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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.  

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.

New Alexandria Fire Department
Firetruck and Fireman Blessing
 
Father Bandura this past week visited the New Alexandria Fire Department for the blessing of the firetrucks and firefighters. Thank you to all those first responders from our local fire department and to all those who continue to do this important work they are called to do, looking beyond the risk for the sake of those who need help and protection. May God continue to bless you.  
 
Please see our Photo Gallery to view photos of the blessing. 


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. 

Click Here to read his statement



Pastoral Assignment

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:

Rosary Altar Society Sponsors - Country Music Night

 
 

 



New Ministry Schedules

Please click here for the July - August Lector & Eucharistic Ministry Schedule



CATHOLIC BISHOPS' VOTE EXPLAINED
 
Please click the link below to read Bishop Kulick's response to the most recent USCCB's vote.
 



 

NEW TIME FOR THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
 
To allow for greater access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation it will now be offered on the second and fourth weekends of the month at the following times:
Saturday – after 4:30 PM Mass
Sunday – after 9:30 AM Mass



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.



Candle Devotions

    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:

Please choose the type and number of candles you would like the Parish to light for you:

 
 



Health Alerts

     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.

Coronavirus Recommendations



 Spiritual Communion

    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.  

Click Here to View Spiritual Communion Prayer


 

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Mass Times

Daily Mass - Tuesday - Friday at 8:00 a.m. - Mass will be Live Streamed on Tuesday and Thursday each week.

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.

Publications


  • Sun, Jul 25th

  • Sun, Jul 18th

Statistics

Total Households:  296

Total Individuals:   686

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!

Office Hours

Public Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Office closed on Wednesday.

Staff

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