Our Mission as a Unified Catholic Community is to Share Faith, Celebrate Traditions, and Serve Others to the Praise and Glory of God!
Holy Redeemer (established 1925) and St. James the Less (established 1955) give unique witness to the bond of unity always present in the Roman Catholic Church. These "Mother and Daughter" parishes have been reunited (2007), to more effectively proclaim the Gospel and serve the people of the Crescenta Valley; through the shared use of resources and a more faithful stewardship of the gifts entrusted to us by God.
Holy Redeemer Church St. James Church
2411 Montrose Ave 4625 Dunsmore Ave
Montrose, CA 91020 La Crescenta, CA 91214
2411 Montrose Ave.
While we believe that human life is infused with the sacramental goodness of God, the Catholic Church has defined seven sacraments-instuted by and through the life of Jesus Christ. It is through the experience of the sacramental ritual that we are infused with God's grace. The Sacraments nourish and strengthen us as they express and build up our faith.
At Holy Redeemer-St James Parish Community, we encourage full participation in the sacramental life of the church. We hope that the sacraments enrich your already strong faith and that they bring your family more fully into our parish family.
Anointing of the Sick
Holy Orders & Religious Life
The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation.
In our Parish Community, First Holy Communion is typically given to children in the 2nd grade and requires two years of instruction. Adults needing this Sacrament must go through the RCIA process.
In the the true spirit of Christian service, our students participate in the various acts of service throughout the year. To name a few:
Adopt A Family
"Sock Drive" supporting the homeless
Desi Geesman Fundraiser for City of Hope
Red Cross Blood Drive
Food drives for local food pantries
Blanket and Coat Drive
Cub Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America
The United Catholic Community of Holy Redeemer and St. James the Less brings you Discovering Christ, a seven-week series that includes a life-changing retreat on Saturday, November 5, 9am-4pm. Enjoy a free dinner, praise and worship, listen to a dynamic teaching and join in a small group discussion about the meaning of life in Jesus Christ.
The course is designed for you to revitalize your faith or to bring your friends and family who have been away from the church and are open to exploring the meaning of life in Jesus Christ. This program is provided to you at no cost.
We invite you to watch a Discovering Christ youtube video to learn more about the course:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-QPh2_3n2k (copy and paste link into your browser)
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Edge is an opportunity for middle school students, grade 6-7-8, to begin to build their faith as they transition into their teenage years. The program consists of bi-monthly meetings on the first and third Monday of the month at St. James in Msgr. Barry Hall from 6:30-8:00 pm. We provide dinner, play games, do activities and most importantly we exploreto what it means to have a personal relationship with God.