Discovering Christ

Thank you to everyone who signed up for our Discovering Christ series! Registration is now closed. Please join us in the Fall of 2019 for our next Discovering Christ program.

Welcome Father Janusz!

We recently welcomed Fr. Janusz Kukulka to our St. James Parish Staff. Fr. Janusz was ordained in 1985 in the Archdiocese of Krakow, Poland.  In 1996, he was sent to SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan to teach Spiritual Theology. In 2005 he moved to the Archdiocese of Hartford and was appointed to the following parishes: Holy Spirit in Newington, St. Mary’s in Derby, Sacred Heart in East Berlin and most recently the Annunciation Church in Newington. Please give Fr. Janusz a warm welcome!


Annual Appeal Video


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Faith & The Human Journey

Father William Metzler from Saint Mark the Evangelist, West Hartford will give a Lenten talk at 7:00PM on Thursday, March 15th at Saint James Church.  His topic is “Faith & The Human Journey.”  How old were we when we first consciously came into the presence of the Living God? And, where are we now?  Because we grow and change, our relationship with God has to change as well.  A talk about how we relate in the here and now and how that here and now changes.

Lenten Parish Mission


Our Parish Mission will be held on March 5-7 at Saint James Parish. Father Dan Cambra from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception will conduct a Parish Mission on the Divine Mercy. Father will preach at all the Masses on the weekend of March 3/4. The Mission begins on Monday evening, and every night will begin at 7:00 PM.  Topics to be covered Monday—Wednesday are as follows:

✥ The “A,B,Cs” of Divine Mercy

✥ The Feast of Divine Mercy and How to Receive the Graces of Divine Mercy Sunday

✥ How Divine Mercy is the Heart of the Gospel

✥ The Theological Meaning of the Image

✥ The Historical Background of St. Faustina

✥ Receive a Blessing with the Relic of St. Faustina

We hope that you will make a special effort to attend and bring a friend!

(Please note: there will be no Marian Novena at Assumption Church the night of March 5.)


Passing of Father Burns

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.

Fr Burns obituary