Hello There!  


At  Saint James Church, Fordham, we are called to love God, love one another, and love all people, including you!  

I'm Father Matt Oprendek, the Priest in Charge at St. James Church, Fordham.  On behalf of our parish family, we're really glad you're here at our website. Our church is a place where we discover that God ...

  • loves us more than we can imagine;
  • has a presence that is deeper than our fears; and
  • welcomes us  ... just as we are ... right where we are.


We are a liturgical church (meaning we celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday). Put another way, it's like we have a dinner party each week.  We begin with a conversation: listening to what God is saying to us through scripture, and then talking to God through prayer.  Next, we move to "the table," and we celebrate Jesus' presence among us through bread and wine.

Our music is a mix of traditional hymns and spiritual songs from a variety of traditions.

Everyone is welcome here, no matter what your background is.

We hope to see you soon!