WELCOME WHEREVER YOU ARE ON YOUR LIFE’S JOURNEY

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 24/25, 2020

Music: Diane Doring
 Filmed & edited by Aaron McGuirk & Justine Rodriguez.

 

Fr. George Fleming celebrates Mass at The Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls, NY.
 

 

 


 

Help Sponsor a Seminarian!

Our Lady of the Rosary Knights of Columbus Council #3466 (St. James Parish) has decided to sponsor seminarian Daniel Vallejo during his studies for the priesthood. Daniel attends the Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and has three years remaining until his ordination, after which time he will serve the Albany
Diocese.

Seminarians have many day-to-day expenses over and above their tuition and housing, and it is the practice of many K of C councils to sponsor them. Ours is a small council, with only fourteen dues paying members so our resources are limited. COVID-19 limits what we can do in terms of traditional fundraisers, but we are thinking of creative ways of raising funds to sponsor Daniel’s vocation.

In the meantime, we invite parishioners to consider making a donation of any amount, all of which will go to Daniel. Our council has begun with a $500 donation, and we’d appreciate your support as well—$10 or $25 would help greatly.

Please make your check out to KofC #3466 and drop your donation in the collection basket after Mass, or mail your contribution to
KofC #3466, PO Box 302, Ghent, NY 12075.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting Daniel’s vocation!

Fill a box for
Operation Christmas Child

It's time for us to pack shoeboxes full of special gifts that will bring joy to children in need around the world. More than that, each of these gifts is an opportunity to share the Gospel with these children. This year, the coronavirus pandemic has left children around the world hurting and scared. They need our help packing Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts now more than ever. These shoeboxes also bring blessings to those who pack them. Filling boxes with toys and other special items is a great family activity that teaches children about the joy of giving and the importance of sharing the Gospel with others. 

Boxes will be available after the 9am Mass on Sunday, October 18, and Sunday, October 25 on your way out of church. Boxes are due back on or before Sunday, November 18. You can also call or email the office at sjofficeassistant@gmail.com to arrange pickup.

Thank you for your prayers and support of this project! 
            

 

OUTREACH 

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

Collection of Pet Supplies

The month of October has been set aside for the collection of pet supplies at St. James to benefit the Columbia-Greene Humane Society (ASPCA) in commemoration with the Feast of St. Francis. Contributions of dry and canned cat and dog food, paper or cloth towels, bed sheets, cleaning products, treats, and toys are always welcome. In particular, cat litter and nylar bones for dogs are always needed. If you would like to  contribute, a receptacle will be placed in the Gathering Space. A
" Pet For Adoption" board will be on display featuring some of the hundreds of animals cared for at the shelter in the course of a year. 
Thank you for your consideration.
NOVEMBER

The 8th Annual "Dining Out For Others" fundraiser, sponsored by Catholic Charities of Columbia-Greene, will be held on Wednesdays in November. Restaurants collaborate to benefit the Emergency Assistance Fund. A full list of restaurants can be found on the Catholic Charities' Facebook page and website. The information includes names of participating restaurants in both counties and the schedules for patrons who choose to dine "in" or "out". Other supporting businesses advertise in promotional materials. This is a great way to support our local restaurants, enjoy a delicious meal, and raise funds for emergency assistance.
It is clearly a win, win, win endeavor!

 

News From the Vatican
https://www.vaticannews.va/en 

  Sunday, November 1st @ 11:00 AM 
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, NY
please visit:
 
https://www.rcda.org/livemass 

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:
https://www.rcda.org/coronavirus
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"

https://youtu.be/jGGROhMxeFs

 

 

 

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:

http://conta.cc/2koojJZ 

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.

Map and Directions Sacraments

Faith Formation
 

   

      St. James' Pastor        Father George Fleming 

Masses
Online & @ Church
 

        SUNDAY:  9:00AM
October schedule of Masses for those who want to worship with us in 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. 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:  
Nov. 1st Last names beginning E-K
Nov. 8th Last names beginning L-P
Nov. 15th Last names beginning Q-Z
Nov. 22nd Last names beginning A-D
Nov. 29th Last names beginning E-K


    New Worship Procedure: Communion returns to the heart of our liturgy.
This week we will continue to receive Communion during the usual time in the Mass. 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
http://www.bromickeymcgrath.com/

Emergency 

 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. 

Cloth Mask Resource 

Terry Ribadeneyra of
St. James Church has volunteered to collect cloth masks from volunteers who are sewing them, and will distribute them to parishioners who need one. 

Her number is
(518) 392-2499. 

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

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

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

CONFESSIONS  People can call the office & make an appointment with Fr. George. The number to call is
(518) 392-4991.  You can also email the office at:
sjofficeassistant@gmail.com
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
CANCELLED 
 

By Appointment-St James  
Saturdays:
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
/en/saints.html