Anytime, day or night and for those in danger of death: please call 845-225-2079 EXT. 2
Book to be read: Brant Pitre, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper. NY, NY: Doubleday Books, 2011, 228pgs. It is available in paperback and ebook formats from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and will be ordered by our parish bookstore.
Meetings will be held each Wednesday from March 2 until March 23 from 7:30pm-8:30pm in the Carriage House and will be led by Fr. MacDonald. They will provide an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the central points of the readings for a given week.
Schedule of Meetings and Readings:
Wednesday, March 16th – Chapters 5-6, pg 116-170
Wednesday, March 23rd – Chapters 7-8, pg 171-204
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fr. MacDonald at (845) 225-2079x111 or email@example.com
For the Youth Group: We have hired a new youth minister, Mrs. Dawn Nelson, who teaches 7th Grade Religious Education on Monday nights at the Lake Church. In light of Mrs. Nelson coming aboard as the new Youth Minister, Teen Masses (Sunday at 5:00PM) with meetings afterwards in Doherty Hall will occur once again every First and Third Sunday of the Month starting on Sunday, March 6. Youth Group Meetings will be opened to anyone who is in 9th through 12th grade. For more information, please see the parish bulletin or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Respect Life Group: The respect life group of the parish has been in a rebuilding mode with a new core team of parishioners that will volunteer to help lead it. Starting on Monday, March 21, regular respect life meetings will begin again and occur every third Monday of each month after the 7:30PM Novena Mass (approx. 8:30PM) in the Carriage House. These meetings will be open to any parishioner who is interested in understanding more deeply and in helping to promote the Church’s teaching on the dignity of all human life, on marriage and on the family here at our parish. If you have any questions regarding our parish’s Respect Life Group, again please feel free to contact Fr. MacDonald at email@example.com.
Do you have a parent or family member who has a serious medical condition and are unclear as to your moral obligation on making sure they get the medical care that they need? Are you concerned about the big push to legalize pysician assisted suicide (Euthanasia) in New York State and our society? If so then come to a talk sponsored by the Saint James Respect Life Group on Wednesday, April 20th from 7:30-9:00PM in Doherty Hall. The talk will be on Medical Care and End of Life Issues, given by Fr. Charles Caccavale, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who is Professor of Moral Theology and Spiritual Director at Saint Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, New York. The talk will be about 45 minutes and time for questions and answers will immediately follow. If you have any questions, please contact the rectory.
If you would like to volunteer or would like to learn more about volunteering, please download and return this form and return it to our parish office.