Our Parish’s Response: Protecting our Parish Family and Serving the  Vulnerable Among Us

This is a new page we have added to our site to include a comprehensive list of all of our efforts to keep our parishioners connected to their parish home as well as efforts to help the vulnerable in our community.  Our lives have changed significantly in the last few weeks but our hearts have not.  Please stay safe and we’ll see you soon!

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Message from Father Leonard

Live Masses during COVID-19

Saint James celebrated the Mass on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on Wednesday, March 25.  Unfortunately, we no longer have the video available.  

ORDO for Morning & Evening Prayer Sheets – LOTH

  Fifth Week of Lent Holy Week First Week of Easter Second Week of Easter Third Week of Easter        

Holy Hour over the Panhandle

This is a link to the PDF for the fly over Benediction on March 31, 2020.

Preparing for Holy Week

  “As we look at the calendar and recognize that the Easter Masses will be private, many of us have a heavy heart. It is a reminder to us as we enter into Holy Week that we need to unite our suffering more closely to the suffering of Christ. As we do so, let us …Read More

Liturgy Sheets for Live Streamed Masses during COVID-19


Vatican News…Plenary Indulgence Granted for Divine Mercy

Please use the link found below to learn more about this gift from the Holy Father.

Lenten Reflections from our Associate Pastor

Father Cody Ford, our Associate Pastor, offers us reflections for this season of Lent.  We are especially interested in our catechumens and candidates who during this particularly complex time, are still on a journey to be in full communion with the Church.  Please keep them in your prayers during this time. Reflection on the 3rd …Read More

St Roch Outreach…are you in need of help? Would you like to help someone in need?

  What is Saint Roch Outreach doing during this time of crisis? We have established a hotline for those quarantined or self-quarantined in order to provide groceries or medicine. This is specially designed to help our most vulnerable, those over sixty years old or those with an underlying health condition. An order for merchant cards …Read More

Stations of the Cross…a Lenten Practice

We will be praying the Stations of the Cross according to Saint Alphonsus Liguori.  You can find the document below. Friday, March 27, 200   Friday, March 20, 2020 Father Leonard prays the Stations of the Cross using the Saint Francis of Assisi Meditations

Rosary on the Feast of Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

On the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Holy Father asked the worldwide Church to pray the Rosary with him at 9 pm (Rome).  Our Parish family was invited to join him at 4 pm EST. The invitation is still open.  If you would like to pray the rosary with Father Cody, please join him by …Read More

Daily Mass – Links to our Recorded Daily Masses at the Chapel of Saint Peter

In this difficult time, we need to focus on Jesus in the Eucharist more than ever. For this reason, we’ve started a parish Youtube channel and are working toward posting daily mass with our clergy every day. More information will be available as we move forward, but subscribe to our Youtube channel to get regular …Read More

Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Annunciation

Jesus, for our salvation You willingly humbled Yourself, becoming Man in the womb of the Virgin Mother, grant me through the mystery of Your holy Incarnation the virtue of humility that I may ever please God as Your Mother did, by meekness and lowliness in this world, and be exalted by You in eternity. Mary, …Read More

Bishop Brennan announces Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Mass

Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass: “While no member of the Faithful is bound to attend Mass where impossibility arises, West Virginia borders a number of dioceses in which Masses are still being publicly celebrated, and many of our Faithful are easily able to attend those Masses. Owing to the grave nature of the …Read More

TEMPORARY – Church locks its doors

Since the public celebration of the Mass has been suspended across the diocese, it follows that ALL parish and school activities are postponed/canceled for the foreseeable future. No activities or gatherings may occur in the church, school, or other parish/school buildings; ALL buildings are to be closed, locked and sanitized during this temporary suspension. At …Read More

Confessions and Anointing of the Sick During the Suspension of Public Masses, Gatherings, and Parish Events

Catholic Mutual Speaks on Outbreak Preparedness

CARES Coronavirus 2019

Nursing Home Mass & Communion to the Homebound

See schedule for Mass at Willow Tree Manor & Shenandoah Center