WELCOME WHEREVER YOU ARE ON YOUR LIFE’S JOURNEY

14TH Sunday in Ordinary Time
Music: Justine Rodriguez 
Final Memorial solo: Regina Boyce  
Filmed & edited by Aaron McGuirk & Justine Rodriguez.

 

Fr. George Fleming celebrates Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie, NY, assisted by seminarian Dan McHale.  
 

 

 

"A Word About Reopening Our Churches"
CLICK HERE TO:  Read Our REOPENING 
(How It Will Be Done - Starting July 5th)

"Fr. George shares news and thoughts on the gradual reopening of the parishes of the Catholic Community of Northern Columbia County to public worship this summer."
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
"Would you like to volunteer to help us reopen? We are looking for those at low-risk who are willing to safely welcome our friends back to worship!"
Church of St. Joseph: email: stjosephcolumbia@nycap.rr.com telephone: (518) 799-5411
St. James Church: email: sjofficeassistant@gmail.com  telephone (518) 392-4991
St. John the Baptist: email: stjohnthebaptistch@nycap.rr.com telephone: (518) 758-9401 

CLICK HERE TO: Read Our REOPENING PLAN

Congratulations, Seniors ~ Class of 2020!

St. James extends sincere congratulations and prayers to all Class of 2020 graduates! We are grateful for all the blessings and gifts that our young people contribute to our parish community. Please keep them in your prayers as they celebrate this huge milestone!

Jadyn Carruthers (Taconic Hills)                                            Derek Roberts (Chatham)

Camryn Hebert (Ichabod Crane)                                             Julia Rose (Chatham)

Erika Jackson (Chatham)                                                        Colin Shea (Chatham)

Caitlin Kerwin (Averill Park)                                                   Thomas Van Tassel (Chatham)

Jonathan Madsen (Chatham)                                                   Ainsley Zaik (Chatham)

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

  Sunday, July 5th @ 11:00 AM 
14th 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 

Blood Drive 
 Thursday, July 9th 1 -7pm
at the Kinderhook Elk’s Club.
NO WALK INS...Appointments necessary. Sign up online or call the Red Cross. Bonus.. Red Cross will do an antibody test of your blood!

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. 

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

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

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.

SAINT OF THE DAY  https://www.vaticannews.va
/en/saints.html

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Masses
ONLINE
 

SATURDAY: 
SUNDAY:      
           WEEKDAYS:             
Tuesday & Friday      

 Confessions at these times are
CANCELLED 
 

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