A Letter from the Pastor

Dear Visitors:

I was appointed as Pastor of Saint James Church in 2015, soon after the conclusion of the celebration of the parish’s 150th Anniversary. It was evident to me that God has truly blessed Basking Ridge with a vibrant, generous Catholic community since 1864. We are a community centered on the Eucharist and we welcome you to our liturgies, which are joyful celebrations with active participation from our parishioners. In addition to liturgical ministries, there are many opportunities for involvement and service within the parish and to the broader community.

Our parish website has been designed to offer information that will promote continued growth in your life of faith through contact with our ministries and organizations. I invite you to peruse our parish bulletin, access calendars and schedules, learn more about service opportunities and ministries, and easily link to our school and diocesan websites. We value and rely on your talents to continually enrich the life of our parish community and to bring the spirit and values of the Gospel to the world around us. No effort is too small, and together we can continually renew the life of our parish and bring great hope for the future.

If you are already a parishioner, thank you for being here and for the gifts you share with the community. If you are looking for a Catholic parish to call home, we encourage you to get to know us better. We welcome you.

Yours in Christ,

Monsignor Sylvester Cronin