An Exciting Time of Transition at St. James

A new and exciting time is upon us at St. James.  A new Pastoral Council is being formed, and you are invited to join.  The Pastoral Council will investigate pastoral realities (which include liturgy, administration, evangelization, education, and hospitality) reflect on the realities, and recommend steps to take to fulfill the vision of the parish mission statement.

Are you interested?  Do you have questions?

Upcoming information:

  • Informational letter sent to all parishioners at the end of April
  • Presentation at all masses the weekend of May 10 & 11
  • Question/Answer session after each mass
  • Contact a current parish council member with your questions

Mission Statement:

A Catholic Community in Cazenovia, serving God through Worship, Education, Pastoral Care, Administration and Development of the Parish Community, by means of Word, Sacrament and Charity. We recognize our role in protecting God’s creation and humbly accept it.

Parish Council Members to contact with your questions:

Eric Byers     

Sheila Fallon

John Addante

Jim McSweeney 

Colleen McSweeney

Debbie Marris


Holy Week Schedule

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Holy Week – April 13 ~ April 20, 2014

 Palm Sunday, April 12/13

  • Saturday Vigil, 5:00pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am & 11:00am
  • Procession with banners and palms leading into the Church.

Holy Week Daily Masses

  • Monday April 14 – Daily Mass: 9:00am
  • Tuesday, April 15 – Communion Service,:9:00am; Mass: 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 16 – Daily Mass: 6:45am
    • Set up Garden in Daily Chapel: 10:00am
  • Holy Thursday, April 17
    • Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00pm
    • All Night Adoration in “The Garden,” 8:00pm
  • Good Friday, April 18
    • Solemn Commemoration, 12:00pm
  • Holy Saturday, April  19
    • Blessing of Easter Food, 12:00pm


  • Saturday April 19 Easter Vigil, 8:00pm
  • Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014
    • Masses: 9:00am, 11:00am

Graham Demo Shares his Experience from the Philly Mission Trip

Philly Mission Trip 2014 …. Over February break, five of our teens traveled to the Germantown section of Philadelphia to help with  different projects.  Under the direction of Sr. Rose along with Paul & Debbie Amidon as chaperones, Alicia Clarke, Claire Dudley,  Emma Groff, Graham Demo and Noah Race spent their week helping those less fortunate. Over the next few weeks, we will share in their experiences.  This week Graham will tell us about what he did and what he most liked about his trip to Philly!

graham 1 I recently went on a trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania along with some fellow classmates, Sr. Rose, and the Amidons. Those  classmates would include: Noah Race, Claire Dudley, Alecia Clark, and Emma Groff. As soon as I stepped foot on Philadelphia soil, something hit me. It felt like it was God tapping me on the top of my head to change my perspective on the world around me because what I’m so used to is the  happy life in Cazenovia. But the reality is that there are places like the inner city that I have never experienced before that are filled with such poverty, and that those people need our help. The house we stayed at was in a pretty rough neighborhood, but the house itself was extremely well built.Graham 2 It was warm, had many bedrooms, and above all, very safe. I got to meet some incredible people named Sr. Pat and Father Bill who we stayed with. Both of them were very kind, thoughtful, fun to be around, and very funny. The meals that Sr. Pat made were home cooked and tasted extremely well, especially the night when we had stuffed shells with sauce. The atmosphere in the house was very positive and refreshing, especially when we were in the “TV Room”. This room was the place we would relax and hang out after a long days work helping out the needy and people who are less fortunate than us.We did many service projects, but the one that I really loved was when I helped out at the After School Day Care Center. My job was to play and look after the little kindergartners that were cuter than words can ever describe. I remember coloring with one kid that I really admired who called himself “King.” He did something that I will never forget, and Graham 3that was drawing a beautiful picture for me to keep. I thanked him and put it in my pocket. But when the paper touched the denim on the inside of my jeans, I felt a warm sensation like God was grabbing my arm to let me know that I have truly changed this kid’s life in a positive way. At the end of the day, he walked up and hugged me before I left and asked me to come over and play at his house if I ever have some spare time. I said that I’ll keep that in mind and I hope that day will come. Seeing all those kids made me think that I saw the face of Jesus Christ in all of them, from the way they were so kind to me. That day was the most  happiest day I have ever felt in my life, and the picture that the kid drew for me is now framed in my room. Being in Philadelphia truly changed my life to know how fortunate my life is in Cazenovia, and to know that I don’t have to deal with the violence and corruption of the inner city. If I had a chance to do the mission trip again, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Upcoming Events…

  • April 26, 2014
    • Confession 4:00 pm
  • April 27, 2014
    • LWC and Preschool 9:00 am
    • 10 Parish Coffee 10:00 am
  • April 28, 2014
    • Contemporary Ensemble 7:00 pm
  • April 29, 2014
    • Tae Kwon Do 6:00 pm
  • May 1, 2014
    • RCIA 7:00 pm
  • May 3, 2014
    • Confession 4:00 pm
  • May 4, 2014
    • LWC and Preschool 9:00 am
    • 10 Parish Coffee 10:00 am
  • May 5, 2014
    • Contemporary Ensemble 7:00 pm
  • May 6, 2014
    • Tae Kwon Do 6:00 pm
  • May 8, 2014
    • RCIA 7:00 pm
  • May 10, 2014
    • Confession 4:00 pm
  • May 11, 2014
    • LWC and Preschool 9:00 am
    • 10 Parish Coffee 10:00 am
  • May 12, 2014
    • Contemporary Ensemble 7:00 pm
  • May 13, 2014
    • Tae Kwon Do 6:00 pm
  • May 15, 2014
    • RCIA 7:00 pm
  • May 17, 2014
    • Confession 4:00 pm
  • May 18, 2014
    • LWC and Preschool 9:00 am
    • 10 Parish Coffee 10:00 am
  • May 19, 2014
    • Contemporary Ensemble 7:00 pm
  • May 20, 2014
    • Tae Kwon Do 6:00 pm
  • May 22, 2014
    • RCIA 7:00 pm
  • May 24, 2014
    • Confession 4:00 pm