August 21 - Saint James the Less
August 21, 2016
SAINT JAMES THE LESS PARISH
36 Lincoln Avenue, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 Phone: 732-521-0100 Fax: 732-521-8287 Email: [email protected]
Reverend Michael Fragoso, Pastor
Monsignor John B. Szymanski, PA, VGE
Deacon Patrick Smith
Parish Catechetical Leader/ Pastoral Asst.
Parish Office Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm M-F
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday - Friday 8:15 am
Monday - Friday 8:30 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm (Spanish) and 5:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
First Sunday of the Month at the 11 am Mass
October - May
Altar Rosary Society and Miraculous Medal Novena
First Thursday of the Month: 7:00 pm
On Thursdays, Adoration will be held in the
Church from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. All are
welcome to come for any amount of time.
Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Tuesday of the Month 8:00 pm
Baptism: Par ents who wish to have their child baptized
need to call the Rectory. Preparation classes are required
and are by appointment only. Baptisms will be held the first
Sunday of every month. Baptismal classes are held the
second Sunday of every month.
Sponsors and Godparents: If you ar e 18 year s of age or
older, you must register as an adult and be confirmed in the
Catholic Church. If you wish to be a Sponsor for
Confirmation or a Godparent, you must be an active
parishioner and attending Mass.
Matrimony: Couples contemplating this Sacr ament
must contact the Parish Office at least one year in advance.
All couples planning marriage must attend Pre-Cana
classes or Engaged Encounter.
Ministry of the Sick: Par ishioner s who ar e homebound
and would like to receive the Eucharist, please call the
Rectory. If you would like to have your name included on
the Prayer List in the bulletin, please call the Rectory.
RCIA: Adults inquir ing about the Catholic Chur ch
with a desire to become Catholic are invited to call the
Parish Office for more information about the Rite of
Catholic Initiation of Adults which begins in September
and runs through the following Easter.
St. James Cemetery
Mott Avenue, Monroe Twp
For more information please contact the Rectory
Kevin Daly, Director of Music
Knights of Columbus Council #6336
83 Lincoln Avenue, Jamesburg
First & third Monday of every month 8:00 pm
St. James Columbiettes
2nd Thursday of every month
Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. James Parish Hall
Food Pantry Donation
First Sunday of every month
Parish Mission Statement
St. James the Less Parish is a Christian Community of the Roman Catholic tradition. Our Parish Community is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus, and as the people of God
are called to further the mission of Jesus. We will do this through the Word, Liturgy,
Sacrament, Music, Ecumenism, Evangelization, Religious Education of our Children, Prayer and the Honoring of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will deepen our knowledge, skills and
understanding of our Faith. We will be Faith based. Above all, we will foster Love by example and serve the needs of others to work towards economic and social development for all
Please keep those who are sick in your prayers:
Gaetan Ames, Bernard Armistead, Dolores Ball, Andrew Bianconano,
Arlene Calabro, Evelyn, Bruno Chmiel, John Compoli, Fred Conforti,
Connie Conover, Catherine Cryan, Gordon Demetzky, Baby Emily,
Patrick Flynn, Toni Hart, Christine Harvey, Timothy Hilarczyk, Nikolai
Hopkins, Gail Houck, Julie Ico, Sophie Jasko, Sr. Mary Kerwin,
Rosemarie Kolessar, Angelina Lasala, Connie Lasala Venezia, Baby
Sebastian Lattugga, Tanya & Matthew Laudien, Elwood Linsky, Savira
Londy-Eiben, Richie Mackie, Joanne Manfre, Patsy Mannion, Michael
Marano, Phyllis Mason, Jennie Martin, Ray McCarthy, Baby Nicholas
Merritt, Edward Migliore, Massimo Migliore, Lily Mizzi, Evelyn Monte,
Susan Mulligan, Laurie Musumeci, Michael Nichols, John Pariso, Lucille
Poulin, Marilyn Rohrbach, Joseph Sabatino, Peggy Schiller, William C.
Sharp, Sr. Helen Sikorski; SGM, Kathleen Sinclair, Phyllis Staskewicz,
Veronica Starace, Jeanne Tobias Stearn, Tommy Surace, Carmela
Torres, Brian Walsh, John Walsh, Brian Ward, John Ward, Grace Wetzel
and Elizabeth “Betty” Zelasko.
Religious Education Hours
During the month of August, Religious Education
appointments will be available upon request at 732521-1188.
Volunteer Catechists Needed
Would you like to make a difference in the
life of a child? If you are interested in
assisting the children of our Parish learn
their faith, please consider volunteering.
Volunteers are needed to help with classes on
Wednesdays. Training is provided. If you
are interested please contact Kim Bohinski
Smith at 732-521-1188.
St. James Religious Education Classes
St. James Religious Education class assignments
were mailed out the week of July 25th. Classes are
scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 21 st
for grade levels 1st – 7th. Classes for grade 1st – 7th
will be held at Holy Trinity Parish Center, 100 Main
Street, Helmetta. 8th grade Confirmation classes will
begin on Monday, September 19th. Confirmation
classes will be held in St. James Parish Hall from
7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Family Based Home
Schooling program will begin on Monday,
September 12th at 6:30 p.m. The home schooling
program will meet at St. James. If you have any
questions or did not receive your class assignment,
please contact Kim Bohinski Smith at 732-5211188.
