Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM
We will be conducting a Food Drive at all Palm Sunday Masses, March 28th & 29th. Please take a moment to read the list and see how you can help us to help those in need in our community. Thank you!
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LENT 2015

The Light is On for You:  Continues on the Wednesdays in Lent from 6:30PM to 8:00PM, alternating between the St. James and St. John the Baptist churches: Recited Evening Prayer at 6:30PM followed by the opportunity for confessions until 8:00PM:
April 1st at St. John's.
A Lenten series of five classes continues with Fr. Peter in the St. James Parish CCD building (161 Winter Street) on the following Thursday's from 6:30PM to 7:45PM.  All are welcome. Please bring a Bible.
-March 26th-Holy Week & the Paschal Triduum
Eucharistic Adoration:  St. James on Thursdays 8:30 AM - 5:15PM and Fridays at St. John's from 9:30AM - 10:30AM (weather and funerals permitting)
Lenten Soup Suppers and Stations of the Cross at St. John the Baptist Church.
All are invited on the Fridays of Lent (beginning February 20th) at 5:30 PM to share in a simple meal of soup and bread and then afterwards meet upstairs in the church for the Stations of the Cross. A donation of food for the Open Hand Pantry will be the only form of donation accepted.

Via Crucis: Las estaciones de la cruz :  viernes 6:00PM en la iglesia de santiago apostol.

AN EVENING OF SCRIPTURE AND SONGS  Sacred Hearths Parish has invited all to an evening of scripture and song on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00PM in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel at Sacred Hearts Church, South Main Street, Bradford as we encounter Jesus from his childhood through his resurrection using scripture and song. This is a wonderful way to prepare for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

The Rules for fasting and abstinence In the United States, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared that "the age of fasting is from the completion of the eighteenth year to the beginning of the sixtieth." The USCCB also allows the substitution of some other form of penance for abstinence on all of the Fridays of the year, except for those Fridays in Lent. Thus, the rules for fasting and abstinence in the United States are:  Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent.   Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (your 59th birthday begins your 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.    Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat on all other Fridays of the year, unless he or she substitutes some other form of penance for abstinence.

Catholics across the Archdiocese have been invited to pledge their support to the ministries of the Catholic Appeal. Your generosity helps us live our faith together as we seek to better embody the Gospel message in our lives. It is critical to the success of the 2015 Catholic Appeal at St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes. If you were unable to make your pledge at Mass, you may take a pledge form from the back of the church or pledge online at . Thank you for your prayers and support for a successful Catholic Appeal.


St. James and St. John's announce the Summer Religious Education Program. 
Please click here to read all the details.  
Larry Webster, DRE-St James Parish
Renee Barrick, ARE-St John the Baptist Parish

 5th Annual 5K Fun Run and Rosary Walk   


THANK YOU to everyone that came out and made our 5th Annual 5K a success.  A fun morning was had by all.  It was a beautiful morning for a run or a walk followed by a delicious breakfast. Many thanks to Eric and Kathy Darby and their team of run volunteers and to Mary Dodier and all her kitchen volunteers.  Together they all made it an enjoyable day.  All funds raised will be divided equally between The Emmaus House, Pregnancy Care Center and the Open Hand Pantry.  Thank you for helping us to help those most in need in our own community.   

          Thank you to our sponsors:  2014 Race Sponsors 

PARISH ACTIVITIES    Please  visit our Activities Page for more details about happenings in our parishes.  There is always something going on and if you would like to be part of the activites committee please contact the rectory!  Everyone is welcome!


Our Open Hand Pantry is very busy.  We have changed our operating hours to help those that may be working but still in need of some assistance.  Our pantry is now open Tuesday's from 2 - 7PM.  The pantry is housed in the basement of the Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland Street.  Please contact us for more information or if you would like to volunteer.  
Food donations for the pantry are collected at all weekend Masses .

Our music Ministries at St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes are looking for you to share your talents! Please visit our Music Ministry page for more details.   Everyone is welcome!


Click here to read how our two parishes are working together with others to run the Food Pantry at the Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland Street.    1/16/14

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Important Links:
Archdiocese of Boston                                            All Saints Parish

US Catholic Bishops Conference                           Sacred Hearts Parish
Catechism of the Catholic Church                         Disciples in Mission
Code of Canon Law                                                  Holy Days of Obligation


HOLY WEEK ~ 2015

Holy Thursday ~ April 2nd
Morning Prayer 9AM  St. John's
Mass of the Lord's Supper 7PM
at both St. James and St. John's
Good Friday ~ April 3rd

Morning Prayer 9AM St. John's
Passion of the Lord 3:00PM
at St. John's
Passion of the Lord and Procession 7:00PM (Spanish)at St. James
Stations of the Cross 7:00PM
(Vietnamese) St. James lower
Holy Saturday ~ April 4th
Morning Prayer 9AM St. John's
Easter Vigil 8:30PM
at both St. James and St. Johns
Easter Sunday ~ April 5th

8:30 AM ~ St. James
10:00AM ~ St. John's
11:30AM ~ St. James (Spanish)
NO 5:00PM Mass


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