• Southwest entrance and lift installation

    St. James is planning two major projects to improve your experience at the church. A Special Projects Committee has worked out the details and secured contractors for each of them. Work will hopefully commence in the fall of 2023.

    1. A lift (type of elevator) will be installed in the back entrance of the church. It will allow access between the main floor and the parish hall. This will solve the accessibility problem for the restrooms and social area in the hall for those attending Mass or other liturgies iln the church.
    2. The southwest entrance will be getting a facelift with new outdoor steps that are up to current building codes, and a re-do for the steps and entryway leading to the parish hall and furnace room. This re-do will solve the water leakage problem and make this entrance more attractive.

    Projected Costs
    Lift: $78,260
    SW Entrance:  $53,137


    • Top photo is the southwest entrance.

    • Second photo outlines with green tape on the floor the space in the church entrance for the lift.

    • Last photo outlines with green tape where the lift door will be in the parish hall.