Mass Obligation Returns
Bishop Kulick announced that the Obligation of Mass Attendance on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation will be restored effective Sunday, August 15th.
On June 24, 2021 Father Bandura officially became the Pastor of Saint James Parish. Bishop Kulick will be installing Father Bandura at a special Mass on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this very special evening Mass for Father Bandura and our parish.
Let Us Pray for Father Bandura
God of all that is ancient and new, you called priests to minister in your temple in ancient times. Those priests ministered day and night in worship of you. Bless Father Bandura today who not only ministers in our church, but ministers to his people, the living body of Christ in the world. Give him wisdom and courage to continue to say yes to you and your people. We ask this through Jesus, the ultimate high priest, who lives and reigns with you for ever and ever. Amen
Country Music Night
The Saint James Rosary Altar Society will be sponsoring a Country Music Night:
Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Menu Includes: Barbeque Chicken Legs, Baked Potato, Corn, Variety of Salads, Variety of Desserts, Sundae Bar and more!
DJ & Shooting Gallery Competition
Wear your cowboy boots and cowboy hat!
$15.00 - Adult $5.00 - Children 12 and under
Make checks payable to the Saint James Rosary Altar Society
Register on the below form:
New Ministry Schedules
Please click here for the July - August Lector & Eucharistic Ministry Schedule
CATHOLIC BISHOPS' VOTE EXPLAINED
Click the link below to watch our livestream every Tuesday & Thursday for 8:00 a.m. Daily Mass and the weekend Liturgy. In addition, all reflections from Father Bandura.
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Church Open for Private Prayer
Saint James Parish will continue to be open for private prayer daily from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All parishioners will be required to wear a face mask. Due to cleaning requirements issued by the State of Pennsylvania, there will be designated seating and all visitors are asked to adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
Sacrament of Penance: Beginning in May 2021 available on the Second and Fourth Weekends each month. Saturday after 4:30 p.m. Mass and on Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
If you would like the staff of Saint James to light a candle as a sign and symbol of a prayer intention, please complete the following form:
The Diocese of Greensburg has established health alerts for parishioners, staff and students. We are continuously monitoring the rapidly-developing situation involving COVID-19, so please click on the link below for the most current diocesan recommendations.
A spiritual communion can be offered by anyone who desires a deeper union with Christ and is unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist.
Readings for the week of July 18, 2021
- Sunday: Jer 23:1-6 / Ps 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6  / Eph 2:13-18 / Mk 6:30-34
- Monday: Ex 14:5-18 / Ex 15:1bc,-2, 3-4, 5-6 [1b] / Mt 12:38-42
- Tuesday: Ex 14:21—15:1 / Ex 15:8-9, 10 and 12, 17 [1b] / Mt 12:46-50
- Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 / Ps 78:18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28 [24b] / Mt 13:1-9
- Thursday: Sg 3:1-4b or 2 Cor 5:14-17 / Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9  / Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
- Friday: Ex 20:1-17 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 [cf. Jn 6:68c] / Mt 13:18-23
- Saturday: Ex 24:3-8 / Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15 [14a] / Mt 13:24-30
- Next Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:42-44 / Ps 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18 [cf. 16] / Eph 4:1-6 / Jn 6:1-15
Saturday - Anticipated Mass 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 9:30 a.m. - Mass will be Live Streamed
Church will be open for private prayer daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Penance: Will be available on the Second and Fourth Weekends each month. Saturday after 4:30 p.m. Mass and on Sunday after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
Total Households: 296
Total Individuals: 686
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!