St. James Catholic Church

Petaluma, California


Pastor:  Fr. Michael Culligan

Assoc. Pastor: Fr. Lawrence Mutiso

Church Location: 125 Sonoma Mtn

Office/rectory: phone (707) 762-4256

facsimile (707) 762-4044

Mass Times: Saturdays - 5 p.m.;

Sundays - 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.,

and 5 p.m

Daily (Monday - Friday) - 9 a.m.


Welcome to St. James Parish

St. James Catholic Church was the second Catholic church built in Petaluma. It was founded in 1964 and dedicated in 1966. Its architecture is reminiscent of the adobe structures built by early settlers, and the interior is finished in redwood, acknowledging its location in the heart of the redwood empire.

There have been three pastors in its history: Fr. Charles O’Leary, Fr. Michael Cleary, and Fr. Michael Culligan. All three priests were born in Ireland. Just as the Irish are famous for their faith and friendliness, you’ll find those virtues in the parish of St. James!

We are an active parish with many ministries. We invite you to come here and see what we are all about. We can help you in your faith development, and you can help us bring others to Christ.