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

Sunday June 16, 2024- Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

St. James Roman Catholic Church

Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser

The federal government has its 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 a ‘fair way’ to help our Parish in its time of financial need.

    This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 15th after the 5 pm Mass on the ‘fairway’ located between the Church and the Parish Center. On that day (rain date June 22nd) all uniquely 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 ball resting closest to each pin 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 barbecue food at one of the most fun events around this town.

    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.





Parish Center Room 101/102  

7:00 pm- 8:30 pm 

Join Fr. Bob for a three-night class to study and reflect on the Gospel of Mark. The first Gospel written, the shortest Gospel. “Who do you say that I am”? Come see how we can apply it to our life and our faith. 


2024 Healing Mass

Healing Mass 

All Are Welcome

Come for Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Healing

Feeling....worried? tired? anxious? burned out?  stressed out? facing a disease?

Jesus invites you to come and give your burdens to Him and experience the healing grace of God.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month— 7pm

 June 19th, July 17th

Prayer teams are available at the end of Mass for individual prayer and Father Robert will be available for an Anointing of the Sick for those facing surgery or serious illness.


2024 Special Needs Masses

 Ministry to Families with Special Needs 

Families who have members with special needs or developmental disabilities often find it difficult to attend weekly Mass together. We are pleased to provide an opportunity for families to experience and celebrate God’s presence in their lives at a special Mass. 

This Mass is celebrated at 12:30 pm (please note new time) on the second Saturday of each month during the school year – January through May and September through December. 

The next Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 14 at 12:30 pm 

Please note: This Mass fulfills the Sunday Mass Obligation 

The remaining 2024 Special Needs Masses will be celebrated on the following second Saturdays at 12:30 pm: 

October 12 November 9 December 14  

This ministry strives to be inclusive in its approach, inviting those with special needs to fill liturgical roles 

such as proclaimer and musical accompaniment. 

Please pick up a flyer about the Ministry to Families with Special Needs in the Church vestibule today and please help spread the word! 



RESERVE ONLINE TODAY for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.  



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.

Daily Readings

Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 1 Kgs 18:41-46

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Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Kgs 18:20-39

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Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Barnabas, ApostleReading 1  ACTS 11:21B-26; 13:1-3

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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 Online Securely

The fruitful ministries at our parish are examples of how many of you have answered, and continue to answer, the call of discipleship.  To ensure such work can continue requires not only gifts of time, but also of financial help. We ask you to prayerfully consider supporting our parish with electronic donations through Faith Direct. 
You can sign up online at or call Faith Direct customer service at 866-507-8757. 
You’ll provide us with consistent support that helps us always be at the ready with programs, services, and ministries for our church families and for those in need throughout the community.
Thank you for your continued support of our parish family.

Give securely either here online or by texting: 631.206.5614

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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: