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.
St. James the Less
1032 Caledonia Street
La Crosse, WI 54603
(608) 782-7557 - Tel
(608) 796-0086 - Fax
Sunday, 7:30 & 10:00am
Mon. - Fri. 8:15am
Recitation of the Rosary preceding.
Recitation of the Rosary following.
Every Friday from 8:00am
until Benediction at 3:00pm.
8:00am Friday all night until
7:15am Benediction Saturday