Our St. James Parish community has been so blessed by the leadership and companionship of Fr. Bob these 12 years. We invite all parishioners to offer Fr. Bob their words of thanks, and best wishes on his next assignment.
Please visit the Goodbye Fr. Bob web page here on our parish website, where you may write your personal message to Fr. Bob – a CD will be made of all the messages, and presented to Fr. Bob at his Going-away Party on the weekend of June 6th/7th.
We encourage all parishioners to participate!
Every Monday until June 22nd (with the exception of Memorial Day, May 25th) – Please join us for viewing of and discussion about the video series entitled Catholicism. The series features Fr. Robert Barron, theologian, professor and author. Each segment of the series "stands alone," so feel free to attend whenever possible. Sessions will take place in Room 101 / 102 of the parish center from 7:30 through 9:00 pm.
"When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim." (Acts 2:2-4)
In recent years, the celebration of Pentecost at St. James Parish has included the proclamation of the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13) in a variety of languages. If you speak a second language other than English and would like to participate at one of our masses on the weekend of May 23-24,2015, (Memorial Day Weekend) kindly contact Lorraine or Ueli Laeng at (631) 737-4164.
The images of wind, a dove as well as the color red, have long been associated with the Feast of Pentecost. Red is a symbol of joy, and also calls to mind the tongues of fire that danced above the heads of the disciples as the Spirit came upon them . (Acts 2:2-4) In the Western church, celebrants wear red vestments and the sanctuary is often bedecked with red decorations and flowers.
Join us in celebrating this important feast day on the weekend of May 23-24,2015,by wearing the color red to mass. Whether it’s a blouse, dress, skirt, scarf, shirt, tie or slacks, let your faith in the Holy Spirit be reflected in this simple, yet powerful way as the Easter Season draws to a close.
The next Parish Blood Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held on Thursday, June 11th from 3:00 pm till 8:30 pm in the Parish Center. With the current critical shortage we need new volunteers to donate. If you should need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact John Dahl at (631) 474-1937 on evenings and weekends or through email at email@example.com
The annual St. James Golf Classic will once again be held at St. George's Country Club on June 22nd. Contact Chris McKeever: (631) 375-7407 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Fletcher: (631) 487-2434 or email@example.com for information or to reserve.