One Family United in Faith

Saint James Church, New Alexandria, Pennsylvania


A Parish of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Thank you for visiting the Saint James Parish website!  Saint James has been serving Catholic believers and our local community for over 100 years.  Our Parish family strives to bring the Gospel of Christ into our daily lives at home, at school and at work. 

Saint James Mission Statement

Mission Statement

We, the parish family of Saint James Church, New Alexandria, consisting of diverse, dedicated hard working people, hold firm the traditions and beliefs of our Catholic faith.  Our Mission is to keep this faith alive and growing through the love of the Eucharist, the Sacraments, and the Word of God. Responding to our Baptismal call we are devoted to fostering spiritual formation, strengthening Christian values, evangelizing, and caring for all. As we travel on our Journey of a Lifetime, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we help the community strive to seek the Kingdom of God.

Stations of the Cross

All Day Eucharistic Adoration - Thursday, March 7th

Intergenerational Event - Last Supper Exhibit

Sunday, March 10th at 10:30 AM 

Upcoming February & March 2024 Events

March 2024

March 1  – Eucharistic Adoration – 7:00 AM / Mass at 8:00 AM / Benediction at 6:00 PM / Stations of the Cross at 6:00 PM

March 2 – Blood Pressure Screening After Mass / Rosary Altar Society Soup Sale After Mass

March 3 – Rosary Altar Society Sunday; Rosary at 9:00 AM & Meeting at 10:30 AM / Baptism at Mass

March 5 – 19 – Religious Education Classes begin at 5:30 PM

March 7 – All Day Eucharistic Adoration; Adoration Begins at 8:30 AM; Benediction at 6:00 PM / St. James Penance Service at 7:00 PM

March 8 – Stations of the Cross at 6:00 PM

March 9 – Confessions 45 Minutes Prior to Mass / Rosary Altar Society Non-Food Item Drive Begins

March 10 – Confessions 45 Minutes Prior to Mass / Holy Name Sunday / Intergenerational Event; Come to the Feast – Last Supper Exhibit & Lunch Provided

March 13 – Rosary Altar Society – Marian Prayers at 1:30 PM

March 14 – Penance Service at St. Joseph Derry at 7:00 PM

March 15 – Stations of the Cross at 6:00 PM

March 17 – Rosary Altar Society – Non Food Items Drive Ends

March 21 – Penance Service at St. Rose at 7:00 PM

March 22 – Stations of the Cross at 6:00 PM

March 23 – Penance Service – St. John at 11:00 AM / Confessions 45 Minutes Prior to Mass

March 24 – Palm Sunday / Confessions 45 Minutes Prior to Mass/ Children’s Liturgy of the Word

March 28 – Holy Thursday / Parish Office Closed / Chrism Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral at 10:00 AM / Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30 PM / Adoration and Night Prayer until 11:45 PM

March 29 – Good Friday /Lord’s Passion at 3:00 PM / Tenebrae Service at 8:00 PM

March 30 – Holy Saturday / Basket Blessing at 11:45 AM / Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00 PM

March 31 – Easter Sunday; The Resurrection of our Lord Mass at 9:30 AM

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2024 Diocesan Lenten Appeal

To give to this year's DLA, click the below link:

2024 Diocesan Lenten Appeal

Minister Schedules

Lector & Eucharistic Minister Schedule

*New* - February & March 2024 

Please Note:   You will notice that beginning the first weekend of Lent - there are now two Eucharistic Ministers listed for Mass.   Bishop Kulick has decided that the option for the faithful to receive Holy Communion under both species will be restored in the Diocese of Greensburg - beginning February 17/18, 2024, the First Sunday of Lent, it will be permissible for the faithful to be provided the option of also receiving the Precious Blood when partaking of Holy Communion.

Parish Annual Report

Please click the below link to view our Parish Annual Report. We are deeply grateful for all you do as we work together to offer thanksGIVING for God’s Blessings. Prayerfully consider a year-end gift to our parish. Your generosity helps us continue to uplift our faith community in the love of Christ. 

2023 Parish Annual Report




View Sunday Liturgy on our YouTube Channel

Watch our Sunday Liturgy and view reflections from Father Bandura

Click here

Office Hours

Public Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m./ Thursday - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. / Friday - Office Closed
Parish Office Phone Number: 724-668-2829

Mass Times

Daily Mass - Tuesday - Friday at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday - Anticipated Mass 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 9:30 a.m. - Mass will be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel.

The Church will be open for private prayer Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sacrament of Penance: Will be available on the Second and Fourth Weekends each month. Saturday before Mass 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. & Sunday before Mass at 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


On-Line Giving

WeShare, now provides an easy way to plan out your Mass Intentions, Fuel & Maintenance, Weekly Offertory or second collection donations for the whole year!

To start today, click on the below Donate icon and View Collections or All Second Collections. Simply choose the amount you wish to contribute to each collection or second collection, enter a payment source, and submit your second collection donations for the entire year at one time. Make sure to check the “Recurs Annually” box if you wish to continue contributing year after year.

Please contact the parish office if you have questions or need help setting up your Collections or Second Collection donations. Thank you for your continued support to our parish!

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Total Registered Households:  246

Current Single Member Households:  77

Updated:  September 11, 2023


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