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We regret to inform you that Father William Burns, our former retired parish priest, passed away January 1st unexpectedly. He faithfully and lovingly served our parish for eight years, beginning in November 2009. He will be greatly missed by those of us who knew him well. Family and friends may call at Saint James Church on Wednesday, January 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Parish Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 3rd at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m. at Saint James Church, followed by burial in Saint James Cemetery. His obituary can be found below.
Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, is not a holy day of obligation this year, but will be celebrated at the following Mass times:
Dec. 31, 2017-4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass at Saint James;
Jan. 1, 2018-9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Mass at Saint James, 10:00 a.m. Mass at Assumption
No 7:30 a.m. Mass will be held on December 24th. All other morning Masses will be held in addition to the following:
Vigil Masses (Sunday, Dec. 24th)
Saint James Church – 4:00 p.m.
Saint James Church – 6:00 p.m.
Assumption Church – 4:00 p.m.
Midnight Mass: 12:00 a.m. at Saint James Church
*Christmas Carols & Hymns beginning at 11:15 p.m. at Saint James Church
Christmas Morning (Monday, Dec. 25th)
Saint James Church – 9:00 a.m.
Saint James Church – 11:00 a.m.
Assumption Church – 10:00 a.m.
There will be a Parish Mission beginning Monday, October 30th to November 2nd at both Saint James and Assumption Churches. Fr. Simeon Gallagher, O.F.M. Cap from St. Francis of Assisi Friary, Denver, CO will preside. The Theme is “The Freedom to Believe: Becoming an Adult Catholic.” The Mission will consider the great challenge of growth in […]
We are sorry to announce that Father Burns has now moved into The Residence at South Windsor Farms and will no longer be living at Saint James Rectory. When Father broke his arm several months ago, he became unable to handle stairs and moved into his niece’s home. In the last few weeks it became […]