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Diocesan Pastoral Council
Parish Council
Finance Committee
Liturgy Committee 

Above appointed positions are established by church law. Members are invited by the Pastor after recommendations have been sought from the people of God.

Building Maintenance and Grounds  
The task and importance of this ministry can not be overstated.  Providing a well functioning and well maintained structure that is safe, clean and physically inviting is a year round job.  Special talents in carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing, and roofing are always needed. Seasonal help is needed with clearing walkways and steps in the winter or help with shrubbery, lawn and garden maintenance in the warmer weather.

Fundraising and Appeals  

Garage Sale
This annual event occurs in the spring. Volunteers are needed for dropping off, sorting, pricing, setting up, selling and cleaning up.

Fall Festival and Chicken Barbecue
The yearly event occurs the Saturday after Labor Day featuring baked goods, basket raffle, contests, craft tables, entertainment, games for kids and families, junk food alley, Korean food and our famous chicken barbecue. Volunteers are needed for all aspects from advertising to cleaning up.

Hope Appeal
As a function of the Finance Committee, this assures that St. James fulfills its obligation to the Hope Appeal.  Those that benefit from this Appeal include: Formation for Ministry, Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Sacramental Preparation, Outreach Programs, Catholic Charities, Vocations and Catholic Schools.  Volunteers are needed to assist the coordinator.

Parish Office Administration  


This ministry’s purpose is to facilitate communication of information to the parishioners by stuffing envelopes and preparing bulk mailings when needed.This is a help to the office staff by relegating time-consuming tasks to volunteers and freeing the staff to concentrate on the regular office routine. 

This ministry provides an accurate and continual update of the parish celebrations and events by way of the St. James’ sign in the front of the rectory.  This signage depicts the spirit of our worship and activities. Informational changes are made as needed throughout the year.



4845 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205  Rectory 315-469-7789