Miracles. Apparitions. Prophecies. Are they real or mere fantasy? From award-winning director Sean Bloomfield (If Only We Had Listened), comes The Triumph. This documentary has not been shown on TV or in the theaters. It follows Ben, a young man, skeptical and struggling with alcoholism, on his pilgrimage to Medjugorje, where he gets to meet one of the visionaries. The movie will be shown in room 101 of the parish center on Saturday, October 25th at 7:30 pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. After the movie, Maryann Donovan, a fellow parishioner, will share her story about her trip to Medjugorje and the impact it made on her. Any questions, call Jeanine at (631) 246-9630.
Save the date! The Rosary Altar Society is inviting members, guests and parishioners to 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 Pat Raptoulis at (631) 473-3561.
Observance of the Feast of All Souls provides us with an opportunity to pause, reflect and remember those who have gone before us.
On November 2nd the St. James Parish Ministry of Consolation and Bereavement Ministry will remember in a particular way those members of our parish family who have passed during the last year. Please join us in the church at 7:30 pm for our All Souls Service to honor our deceased family members through music, song, scripture and the recitation of their names.
All are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be served in the Parish Center immediately following the service.
We will be packing our fall college care packages on Friday, November 7th at 7:30 pm in the parish center, room 101-102. We welcome anyone wishing to help us pack or bake! If you wish to add a recipient, please call Mary Arasi at (631) 473-2090 or email her at email@example.com by Monday, November 3rd. We hope you will join us.
Please save the date! During the evening of November 8th, join the Ministry of Consolation at their Third Annual Basket Raffle in the parish center. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, and the first number will be called at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be available soon. Stay tuned for further details!
Join the Diocesean Office of New Evangelization on Saturday, November 8th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for Women of Beauty Catholic Women’s Conference featuring Keynote Speaker Pat Gohn, author of Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am by Fr. Joseph Fitzgerald, Diocesan Director of Vocations. The conference will be held at St. Joseph Parish’s Nolan Hall, located at 39 N. Carll Ave. in Babylon. For more information contact Marianne Sheridan at (516) 678-5800 (ext. 615) or visit www.drvc.org/new_evangelization.
The St. James Parish Bereavement Ministry is pleased to present our annual Holiday Help Program for the Bereaved. On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30-9:00 pm in the Parish Center, Margaret Peterson, RN, MS, Diocese of Rockville Centre Office of Family Ministry, and Catherine Horgan, St. James Parish, will present "Turkey, Tinsel, Bells and Tears: Coping with Loss and Death During the Holidays." This FREE program is designed to provide attendees with useful tips to successfully manage the upcoming holiday season. As seating is limited, registration is required; please call the rectory at (631) 941-4141 (ext. 341).
Rosary walks will take place on the first Saturday of every month (weather permitting). Remaining dates for 2014: 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.