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About St. James Parish

Mission Statement

St. James is a joyous and welcoming Roman Catholic Community which recognizes the call to live as good stewards of God’s gifts. As a people centered in the Eucharist and rooted in the Gospel, we do this by bringing the presence of Jesus Christ into the local and wider community through works of service and evangelization and being a reflection of God’s love.

Parish Ministerial Staff

Rev. Charles Oponda-Owora, Pastor
Deacon Edward M. Blaine, Pastoral Assistant
Deacon William W. Fitzpatrick, Pastoral Assistant
Carol A. Hall, Pastoral Assistant
Margit Mayberry, Spanish Apostolate
Rev. John Bosco Thuc Pham, Vietnamese Community

Administrative Staff

Ryan Jenson, Facilities Manager
Hope Matthews, Receptionist
Carolyn Pignatelli, Secretary
Michael Vaseleck, Bookkeeper

Phone: (607) 729-6147

Parish Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm.**

(**Note: new hours as of August 2017)

Faith Formation

Terri Barnes, RCIA  (607)-729-6147 ext. 322
Renee Davis, Grades 1-10 Religious Education

Phone: (607)-729-6147 ext. 320
Andrea Carey, Youth Minister
Phone: (607)-729-6147 ext. 319



Music Ministry

Jan DeAngelo, Music Director
Phone: (607) 729-6147
Patricia Foley, Folk Group
Phone: (607) 797-3661

St. James School

Early Childhood, Age 2-Grade 6
Phone Number: (607) 797-5444

Additional Information

Parish Membership
Welcome to new members! Any parishioners entering, leaving or moving within the parish should contact the Parish Office. Registration packets are available in the back of church or at the Parish Office

Bulletin Deadline
Any information for the parish bulletin should be submitted by Monday at noon.

Nursery Care and Babysitting
Available during the 9:30am Mass on Sunday at the Parish Office’s David Room.

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Mass Schedule & Directions

Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

1st & 3rd Sundays (Vietnamese): 4:00pm

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday: 6:45am

Morning Prayer

Monday - Friday: 7:15am


Saturdays: 3:45-4:30pm

Holy Hour

1st Monday of the Month: 7:00pm

Holy Day Masses

Vigil: 5:30pm

Day of: 6:30am, 9:00am, 5:30pm

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147 Main Street
Johnson City, NY 13790
(607) 729-6147