Public Masses at Saint James  


For details on attending a weekend public Mass at Saint James, as well for details on the offering of Mass during the pandemic, please see Father Scalia’s instructions below.  

Please do not forget that we are now offering our full complement of daily and weekend Masses, at their normal times, in the Church itself. No registration is needed to attend these Masses, but we do ask that you wear face masks and obey all social distancing rules. Please remember that the 7:30am Sunday Mass is set aside for those most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. Volunteers will be on-hand to assist you.

If you are interested in attending Mass, please make note of the following:

  • Read the Bishop's statement and the guidelines of the Diocese of Arlington.
  • Bishop Burbidge's dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place. Vulnerable parishioners (age 65 and older and those with medical conditions), in keeping with recommended practices, are encouraged to remain at home. If you are not feeling well, do not come to Mass.
  • Livestreaming: We continue to livestream our Sunday10:30am, Noon, and 2:30pm Masses, as well as our 8:30am daily Masses. Mass feeds start ten minutes before the scheduled time for Mass.
  • Facemasks: Those attending Mass at this time are to wear face masks. If you are coming to Mass, we expect that you will follow this rule.
  • Limited Seating: Current norms limit us to no more than 50% capacity of the building. The social distancing norms limit us even more.  

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