Message from Fr. David October 3, 2021

NEWS AND UPDATES Please know that we rescheduled this past Thursday’s Forward in Faith Listening Session due to inclement weather.  Our new date is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th @ 7:00PM in the church.  If you were unable to make either of the previously scheduled times, please consider joining us next week.  No need to RSVP.  We…

Tin Can Auction

One of the major highlights of the annual Saint James the Apostle Parish Festival is the Tin Can Auction. Your help is needed to make this year’s event even more successful than in the past. The Tin Can Auction is a tricky-tray-type event during which festival-goers purchase raffle tickets for prizes donated by area residents…

Special Voluntary Collection in Aid of Afghan Families

We have all witnessed the massive undertaking of evacuating Afghan families from Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover. It is fortunate that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approached Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, along with its counterparts throughout the state, to help Afghan families at Fort Dix, a US Army Base in…


Message from Fr. David September 26, 2021

A huge heartfelt ❤️ thank you to all who participated in our in-person Forward in Faith Listening Sessions this past Wednesday and Thursday.  Thank you for your honesty, your courage to share, and, above all, your willingness to trust.  Please know that I, along with your parish lay leadership, have heard you.  In addition to what was shared in the in-person sessions, we will also compile the information from the digital and paper survey and provide a report of the Forward in Faith Listening Sessions in due time. 


Message from Fr. David September 19, 2021

We are happy to welcome students from the Edward V. Walton Primary School here at Saint James.  Due to flood damage sustained by the Walton School building in the recent tropical storm, the Springfield Board of Education and Saint James Church have entered into a short-term lease agreement for the school building until their school is back up and running.


Message from Fr. David September 12, 2021

NEWS AND UPDATES This past Friday Saint James parish marked the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 with a solemn and beautiful prayer vigil. Like any American who lived through those days, the memory of 9/11 has become almost sacred, particularly if you lived in the New York Metropolitan area that…