St. Alexander's and St. Joseph's

St. Alexander's Church, St. Joseph's Church & St. James

Mass Times

EFFECTIVE: JUNE 26TH

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. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun.: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m & 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

St. James Church

Sun: 9:00 a.m.

St. Joseph - Dannemora

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Assumption of Mary - Redford
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Office Hours

Mon - Thu:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fri:
8:00 am - Noon

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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.

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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.

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Closings

REMINDER:  OFFICE CLOSED ON APRIL 2ND.  HAPPY EASTER

Closings

The Parish Office will be Closed this Monday January 15th.  Enjoy the Holiday

Parish Calendars 2018

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St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia's family was one of the principle families of Rome. According to the cultural custom of the time, Cecilia's family betrothed her to a pagan nobleman named Valerian despite St. Cecelia's consecration to God. On their wedding night, Cecilia told Valerian that she had sworn to remain a virgin before God and that an angel guarded her body, protecting her virginity from violation. She told Valerian that he would be able to see this angel if he went to the third milestone along the Via Appia and was baptized by Pope Urban I. Valerian went to the milestone as Cecilia had instructed, and there was baptized. She later converted his brother as well. During that era, it was forbidden for anyone to bury the bodies of Christians, so newly-baptized Valerian and his brother dedicated themselves to burying the bodies of all the Christians they found. For this, they were arrested and brought before a judge who ordered them to worship the Roman god Jupiter, and were martyred when they refused to deny their Christian faith. The police then came for Cecilia and strongly advised her to renounce her faith. In reply, she told them that she would prefer to die than to denounce the true faith. According to legend, upon hearing her response, they brought her to a large oven with the intention of suffocating her with the hot and toxic gasses it emitted. However, instead of choking, Cecilia began to sing. Infuriated, her persecutors attempted to behead her, but after three strokes of the sword, Cecilia was still alive and her head was not severed. The soldiers then left her covered in blood in her own home, where she remained for three days before she died. The church Santa Cecilia in Trastevere was built on the site of the house where she lived. St. Cecelia is known for "singing in her heart to the Lord" upon her wedding day, despite her consecration to God. She is the patron Saint of musicians and poets because of this sentiment and her alleged singing within the oven during her martyrdom. Her fortitude may inspire the modern Catholic in the trials of life and inspire one to find God within music.

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