Originally from Carbondale, PA, Fr. Jim left Pennsylvania in 1983 at the age of 19 to join the Passionist order. After celebrating his first Mass of Thanksgiving in 1994, Fr. Jim has been all throughout the Passionist Province of St. Paul of the Cross learning and growing with each ministry he has been a part of. Right before returning home to Carbondale to be the Pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fr. Jim had "the gift of being a Passionist missionary in Jamaica, West Indies.” Fr. Jim describes his time in Jamaica as the following: "To be among the people of Jamaica and to see their daily struggles for the necessities of life amidst much suffering, along with a great resolve to be hopeful and grateful to God, has taught me a lot about the preciousness of life. In our mission churches we had few material resources, but we were very rich in the goodness of the people of God.”


Fr. Jim has also spent time being a Retreat Director in Queens, NY and a part of leadership in this Passionist Province. He is excited to now be a part of a new media ministry in the world of Podcasting where he is happy to share his interviews and discoveries on the Passionist Charism with all of you. 

Rev. James A. Price, C.P.

Pastor - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church- Carbondale, PA