Welcome To St. James Parish

See a face, learn a name, share a story, love one another

    

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St. James Parish Center

(please click link for hours of operation)

2110 Main Street ~ Stratford ~ CT, 06615

Phone:  203.375.5887  ~  Fax:  203.378.1562

Pastor:  Rev. Thomas Lynch

Parochial Vicar:  Rev. Bruce Roby

Deacons:  Timothy Bolton, Thomas Masaryk and John Piatak

           

Advent and Christmas 2014

The four Sundays of Advent have special significance in our Liturgical year.  Each candle represents an action that we should take:

How can I restore hope in the lives of others?

 

How can I build bridges between others?

 

How can I encourage others to love?

How can I be the loving face of Christ to others?

 

 

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"For there will be peace for the seed: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce and the heavens will give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things..."   Zechariah 8:12

    

Communal Penance Service

Wednesday - Dec. 17 - 7:30 p.m.

In the Church - Individual confession will be offered at the end of the service

 

Blessing of Expectant Parents

Saturday and Sunday Masses

December 13th and 14th

A blessing will be given to those awaiting the gift of a child

 

Christmas Mass Schedule

Vigil Masses

Wednesday - December 24th

4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

A Mass celebrating the Lord's birth at 11:00 p.m.

 

Thursday - December 25th

8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Make a promise to your God today by make a greater commitment in 2015 to open your heart to experience god's intimate love by your consistent participation in Sunday Eucharist.

 

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

 Saturday and Sunday Masses

December 27th and 28th

Families will have the opportunity to write their families' name on a votive candle as a way of thanking God for His presence in their family in 2014 and asking for a greater openness for their family members to His love in 2015

 

Solemnity of Mary - Mother of God

January 1 - 2015

Pray a rosary on the Holy Day for greater peace in this world.

Vigil Mass: Wednesday - Dec. 31 - 4:30 p.m.

Holy Day Masses:

Thursday - Jan. 1 - 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

    

St. James Church

Making a difference...

Witness talks from St. James Parishioners:

Maggie Granado

Judy Keating

Dorothy Kotos

Paul Kravitz

Barbara Mariconda

Mary Perille

Suzanne Smith

Jacki Tomsheck

Maggie Walsh

      

Youth Ministry Bulletin

Holy Hour ~ Fun and Fellowship

Monday Evenings in the Chapel and Parish Center

6 - 8 p.m.

All Youth Are Welcomed!

Eucharistic Adoration

(click link above for details)

† Parish Chapel 

Monday~Tuesday~Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday~Friday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

~ Closed Weekends ~ 

 

» Divine Mercy Chaplet «

 Friday ~ 3:00 p.m.

Recitation of the

Divine Mercy Chaplet

 

» Daily Rosary «

Monday - Friday

5:00 p.m.

 

» First Friday Benediction «

(First Friday of Every Month)

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

(Please note the time change for Benediction)

(Wheelchair Accessible)

† Eucharistic Celebrations 

» Saturday «

8:00 a.m.

 Vigil Mass - 4:30 p.m.

» Sunday «

7:30 a.m. ~ 9:15 a.m. ~ 11:15 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.

 

» Monday-Wednesday-Friday «

8:00 a.m. 

» Tuesday - Thursday «

5:30 p.m.

 

† Sacrament of Reconciliation 

(St. James Church)

Saturday

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Thursday before First Friday

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

 

† Sacrament of the Sick 

Held on Monday's at the 8:00 a.m. Eucharist.

- PLEASE NOTE - 

Prior notice is not necessary.  All those who are dealing with a serious illness and/or will be undergoing surgery during that week are invited to receive this sacrament.

 

† Sacrament of Baptism 

Parents must register at the Parish Center with Patty D'Andrea in order to receive information regarding the mandatory pre-baptism class and schedule a date for the baptism.

    

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