Welcome to St. James Church!

St. James

Welcome to St. James Roman Catholic Church in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.   Please take the time to check out our various ministries St. James has to offer.   
We hope you will visit us!

Rev. Efren V. Esmilla, Pastor

Visit Us:
8320 Brookside Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 

Rectory Phone: 215-635-6210
Rectory Fax: 215-635-3346
Rectory Email: [email protected]

Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday 5:00 p.m., 
Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Daily Mass:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m

Holy Day Masses
8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
 Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

First Friday Devotions:
6:00 p.m. Exposition and Adoration
Sacred Heart Divine Mercy Chaplet Rosary
Sacrament of Reconciliation
7:00 p.m. Mass

The Unity Prayer

My adorable Jesus,
May our feet journey together.
May our hands gather in unity.
May our hearts beat in unison.
May our souls be in harmony.
May our thoughts be as one.
May our ears listen to the silence together.
May our glances profoundly penetrate each other.
May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.

2023 Holy Week and Easter Schedule


2023 Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, April 2
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Masses: 5:00 pm (Vigil); 8:30 am; 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
Palm will be distributed at all the Masses

Monday – Wednesday, April 3-5
Morning Prayer: 7:30 am Mass: 8:00 am
Adoration 8:30am-4:30pm

Wednesday, April 5
Confessions 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Holy Thursday, April 6
10:00 am – Holy Chrism Mass
Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul
5:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm -Eucharistic Adoration

Good Friday, April 7
12:00 noon – Stations of the Cross (Tagalog)
3:00 pm - Pabasa
6:30pm - Interment Ritual (Ang Paglilibing)
7:00 pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion,
Veneration of the Cross and Communion

Holy Saturday, April 8
6:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 9
5:30 am – SALUBONG
(Meeting of the Risen Christ and the Sorrowful Mother)
Masses: 6:00 am; 8:30 am; 10:30 am

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or Saint James The Great PA on YouTube

St. James Centennial Banquet: May 7, 2023

Banquet Image

Admission: $50.00 per person (limited seating of 300 guests)

To purchase tickets or to donate to the Centennial fund,

St. James Rectory
8320 Brookside Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

or place payments in the collection basket during mass.

To use a credit or debit card, please call St. James Rectory at 215-635-6210

RSVP by April 7, 2023.

Download response form to mail with a check made out to St. James Church:
Download Banquet Response Form

Stock's Pound Cake Fundraiser


We have rescheduled the Stock’s Pound Cake Fund-raiser for the weekend of May 6-7. 

Parishioners are encouraged to ask family and friends to join in. All orders must be paid in advance,
no later than Sunday, April 16. Please fill out the downloadable form below.  Checks should be made payable to St. James Church and left on the back porch of the Rectory or mailed to Saint James Rectory.

Download Stock's May 2023

Curbside pick-up will be in our School Hall on Saturday, May 6 4:00-5:00 and Sunday, May 7 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am.

Please help us make this fund-raiser a success. If unable to participate, please consider making a
donation. Any questions please call Dolores Wlodarczyk – 215-379-5696.

Thank you.
Event Planning Committee

St. James Centennial Year Happenings

St. James Centennial Year Celebrations
1923 - 2023

14-15 Remembering Our Baptism at ALL MASSES
Renewal of Baptismal Promises
Clothing Drive
15 10:30 PREP Mass

18-19 Blessing of Couples
Stewardship Sunday SIGN-UP
19 10:30 am Renewal of Vows - Couples Mass
22 8:30 am Mass ASH WEDNESDAY
7:00 pm Mass

11 11:00 am First Reconciliation
18 5:00 pm Alumni Mass
Reception - Social Hall
19 10:30 am Confirmation
26 12:30 pm Our Lady of FIAT Consecration

St. James Parish 100th Anniversary Celebration


Next year, we will be celebrating our 100-Year Anniversary as a Parish of St. James. The opening will start on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM Mass and conclude with our Anniversary Mass in July 2023.

We will need your support in order to make this event memorable. If interested, kindly fill out the Google form below.

Thank you!