Lakewood OH

Community invited to reopening of St. James

St. James Catholic Church (West Life photo by Nicole Hennessy)

By Nicole Hennessy


After a two-year closure, St. James will reopen today.

“We feel St. James is a significant treasure for the whole community, and we’d love to have everyone come — Catholics, non-Catholics or whatever,” said Toni Sabo, a parishioner and president of the Friends of St. James group.

Mass will take place at 7 p.m., followed by an outdoor reception.

Opening with a new mass schedule, the regular times are as follows:

  • 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays
  • 10:30 a.m. on Sundays
  • 8:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

One of the problems at St. James was a lack of clergy. So, for the time being, Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon has appointed a pastor – the Rev. Joseph Workman.

“It’s gonna be a very joyous day,” Sabo said. “We’re grateful to all the community members that supported us, and we’re just thrilled that we have our church back.”



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