St. James the Apostle Parish

Baptism Prep

Are you expecting a new baby in your family?  Do you have a young child for whom you would like to request Baptism?  If so, we invite you to a meeting to help you prepare for your child’s Baptism.  The baptismal preparation session is scheduled as needed and is available to parents who intend to bring up their children in the Catholic faith and for the godparents.  To schedule a date and to register, call Sr. Zoe Ann at 724-964-8276.  We look forward to helping you prepare for this important and joyful event in your family!


Mark David Umbaugh was baptized recently at St. James with the living waters of rebirth into the one Body of Christ! Mark and his two-year old brother Andrew are the sons of Lisa and DJ Umbaugh and the grandsons of Marsha & John Baumgartner from St. James Parish and David & Mary Jo Umbaugh from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in West Point, VA. Mark’s godparents are his Uncle Timothy Fremer and his Aunt Becky Baumgartner Ruggeri.  We pray that Mark and all in his family will continue to grow in faith as staunch members of the Church, strengthened by God’s love and our community’s support.