There is no staff at the rectory.  They are all working remotely from home.  If you have a question, you may send an email to secretary@stjamesmanchester.org.

Important Message From St. James Parish

Effective immediately, the Archbishop has extended the cancellation of the public celebration of daily and weekend Masses through April 30, 2020.  This includes the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter.

Distribution of Palms – Sunday, April 5, 2020

Parishioners may drive through the driveway in front of either church.  Palms will be handed to you.  You will not have to get out of your car.  You may pick up your palms as follows:

Assumption Church: Distribution will take place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Saint James Church: Distribution will take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

St. James Church will continue to  be open for individual prayer from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

All other parish activities  – with the exception of Confession and Adoration – have been suspended until further notice.  Parishioners are encouraged to keep Holy the Lord’s Day by watching televised Mass on ORTV and by praying at home.

The television Mass is broadcast seven days a week at 10:00 AM on WCCT-TV (W820) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It can also be seen Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 AM on WCCT-TV. The Mass can also be found streaming live at these times on http://www.ortv.org/streaming/streaming.htm.

 

Confession and Adoration Update

Confession WILL still take place on Mondays from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the St. James Church Hall (distance seating will be set up).

Adoration will take place on Fridays from 9:00am – 4:00pm at St. James Church (please spread out in the pews)

Adoration will take place on Mondays from 2:00pm – 7:00pm at Assumption Church (please spread out in the pews)

Anyone who is ill or showing symptoms of illness in any way is obliged NOT to attend.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Following Christ (currently suspended)

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As of 3/17/20 all events are suspended until further notice with the exception of Confession and Adoration.

Full Calendar

Apr
6
Mon
2:00 pm Adoration @ Church of the Assumption
Adoration @ Church of the Assumption
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Please try to set aside at least one hour weekly to spend with the Lord in prayer for the special intentions requested by the archbishop: an increase in priestly vocations, the success of the archdiocesan[...]
6:30 pm Social Action Committee @ Saint James Church Hall
Social Action Committee @ Saint James Church Hall
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 

Rev. Kevin Cavanaugh, Pastor of St. James Parish, reflects on his ongoing service to our country in a video produced by the Archdiocese of Hartford:

Thank you to everyone who has supported our two year Annual Appeal!  If you would like to watch the video, you can view it here: