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: stjameselkinspark@comcast.net

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


St. James 2021 Christmas Wreath/Poinsettia Plant Sale

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St. James Parish is once again sponsoring a Christmas Wreath/Poinsettia Plant fundraiser for Christmas.

Fresh 12" Fraser Fir Christmas Wreaths will be available for purchase and they will cost $10.00 each.  Our 6" potted Poinsettia plants will cost $6.00 each.

Please complete the form below and put it in the box in the vestibule of the Church, place it in the collection basekt, or drop it off at the rectory on or before Sunday, November 28, 2021.  

All orders must be prepaid.  Make checks payable to "St. James Church".

Pickup will be after masses on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5.  Wreaths and poinsettia plants may be picked up in the school hall by entering the side door.

Any questions, please contact Dolores Wlodarczyk at 215-379-5696.

Download the order form here:
Download 2021 Christmas Wreath Sale


Saint James Fritz's Bakery Fundraiser

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St. James Parish is sponsoring a Fritz's Cinnamon Bun Fundraiser on Sunday, October 24th.  Cinnamon Buns come with raisins, with walnuts, or with cream cheese icing.  Each 1/2 dozen cinnamon buns will cost $9.50.

Please complete the order form below and either place it in the box in the vestibule of church, drop it in the collection basket, or place it in the basket on the back porch of the rectory on or before Monday, October 18th.  All orders must be prepaid and checks may be made payable to St. James Church.

Pickup will take place inside our school hall on Sunday, October 24, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Please help us make this fundraiser a success for our Church.  Thank you so much for your participation.  You will not be disappointed - tehse cinnamon buns are delicious and they freeze very well. 

Any questions, please call Dolores Wlodarczyk at 215-379-5696.

If you are unable to participate in this fundraiser, please consider making a monetary donation.  Thank you!

Download the order form below!

Download Fritz's Cinnamon Bun Order Form


Feast of Saint James: July 25!

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This Sunday, July 25 is the feast of St. James the Great.  Fr. James Blount will be again our main celebrant and homilist for our 12:30 Mass. after the Mass he will conduct Healing Service through the intercessions of Archangels and Angels. Please invite your family and friends to join us in this another amazing experience of God’s mercy and compassion.  God bless


Fr. James Blount to be Main Celebrant and Homilist, July 18 at 12:30 p.m. Mass

Peace! We are blessed that Fr. James Blount will be our main celebrant and homilist for our 12:30 Mass this Sunday, July 18, 2021. Please invite your family and friends for this amazing experience of God’s love, mercy, healing and joy. See you at St. James the Great Parish where you can experience fullness of life. MABUHAY!

Always your friend, Fr. Efren

Blount

Fr. James Blount is an internationally known Exorcist Priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Trinity (SOLT) – Georgia Mission. A very gifted Spiritual Director and Confessor, Fr. Jim is a bold charismatic preacher endowed and empowered with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He speaks of living a life in relationship with each of the Persons of the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. His teachings depict his deep love for the Eucharist and his intimate relationship, love and devotion to Jesus and Mary draws many souls to also fall in love with them.

Father is a powerful instrument of the Holy Spirit as evidenced by so many stories of miracles, healings and conversions. His talks help to increase awareness of the intense Spiritual Battle in our present world where evil has waged war against the Sacred thus aiming toward the destruction of holy family life. His humble boldness and untiring drive to minister to the lost and ill are particularly noteworthy. Dedicated to his healing and deliverance ministry, Father travels preaching and proclaiming the Gospel whenever and wherever he can, in the United States and abroad


May 23: Special Blessing of Dedication to Reverend Raymond J. Himsworth

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You are ALL invited for the Blessing of the
RISEN CHRIST SHRINE
in honor of
REVEREND RAYMOND J. HIMSWORTH
Pentecost Sunday
May 23, 2021 after the 10:30 MASS.
“Pressed down, shaken together
and overflowing graces.”
Thank you very much for those who contributed to make
this possible. For those who still want to share their
blessings you are still welcome.


2021 Holy Week and Easter Schedule

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2021 Holy Week Schedule

March 27/28

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

Monday – Wednesday, March 29 – 31
Morning Prayer: 7:30 am Mass: 8:00 am
Wednesday, March 31
Confessions 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Holy Thursday, April 1
10:00 am – Holy Chrism Mass
Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul
7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8:30 pm – 12:00 am -Eucharistic Adoration

Good Friday, April 2
12:00 noon – Stations of the Cross
And Seven Last Words
3:00 pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:00 pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday, April 3
7:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 4
5:30 am – SALUBONG
(Meeting of the Risen Christ and the Sorrowful Mother)
Masses: 6:00 am; 8:30 am; 10:30 am

For Livestreaming
www.facebook.com/stjameselkinspark
or Saint James The Great PA on YouTube


St. James Stock's Pound Cake Fundraiser

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St. James Parish is sponsoring a Stock’s Pound Cake fundraiser for the weekend of May 1 and May 2, 2021.  Standard Stock’s Pound Cake comes with vanilla or chocolate icing.  Also, marble pound  cakes are available with chocolate icing.

Please download the order form below and either place it in the box in the vestibule of Church, drop it in the collection basket, or place it in the basket on the back porch of the rectory on or before Sunday, April 11.  All orders must be prepaid and checks may be payable to “St. James Church”.

CURBSIDE PICKUP WILL TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE OUR SCHOOL HALL ON SATURDAY, MAY 1 BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 12 NOON, AND ON SUNDAY, MAY 2 BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 12 NOON.

Please help make this fundraiser a success for our Church.  Thank you so much for your participation.  You will not be disappointed – these cakes are delicious and they freeze very well.  Any questions, please call Dolores Wlodarczyk at 215-379-5696.

If you are unable to participate in this fundraiser, please consider making a monetary donation.  Thank you!

Download the Order Form here:
Download Stock's Pound Cake 2021