Join our Parish

We warmly welcome all new parishioners to our parish family. Registration forms are available at the Parish Center Office.

Welcome! St. Paul begins his letters to the early Christian communities by wishing them the “grace and peace of Jesus Christ”. This is my same prayer for you: that as a parishioner of St. James, you may find within our parish all the gifts and resources you need for your spiritual journey.

Jesus washed the feet of his apostles at the Last Supper as a sign of loving service, instructing them “as I have done this to you, so must you do for one another.”  We, as a family of faith, strive to live this commandment of love in doing all that we can to welcome you as we invite you to be an active member of this community. Please tell us how we might be able to serve you.

As you browse our website, you’ll find the names of our priests and key parish staff as well as contact telephone numbers, the Mass schedule and all the information we expect (and oftentimes what you might not expect) on a parish website.

If you are new to our parish, I invite you to introduce yourself to me or any of the other priests after Sunday Mass, or when you register as a new member of St. James parish. We make every effort to come to know you and your family personally and to serve you better – especially in those times of family sorrow or crisis.

Please allow us to be a part of your spiritual journey as no one can make the journey alone. As we share our gifts and ministries with you, we hope that you will also consider using your gifts and talents in helping us bring each person we meet closer to Jesus Christ.

Rev. John Derasmo, Pastor

If you would like to join our parish, please call the rectory at 516.731.3710; someone will be happy to assist you!