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St. James Youth Ministry

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Upcoming Youth Events! 

Garden Update!

Thank you to all the hands who have helped the John Donnelly Garden grow into a huge success this year! To date we have collected over 300 pounds of produce for the St. James Food Pantry! Our produce continues to ripen daily. We could not have done it without all the support from our parish! Thank you!

Middle School Youth Rally!

Thursday October 29th from 6-9pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vestal. Join us for fun with inflatable obstacle courses, live music, pizza, games, prizes, awesome speakers and more! Come join youth from all over Broome County, meet new friends or bring one with you! Sign up ASAP with Lynette!

Kids are encouraged to bring friends outside of our parish, we are hoping to get as many kids as possible involved in youth activities early on! Lynette will be chaperoning and we will need a few extra parent chaperones as well. The cost is $10 per child and we will arrange transportation as soon as we know how many will be attending.

The sign-up deadline is: Thursday, October 22nd. 

How to Register: Please turn the completed form below, and $10 fee in to the St. James Parish office. If we do not have enough students pre-registered by the Oct 22nd deadline we will not be able to attend so PLEASE register early so we don’t miss out!

MS Youth Rally Form

Volunteers Needed for the YOUTH PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!

Date: Sunday, November 15th

Volunteers Needed: 7am-12:30pm

Come help flip pancakes,serve up some delicious eggs& sausage and raise money for our youth programs this year! Volunteers forms available online or by contacting Lynette.

**Anyone interested in donating a basket to our raffle please contact Lynette!!



Theology on Tap at Dillinger’s!

All young adults are welcome to join us at Dillinger’s, Sunday October 25th, at 7pm. Join other young adults in their 20s and 30s for free appetizers, fellowship and an awesome guest speaker! Any questions and more information contact Mara Chen at

 Upcoming Fall Events to look forward to:

  • Trip to Destiny USA in Syracuse
  • Night of Service
  • Annual Pancake Breakfast
  • Sky Lake Retreat for 9th and 10th Grade Students-November 7-8

SkyLake Flyer 2015–Check it out!

Skylake Retreat Permission Slip

Interested in WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016?

Contact Msgr. Putano at and he will forward you information about the upcoming trip to Krakow Poland July 26-31!

World Youth Day 2016

 Fall may just be starting…but it’s time to get ready for NEXT SUMMER all ready!!!….

’16 Nazareth Farm Summer Trip

SIGN -UP NOW! For this summer’s trip to Nazareth Farm in West Virginia! This amazing week long service trip will have you building decks, painting houses, meeting other teens from all over the country and a week you will never forget! Spots are limited so please call Lynette ASAP if interested!!

**Must be entering 10-12th grade in the Fall of 2016

 ’16 Notre Dame Vision Summer Trip

Spend a week at the University of Notre Dame this summer!! Join kids from across the U.S. for a HUGE leadership retreat. Small groups, nightly awesome activities like scavenger hunts, bonfires & music and new experiences! Sign-up with Lynette. Check out the website for more info! Trip will be in July 2016. Specific week TBA after sign-ups. Website:

**Must be entering 9th-12th grade in the Fall of 2016


 Check out some of the moments from our
9th-10th Grade Fall Confirmation Retreat!

October 4th here at St. James, students participated in an afternoon of team building games, small group discussions, faith sharing and a community service project. Thanks to our student leaders Rachel Gallagher and Hailey Harding for helping lead the retreat!

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Congratulations Rev. Zach Miller!

On Saturday, June 6th, 2015, Rev. Zach Miller was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Cunningham at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his ministry as the newest priest in the Diocese of Syracuse!


It is with great excitement that we announce that the John Donnelly Memorial Garden received a special grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development through the Diocese of Syracuse! The money from this grant will be used to help  us expand our garden project that we started last year that aims to provide our pantry with fresh produce! We can’t wait to get working. Let’s hope and pray for another fruitful summer! Below are the new details!

The John Donnelly Memorial Garden
Calling all gardeners AND those who LOVE to just get dirty! I would like to proudly announce that not only is our food pantry community garden expanding onto 20 Laurel St. it will also hold the namesake of St. James beloved Farmer John. Our garden last year would not have survived the summer without the dedication and expertise of John Donnelly. He will be greatly missed by the garden crew this summer, thankfully he has passed on some of his knowledge to us! We will need more help then ever this summer with the expanded plot so PLEASE e-mail Lynette if you and/or your family would like to be a part of this GREAT project. 


 Have you checked out the Diocese of Syracuse Vocations Website?

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Mass Schedule & Directions

Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

1st & 3rd Sundays (Vietnamese): 4:00pm

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday: 6:45am

Morning Prayer

Monday - Friday: 7:15am


Saturdays: 3:45-4:30pm

Holy Hour

1st Monday of the Month: 7:00pm

Holy Day Masses

Vigil: 5:30pm

Day of: 6:30am, 9:00am, 5:30pm

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Johnson City, NY 13790
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