“Heal Me, Free Me, That I May Go Forth”
Please join us this Lent for a series on mercy that each week looks at Pope Francis' 2013 exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, including biblical passages illustrating the mercy of God; and spiritual reflection and prayer.
Four sessions will be offered Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and again on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Parish Center, Room 101/102. The content is the same whether you choose Weds. mornings or Thursday evenings. Light refreshments will be served.
Pope Francis tells us “The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel” (EG 114). Let's delve into that good life together and discover anew the abundant mercy of God!
Please join us Sunday, March 6th at 1:00 pm in the Parish Center for movie matinee. The movie is called Little Boy, rated PG 13, runs for 1 hour, 46 minutes and produced by Metanoia films (Bella). When auto mechanic James Busbee (Michael Rapaport) is sent to fight the Japanese during World War II, he leaves behind his wife (Emily Watson) and two sons, London (David Henrie) and Pepper (Jakob Salvati). Pepper feels his father's absence most keenly, and can't wait for him to return home. An encounter with a magician (Ben Chaplin) and advice from a priest (Tom Wilkinson) convince Pepper that the power to bring his dad back safely may be within himself and his actions. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. If there are further questions, please contact Jeanine at email@example.com or 631-246-9630.
Every year through the support and commitment of individuals and organizations, Catholic Ministries are able to serve more than 600,000 people in our Long Island community. The Catholic Ministries Appeal enables our Church to continue to form our youth and adults in the faith, promote the dignity of life, provide quality education to our young people, feed the hungry, and foster vocations to the priesthood. Your generosity helps to make all of this, and so much more, possible! For more information and to make a donation please visit the Catholic Ministries Donation Web Page.
“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: firstname.lastname@example.org.