February 27-28, 2021

Music:  Justine Rodriguez
 Recorded & edited: Aaron McGuirk & Justine Rodriguez


Fr. Kyle Eads celebrates mass at St. John the Baptist
in Valatie, NY.
Please click option for captions if you have trouble hearing today's liturgy.







For more information contact Denise Barry, Coordinator, (518) 929-4369


 On-line donations may be made during our upcoming Easter Food Drive which extends from February 17th-April 4th (i.e., every year from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday) to benefit the Chatham/Ghent pantries. For online giving visit www.stjameschatham.org to register or login if already registered.  Traditional methods of donating by check or cash are certainly welcome as well. 
Thank you for your consideration. 

Annual Bedding Project

The Annual Bedding Project is underway in the Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County (CCNCC) during January and February.  Please consider donating gently-used comforters, blankets, linens, and towels to share a sense of warmth and well-being with others.  These items will be distributed to families in our parishes as well as through the food pantries and Catholic Charities' W.I.C. program. Each weekend a specific site is designated for sharing the goods. This weekend all items donated will be given to W.I.C.   Please note that bedding is accepted year-round by OutReach with a special "drive" during the winter months of January and February. Please call the OutReach number to arrange delivery of donated items.

Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA

Anyone in need of cat or dog food for their pets is welcome to avail themselves of the shelter's supply from 11:30 AM-4PM daily (seven days a week).

School Supply Re-Supply

 Our School Re-Supply Weekend, will be conducted differently this year due to the pandemic.  A receptacle will be placed in the Gathering Space each weekend in February for the convenience of parishioners who wish to donate school supplies for use in the spring semester by students in local districts. The supplies will replenish those collected in September with distribution through the Chatham and Ghent food pantries.  Distribution through the pantries broadens the scope of our project because the patrons and their families reside in the wider community as well as in Chatham.

 Chatham & Ghent Food Pantries

 March, suggestions: Jello & pudding, dry cereal, cake mixes & frosting, and fresh and canned fruits & vegetables.  Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and paper products are always in need.


News From the Vatican

  Sunday, February 28th @ 11:00 AM 
2nd Sunday of LENT
Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, NY
please visit:

Link to Diocese of Albany website - click on picture

The Diocese of Albany is keeping Catholics apprised of changes, updates and resources on its dedicated web page:
In addition, a Faith at Home page includes links to livestreamed Mass - https://www.rcda.org/livemass, daily Scripture readings, saints of the day, suggestions for creating a sacred space at home: https://www.rcda.org/coronavirus/resources



"Stations of the Cross:
Art and Stories with Brother Mickey McGrath"





Sign up for the Tri-Parish Email Notifications

We are establishing a Tri-Parish Email Contact System - Signup to get updates from Fr. George, information regarding events throughout the Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County (CCNCC), and other items of interest to parishioners delivered to your inbox. This will greatly enhance our ability to communicate with parishioners in all three churches comprising the CCNCC. 

In the space marked "Company" please enter the name of your church. Thank you.

Please note this information will be used solely for the use of Tri-parish activities and never sold or distributed to other groups.  

To register click below for the sign-up form:


Our Mission Statement        (Our Purpose)

Energized by the Eucharist and Scripture we are a welcoming and affirming community that celebrates Christ Jesus in our midst.  We value prayer, education, art, music, and the beauty of God’s creation in our quest for spiritual growth and social justice in the world.

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Faith Formation


St. James' Interim Parish Team

Rev. Kyle Eads



Deacon Andy Grebe    

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In Person & Online

        SUNDAY:  9:00AM
February/March schedule of Masses at St. James Church. Because we are limited to 80 worshipers, we will give priority to worshipers in that week's cycle. We welcome worshipers off cycle whenever there is room, and will take reservations for Mass online and by phone(518-392-4991). 
We kindly ask that you register for Mass by Friday at 4 PM to allow us to plan for that weekend's service. Further, please plan on registering EACH time you wish to attend Sunday Mass. 
Click on the appropriate registration link below:  
2/28, Sunday, Families  L - P 
3/7, Cycle 4: Last names Q - Z
3/14, Cycle 1: Last names A - D
3/21, Cycle 2: Last names E - K
3/28, Cycle 3: Last names L - P

New Worship Procedure: Communion returns to the heart of our liturgy.
 Please follow the directions from your ushers who will guide you to the ministers who will distribute the Eucharist. We are grateful to everyone who has helped us continue to worship together safely.

Reservation Chapel
Open to Private Worship

All are invited to visit the chapel during office hours: Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 9AM - 12PM. Please sign in when using the chapel & clean your prayer space after worship with cleaning materials left in the chapel for your use.

Art by Brother Mickey McGrath


 In the event of an emergency requiring the ministry of a priest, the priests of the parish may be contacted by leaving a message at (518) 303-3636. 


Have a concern, need a mass card, or other assistance?
Office - OPEN 

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

9:00 AM until 1:00 PM      
               518-392-4991                  EMAIL: sjofficeassistant@gmail.com

CONFESSIONS  People can call the office & make an appointment. The number to call is
(518) 392-4991.  You can also email the office at:
We will meet privately and discreetly, observing social distancing.  The same goes for requests for anointing.  Except for the anointing itself, social distancing is in place.

 Confessions at these times are

By Appointment-St James  
4:00PM - St. John, Valatie 
4:00PM St.Joseph, Stottville

Click on the following website for resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers re Covid-19:  https://www.johnahartford.org/dissemination-center/view/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-resources-for-older-adults-family-caregivers-and-health-care-providers

You can visit the following website for some spiritual resources for covid-19 from the Catholic Health Association of America: https://www.chausa.org/newsroom/coronavirus-resources/spiritual-resources-for-covid-19

SAINT OF THE DAY  https://www.vaticannews.va