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Christmas at St. James 2019

 "So like the Grinch, we are here because we see the reason of the day is not the profit, the packages, the glitter and lights, but the person, the babe borne of Mary. In the stillness of the night, a cry pierces the darkness of the ages and reveals a new hope, a new beginning. The babe, the Light of the world..."

~ from Fr. Jim's Christmas 2019 homily

Mission Statement

Formed as the Body of Christ through the waters of Baptism, we are Beloved daughters and sons of the Father.  We, the Catholic community of the Three Village area, are a pilgrim community on Camino- 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.  So that in Jesus’ name, we may be a welcoming community, respectful of life in all its diversities and beauty; stewards of and for God’s creation; and witnesses to Faith, Hope and Charity. 

 

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Click on the following link to make your recurring gift through Faith Direct: https://membership.faithdirect.net/NY997

Click on the link below to make a one time gift through Faith Direct: Faith Direct

https://membership.faithdirect.net/enroll/NY997/9

 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-12:30pm)
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phone: 631-941-4141

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Preserve Our Past and Secure Our Future for All

Updated December 1, 2019

Over $1.1 Million Pledged – Thank You!

Help Us Reach Our Goal

On behalf of Father Jim and the campaign committee we thank you for your strong support for our capital campaign. As of this past week, 260 families have returned their pledge for a total of $1,165,320.  The campaign is being conducted on the basis of equal sacrifice, not equal giving.  Not every family can make the same size pledge, but every family can make the same size sacrifice.

Making your Pledge or Payments by Credit or Debit card is easy and convenient

Making your one time gift or recurring pledge payments is easy; simply log onto the parish web-site at www.stjamessetauket.org and click on the link to Faith Direct to begin.

 As you make your pledge . . . Please remember

* Pledges can be paid over a period of three or four years

* A down payment is not necessary to begin your pledge

* Pledge payments are in addition to your weekly offertory

* Payment reminders will be mailed according to the selected payment plan

* All contributions are tax deductible.

* Make checks payable to: St. James Capital Campaign

All Pledges & One-Time Donations -- no matter what the amount are welcomed, needed and appreciated!

Memorial opportunities to honor a loved one are part of the campaign.  All memorial gifts will be appropriately recognized on a new recognition plaque to be located within the church. Inscriptions for memorials can include the name(s) of those you wish to honor, living or deceased.

Please feel free to contact our on-site campaign director, Andrew White at the office 631.941.4141 or his cell 516.607.3635 if you have any questions regarding the campaign.

December 8, 2019 Bulletin -  A special note from Fr. Jim:

As of this writing, 253 of the 4300 registered families have made commitments to our Capital Campaign (see details on page 10 of this bulletin), for a total pledged amount of $1,158,630, or 77% of our goal, from less than 10% of our registered families.

In light of the fact that we all use the church, and we all require the use of the stairs to enter the church, I write today to invite the as yet uncommitted families to consider a pledge to the campaign. My hope is that we all share a sense of ownership and a desire to preserve our past while ensuring future accessibility to the church sanctuary, for us as well as those who visit St. James for weddings, funerals, First Communions, Confirmations and other important life events. I challenge all to an equal gift of sacrifice - not an equal gift of funds, which is the basis of our campaign. No gift is too small or too large, and I ask that during this season of giving, you prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this exciting time in the life of the Parish of St. James.

Always humbled by your faithful sacrifice to and for the parish,
Pax et Bonum
Fr. Jim
Pastor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Times and Sacraments

Weekdays and Saturdays: 8:00 am
Weekend Celebrations:
Saturday: 5:00 pm Youth Mass
Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45 pm
and by appointment

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Daily Readings

Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Sm 15:16-23

Samuel said to Saul:

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Is 49:3, 5-6

The LORD said to me: You are my servant,

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Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1

There was a stalwart man from Benjamin named Kish,

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