Welcome To St. James Parish

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



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

                                                                                                                                                                       Deacons:  Thomas Masaryk and John Piatak

Online Giving / EFT

Please join us next weekend (Feb. 6 & 7)  for sessions about Online Giving and contributing using EFT.

These sessions (which will be held in the St. James School cafeteria) will feature members of our Finance Committee who will be available to show you how to sign up for Online Giving. If you prefer to use EFT, forms and assistance will be available to sign up for this method of donation as well.

The sessions will be held after each of the following Masses: 4:30, 7:30, 9:15, and 11:15. 

We look forward to seeing everyone who has not yet signed up for one of these options.

St. James Participation in National Survey

St. James has been selected to participate in a National Study.

Please click here for information.


† Eucharistic Celebrations 

                          » Saturday: 8:00 AM, 4:40 Vigil Mass 

                          » Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 6:00 PM

                          » Weekdays: Mon-Wed-Fri 8:00 AM / Tues-Thur 5:30 PM


The Chief Corporal Works of Mercy

  1. To Feed the Hungry
  2. To give drink to the thirsty
  3. To clothe the naked
  4. To visit the imprisoned
  5. To shelter the homeless
  6. To visit the sick
  7. To bury the dead


The Chief Spiritual Works of Mercy

  1. To admonish (instruct or advise as in the Bible) the sinner
  2. To instruct the ignorant
  3. To counsel the doubtful
  4. To comfort the sorrowful
  5. To bear wrongs patiently
  6. To forgive all injuries
  7. To pray for the living and the dead


† Sacrament of Reconciliation 

(St. James Church)


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.


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.


Our Ministries

Pastor:  Rev. Thomas F. Lynch
Deacons:  Tom Masaryk and John Piatak      

Adult PastoralMinistry:                                     

  • Ministry with Men: Jim Travers, Bob Carriero, Tom Gilbertie, Jeff Noccioli, Mike Curran              
  • Ministry with Women: Angie DeMello & Mary Tesla                        

Communal Prayer/Worship: Deacon Tom Masaryk:

  • Liturgical Ministers: April Dykes
  • Liturgical Music: Barbara Mariconda
  • Liturgical Environment: Michele Hoekenga            

Pastoral Services:

  • Faith Study: Betsy Redgate
  • Principal - St. James School: Jack Lynch
  • Ministry with Teens: Bob Nagy and Karen Smith
  • Ministry with Sick & Shut-Ins: Pat Stockdale
  • Social Outreach: Jim Hodska
  • PATH: Debby Carroll, Karen Hangos, Melissa Van Buren
  • St. James Prison Ministry: Alphonse DeJulio and Denis Granado
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry: Mary Perille
  • Gratitude Ministry: Suzanne Smith & Jane Begnino
  • St. James Young Adult Network: Ruwani Williams and Janine Walsh  

Support Services:

  • Finance Council: Dan Caron
  • Pastoral Stewardship: Maggie Granado & David Zamachaj
  • Business Manager: Natalia Zamachaj
  • Business Office: Dolores Lathlean
  • Parish Manager: Marcy Kelly
  • Administrative Assistant: Patty D'Andrea
  • Database Administrator: Tonya Overby
  • Parish Personnel Manager: Paul Fasold