Please note the first class on Wednesday,
September 21st will be held at St. James the Less
Church. The first class will be a welcome Back
Mass (1 parent needs to attend with their child)
followed by a brief meeting to go over some new
Religious Education policies.
Processional: Gather Us In #302
Preparation: All Creatures of Our God and King #539
Communion: Pan de Vida #340; One Bread, One
Recessional: Celtic Alleluia: Sending Forth #382
A Note from the Pastor
Fr. Michael Fragoso
Tomorrow, Monday, 22, is the feast of the Queenship
of Mary. In our Diocese we have two co-patrons. You
may be aware of our principal co-patron, St Francis of
Assisi. He is the patron of our Cathedral and of our
We all think we know St Francis. St Francis has many
gifts or charisms. Primarily he considered himself a
penitent. Many older images of the saint have him
holding a skull or there is a skull at his feet. That is an
icon of penitence. It’s about doing penance for one’s
sins and for those who sin against us.
St Francis was for peace. But peace comes only by
conversion of hearts to the Lord. That is what he
offered the Sultan in Egypt. St Francis was not a
pacifist as we define it today. His vision of peace was
only in Jesus Chris. The popular “Prayer of St
Francis” was not written by him. It is a 20th century
He preached to animals, birds of prey not the tweety
birds in the holy cards, because he wanted to show that
they would listen to him more readily than the
rapacious humans. The hawks and eagles were more
likely to hear the word of God and obey than the hard
His faith was centered on Jesus Christ and his
teaching. And on the Virgin Mother of God.
She is our co-patroness under the title of the
Queenship of Mary. Mary is queen of Angels and of us
mortals. She is our queen and our mother. She
intercedes for us with her Divine Son when we are in
need. She is also the image of what we shall be.
Assumed into heaven body and soul she points the way
to our goal:
when from the earth
he will raise up in the flesh those who have died,
and transform our lowly body
after the pattern of his own glorious body.
In the words of the writer of the letter to the Hebrews,
alleged by some ancient sources to be St Paul,
So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak
Make straight paths for your feet,
that what is lame may not be disjointed but healed.
Mary, Queen of the Universe, pray for us.
Monday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 28th
Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Joe Marek r/b Carol Marek
Joan O’Callaghan r/b Connie & Hughie
St. Bartholomew, Apostle
Bart Rossi r/b Angelina Rossi
Kathryn Gibbons r/b her son Thomas
Dorothy Carbon (living) r/b Lucretia Miceli
Josephine McCullough r/b
John & Katherine Mazza
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
For the people of St. James
Carmelia “Dolly” Tobias r/b Leonard A. Tobias
Robert Sweeney r/b Theodora Sweeney
Joan O’Callaghan r/b
Deacon Patrick & Kim Smith
Welcoming the Stranger
The presence of so many people of so many
different cultures and religions in so many
different parts of the United States has
challenged us as a Church to a profound
conversion so that we can become truly a
sacrament of unity.
—Welcoming the Stranger Among Us:
Unity in Diversity
U.S. Catholic Bishops
“For behold, some are last who will be first and
some are first who will be last.” Luke 13:30
Our standards in our society are so different
from God’s standards. We often rate or rank
people by what they have, how powerful they
are, or how successful they are. Jesus reminds
us that God will not judge us by the same
LECTIONARY READINGS FOR THE WEEK/
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
August 22nd: MONDAY/ LUNES
425: 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12 Ps 96:1-5 Mt 23:13-22
August 23rd: TUESDAY/MARTES
426: 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17 Ps 96:10-13 Mt 23:23-26
August 24th: WEDNESDAY/MIERCOLES
629: Rv 21:9b-14 Ps 145:10-13, 17-18 Jn 1:45-51
August 25th: THURSDAY/JUEVES
428: 1 Cor 1:1-9 Ps 145:2-7 Mt 24:42-51
August 26th: FRIDAY/VIERNES
429: 1 Cor 1:17-25 Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11 Mt 25:1-13
August 27th: SATURDAY/SÁBADO
430: 1 Cor 1:26-31 Ps 33:12-13, 18-21 Mt 25:14-30
August 28th: SUNDAY/DOMINGO
126: Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Ps 68:4-7, 10-11
Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a Lk 14:1, 7-14
The summer months often brings a break
in other parish commitments. The faith
formation class you enthusiastically teach
all winter takes the summer off. Your
committee has decided to meet next in
September. Summer is a great time to
reflect on those commitments. How does
it feel, taking a break? Do you look
forward to picking up your role in the
fall? Does something else excite you, or
call to you? The summer gives you a
good time to reassess and reenergize for
the next chance to say “yes!” For
Christian stewards, there’s no summer
“vacation” from nurturing their spiritual
lives. But there are plenty of
opportunities to explore prayer, giving,
and parish involvement in many ways
Sacramento de la Confesión
Domingo 2:00 pm.
Intenciones para la Misa
Intenciones para la Misa , $10 cada Misa.
