Upcoming Events

Blessing of the Animals – Sunday, October 12th

St. James will be holding its eleventh "Blessing of the Animals" on Sunday, October 12th at 1:00 pm after the 11:30 am Mass on the Great Lawn (or in the parish center in case of rain). All animals are welcome!

Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 18th

Knights of Columbus Mother Teresa Council will be hosting an Oktoberfest in the parish center on Saturday October 18th from 6:00–10:00 pm. Join us for a wonderful night of fun for all. $50 per person includes live musical entertainment by the "Ablemen of NJ", a complete German dinner, beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea, dessert and much more! Party of the year – don't miss it!

Rosary Adoration for Life Prayer Service – Sunday, October 19th

On Sunday, October 19th, immediately following the 6:00 pm Youth Mass there will be a Rosary Adoration for Life Prayer Service in the church. The Service is being sponsored by the Rosary Altar Society, the Nocturnal Adoration Society and the Respect Life Committee. All parishioners are invited to join in praying the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament on October 19th. October is dedicated to the praying of the Rosary.

Movie Night – Saturday, October 25th

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.

Rosary Altar Society Communion Breakfast – Sunday, October 26th

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.

Feast of All Souls – Sunday, November 2nd

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.

College Care Packages – Friday, November 7th

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 maryarasi@gmail.com by Monday, November 3rd. We hope you will join us.

Ministry of Consolation Basket Raffle – Saturday, November 8th

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!

Women of Beauty Diocesan Conference – Saturday, November 8th

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 Mari-anne Sheridan at (516) 678-5800 (ext. 615) or visit www.drvc.org/new_evangelization.

Monthly Rosary Walk

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.