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

Fall Bereavement Support Group now Forming at St. James Parish

The St. James Parish Bereavement Ministry will offer a free 8 week peer support group for adults struggling to cope with the death of a loved one. Registration is required for this group, which will begin on Saturday, October 3, 2015. For additional information and to register, please call 941-4141, ext. 341.

Please note that in order to participate in this group, the loss must have occurred prior to July 1, 2015.

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:

White Mass – Saturday, October 24th at 11:00 am

Presider: Father Jim Mannion

Reception to follow.

The tradition of the White Mass in the United States finds its origins in the development of the national Catholic Medical Association in the early 1930s. From its inception, the medical profession has been understood as a healing profession, a way in which Christ’s work continues upon the earth.The White Mass, so named by the color worn by those in the healing profession of medicine, gathers health care professionals under the patronage of St. Luke to ask God’s blessing upon the patient doctor,  nurse, and caregiver alike.

If you provide health care in anyway, to those who sterilize the surgical instruments to those who deliver the meal trays to patients in the hospitals or nursing homes, please consider joining us for this liturgy. Let us celebrate this mass together asking for God's blessing that we may glorify God with the talents he has given us so that we may see Christ in those who are suffering and that they may see Christ in our work.

Diocesan Family Festival – Saturday, October 10th

A Diocesan Family Festival will take place on October 10, 2015 in Huntington at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. The objective is to gather families together in prayer and discussion on how to build a culture of Vocations here in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. We are trying to communicate to all within the Church that when we discuss vocations to the priesthood and religious life, there must be a sense of co-responsibility to encourage and invite “new workers for the vineyard.” More information to follow.