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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ADVENT PARISH SCHEDULE

ADVENT PARISH SCHEDULE

Feast of the Immaculate Conception ~ Saturday, December 8 Masses celebrated on Friday Evening, December, 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon

Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ Wednesday, December 12 7:00 p.m. (Mass in Spanish)

Mass for the Feast of Saint Lucy ~ Thursday, December 13 7:00 p.m. (Mass in Italian)

Bambinelli Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent ~ December 15 / 16 Blessing of Baby Jesus Figurines from you home nativity set at all Masses

Lessons & Carols ~ Sunday, December 16 3:00 p.m. in the Church

Simbang Gabi: Filipino Novena Mass and Reception ~ Tuesday, December 18 8:00 p.m. (all are invited!) Presider: Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Newark

Advent Penance Service with Individual Confessions ~ Thursday, December 20 7:00 p.m.

ADVENT GIVING TREE

ADVENT GIVING TREE

Nov. 17/18~ Dec. 8/9

Once again St. James is asked to donate gifts for the needy during this holiday season for St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth. Please help us by taking a tag with 'generic' suggestions and purchase a gift of warm clothing. Place the UNWRAPPED GIFT WITH TISSUE PAPER IN A CHRISTMAS BAG and return your gift to the Gathering Area of the Church. If you have large Christmas bags and/or tissue paper to donate, the center would appreciate it. If you are unable to purchase the item on the tag you took, please return the tag to the tree for someone else to take ~ Thank you!

If you are available to help hang the tags on the tree before masses please do so. The tags will be in the maintenance room in a box labeled “giving tree”. There will also be black bags available to put gifts in and placed in the Gathering Area for later pick up. If you are able to help deliver the gifts, please contact Chris DeCicco: 908-265-3585 or decicco.chris@yahoo.com

LECTIO DIVINA

LECTIO DIVINA

JOIN US FOR LECTIO DIVINA THIS ADVENT SEASON

Beginning Monday, November 26 at 6:30 A.M. in the St. John’s Room in the Rectory. Lectio Divina is Latin for "divine reading" and represents a method of scriptural reading and discussion intended to promote communion with God. It follows the four steps of reading, relecting, responding and listening to Advent Sunday readings.

We meet from 6:30 A.M. to 7:20 A.M. on successive Mondays: November 26, December 3, December 10 and December 17. All are welcome ~ Please join us.

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

The Blessed Mother needs you!

There are only a few faithful parishioners who get together every Monday for a weekly Rosary, Novena & Benediction Service.  Will you be one of us?

In these tumultuous times, we all need more prayers not less! Can you give 45 minutes each week to praying the rosary on Monday nights starting from 6:45-7:30p.m? Now more than ever, we need to come together as a faith filled community to practice & profess our faith.  Everyone is welcome both young & old.