committee

New parishioners are welcomed and made to feel an important part of our parish, through quarterly “meet & greets.” In addition, new parishioners are presented with a “welcome” tote full of useful parish information


Donna Nickel 316-775-1013

Stephanie Harrouff 316-655-5692  Email:

Women’s Group/Bible Study

All women of the parish are invited to deepen their relationship with God through scripture and personal stories.  We come together from all walks of life, from growing up Catholic to just starting a Catholic relationship with God, to support each other on our Journey in Faith. The group meets twice a month at 7:00 pm.

Contact: Roberta French 316-833-6268  Email:

Young Adult (Adults 18+)

This group is designed for our young adult parishioners – high school seniors through twenty-somethings, to offer them a Christian environment in which to gather, fellowship and participate in activities so they will be able to live out a Christ-like life on both a spiritual and social level.

*New Leadership Needed – call the church office   775-2155