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

Sunday November 26, 2023-The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

St. James Roman Catholic Church


Celebrate the 1st Sunday of Advent with music that will lift your spirit


Sunday, December 3, 2023 4pm to 5pm in the church

Featuring Advent and classical music by Long Island Youth Development Music Club

Admission cost is a free will offering (any amount accepted). Cash and checks only please. 

Proceeds to benefit St James Food Pantry & Hope House

Experience beautiful music and help those in need this Advent season.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Masses are Thursday, 12/7 at 7:30 pm and Friday, 12/8 at 8am and 12noon

Women's Advent Tea

Ladies, begin the Season of Advent with the 17th Annual Women’s Advent Tea on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Friday, December 8th at 7pm in the Parish Center.

Featuring fellow parishioner Rosalie Messina who will share her testimony about God’s Love and her transformational experience at Lourdes. Enjoy a beautiful evening of fellowship and tea.

Reservation forms at all doors of the church. Host a table up to 8 friends for $50 or $10 per person. Cash or check payable to “St James Faith Formation.” Remit to rectory, write “Advent Tea” on envelope.

Christmas Schedule 2023

Please note the following schedule for reconciliation and Masses for Christmas  and New Year’s Day


Saturday, December 16: 3-4:45pm

Monday, December 18: 2-4pm & 6-9pm

Tuesday, December 19: after 8am Mass

Wednesday, December 20: after 8am Mass

Thursday, December 21: 7-8pm

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24:

4pm in the church

4:15pm in the Parish Center

7pm in the church

10:30pm Carols in the church

 11pm “Midnight Mass” in the church

Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25:

8am in the church

9:30am in the church

11:30am in the church

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2024:

8am & 12 noon


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

Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Dn 2:31-45

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Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Dn 1:1-6, 8-20

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Reading 1 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17

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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: