Funeral arrangement set for St. X student

Matt James
Matt James

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Funeral arrangements have been set for a St. Xavier football player who died over the weekend in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Visitation for Matt James will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, at St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, in Cincinnati. A closing prayer service begins at 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati. The church is located at 607 Sycamore Street. Committal prayers and burial will be conducted in private for the family.

"We are united in our grief over Matt," said Fr. Tim Howe S.J., St. X president. "Our community is strong, and I know that the strength we receive from our faith in Jesus' resurrection will help get us through this difficult time. Our love and prayers are for Matt and his family as we accompany them in the coming days of shared mourning."

St. Xavier High School invites friends and family to share memories of Matt by writing to

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