Saint James Church seen from the southside. The parish sign at the entrance to the parking lot.

1275 B Street Davis, California 95616


Father James Doogan

Masses (Services)

Mon - Fri 7:00 am

Sat 8:00 am, Vigil @ 5:30 pm
Sun 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30pm (Spanish), and 7:00 pm
Sun 9:00 pm Newman Mass when the UC is in session
Reconciliation (Confession)
Sat: 3:30 pm or by appointment


St. James Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic Church partnered with the Newman Center. They have a Spanish Mass on Sundays at 12:30 pm.  There is a Newman Student Mass at St. James on Sundays at 9:00pm when UC Davis is in session.

If you have an interest in joining the Catholic Church or have recently moved to Davis and would like to become a parishioner of St. James, please contact St. James at 756-3636.

St. James has an elementary school (Grades Kindergarten through Grade 8), St. James Catholic School is located adjacent to the church.

It is located near the Davis Branch Library, Veterans Memorial Center, Davis High School, North Davis Elementary, and Community Park, all of which are on the north side of West 14th, Saint James is on the south side directly across from the Veterans Memorial.

The original Catholic Church building was built in 1875. Archbishop Joseph S. Alemany dedicated the church to honor Saint James on June 10, 1881. It was 56x88 feet, and it had a steeple that was 75 feet tall. There was enough room for about 250 to sit. Sadly, the building burned down in 1933. It was located at the northeast corner of 3rd Street and I Street. A second church was built as a replacement, but it was relatively small, and the congregation quickly outgrew the space. It currently functions as the Newman Center.

The interior design of the current building (which was remodeled in the early 2000s) is very bright, welcoming and modern.  St James is within the diocese of Sacramento.   The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is in Downtown Sacramento.


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2011-04-12 02:49:33   I heard the holy water was removed this week. Has anyone else heard or seen this? —CarlosOverstreet

2012-07-20 13:57:36   I just wanted to share with the community a prayer my mother shared with me:

Holy Spirit, You who made me see everything, and showed me the way to reach my ideals; You, who gave me the divine give to forgive the wrong that is done to me, and who are in, in all incidences of my life, with me. I, in this short dialogue , want to thank You for everything and confirm, once more, that I never want to be separated from You, no matter how great material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in Your Perpetual Glory. Amen. Thank you for you love toward me and my loved ones.

I was instructed to pray this for three days without asking for anything or intention until the 3rd day. Enjoy. —ElisaG

2014-10-23 09:56:59   I have created a collection of web pages for the St. James on my web site. These pages provide information on the religious media available in local and religious libraries, religious movies and comics available at the public library, information about the Charismatic and Intercessory Prayer Group that I currently lead at St. James, and voting suggestions that I am putting together with the help of local lay men and women. —Richard-Bruce