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

May 28- Pentecost Sunday

St. James Roman Catholic Church

Golf Ball Drop

St. James Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser-Date Change


The Clergy and Staff at St. James would like to inform you, due to unforeseen circumstances, that the St. James Annual Golf Ball Drop is being postponed.  The new date for this social fundraising event is now Saturday, June 10th, following our 5PM Mass. We thank you for your understanding and generosity and look forward to enjoying one another’s company.   Barbecue and beverages to be served!****

The federal government has the GDP, Gross Domestic Product. Well, our own Parish of Saint James is not to be outdone, for we have the GBD, better known as the Golf Ball Drop. The GBD is gaining momentum as a fair way to help our Parish in its time of financial need.

This unique event will take place on Saturday, June 10th after the 5 pm Mass on the ‘fairway’ located between the Church and the Parish Center. On that momentous day, all numbered golf balls that have been purchased will be released from a great height and dropped onto an incline and will putter towards the $5,000, the $2,000, the $1,000 and four $500 pins. The golf ball resting closest to each of these pins wins that pin prize (ties, if any, will split the pin prize).

The ‘Greens Fee’ (ticket price) is $100. Up to 4 names may share a golf ball (a foursome).

You need not be present to win, but why not be present and enjoy free food at one of the most fun events around.

You may buy your golf ball after Masses. A friendly starter will be there to start you on your Golf Ball Drop round. You may also buy a ball at the rectory office.


4 Monday Nights in June

ST. JAMES:  from Fisherman, to Apostle, to Knight, to Santiago


How does a first century Jewish fisherman become the Patron Saint of Spain?

Why is James depicted as a Knight Templar slaying the Moors (Santiago Matamoros)?

By the 12th Century, over 500,000 pilgrims were walking from all over Europe to his tomb.

The Apostle James is now mostly depicted as a Pilgrim.

By the 16th Century, the Pilgrimage was over.

In 1978, the newly re-established Pilgrims’ Office in Santiago, counted 13 pilgrims for the whole year.

In 2014, there were 237,000, and in 2022, there were 414,340 pilgrims.

Join Fr. Bob for the 4 Mondays of June to learn about Saint James. Meet in the Parish Center, room 101/102, 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Monday June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Learn the history of why and how the Apostle James inspired, and is still inspiring, Spain.

Hear the stories about him, and find about “the way” of St. James (El Camino de Santiago).

The 4 Monday Nights in June— 7pm


Upcoming Events


  • Golf Ball Drop Saturday, June 10 after 5pm Mass
  • 4 Monday Nights in June:
    • 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Monday June 5,12,19,26
  • Parish Blood Drive Thursday, June 8th 2:45-8:30 pm
  • The Chosen Season 3: Thursday afternoons beginning June 1st 1-2:30 in the Parish Center room 101-102

  • Corpus Christi – Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ- June 11th

    Please join on this special day for an extended Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We will start our prayer at 1:30 pm with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Following will be time for private adoration. At 3:00 pm we will pray Divine Praises and conclude approximately 3:30 pm with Benediction.

Parish Blood Drive

Please mark your calendars…the next Parish Blood Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held on Thursday, June 8th from 2:45 PM until 8:30 PM in the Parish Center. Currently there is a BLOOD EMERGENCY in effect. We need NEW volunteers to donate. When the Knights call asking for you to make an appointment with LIBS, please do so. It only takes an hour out of your day to give someone in need a gift of life blood donation. 

NOTE: If you donated a Double Red on March 20th, you’re not eligible to donate until July 11th


Weekly Mass 2023

May 21, 2023-Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2023- 7th Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2023-7th Sunday of Easter

May 14, 2023- Sixth Sunday of Easter



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

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading 1 Zep 3:14-18a

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Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Sir 35:1-12

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Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

Reading I Gn 3:9-15, 20

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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.


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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: