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Saint James the Less:
Our Patron Saint

James the Less was the Apostle called “the Younger” or “the Just,” named in the lists of the disciples given by Matthew, Mark, and Luke and mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. He was the son of Alpheus and was known as “the Less” merely as a means of distinguishing him from James the Greater who was older or taller. According to Mark, he stood with the woman Mary and Mary Magdalene at the Crucifixion; he is also called by implication the son of the woman Mary. Little else is known with certainty about him, unless one accepts the view that he is to be identified with St. James, the Brother of the Lord, with whom he is often confused. In liturgical art, he is depicted holding a book or a club. Legend says he was martyred for his faith by being thrown from the pinnacle of the temple in Jerusalem by the Pharisees and then stoned to death May 3, AD 62.

 

 

 

 




 

 
 
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St. James the Less
Catholic Church

1032 Caledonia Street
La Crosse, WI 54603
(608) 782-7557 - Tel
(608) 796-0086 - Fax

Weekend Masses:
Saturday, 4:30pm
Sunday, 7:30 & 10:00am

Weekday Masses:
Mon. - Fri. 8:15am
Recitation of the Rosary preceding.
Saturday, 7:30am

Recitation of the Rosary following.

Confessions:
Saturday, 3:30pm
Sunday, 9:00am

Adoration:
Every Friday from 8:00am
until Benediction at 3:00pm.

First Friday Adoration:
8:00am Friday all night until
7:15am Benediction Saturday

 

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