Zoom is a simplified video conferencing and messaging application that can be downloaded to any device: Apple computer, Windows PC, Android phones, IOS iPads and iPhones, and others.

To download a free version of Zoom onto your tablet/phone, go to your usual App Store and search for the Zoom/Zoom Cloud Meeting App.  Get, and follow instructions. (NB. Do not get the Business version, for which there is a charge.)

To download a free version of Zoom onto your computer type “zoom app” into Google, or type “zoom.us” in the url bar. This will bring you to the Zoom home page.

Scroll down to the very bottom of the home page and look under DOWNLOAD. There are several options: for a Mac or PC desktop computer click “Meetings Client”; for Apple device users click “iPhone/iPad App” and for Android phones click “Android”.

You will be asked to set up an account by giving your name and email address.

For more detailed instruction click on SUPPORT in the very right upper corner of the home page. Then click on “Getting Started”.

When you have downloaded Zoom you can “Join a Meeting” [in this case the Mass] by clicking the Join icon.

Then type in the Meeting ID number, on Sunday: 493 116 680.

The Zoom broadcast Mass will begin Sunday 29 March at 10:30 am.

I return in this unprecedented time of global crisis: the world as we have known it is turned upside down. All of us are living in the midst of uncertainty and fear, to a greater or lesser degree. Our geographical parish, the DTES, is particularly vulnerable. Quite sensibly, St. James’, as most churches, is closed […]

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all St. James’ Church services and in-parish activities are suspended until May 3, 2020.   Be sure that the Church’s prayer continues, for the DTES, our medical services, and for an end to this pandemic.   Father Kevin    

Father Kevin returns to duties as of Sunday, March 22. Although they will be “light” duties as he is still in recovering from his fall and has to be careful about how much weight he puts on his leg. And, of course, those duties will be very different as we at St. James’ (along with […]

Our Archbishop has responded thoughtfully and carefully to the latest COVID-19 related updates from the Prime Minister and the BC Health Minister. As a result, all “in person” worship (both Sunday and weekday) is suspended throughout the Diocese from tomorrow until Sunday, May 3rd. All church meetings, social events, study groups and other programs are […]

Things are a little different as we gather to worship at Mass on Sunday mornings!  We greet each other with a smile and a wave, not a handshake or a hug. The Kiss of Peace is now shared in the same way, or more formally with a bow. The collection plate is no longer passed […]