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

Sunday February 25, 2024- Second Sunday in Lent

St. James Roman Catholic Church

2024 Special Needs Masses

 Ministry to Families with Special Needs 

Families who have members with special needs or developmental disabilities often find it difficult to attend weekly Mass together. We are pleased to provide an opportunity for families to experience and celebrate God’s presence in their lives at a special Mass. 

This Mass is celebrated at 12:30 pm (please note new time) on the second Saturday of each month during the school year – January through May and September through December. 

The next Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 9th at 12:30 pm 

Please note: This Mass fulfills the Sunday Mass Obligation 

The remaining 2024 Special Needs Masses will be celebrated on the following second Saturdays at 12:30 pm: 

 April 13 May 11 September 14 October 12 November 9 December 14  

This ministry strives to be inclusive in its approach, inviting those with special needs to fill liturgical roles 

such as proclaimer and musical accompaniment. 

Please pick up a flyer about the Ministry to Families with Special Needs in the Church vestibule today and please help spread the word! 


2024 Healing Mass

Healing Mass March 20th

All Are Welcome

Come for Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Healing

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

No Mass in February

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.


Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, space is limited.

RESERVE ONLINE TODAY for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.  



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.

Daily Readings

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20

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Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Reading 1 Is 1:10, 16-20

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Monday of the Second Week in Lent

Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10

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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, 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 through Thursday of the following week, and then available on the Weekly mass page. 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, we are always looking for people wanting to learn the system and help out.

Weddings and Funerals are also able to be livestreamed should the family request it. Please see the front desk for more information.

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: