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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.
08/07/20 6:00 am
Saint Cajetan wasÂ one of the great reformers of the Church during the period of the Reformation, remaining loyal to the Church regardless of the corruptions and excesses that led many others to betray Her.He was born inOctober 1480Â intoÂ a noble family,Â and received a rigorous educationÂ guided by his mother, following the death of his father when he was justÂ two. His studies of canon and civil law led him to work as a jurist in the court of Pope Julius II, which he abandoned upon the Pope's death, in order to study for the priesthood.He was ordained at the age of 36 and founded a community of priests, who lived a monastic form of poverty and prayer and lived and worked closely with the poor in order to combat the political and spiritual corruption of the times. His order, the Congregation of Clerks Regular, were popularly called the Theatines, after the title of one of his companions, Giovanni Pietro Caraffa, the Bishop of Chieti (Theate in Latin), who later was elected Pope Paul IV.His concern for the poor always had a strong presence in his life, and he practised charity constantly, whether in personal encounters or in the founding institutions such as a hospital for those with incurable diseases. He even founded a bank for the poor in order to lend money to them without the usual high interest charged by other money lenders.In 1533 he founded one of his order's houses in Naples where he battled against the growth of the Lutheran heresy.Â He died on August 6th 1547, the feast of the Transfiguration. This occurredÂ in Naples when the city was still in serious spiritual, political and social trouble.Saint Cajetan was canonized by Clement X in 1671.Read More