General Parish Organizations/Activities

Boy Scouts

Troop 689 serves boys 10 – 18 years old. Meetings are held once a week to promote service to community, family and friends. Boys also learn life skills and the importance of helping others. Become involved by contacting individuals on the Leader List.

Contact: Jeremy Silberger 516-650-2770 jsilberger29@optonline.net

Cub Scout Pack 689

Cub Scouts are the younger arm of the Boy Scouts of America. The program is designed to prepare young boys to make ethical and moral decisions through their lifetime by instilling in them citizenship and character values. Our leaders / mentors / volunteers are Virtus trained as well as comprehensive role specific trained from the Boy Scouts of America. For more information, call or email individuals on the Leader List.

Contact: Howard Beaudet 516-579-3997 Pack689howard@gmail.com or Ann and Jim Ellingham 516-735-1132

Girl Scouts

Plainedge Girl Scouts accepts girls Kindergarten through High School age.

Contact: Cristina D’ Amico 516-532-1261

Knights of Columbus

The Msgr. William A. Delaney Knights of Columbus is a service organization of Catholic men who support the Catholic Church through charity, spirituality, unity and fraternity. They raise money for Catholic charitable causes concerned with the welfare of families, communities, and the church. They provide religious, family and social activities and fundraisers such as the Coats for Kids Program, Good News Hour, Parish Family Picnic, and the Parish Carnival. The Knights of Columbus is open to Catholic men 18 years or older, who are committed to making their community a better place while supporting St. James Church. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month. Contact Grand Knight or any member of the council.

Contact: Grand Knight or any member of the Council.

Columbiettes

A Columbiette Auxiliary is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council. One of its purposes is to aid the Council spiritually, socially and financially in all its endeavors. The primary requirements to be a member of this organization is to be a Catholic female in good standing with her parish and to be 17 years of age or older. Secondary purposes include the spiritual, social and charitable welfare of their members.

Contact: Through the Knights of Columbus

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Inc.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians’ (LAOH) motto is Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity and the patron saint is Saint Brigid of Ireland. Membership is open to practicing Roman Catholics who are Irish by descent, adopted, a wife or mother, or a member of a religious order. Through their charitable activities, they support Columban Fathers and Sisters and scholarship funds for seminaries. Our division (7) meets the second Wednesday evening of the month at St. James. Anyone eligible may join us. Those interested may call or email individual on contact list.

Contact: Mary Jo Walsh 516-579-6366 maryjwalsh@optonline.net

Book Nook

The Book Nook serves the need for Catholic religious items and spiritual books. Also available are gifts and cards for First Communions, Confirmation, weddings, and other memorable occasions.

Contact: Parish Center 516-731-3710

Carnival

This committee serves to bring the parish community together. Volunteers are needed during the week of the carnival as well as leading up to the event. Contact the chairperson indicated in the Ministry Leader Directory in the back of the book for more information.

Contact: Deacon Chris Daniello deaconchrisdaniello@gmail.com 516-731-3710

Blood Drive

Our parish works with Long Island Blood Services and hosts several blood donation drives at the parish center throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to call parishioners / residents, give out flyers to various stores in the area to inform them of upcoming blood drives and also to help the day of the event. Call or email individual on contact list.

Contact: Kevin Kelly 516-972-8507 kevink@nielsoninsurance.com

Fund Raising Activities

Promoting fun and entertaining times to help support our parish in community spirit and financial needs.

Catholic Ministries

Catholic Ministries Appeal gives each of us a remarkable opportunity to “show mercy to others” and touch the lives of so many who are in our family of faith and in our community – a neighbor in need of food or shelter, a young man or woman finding their way to God through our youth or campus ministry programs, or a deacon or seminarian studying to serve in our Diocese.

Contact: Parish Center 516-731-3710

Golf Outing

Our Annual Golf Outing is a chance to help support our Parish and enjoy an activity with other like minded individuals at a fun filled day playing a round of golf and enjoying a meal together. This is a great chance to get to know other parishioners.

Contact: Parish Center 516-731-3710

St. Patrick’s / St. Joseph’s Dance

Annual dinner and dance giving parishioners a fun and festive atmosphere to celebrate and support our parish family and honor both of these patron saints.

Contact: Jane Harris Cordova 516-796-4603 Mick1118@aol.com

50/50 Raffles Parish Center 516-731-3710

Bonanza Parish Center 516-731-3710