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                            The Foundations of St James Catholic Mission Church

St James Church was originally founded as a non-sacramental outreach to area Anglicans when Fr. Marziani, the current pastor, was still a Roman Catholic layman. He left the ministry of the Episcopal Church on the Feast of the Epiphany 2006 when he made his Profession of Faith at St. Anastasia Catholic Church on the island. Wanting to assist in bringing Anglicans into the Catholic Church he co-affiliated with the then Cathedral Parish of the Incarnation in Orlando, FL, and the ministry of Bishop Louis Campese. Bishop Campese had already made it clear that it was his desire to bring his church and other willing congregations of the Anglican Church of America (ACA), Diocese of the Eastern United States (DEUS) into the Church when the Vatican issued the 2009 Aposotlic Constitution that would canonically undergird the new Ordinariates around the world. Together they first established St. James as a Morning Prayer community in the Green Cove Springs area, but later moved to the St. Augustine House of Prayer in January 2012. When Father Marziani was ordained on Father's Day, June 17, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jacksonville, the outreach became sacramental in nature, now with a Vigil Mass that replaced the service of Solemn Evensong which had become its staple worship offering. Later that Fall the Orlando congregation also entered the Catholic Church en masse, and is now known as the Catholic Church of the Incarnation, the former Bishop Campese becoming its administrator under the priestly ministry of Fr. "Doc" Holliday, who was ordained for the Ordinariate in November 2012.