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Photos from the Easter Vigil Mass and Baptism, April 1, 2018. Easter is a 50 day period of Mystagogia. This is a time for us to bask in the glory of the resurrection and new life as we reflect on the impact that the resurrection has on us as a people of faith.

We stepped away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and come to church on Dec 17, 2017 to listen to the Christmas story as woven through the Old and New Testaments and expressed in beautiful Christmas Carols sung by our parish choirs. Click on the image to view the photos.

St. James in New Jersey Catholic Magazine

St. James in New Jersey Catholic Magazine

The September edition of the New Jersey Catholic magazine featured a profile St. James the Apostle parish on Page 28. An online edition of the magazine is available at:
New Jersey Catholic is published by the Archdiocese of Newark. Its cover stories showcase Catholics from around the archdiocese. There are other local feature stories plus the archbishop’s column and a parish profile. Readers also learn more about the Catholic faith from columns on theology and in advice columns on how to use their faith in addressing real-life situations. To learn more or subscribe to it, visit  


Friday, October 13th - St. James commemorated the final visit of Our Lady to the children of Fatima with a balloon launch! After launching the rosary balloon, we went in the church and we prayed the Rosary. There were over 150 people there. The Holy Spirit does work in mysterious ways.

Rosary Garden
The parish recently created a Rosary Garden near the entrance to the church. Fr. Joe blessed the Rosary Garden on Saturday August 19, 2017 at a special morning service. Click on the image to view the photos.    
St. James in the News

St. James in the News

The Parish Publicity Committee is pleased to share that an article with photos about Fr. Everest’s farewell is featured in the July 19 edition of The Catholic Advocate. The article can be viewed online at: by downloading “Current Issue.” Fr. Everest’s article is found on p. 11
The Springfield Patriot also reported on Fr. Everest’s final mass with an article and photo. These can be viewed at:
(August 6, 2017)
Feast of St. James

Photos of St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield celebrating the feast day of St. James the Greater, on July 25, 2017.

Fr. Everest's Farewell Mass

Photos of Father Everest's farewell mass on June 25, 2017. God bless you always!

Quinquennial Mass

Photos of the Quinquennial Mass celebration at St. James on June 11, 2017