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About St. James Parish

Welcome to St. James Roman Catholic Church

St. James the Greater

Welcome to our St. James Web Site. We encourage you to visit our physical premises at 147 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790. You will meet our dedicated staff and devoted parishioners who will delightfully make you feel comfortable.

At St. James we are a people who take pride in the thoughtfulness of our predecessors who over a century ago founded our community of faith. They put in place facilities dedicated to the great glory of God. These have been maintained over the years and passed on as symbols of our rich heritage. We have a beautiful and magnificent church that speaks well of our devotions, communal and private prayer. We have a school building that highlights our dedication to the formation of the young people in the Catholic Tradition.

The participation of all in living out the mission of the Church is critical. Through this participation we are made aware of the Lord’s presence and we experience His love and care in a very profound way. This participation also helps us to recognize and continue the legacy of our forefathers of maintaining and passing on the heritage of our faith to future generations. It is our deepest desire and prayer that you join us and be part of this noble cause. We hope that your time with us will be an opportunity to share our faith and the joy we have in Christ Jesus.

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 Opondo-Owora, Pastor
ext 316

Deacon Edward M. Blaine, Pastoral Associate
ext 327
Deacon William W. Fitzpatrick, Pastoral Assistant

Carol A. Hall, Pastoral Assistant
ext 314
Margit Mayberry, Spanish Apostolate
ext 315

Rev. John Nguyen Tuoi, Vietnamese Community 315-734-5209-7163


Administrative Staff

Ryan Jenson, Facilities/Business Manager
ext 326, 323
Hope Matthews, Receptionist
ext 312
Mary Anne Tremblay, Secretary
ext 313

Phone: (607) 729-6147

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


Faith Formation

Terri Barnes, RCIA
(607)-729-6147 ext. 322
Renee Davis, Grades 1-10 Religious Education
(607)-729-6147 ext. 320



Music Ministry

Jan DeAngelo, Music Director
(607) 729-6147 ext 329
Patricia Foley, Folk Group
(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: 7:30, 9:15, and 11:45

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

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday: 6:45am

Morning Prayer

Monday - Friday: 7:15am


Saturdays: 9:00am - 10:30am

Holy Hour

1st Monday of the Month: 7:00pm

Holy Day Masses

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

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