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

Annual 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, July 18th

This year's annual 5K run/walk will take place on Saturday, July 18th at 9:00 am (rain or shine!) Race packet pick-up will take place in the church parking lot from 7:30 - 8:45 am. Please donate a non-perishable item (toiletries greatly appreciated) for the Soup Kitchen. Delicious post-race breakfast and awards ceremony will be held in the parish center immediately following the race. Please visit to register.

Ronan Tynan – Live! – Sunday, July 19th

Dr. Ronan Tynan, one of the original Irish Tenors, will be live and in concert in the church on Sunday, July 19th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $50 & $75 (cash, check or credit card) and may be purchased in the rectory office at (631) 941-4141, or by calling Walter Denzler ( at (631) 741-7623 (cell). Please note that tickets purchased by credit card carry a $5 per ticket surcharge.

12th Annual St. James Family Festival – Saturday, July 25th

Please mark your calendars for the Family Festival which will take place Saturday, July 25th, the feast of St. James, immediately after the 5:00 pm Mass. There will be many of the usual events: good food, games for kids, entertainment, the drawing of winners for the 50/50 raffle plus a few new surprises. We hope to use the festival as a welcoming opportunity for Father Jim Mannion, our new pastor. Many of you will remember Father Jim from his time with us as Associate Pastor a few years ago.

One of the regular features of the festival is the opportunity for parishioners to display their talents and sell their goods at vendor tables. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Joan Nagle at (631) 751-8645 or to reserve a table. The cost is $25 per table.

The Festival will include a 50/50 Raffle that will allow three lucky winners the good fortune of receiving a mid-summer check. The raffle will also allow us to continue to care for our parish well in many ways. So, if you’d like to be in the running for the three prizes that will be won while helping again in our efforts to be good caretakers of our parish, please consider purchasing one or more raffle tickets. Tickets are available for purchase in the rectory office for $25 each or 5 for $100. Please return ticket stubs and payment for this year’s raffle to the rectory by July 17th.

K of C Family Night with the L.I. Ducks – Thursday, July 30th

The Knights of Columbus Mother Teresa Council will host a Family Night with the Ducks. Join the Council at Bethpage Ballpark for a night filled with family fun and baseball! Anyone who purchases tickets will be entered into a drawing to win a L.I. Ducks souvenir bag and goodies!

Date: Thursday, July 30th
Time: 6:35 pm (gates open at 5:35 pm)
Price: $15 (free parking)
Contact: Mike Mullen
Phone #: (917) 399-4600
Opponent: Somerset Patriots

Payment due June 30th. Make checks payable to Mother Teresa Council #12006.
Mail to: Knights of Columbus Mother Teresa Council, PO Box 2585, Setauket, NY 11733