Welcome to St. James Parish in Chatham, NY!
Our Mission Statement (Our Purpose)
--Energized by the Eucharist and Scripture we are a welcoming and affirming community that celebrates Christ Jesus in our midst. We value prayer, education, art, music, and the beauty of God’s creation in our quest for spiritual growth and social justice in the world.
As a people of hope, we commit ourselves to respond to God’s call in our time by being:
Prayerful - Mindful that God is always present, we celebrate Eucharist and gather in prayer and study.
Servants - Willingly using our personal time and talents and treasure as stewards of God’s gifts in reaching out with justice and compassion to serve one another, children, the poor, the hospitalized and homebound, the hungry, the elderly, the marginalized and others in need.
Witnesses - Actively sharing our faith with joy in the work place, at home, school, neighborhood and throughout the world by example, good will and our stewardship of finances and buildings, promotion of the arts, and protection of the environment.
Partners - Committed to relationships with others in our related parishes and interfaith community in which mutual love and respect, care, truth and accountability will prosper, in God’s name we extend our welcome to all.
We welcome you wherever you are on life’s journey
SATURDAY Vigil: 5:30 PM
SUNDAY: 9:00 AM
January - April: 11:15 AM
TUESDAY & FRIDAY: 8:00 AM
FIRST FRIDAY: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
following 8:00 AM Mass
ST. JAMES, Chatham - by appointment
ST. JOSEPH, Stottville - Saturday 3:00
ST. JOHN the BAPTIST, Valatie - Saturday 3:00
9:00 AM until 1:30 PM
In the event of an emergency requiring the ministry of a priest, the priests of the parish may be contacted by leaving a message at (518) 303-3636.
#1. St. James OutReach is working with other parishes in northern Columbia County on the annual Bedding Project. Please consider cleaning out your linen closet of gently-used and no-longer- needed comforters, blankets, sheets and towels and set them aside for this project. Items collected during January and February will be distributed through the food pantries, WIC, and to local families. Please call OutReach (392-5731) to arrange pick-up and delivery.
#2. The total amount collected during the Annual Thanksgiving-Christmas Holiday Food Drive was $1230.00. Monetary contributions to the Adopt-A-Family program totalled $3725.00. Some parishioners donated money which was used to buy gifts for “adopted” family members.
#3. Every request made by those in need at Christmas was fulfilled through Marion Stegmann referrals, the Giving Tree, and our Adopt-A-Family program. There were 245 tags on the Giving Tree, and 25 families were adopted. Special thanks to the Chatham Lions Club, Northern Columbia Rotary, Town of Chatham Highway Department, Col. Co. Teen Ambassadors 4H Club, Chatham Synagogue, Christ Our Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Friends of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and the staff at Whittier, Payn, COARC, and Chatham Central School District for supporting our holiday projects.
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