Mañana, lunes 22, es la fiesta de la Realeza de María. En nuestra diócesis tenemos dos santos patrones. Ya
sabrán que el co-patrón principal es San Francisco de Asís. Es el patrón de nuestra catedral y de nuestra
Todos creemos que conocemos a San Francisco. San Francisco tiene muchos dones. Principalmente se
consideraba un penitente. Muchas de las imágenes más antiguas del santo aguanta una carabela o yace
una a sus pies. Es un icono de la penitencia. Se trata de hacer penitencia por nuestros pecados y por los que
San Francisco trabajo por la paz. Pero la paz que sólo viene por la conversión del corazón al Señor. Eso es
lo que le ofreció al Sultán de Egipto. San Francisco no era un pacifista como lo definimos hoy dia. Su visión
de la paz era sólo en Jesucristo. La popular "Oración de San Francisco” fue un invento del siglo XX.
Le predicó a los animales, las aves de rapiña, no a los pajaritos que se ven en las estampitas religiosas,
porque quería demostrar que las águilas y los halcones les iban a escuchar y no los humanos rapaces. Los
halcones y águilas eran más propensos a escuchar la palabra de Dios y obedecer a que los hombres de
Su fé fue centrada en Jesucristo y sus enseñanzas. Y en la Virgen Madre de Dios.
Ella es nuestra co-patrona bajo el título de la Realeza de María. María es Reina de los Ángeles y de los
mortales. Ella es nuestra reina y madre nuestra. Ella intercede por nosotros ante su Hijo Divino cuando
estamos en necesidad. Ella es también la imagen de lo que seremos. Asumida al cielo en cuerpo y alma
señala el camino hacia nuestra meta:
cuando Cristo haga resurgir de la tierra
a los muertos
y transforme nuestro cuerpo frágil
en cuerpo glorioso como el suyo.
En las palabras del autor de la carta a los Hebreos, alegado por algunas fuentes antiguas ser San Pablo:
Por eso, robustezcan sus manos cansadas y sus rodillas vacilantes; caminen por un camino plano, para que
el cojo ya no se tropiece, sino más bien se alivie.
María, Reina del Universo, ruega por nosotros.
Weekend of August 27th/28th
Alison & Emily
Food and Fellowship
The St. James the Less Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen is opened! Meals will be made available
for the needy every Tuesday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. If you are in need please join us, or if you know of
someone in need please let them know about this ministry! Donations can be made directly to St.
James Church with Food and Fellowship in the memo. If you would like more information please
contact Deacon Patrick Smith at 732-233-6970.
St. James Columbiettes are collecting tab
tops for the Ronald McDonald House. The
tabs are recycled and used to purchase food
items such as eggs, milk and bread for those
families that are staying at the house. The house
provides comfort for the families of terminally ill
children. You can drop the tops off in the vestibule of
We are still collecting labels! These labels will
help us get items for our program. Please place
labels in a Ziploc baggie or envelope and place
them in the boxes provided at all entries of the
Church. Thank you for your support.
Immaculate Conception Schools presents
Silver & Gold Wedding
Sunday, October 30th @ 4:00 Pm
You are cordially invited to celebrate your 25th or
50th Wedding Anniversary by renewing your marriage
vows with Bishop James F. Checchio at a special
Evening Prayer Service in the Cathedral of St. Francis
of Assisi, Metuchen.
Application forms are available at the rectory. Forms
must be signed by your priest or deacon and will be
submitted by the rectory to the Family Life Office.
Deadline for registration is Monday, October 17th. A
confirmation letter with further details will be sent
once your application has been processed. If you
need more information, please call the Family Life
Office at 732-562-1990 x-4573 or email
CHURCH PEWS FUNDRAISER
ARTISANS & CRAFTERS
SUNDAYS - 10 AM - 1:30 PM
JUNE 26TH TO SEPT 11TH
LOCAL PRODUCE - HANDMADE ITEMS
ShopRite and Stop & Shop are helping St. James the Less Church
raise funds for the restoration of our Church pews. Simply buy
vouchers from us. Every time you use a voucher to pay for your
groceries a donation is made to St James. So rather than cash,
check, debit or credit, use our cards and St James Pew Restoration
Fund will receive 5% the amount you spent.
The vouchers can be purchased at the Rectory during business
hours or in the Church vestibule after
All the Masses during the first weekend of the month before and
after all Masses.
23 Manalapan Road, Spotswood
If you have any questions, please call Sandy Bohinski at 732-5213012 or Email her at [email protected]
Join the Columbiettes!
We are a charitable and social network of
Catholic women dedicated to caring and
sharing. Our works center on assisting the
less fortunate, helping the homeless, funding
local charities and supporting seminarians/
Share your “God-given” talents to help us help
For more information, please call
Joanne Rizzo at (732) 521-5724.
Join the Knights of Columbus!
If you are a practicing Catholic man interested in
helping those in need, serving our Parish and
growing in your faith, then we are the group for
We are a band of brothers, a network of men in
communities around the world, dedicated to our
Church and charitable works.
information: www.stjameskofc6336.com. To
become a member, please call Rich Rendeiro at