Parish Events/News

Parish Events

Holy Hour Third Monday of every month at 7 to 8 p.m.
St. James School Mass Every First Friday at 9.45 a.m. & 10.15 a.m.
Infant Jesus of Prague Devotion: Every Monday at 8:30 a.m.
Bingo Cancelled until further notice

Important Announcements

📌 SERVICES AT ST. JAMES CHURCH WITH A MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 100 PEOPLE: According to the new Executive Order N. 9K, by Governor Lamont; concerning limitations on religious gatherings - the capacity for worship gatherings will be limited to no more than 50 percent of the building’s capacity or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower provided that all persons present wear masks, and that a distance of 6 feet is maintained between all persons or groups not from the same household. The Diocese of Norwich will follow the guidelines of the Governor until any changes or subsequent Executive Orders on this topic comes later on.   

📌 We have regulations from our State, our Diocese and our local community. We will offer a mass at 12 noon on Saturdays as “Ad Experimentum” and will conclude the day with  4.30 p.m. mass. Sunday masses will be the same at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. If we find the 4.30 p.m. Mass sufficient we will eliminate 12 noon mass.

📌 Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of La Salette Apparition (1846 - 2021). Marian Year - September 19, 2020 to September 19, 2021.  

📌 St. James Church celebrates Funeral Masses and Memorial Masses for your loved ones. Maximum Number of Attendance – 100 People.

📌 Sacrament of Reconciliation will be by appointments only. Following the strict observance of social distancing, the Sacrament will be offered in the church.

📌 Religious Education - This year 2020-2021 we welcome our children to attend classes with their teachers in the church hall of St. James once a month. The classes will be 45 minutes long and will be held once a month from September, October, and November. Other classes will be held on zoom. For example, Grade 8 will meet on September 13 in the church hall at 8 AM. The next two Sundays in September Grade 8 will hold zoom classes at the same time for their students at 8 AM. Every grade will be following the same procedure. The parents are invited to continue the religious education studies by helping their children to complete assignments given by their teachers.

We will be having about thirty children attending classes at the same time in the church hall. We will be using all of the sanitizing equipment to secure our facility is safe. All of the children have to walk to the church hall with one parent accompanying them. The parent will have to sign a paper the first time. Each child is asked to wear a mask and will have their temperature checked at the entrance of the hall. No adults will be able to enter the church hall.

If you have other questions please call Mrs. Richardson, 860-792-8054