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

St. James Roman Catholic Church

Sunday, October 2, 2022

The Blessing of the Animals is back at St. James! Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 1pm on the Great Lawn

Please plan to join us as this beloved tradition returns. Bring your domesticated pets for a very special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose memorial is celebrated on October 4.Blessing of the animals

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.


Catholic Ministries Appeal 2022 now underway!


One Family in Mission, Called to Evangelize

September at St. James

Thursday, September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

Adult Bereavement Group Now Forming

The St. James Parish  Bereavement Ministry is pleased to announce that we will offer a peer support group for adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

This group is non-loss-specific and is open to men and women of all faith traditions.

We will meet on Saturday mornings this Fall; exact dates will be determined based on group needs. As seating is limited, registration is required.

For additional information and to register, call the rectory office at: 631.941.4141 x 341 and leave your name and phone number on our voice mail; a volunteer will return your call as soon as possible.

In order to participate in this group, your loss must have occurred prior to July 1, 2022.

"Grief is the price we pay for loving"


Mass on the Grass 2022

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, our 11:30am Mass was celebrated on the Great Lawn, between the church and Parish Center. Fr. Robert and Fr. Bob concelebrated, with Deacon Lou assisting at the altar. 

Mother Nature provided perfect weather for the last Sunday of Summer, with brilliant blue skies and comfortable temperatures, which enabled attendees to enjoy the Faith Formation Welcome Back Family Festival immediately following Mass.

Click on the Photo Galleries tab (top of page)  to see more photos!

Regular Office Hours in Effect

Please note that we have returned to our regular office hours. We are open to serve you Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday, 9am-2pm.

Parish News and Upcoming Events

October 2, 2022 Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 25, 2022 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 18, 2022 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9am-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

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4

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Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 JB 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17

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Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Jerome, priest and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

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Live streamed Masses during the ongoing pandemic

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. 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)


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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