Welcome to the website of St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield, N.J.!  In whatever way you found us, or for whatever reason, we are glad you did!  Pope Benedict XVI, in speaking about the internet and computer technology, once said:  New technologies allow people to meet each other beyond the confines of space and of their own culture, creating in this way an entirely new way of potential friendships.”  In this spirit we welcome you to our website in the hopes that you will come to know a little bit more about our parish family, that you will find here what you are seeking, and in some mysterious way God will touch your heart through something you may discover here.

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MINISTRY NEWS

St. James

BEAUTIFY OUR CHURCH

Help us beautify God’s house. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help us keep our parish plant in “tiptop” shape! If you like to clean, tidy, repair,make some new friends, spend time with your family then this is for you! We are re-igniting two ministries that make our Church and parish grounds shine with pride! Which one (or both) are you called to join? St. Zita Ministry is a cleaning ministry for our church. St. Zita, the patron saint of domestic workers (housekeepers!) will be our guide as we do some light housekeeping such as vacuuming, dusting, and windows to make our Church shine! A schedule will be established once we have enough volunteers for the work load! St. Joseph Ministry is a handyman/woman ministry to help us with simple repair jobs around the campus. If it's broken, if assembly is required, if it doesn't work, a crew will repair it, put it together or get it work- ing. This will be an on-call ministry. If you would like to join either of these ministries please contact Kim Mailley for more information at kmailley@saintjamesparish.org or 973-951-1631.
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Communications & Media Ministry

Are you someone who likes to work with web design, write articles, take pictures or use social media? Do you enjoy communications, marketing, advertising and working with people? Are you a college student who would like to explore any of these areas for future career growth? Or perhaps you are someone who is eager to pitch in and make some new friends, too. We here at St. James are in the process of putting together a new Communications & Media Ministry group covering all these areas and maybe more, and we need you! All are welcome. If you would like to further explore the possibilities, and help develop this new Ministry, or maybe you have some questions, please email Janet Dellasala, at jds7252@comcast.net. Come make some new friends and help the Welcoming Community of Faith here at St James spread the word and promote our offerings.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Stewardship Day

Please join us for our parish-wide community service day on Saturday, September 24th. We will meet at 8:30 a.m to gather for "coffee &"...and receive assignments.  Some will be sent out to the community, some will remain on our own campus for projects. We will all return in the early afternoon (approximately 12:30 - 1:00) to share a meal. Our projects include:

Blood drive-(more donors needed!); Planting and clean up parish grounds (bring seeds or bulbs if you have and a hand trowel); Clean-up, mulching and fall planting at Veterans Memorial Park; Church cleaning and pew repairs; Rosary Making - 11:30 a.m. (this is a class to learn how to make them); Prayer Shawl delivery to Center for Hope Hospice; Purchase you new parish T-shirts showing our Mission Statement to wear on this day ($8). If you are still interested please email kmailley@saintjamesparish.org or call at 973-951-1631.

Ministry Fair

Save the Date for our Ministry Fair to be held on Sunday October 23rd after all Masses. Stop by our ministry tables for a visit and see what might be of interest to you. We have many ministries to join here at St. James! If you are currently the leader of one of our ministries please contact Kim Mailley for information and to discuss your table for the fair. Email: kmailley@saintjamesparish.org or call her at 973-951-1631.

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MARIAN DEVOTION

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Miraculous Medal Novena, Rosary and Benediction takes place on Monday evenings (as scheduled) from 6:45-7:30pm in our Church, Saint James, please feel free to join us. Please join us! All Are Welcome!!