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Summer 2017 Youth Events Calendar

Youth Ministry, Garden Update and Parish Pastoral Council Report

John Donnelly Memorial Garden–Wednesday July 12th

Get involved in our St. James Garden! Join us on Wednesday, July 12 at 5:30pm for a pizza and painting party as we craft and paint a new sign for the St. James John Donnelly Memorial Garden. The sign will be big, bright and inviting, and we’re counting on your hands to make it beautiful! Then, on a July 26 at 5pm, we’ll work together to harvest some of the vegetables and herbs, and work to keep the garden thriving. No previous gardening experience is needed. Students of all grades are welcome for both events.

In addition, we are in need of volunteers to water the plants, weed, and help keep the garden beautiful throughout the summer. All vegetables and herbs grown in the garden benefit our local community through the St. James Chow Pantry. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Andrea Carey, or 607-766-1803

Niagara Falls Trip–Saturday August 5

Calling all Middle Schoolers! Come join us on a special summer trip to Niagara Falls on Saturday, August 5. We’ll visit the Falls, ride the Maid of the Mist, see the Cave of the Winds, visit the Fatima Shrine for Mass and a Marian procession, and end the day with pizza and games. You will also have the opportunity to meet other middle schoolers from around the Diocese of Syracuse. This event is open to students entering grades 6 through 8 in the Fall and the cost is $50 per student. To sign up, please contact Andrea Carey at by July 21st.

Permission Slip: Middle School Pilgrimage to Niagra Falls

Bishop Cunningham’s Annual Vocation Picnic– Wednesday  Aug. 9th

The Bishop’s annual Vocations Picnic will be held on Wednesday, August 9th, 5pm at St. Joseph Church in Lafayette. Bishop Cunningham invites high school and college students to spend some time with religious sisters, brothers, priests and seminarians. There will be a BBQ dinner and activities to assist in vocation discernment. Contact the Parish Office if interested in attending.

Hershey Park TripWednesday, August 16

Join us for a day of fun at Hershey Park! Open to students entering grades 7-12 in the Fall, this trip is the perfect way to say farewell to summer.  We will depart St. James at 7:00am, and return late in the evening. Cost is $35 per student, and Altar Servers can attend the trip at no cost. The sign-up deadline is August 1st, including permission slip and full payment. Spots are first come, first served – so register today

RAMP IT UP! August 18-19!

Ramp It Up! August 18-19 Join us as we enjoy the sunshine and work with our hands to build wheelchair ramps for the homebound in our community! Students and adults in 7th grade and older are welcome, and no previous building experience is needed. We’ll work hands-on together to serve, learn and foster a sense of community. For more information and to sign up, please contact Andrea Carey at by August 4, 2017.

Vacation Bible School 2017!–Next VOLUNTEER MEETING JULY 10th in the Sr. Rose Room of the Parish Office at 6pm.

Passport to Peru Vacation Bible School

July 31 – August 4, 2017

9am – 12noon

St. James School Gymnasium

Children entering grades K-5 are invited to participate.

Adults and children entering grade 6 and above are welcome to volunteer. If you have questions or would like more information, please call the St. James Parish Office at 607-729-6147 ext. 319 or 320.

Registration Form 2017

Volunteer Registration Form 2017

Latest Vocations News!

Seminarian Nate Brooks Reflects on his vocational journey as he prepares for his next step in formation! His Candidacy Mass with Bishop Cunningham is July 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica, where Nate has spent the past year for his Pastoral Year. Nate will return to St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore at the end of August to continue his studies. Look for his ordination to the Transitional Diaconate in May of 2018!

Check out recent experience from our own Brendan Foley as he reflected on his recent trip to the Middle East with Catholic Relief Services.

Miss Fr. Matt Lyon’s Priesthood Ordination? Check it out below… Fr. Matt is the newest priest in our diocese and has begun his first assignment at Holy Family in Syracuse. Fr. Matt grew up locally here in the Southern Tier. Keep him in your prayers as he begins his priestly ministry!

Is God calling you to the priesthood or religious life? Fr. Chris Seibt at Ss. John and Andrew in Binghamton hosts a monthly discernment group:

The Discernment Group meets the first Saturday of the month at the Paris of Ss. John & Andrew in Binghamton. Young men in high school and college us invited to join for dinner, discussion and prayer. The call to the priesthood is a powerful ministry…come learn about it, pray about it, and ask whatever questions are on your mind! RSVP to Fr. Seibt: if you are ever interested in attending!


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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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