Parish Mission Statement:
In faith we come together to celebrate the Eucharist as a Parish Family;
and as a Catholic community of faith,
we are sent to be Christ
to the world around us.
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Be doers of the word not hearers only...
–Letter of James 1:22

Upcoming Events

Ballad of America to Help Veterans

Saturday evening, November 14th at 6 pm in the Parish Center. Patriotic songs, professional entertainment, meatball/spaghetti dinner, genuine good time – with net proceeds to veterans at Stony Brook veterans home and to America’s VetDogs, all for only $20/adult, children under 10 free! Get tickets after Masses or at rectory office. Call Mike at (917) 399-4600 for further information.

Holiday Help Program for the Bereaved – November 14th

The St. James Parish Bereavement Ministry is pleased to present our annual Holiday Help Program for the Bereaved.

Holidays, anniversaries and special occasions can be especially difficult after the loss of a loved one. Please join us on Saturday, November 14, 2015, 1-2:30 pm in the Parish Center, for this FREE program, designed to provide attendees with useful tips to successfully manage the upcoming holiday season.

Please call  the rectory (631-941-4141 ext. 341) to register, as  seating is limited.

Haitian Art Sale – November 20th-22nd

Over 250 original Haitian paintings and a vast array of unique handcrafts will be available for sale from November 20th-22nd. There will be an opening reception on Friday, 11/20 from 7-9pm with wine and cheese and the music of Tom Wilson and Tom Prestion. Saturday, 11/21, hours from 10am-7pm and Sunday, 11/22, 9am-1pm. Over the past 14 years, the Vassar Haiti Project has not only supported Haitian artists, but proceeds from art sales fund sustainable development initiatives in Chermaitre in rural northwest Haiti. The proceeds from this sale will go toward the education fund. The art sale is free and open to the public, with handcrafts starting from $5 and paintings from $50. All sales are 50% tax deductible. For more information, please visit or call (845) 797-2123.  Any student or parishioner who is interested in helping with this sale can contact Jeanine Morelli at (631) 246-9630 or

Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas 2015

The parish will be offering many opportunities for worship and fellowship during the Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas seasons. Please download this brochure for all the details.

Thoughts Along the Way – Coming Soon!

“Thoughts Along the Way/Pasamientos en el camino” a publication by, and for, members of the Parish Family of St. James will debut in 2016.

Our parish family comprises generous and talented members with a wide variety of gifts. We are pleased to announce a new publication that will provide a venue to showcase the writings of those parishioners who would like to share their original faith based poetry, reflections or commentaries. All parishioners are encouraged, and welcome to participate, including - and especially - the youngest members of our family. Members of all parish ministries are particularly invited to reflect on how their service in a specific ministry has impacted their lives.

For more information and to submit your piece for inclusion, please contact Catherine Horgan at: