St. Alexander's Church
Mon. - Thur.: 9:00 a.m.
Rosary immediately following if you would like to stay.
Sat.: Confessions - 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Mass - 4:00 p.m.
Sun.: 7:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
St. James Church
Sun: 9:00 a.m.
St. Joseph - Dannemora
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Assumption of Mary - Redford
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - Noon
Online donations & collections
The Church has set up online collections and donations. To make it easier for everyone to make weekly donations even when you can't be here or purchase tickets for events. By clicking the link provided it will take you to a site that will provide you with options and step by step instructions.
Words of Welcome...
The Roman Catholic Community of St. Alexander, St. Joseph & St. James parish in the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Presently, there are 1,416 families registered at the parish of St. Alexander, St. Joseph & St. James. Registering with the parish is easy, just call the office at 518-561-5039.
Here at St. Alexander's, St. Joseph's & St. James's we welcome in the spirit of Jesus as we claim and celebrate our catholic faith by reaching out with love to all God's children. Our family of faith cherishes the gift of all life and welcomes the faith filled and those who struggle with faith. Everyone is welcome to worship with us. This includes people of every age, color, ethnicity, origin, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, and life situation. As a family of faith we journey as one, together we learn to forgive, to heal, to witness, to welcome and to love one another as Jesus has loved us.
We gather daily as a faith community to celebrate the Eucharist together. Between 15 to 20 people attend daily Mass and approximately 550 to 650 parishioners attend Sunday Masses. Assisting at Masses are Altar Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, Greeters, Music Ministry consisting of one choir, cantors/leaders of songs, organist and one choir director.
On Monday mornings following Mass, we pray as a community of faith the Novena to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. There is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament the third Tuesday of the month following the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Alexander's concluding with benediction at 4 p.m.. In addition the recitation of the Rosary is offered after every week day Mass.
We invite and encourage you to consider joining one of our many committees, ministry groups and organizations that enhance the spiritual growth of our parish community.
Posted in Blog on 03/28/18
REMINDER: OFFICE CLOSED ON APRIL 2ND. HAPPY EASTER
Posted in Blog on 01/11/18
The Parish Office will be Closed this Monday January 15th. Enjoy the Holiday
Posted in Blog on 12/07/17
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- Angel Aquila, Office Associate
- Father Gilbert Menard, Priest in Parish
- Deacon Michael J. Howley, Deacon
- Pastor Scott Seymour, Reverend
- Father L. William Gordon, In-Residence
- Jackie Black, Office/Finance
- Sister Deepali Bankar, Director of Religious Education
- Rene' Dewyea, Youth Minister
- Ben Reavis, Organist/Pianist/Children's Choir Director
- Wanda Haby, Adult Choir Director
- Steve Delorme, Custodian
Saint of the Day
06/19/19 6:00 am
Saint Romuald, who founded the Camaldolese monastic order during the early eleventh century, has his liturgical memorial on June 19.Working within the Western Churchâ€™s Benedictine tradition, he revived the primitive monastic practice of hermit life, allowing for greater solitude in a communal setting.Born into an aristocratic family during the middle of the tenth century, Romuald grew up in a luxurious and worldly environment, where he learned little in the way of self-restraint or religious devotion. Yet he also felt an unusual attraction toward the simplicity of monastic life, prompted by the beauty of nature and the experience of solitude .It was not beauty or tranquility, but a shocking tragedy that spurred him to act on this desire. When Romuald was 20 years old, he saw his father Sergius kill one of his relatives in a dispute over some property. Disgusted by the crime he had witnessed, the young man went to the Monastery of St. Apollinaris to do 40 days of penance for his father.These 40 days confirmed Romualdâ€™s monastic calling, as they became the foundation for an entire life of penance. But this would not be lived out at St. Apollinaris, where Romualdâ€™s strict asceticism brought him into conflict with some of the other monks. He left the area near Ravenna and went to Venice, where he became the disciple of the hermit Marinus.Both men went on to encourage the monastic vocation of Peter Urseolus, a Venetian political leader who would later be canonized as a saint. When Peter joined a French Benedictine monastery, Romuald followed him and lived for five years in a nearby hermitage.In the meantime, Romualdâ€™s father Sergius had followed his sonâ€™s course, repenting of his sins and becoming a monk himself. Romuald returned to Italy to help his father, after learning that Sergius was struggling in his vocation. Through his sonâ€™s guidance, Sergius found the strength to persist in religious life.After guiding his penitent father in the way of salvation, Romuald traveled throughout Italy serving the Church. By 1012 he had helped to establish or reform almost 100 hermitages and monasteries, though these were not connected to one another in the manner of a distinct religious order.The foundations of the Camaldolese order were not laid until 1012 â€“ when a piece of land called the â€�Camaldoli,â€� located in the Diocese of Arezzo, was granted to Romuald. It became the site of five hermitsâ€™ quarters, and a full monastery soon after. This combination of hermitsâ€™ cells and community life, together with other distinctive features, gave this monastery and its later affiliates a distinct identity and charism.Romualdâ€™s approach to the contemplative life, reminiscent of the early Desert Fathers, can be seen in the short piece of writing known as his â€œBrief Rule.â€� It reads as follows:â€œSit in your cell as in paradise. Put the whole world behind you and forget it. Watch your thoughts like a good fisherman watching for fish. The path you must follow is in the Psalms â€“ never leave it.â€�â€œIf you have just come to the monastery, and in spite of your good will you cannot accomplish what you want, take every opportunity you can to sing the Psalms in your heart and to understand them with your mind. And if your mind wanders as you read, do not give up; hurry back and apply your mind to the words once more.â€�â€œRealize above all that you are in Godâ€™s presence, and stand there with the attitude of one who stands before the emperor. Empty yourself completely and sit waiting, content with the grace of God, like the chick who tastes nothing and eats nothing but what his mother brings him.â€�St. Romuald of Ravenna died in his monastic cell on June 19, 1027. Pope Gregory XIII canonized him in 1582.Read More