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

First Sunday in Advent, November 28, 2021

St. James Roman Catholic Church

Installation of Fr. Robert Kuznik

On Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the 11:30 Mass, the Parish Family of St. James formally welcomed our eighth pastor, as Fr. Robert was officially installed by Fr. Michael F. Holzmann, Dean of the Smithhaven Deanery and pastor of the Parish of the Holy Cross in Nesconset. 

Congratulations Fr. Robert, and our thanks to Fr. Michael for taking time from his demanding schedule to join us in taking the next step together in our camino.


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.


Parish News and Upcoming Events

Christ the King, November 21, 2021

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 14, 2021

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time November 7, 2021

Office Hours

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

Virtual Masses

Looking for our virtual Masses during the COVID 19 Health Emergency? Click on the "Worship" tab to find links to our weekly Masses as well a selection of homilies by some of our priests. 


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

First Sunday of Advent

Reading I Jer 33:14-16

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Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I Dn 7:15-27

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Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I Dn 7:2-14

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Welcome Fr. Robert Kuznik

The Parish Family of St. James extends a warm welcome to our eighth pastor, Fr. Robert Kuznik. We look forward to working with you as we continue our camino together. 

           A message from Fr. Robert…


Dear Parishioners of St. James,

This week, we begin a new journey together as I come to you as your new pastor.  In the coming weeks and months, we will get to know more about each other, but I wanted to introduce myself to you and share a little about my background.

I am 55 years old, the youngest of six children and was born in  the South-Western Poland in the city  of Wroclaw. My whole family (mom and two siblings) still live there. I have lived here in the US for the past 33 years but make an annual  visit to  my family  back in Poland.

In 1993 I completed  my philosophy studies  at St. John’s University in Queens, NY and then attended the  Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. I was ordained in 1998 by Bp. McGann to serve  in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  

My first assignment was at St. Christopher’s Church  in Baldwin, then at Holy Name of Mary Parish in Valley Stream. For the past 13 years, I have served as pastor at St. Isidore’s in Riverhead.   In every place I have studied, lived  or served, each has become my home and the people there were my families. 

Now I have joined the parish family of St. James in Setauket. I am looking forward to this new experience and to everything the Lord has prepared for us as we journey together into the future.  

God Bless You !  

~Fr. Robert




Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. James

Thanksgiving Mass—Time Change

Please note that our annual Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held at 9am on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

As always, parishioners are welcome to bring along an item to be blessed that will be served at your dinner later in the day.

One Family in Mission, Called to Evangelize

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. Mass will be available on the website as well as the parish Facebook page as well as the Religious Education YouTube Channel.

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)


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:

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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