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

Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021

St. James Roman Catholic Church

HE IS RISEN! HE IS TRULY RISEN!

A Reading from the holy Gospel according to John

On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.

So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they put him."

So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.

The Gospel of the Lord. 

Call to Prayer Safety Issues

As the COVID pandemic moves into its second year, it's clear that the wearing of masks has helped to reduce the spread of the virus.  We ask that you continue to observe this protocol while within the walls of our church, as a sign of respect and out of consideration for others who are also in the church.

Virtual Masses

Looking for our virtual Masses during the COVID 19 Health Emergency? Look at our banner at the top of this page where you will find links to Holy Week celebrations as well as our weekly Masses.

For your convenience, you will also find above, links to homilies by both Fr. Jim and Fr. Fitz.

A new offering from Bp. Robert Barron's "Word on Fire" Institute

A new course has been added to the Word on Fire Institute!

Dr. Tod Worner's From Books to Ballads: How Great Writers Form Wise Catholics is an 8-week online video course about literature, lyrics, and walking with Christ.

Start this new course today at https://wordonfire.institute.

RECTORY OFFICE HOURS

Please be advised that our rectory office has resumed regular office hours and our staff will be available to assist you in person or on the phone during the following times:

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (closed for lunch 12-12:30)

Saturday: 9am-2pm

In accordance with CDC guidelines, we ask that you wear an appropriate face covering when visiting the office.

Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe and healthy! 

VIRTUAL MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE!

We are pleased to announce that our virtual Masses will be available here on our webpage and our Facebook pages, at 5pm on Saturdays. This Mass is currently live streamed and taped for viewing at a later time for those parishioners who are unable to attend Mass in person. 

The link will remain on our website homepage until 10pm on Sunday nights, after which it will be available via the "Weekly Video Mass" tab at the top of the home page. 

We hope that this modification to our viewing schedule is helpful, especially for those who would typically attend the 5pm Mass on Saturdays.

Stay safe!

Televised Masses during the COVID 19 Crisis

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 at 5pm on Saturday evenings.  Mass will be available on the website as well as the parish Facebook page.

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

St. James Church will continue to be open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm  for private prayer, reading of scripture and adoration before the tabernacle. In accordance with the latest directives provided by Governor Cuomo on April 18, please wear an appropriate face covering/mask when leaving your homes.

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 (http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov).

The Diocese has posted information on its website: https://drvcreorganization.com.

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: https://dm.epiq11.com/drvc

Parish News and Upcoming Events

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, March 28, 2021

https://player.vimeo.com/external/526700046.hd.mp4?s=b0f3d75af122eb7c2e8ffce3b190682f4e065fd6&profile_id=174

Fifth Sunday in Lent March 21, 2021

https://player.vimeo.com/external/523289806.hd.mp4?s=65aadb6f6a8c1a2069609b929f1fc21f4984b788&profile_id=175

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14, 2021

https://player.vimeo.com/external/520433628.hd.mp4?s=3fe26c6207dfba891aaad29f691c1898630a606a&profile_id=175

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.

 

Mass Times and Sacraments

THE PARISH OF ST. JAMES HAS RESUMED OUR REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS:.
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.

One Family in Mission, Called to Evangelize

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:  https://membership.faithdirect.net/enroll/NY997

 

below to make a one time gift through Faith Direct:  https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/NY997

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Closed for lunch 12-12:30pm
Friday-Saturday 9:30am-2pm
Phone: 631-941-4141

Daily Readings

Saturday in the Octave of Easter

Reading I Acts 4:13-21

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Friday in the Octave of Easter

Acts 4:1-12

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Thursday in the Octave of Easter

Reading I Acts 3:11-26

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