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

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:

Fr. Jim’s Installation Mass – Sunday, September 27th

Once again, new beginnings…..the journey continues for us, as the parish family of St. James prepares to welcome our new pastor and move forward together in faith.

Please join us on Sunday, September 27, 2015, when we officially welcome Fr. James-Patrick Mannion as the 7th pastor of St. James Parish.

The ceremonial festivities will begin at the concelebrated 11:30 am Mass (in the church) at which Rev. Msgr. Daniel Picciano, Dean, DRVC Southaven Deanery, and Pastor, Church of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Lake Ronkonkoma, will officiate.

Immediately following the Mass, please plan to join us as our celebration continues in the Parish Center, with a light luncheon, refreshments and fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you at this joyous celebration as we begin anew with Fr. Jim.

September 2015 Pilgrimage to Italy

Limited availability! Rome – Padre Pio – Sorrento. September 6–15, 2015 with Fr. Mickey Bancroft. Highlights will include a general audience with Pope Francis and tours of Christian Rome, the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, San Giovanni Rotondo (Padre Pio), the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, and the Island of Capri. Total price: $3,999. Includes round-trip airfare from JFK, 1st class hotels, admission fees, and a private tour guide. For additional info, contact 206 Tours at or 1-800-206-8687, or visit

Feast of Our Lady of Knock – Friday, August 21st

To commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of Knock, a Prayer Service will be held in the Church at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, August 21, 2015. All are welcome. Reception to follow in Church Vestibule (Route 25A entrance). To prepare for the Feast of Our Lady of Knock, please offer the Our Lady of Knock novena prayers from Thursday, August 13 through Thursday, August 20. Copies of the Novena Prayers are available on-line at and at the church entrances on Sunday, August 9.

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.