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sjc_logo St. James Parish Family in Cooperstown welcomes you here to our website! We hope the information and links will be useful to you. We look forward to you joining us "in person" for the weekend Eucharist. We are all on a unique faith journey and together, as a parish community, we can support and grow into what God our loving Father has called for each of us.

 

Mass Times at St. James:

  • Saturday 7:30PM     Resumed June 20 with limited attendance of 25% church capacity
  •  Sunday   8:00AM     Resumed June 14 with limited attendance of 25% church capacity plus 25% capacity in parish hall
    • This Mass is being live streamed on our Facebook page: St. James Parish Cooperstown starting at 7:45am each Sunday until further notice. 
  •  Tuesday  8:00AM     Resumed June 23

  



EucharistReturning to Mass:

Parishes throughout the diocese have resumed offering Masses. However, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended. 

The 8:00 am Sunday Mass at St. James will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook into the foreseeable future.

The following safety guidelines are in place:

If you are experiencing any of the following, please stay home or return home and take care of yourself: • Cough • Fever • Shortness of breath • Sore throat • Loss of taste or smell • Have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days (without proper use of personal protective equipment)

As you arrive, be aware of the following procedures

  • Your temperature will be taken. If it exceeds 100.4°F, you will be asked to go home.
  • You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be offered to you.
  • The church capacity is limited to 75 people in the church proper, plus 75 people in the parish hall
  • Social distancing is to be observed at all times.
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitizer as you enter and leave church.
  • Missalettes will not be used, nor will the choir sing

To view a 2 minute clip on YouTube that shows how to receive Communion while wearing a face mask, click here.


Hearing Loop

We are happy to announce that we now have a Hearing Loop installed at St. James. The Hearing Loop enables those with hearing aids to hear clearly and comfortabbly without background noise and without using any special equipment. Thank you to all the donors who made this accessibility feature possible for our church.


First Communion

First Communion was celebrated on Sunday, June 28. Seventeen children received the Body of Christ for the first time. 


For Your Protection:

Protective face masks are being sewn by parish ladies, and are available for free at the northeast church entrance. You may help yourself if you are in need of a mask, but please take only what you need in consideration of others.

Disinfecting spray equipment is being purchased by the parish for more thorough cleaning and disinfecting of pews, classrooms, doors, handrails, etc. 

A ZOOM membership for St. James, just recently started, will allow us to conduct virtual gatherings, where people can attend and participate in meetings from the safety of their home. 


Confessions:

A priest will be available for private confessions at St. James on Saturdays, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

These confessions will be heard in the Sacristy (where Father prepares before Mass) to allow for adequate distancing that the confessional does not provide.


 

Sunday Bulletin Sources:

  • Click on the link at the bottom of this webpage.
  • Pick up a paper copy from the box outside of the northeast church entrannce.
  • Call or email the parish office to have a copy emailed or mailed to you via the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Go to www.ParishesOnline.com and sign up to be notifified by email when a new bulletin is posted.

Valentine Dinner and Dance

Plans are starting to materialize for a new fundraiser on February 13, 2021. For an early look at the Advertising Poster, click here.

 


Good News!

 

A new, easy and safe way to contribute to St. James Church is now available using your credit card. There are options for a one-time donation or recurring payments. The Green Bay Diocese through its Catholic Foundation has made this method available. Now, more than ever, we are grateful for your support.

Follow this link to get started: www.catholicfoundationgb.com/donate


This webpage is being updated as changes occur. Please check back often.


Click Here for the Prayer from Pope Francis for the Coronavirus Pandemic  


 WE NEED THE BISHOP'S APPEAL  rising in faith logo              

The 2020 campaign to support the ministries and services of the Green Bay Diocese is now underway. If you've ever wondered why we need to support the diocese each year, please read this witness talk that was given at St. James last year. Find out how St. James and all the Circle of Faith Churches benefit from our association with the Diocese, and how our faith needs to extend beyond our local church doors.  

St. James 2020 Parish Goal:  $31,485.00

As of June 16, 2020:  $29,590 with 164 donors thus far

Thank you for your support!


 

Welcome Father Santy 

Father Santy PNGFather Santiago Turiano, Jr. became the Admiinistrator for St. James Parish on September 1, 2019. Father Santy, as he likes to be called, is from the Phillipines, and has only been in the U.S.for a few months. He has 5 brothers and 3 sisters, and was ordained in 2003. In addition to serving in the Phillipines, Father Santy also was assigned to the Solomon Islands for a period of time. He has an adventurous spirit, and likes all kinds of outdoor activities, especially tennis. Father Santy resides at St. James Parish, where a portion of the Parish Center has been remodeled for a rectory. Thank you for coming to minister to our church!

  


Parish Mission Planning logo 

There is an effort underway since fall of 2018 to re-define St. James Parish with the mission of the Dicoese in mind. Called Parish Mission Planning, there is a group of 5 parish leaders who are meeting monthly with members of the diocesan Curia to establish 3 to 5 goals that will help us to improve as a parish. For a list of the 20 areas that were considered for this effort, please click here

The goals that were chosen to focus on are:

        1. Survey parishioners about convenience of weekend Mass times

        2. Determine facility and grounds enhancements

        3. Engage more young adults

        4. Improve communication within and outside of parish boundaries 

 
                          

 

See the weekly bulletin for other special services.

Please click HERE for location and driving directions.

Read more about St. James Parish in our newsletters.

 

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The Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

Hail Mary

Hail, Mary! Full of grace, The Lord is with thee, Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen