Please join us on Monday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Church as we celebrate the life and service of Fr. Mathew Kottaram, who passed from this life into the next in mid June. Fr. Mathew served our Diocese of Rockville Centre for 25 years and blessed our parish family with his love and care for some 10 years until he retired and returned to his homeland of India in 2008. The celebration of this Memorial Mass will give us a great opportunity to thank God for Fr. Mathew's service to the Church as a whole and to our own local Church in particular. Please do join us as we offer that thanks.
The St. James Parish Bereavement Ministry will offer a free 7-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 Thursday, September 25, 2014. 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 June 25, 2014.
Save the dates! The Rosary Altar Society is inviting members, guests and parishioners to a Welcoming Tea on Tuesday, September 9th at 12:00 pm in the parish center. Also, there will be a Communion Breakfast on Sunday, October 26th. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am in church and will be followed by breakfast at the Three Village Inn for $35 per person. We are proud to announce our guest speaker, Diocese of Rockville Centre newly-elected Auxiliary Bishop, the Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan. We look forward to a full house for both occasions. For further information please contact: Arleen Gargiulo at (631) 751-8684.
Our Daily Bread is seeking adult volunteers who are willing to make an ongoing commitment one Sunday per month. We need assistant coordinators (12:30-4:30 on Sunday afternoons) and assistant cooks (12-3 on Sunday Afternoons) to help in the mission of the soup kitchen. Our Daily Bread serves dinner and distributes groceries and used clothing to about 100 guests per week. Please call 941-2731 if you are interested in more information about these opportunities.
Rosary walks will take place on the first Saturday of every month (weather permitting). Remaining dates for 2014: 9/6, 10/4, 11/1 & 12/6. Meet by the tabernacle after the 8:00 am Mass. Honor Mary on this special day of reparation by joining your fellow parishioners in prayer, song and exercise! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and be prepared to walk at least 2 miles.