April 10-11, 2021

The 9AM Sunday livestream from St. James will serve as the CCNCC recorded service for our whole community.   Even though the service will be livestreamed, it will go live a few minutes before the 9AM scheduled service.
 Recorded & edited: Aaron McGuirk & Justine Rodriguez


Description: Fr. Kyle Eads celebrates Mass at St. James Church in Chatham, NY.

Please click option for CAPTIONS if you have trouble hearing today's liturgy.


Sunday's 9AM Mass at St. James Church will be offered for the following loved ones. 
Sunday, April 11:      
Paul Donnellan by Carol & Jack Corrigan
Deceased members of the Knights of Columbus
Bob & Dot LaMay by Peggy Wilhelm
Sheila Woodlock by Rosemarie Siegel

Please pray for the recently deceased and the consolation of their families:  Dr. Armand Basjmajian, Kathleen Cookingham, Fr. Bob DeLeon, Maureen Kempler, Thomas Ribadeneyra


Virtual Read-Aloud with John Gray

 The Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County (CCNCC) is honored to host Emmy-award-winning television journalist, columnist, & author, John Gray at a Virtual Read-Aloud where he will read his inspiring story, Keller's Heart. 

**Participants will have the chance to win one of five copies of Keller's Heart!**

Join us on Sunday, April 18th at 10:30 AM via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81275520622) for this special event!

Click here to view the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/3AeV1o5QD 


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

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).

 Bedding Project

 Please note that bedding is accepted year-round by OutReach.  Please call the OutReach number to arrange delivery of donated items.


News From the Vatican


Sunday, April 11th @ 11:00 AM
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


  St. James Church in Chatham, New York

 Stations narrated by Betty Sundstrom, directed by Edgar Acevedo, and edited by Devin Overington.


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. 

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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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St. James' Interim Parish Team

Rev. Kyle Eads



   Deacon Andy Grebe    Grebe- websize file

In Person & Online

        SUNDAY:  9:00AM
April schedule of Masses at St. James Church. Because we are limited to 100 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. 


9AM Sunday Mass

Register online using the following links: 
4/11Cycle A:Last names begin A- K   (constantcontact.com)
4/18 Cycle B:Last names begin L-Z
4/25 Cycle A:Last names begin A-K  


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 - Closed April 5-9

 Our Parish Office will be closed  beginning  Monday, April 5, reopening on Monday, April 12. We will check email at  sjofficeassistant@gmail.com, or you can leave a message at (518) 392-4991. Please contact our Parish Administrator and Business Manager, Debbie Halpin, at (518) 758-9401 if you need more timely assistance.

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