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Welcome to St. James
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the St. James Catholic family of Ferndale responds to the call that the all-loving Father gives through Jesus Christ to live and share the gospel. We continually strive to be a loving and welcoming community that values active worship, prayer, diversity, tradition, life-long faith formation and service to our parish, local and global communities.
The parish was founded in 1919. The cornerstone of our present church was laid in August, 1949, with the inscription "Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church." Our first mass was celebrated on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1950. We continue to walk our journey together with the Lord, our future secure in the knowledge that we have common goals in God's ever-present love!
We, the Christian Community of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, in an atmosphere of hospitality, are dedicated to proclaiming the life, death and resurrection of the Lord through excellence in worship and service to others. We believe that the nurturing of the community around the Euchartistic Table is extended through gatherings which further strengthen and support us. We pursue this mission faithfully through the power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts and talents of our members.
Founded in 1950 in the beautiful community of Oak Park, Michigan, Our Lady of Fatima is dedicated to compassion, generosity and an openness of spirit. Father Paul Chateau leads our parish in worship.