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.
— — — — — Be doers of the word not hearers only... –Letter of James 1:22
He is risen! He is truly risen!
Wishing all of you the peace and love of our risen Lord during this Easter Season and always.
Best Wishes to Fr. Bob!
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!
Monday, April 13th and 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.
First Communions – Through the season, we welcome our second graders to the Table of the Lord, an excellent way for all of us to appreciate again the gift of the Eucharist. First Communions will take place on four Saturdays at 11:00 am: April 18th and 25th, May 2nd and 9th. Smaller numbers of our children will also receive their First Communions at several of our Sunday Masses.
The Feast of the Lord’s Ascension – Masses on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:30 pm and Thursday, May 14th at 8:00 am and 12 Noon.
Wednesday, May 20th – Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost – Please join us at 7:00 pm in the church for a reading of scripture texts and reflections on those texts as we prepare to bring the Easter Season to its close with the Feast of Pentecost.
Spring Bereavement Support Group – April & May
Spring 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 Thursday, April 16, 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 January 16, 2015.
Eucharistic Minister Training – April & May
We are always in need of Eucharistic Ministers to help serve at our weekend liturgies. It seems that we have many hands but in fact, we are often serving more than once or twice a month. Please consider joining us by contacting Kathy Brown at email@example.com or (631) 828-5264. You must register for the required training session(s) offered by the Diocese. These sessions are only offered twice a year so don’t miss the opportunity!
The training dates are: April 18th, April 25th, and May 6th. Mark your calendar!
"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.