Be doers of the word and not hearers only. - Letter of James 1:22

Sunday October 1, 2023 Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. James Roman Catholic Church

Follow Fr Bob on the Camino de Santiago

CYO Basketball

2023/2024 CYO Girls Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts will be held at the St. James Parish Center for: 
4th & 5th Grade    09/13 @7 pm
6th  Grade             09/14 @6 pm
7th Grade              09/14 @7 pm
8th Grade              09/14 @ 8 pm
09/27 Wednesday @Parish Center
5th grade 6 pm
8th grade  7 pm
7th grade   8 pm
09/28  Thursday @ Parish Center
4th  Grade   7 pm
6th Grade.  8 pm

Fall Breakfast

Fall Breakfast – Hosted by Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, Saturday, November 4th from 9:30AM to 12:30PM at St. James Church in Setauket, Guest speaker: Imaculee llibagiza will speak on: “Faith, Holy and Forgiveness” as a survivor of the Rwandon Genocide. Please register at [email protected].  $60

See the link to the flyer for more information.


Fall Healing Mass

Feeling....worried? tired? anxious? burned out?  stressed out? facing a disease?

Jesus invites you to come and give your burdens to Him

and experience the healing grace of God.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month— 7pm

September 20

October 18

November 15

Prayer teams are available at the end of Mass for individual prayer and

Father Robert will be available for an Anointing of the Sick

 for those facing surgery or serious illness

All are welcome.

Weekly Eucharistic Adoration

Mass Times and Sacraments

Weekdays and Saturdays: 8:00 am
Weekend Celebrations:
Saturday: 5:00 pm Youth Mass (live-streamed and taped)
Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45 pm
and by appointment.

Weekly Bulletin

Daily Readings

Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Jerome, priest and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a

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Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels

Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14

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Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Hg 1:1-8

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Live streamed Masses

We are happy to tell you that through the kind generosity of St. James parishioner Jim Townsend and his partner Corey Arnold, and Corey's son Justin, of Bars and Tone Media Productions, we will continue to provide our weekend celebration of the Mass. Mass will be available on the website as well as the parish Facebook page and the Religious Education YouTube Channel. Our thanks also to the parishioners who responded to our call to be trained in providing this vital service to those unable to attend Mass in person. 

The Catholic Faith Network (CFN),  will continue to provide televised and online daily Masses. For your convenience,  CFN also offers other devotional and spiritual programs. (Optimum channel 29/137; Verizon FiOS TV channel 296 and Spectrum channel 162/471)


Mission Statement

We, the Catholic community of the Three Village area, formed as the Body of Christ through the waters of Baptism, are a pilgrim community journeying toward the fullness of the Kingdom of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, nourished by the Eucharist and formed by the Gospel.

 We strive to respond to Jesus’ invitation: to be faithful and fruitful disciples; to be a Good Samaritan to (our) neighbor and enemy; stewards of and for God’s creation and living witnesses of Faith, Hope and Charity … so that in Jesus’ name, we may be a welcoming community, respectful of life in all its diversities.


Give On-Line Securely

During this time of uncertainty surrounding the COVID19 virus, many of us will choose to remain at home and not venture out to church or other places where large groups of people may gather. While respecting that choice, please remember that our parish still needs our financial support in order to meet regular operating expenses such as electric bills, heating/cooling, water and payroll. If you have not already signed up for electronic giving via Faith Direct, please consider doing so now.

Thank you for your continued support of St. James.


Give securely either here on-line or by texting: 631.206.5614

Click on the following link to make your recurring gift through Faith Direct:


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Filing a claim with DRVC

On October 1, 2020, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York (the “Debtor") filed a petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Debtor's Chapter 11 Case is pending before the Honorable Judge Shelley C. Chapman under Case No. 20-12345. The Docket can be accessed through the website maintained by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (

The Diocese has posted information on its website:

For additional information and inquiries about this case, please call the numbers listed below. U.S. and Canada based parties should use the toll free number below. International parties should use the non-U.S. number below. Toll Free US (888) 490-0633 … Non US (503) 520-4459

Deadline to File Claims

Information regarding the deadlines for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese’s chapter 11 case and the forms to use can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese’s bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page: