Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. – Romans 12:12

St. James

Message from Our President

Message from Our Principal

School Updates & Communications

Latest Message Sent to Families
To view the latest email sent to our families,  click here.
Athletic Dept. + Reopening Plan
School Update

Last Updated July 29, 2020 Official Reopening Plan

Spring Signing

Spring Signing Video – Congratulations to all of our SJA student athletes for committing to play at the next level. Good luck and God Bless to all of you!

Liz Conley – Lacrosse, Benedictine College
Kerry Devine – Soccer, Benedictine College
Quincy Dolan – Lacrosse,  Benedictine College
Jake Holton – Football, Baker University
Max Kalny – Football, Stanford
Cade Lautt – Wrestling, University of North Carolina
Jenny Mathews – Girls Soccer, Central Methodist University
Jackson Medina –Wrestling,  University of Central Missouri
Katie Moore – Track and CC,  University of Iowa
Jack Moellers – Football, Emporia State U.
Sarah Murrow – Track and CC, Iowa State U.
Greer Norton – Soccer, Kansas City Kansas Community College
Tara Olinger – Lacrosse, Benedictine College
Xzavier Person – Football, Missouri S&T
Aidan Quinn – Wrestling, Benedictine College
Hannah Robinson – Track & CC, University of Kansas
Kat Strong – Track & Field, U. of St. Mary
JJ Tylicki – Baseball, Cowley College
Gemma Weinberg – Lacrosse, Benedictine College
Grace Wiley – Lacrosse, Savannah College of Art and Design


CSP, Virtual Faith & Catholic Resources

For the first time ever there are going to be 3 different “paths” that you can take if you would like to get started on your CSP this summer! 

1. “Normal” CSP
2. 30 Day Summer Stewardship Retreat
3. Family Service Projects

School of Faith

The SoF School team is putting out a new Youtube resource called The Table: Conversations about Catholic Ed. and Catechesis for teachers and parents. There will be a variety of resources on in the future but right now there are two short videos for parents as they face the reality of virtual ed. in their homes dealing with God’s call to us as parents and dealing with possible anxiety in our kids.

  1. Encouragement to Parents as the Primary Educator
  2. What to do if my kids are anxious these days?
  3. Ayuda! Corona Virus Cerró mi Escuela!
  4. Hacer vs. Ser
Daily Masses

Spiritual Communion Prayer 

What is a spiritual communion?

Check your local parish website or Facebook page for live streaming masses and confession times.

Ascension, Overland Park | 7:00am, Live

Sacred Heart, Shawnee | 6:30am, Live

St. James Academy HS | 8:00am (MWF), Live

JPII, Olathe | 8:00am, Live

Holy Cross, Overland Park | 8:00am, Live

St. Joseph, Shawnee | 8:15am, Live

Holy Spirit, Overland Park | 8:30am, Live

Prince of Peace | Morning, Live

Pope Francis Mass

Bishop Barron Word on Fire | 7:15am, Recorded

Masses Around the World


Online Perpetual Adoration Options

St. James Academy | Wednesdays, 8:00pm

Other Free Resources

Arch KCK Resources

USCCB Resources

Plenary Indulgence

Pope Francis Prayer to Mary for protection from Coronavirus

Formed | Free for 40 days (Movies, audiobooks, bible studies, programs, mass, etc.)

Online Magnificat | Free 

Give Us This Day Online | Free

Scriptural Stations of the Cross for Teens

SJA 2020 Stations of the Cross

Counseling Dept. Resources
Academic and Social/Emotion Supports

The Student Services Department will have office hours during B-day Thunder Block via Zoom or by appointment.  Parents and students are welcome to email student services staff if they have any academic or social/emotional concerns or questions.

Video Message from your Counselor

Mrs. Hicks
Mrs. Maguire
Mrs. Muehlberger

Counseling Newsletters


Advanced Placement, ACT, College Admissions

Advanced Placement
College Admissions
Common App

Learning Tools

Chrome Extensions: The Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level: Text to Speech, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Focus, Navigation.

Sources of Strength at Home

In this time of uncertainty and stress, it has never been more important for us to focus on the strengths in our lives. As many of you know, St. James started a new health and wellness initiative called “Sources of Strength” this semester to help us see and access the good things in our lives that get us through hard times. The Sources of Strength team has come up with some ways for you as a family to stay connected and focus on the good things in our lives. Each week we will send an activity for your family to do to help you build relationships and stay connected. Always remember there is beauty in everything; during this time we want to try and find the beauty that will help each of us grow in the goodness and strengths that Christ has to offer.

Activity – Discuss as a family: What are we doing to stay connected as a family? Are there movies we want to watch, games we want to play, a book we would want to read, or a new way to pray together that we could try? What are ways we can be “sources of strength” for each other over the coming weeks?

Community Resources

As we adjust to our new normal SJA will continue to share as many resources as possible.

Talking to your Student about Covid-19

Catholic Counselors

Catholic Charities – All food pantries are open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  There are no income guidelines you will just need to show an ID.  Case management for other financial help is by appointment.  Call 913-433-2100 and they will direct you to the correct center.  They are not doing face to face appointments but are helping people over the phone.

No Kid Goes Hungry – Attached is a list of schools that are providing drive-thru grab and go breakfasts and lunches to any child ages 1-18. You do not need to live in the school district or attend that school. There is no paperwork or sign up – you simply drive through a below location. The students need to be present to receive a meal.