THANKSGIVING MASS TIMES:
10:00 AM – SPANISH
THERE WILL BE NO MASS ON FRIDAY, NOV 26TH. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
DECEMBER/CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Dec. 7th: vigil @ 7:00 pm
Dec. 8th: 8:30am & 7:00 pm (spanish)
Dec. 24th: 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Dec. 25th: 8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm (spanish)
Solemnity of Mother of God
Dec. 31st: vigil @ 4:00 pm
Jan. 1st: 9:00 am
The Annual “Giving Tree” is our way to remember those less fortunate at Christmas. The “Giving Tree” will be up the weekend of November 20th. Please take a tag with a specific age on it and return your UNWRAPPED GIFT WITH TAG to the “Giving Tree” by Sunday, December 5th by 12:00 pm. If you took a tag for a gift card please return the gift card in the envelope in the collection basket for safety reasons. Distribution of the gifts to the local families will be done on December 6th. If you have any questions please contact Deacon Patrick at 732-233-6970. Thank you in advance for your generosity and may you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving.
The St James Knights of Columbus Council #6336 will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary this February. To help mark this great occasion they will be hosting a Dinner Dance along with a Booster Booklet. Please join us in recognizing the great works of the St James Knights of Columbus by sponsoring an ad in the booklet. You can promote a business, write a congratulatory ad or become a Patron. Pricing is as follows:
1/4 page: $25
1/2 page: $50
Full page: $75
Please contact Stan Slabinski for payment and ad information at: 732-521-3774 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members will also be available before and after masses the weekends of Nov 20th/21st and Dec 4th/5th if you would like to become a sponsor.
Deadline to receive payment and ad information is December 17th. Checks can be made payable to “St James Knights of Columbus #6336”.
Information on Dinner Dance will follow at a later date.
REINSTATING THE GENERAL OBILGATION TO ATTEND MASS
We welcome the Christian faithful to return to the regular participation in the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith (cf. Code of Canon Law canon 1247 and Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2180).
This obligation does not apply to:
- those who are ill
- those who have reason to believe that they were recently exposed to the coronavirus or another serious or contagious illness
- those who are confined to their home, a hospital, or nursing facility
- those with serious underlying health conditions.
One should consult the local pastor if questions arise about the obligation to attend Mass
A letter from Bishop James F. Checchio: 5.3.21-Letter from Bishop marking five year anniversary
BISHOP’S APPEAL VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYMONc5S8IA
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GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON MASSES
We at St James are happy to be able to have In-Person Masses once again. We will continue to live stream our Masses for those who are unable to attend. In following the executive orders given by the Office of the Governor, we ask that you please follow the guidelines listed below.
* Masks MUST be worn at all times
* Upon entering, please use the hand sanitizer provided for you in the vestibule.
* The Sign of Peace is suspended at this time.
We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you. God Bless.