COVID-19 and St. James'
As the COVID-19 pandemic challenges us, our community, and the world, we are learning how to be the church in new ways. While our church building is closed, our hearts are open.
How Are We Worshiping?
The Diocese of Virginia is continuing to fast from public worship for as long as the stay-at-home direction of the Virginia governor remains in effect.
As of April 13, Bishop Goff has directed all churches in the Diocese to refrain from live-streaming or recording services in our church worship spaces.
Clergy and lay leaders may record live-stream services from their homes.
By staying home, we obey Jesus’ law of love as we protect each other and ourselves.
We will still "go live" on Facebook
at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
What If You or Someone You Know Is in Need?
If you, a family member, or friend, find themselves in a place of need, please contact Fr. Earl. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need.
View a list of resources to assist those in need, compiled by Loudoun Hunger Relief.
How Can You Help?
St. James' has established a COVID-19 Response Fund.
It will support the needs of our parishioners, family, or friends, as well as support community organizations that provide key services (food, shelter, or direct aid).
In addition, the following community partners are providing services to our neighbors in need. Please give generously as you are able.
And no, you still don't have to
"join" Facebook to join us!
Loudoun Hunger Relief is a longtime partner of St. James' and provides food assistance to Loudoun residents. It's our Montly Mission Partner for May.
St. James’ initiated the “Grace to Go” ministry in 2009. We distribute meals on a first-come, first-served basis every Monday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the St. James’ parking lot.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington has a established process for providing rent assistance.
St. James' and St. Gabriel's refer individuals in need of rent assistance to Catholic Charities.