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5th Annual St James Men of Charity Chili and Chowder Cook-Off for Charity
St. James Men of Charity will host its 5th annual Chili & Chowder Cook-off for Charity on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the St James School Gymnasium. Proceeds will benefit local acts of kindness and service performed by the Men of Charity of St James Church. Homemade chilis and chowders will be made by individuals and local professions. Attendees will have a chance to taste many varieties of chili and chowder, and to vote on their favorites. Cricket Hill Breweries, Fairfield, will be on hand to serve microbrews for the event. Wine and soft drinks will be available, as well. A tricky tray is also planned. Donations and tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door the night of the event. Admission price includes all food and drink. The Men of Charity, a ministry group of the St. James Church in Basking Ridge, are dedicated to performing acts of kindness and service inside and outside the St James parish community.
Don’t’ miss out on this enjoyable night. For tickets, call the parish office, 908-766-0888; John Burns, 908-647-2632; or Paul Mattiola, 908-419-0850.
Checks are payable to St. James Men of Charity. Babysitting will be offered onsite for an additional $10 per family
More About Saint James Roman Catholic Church
The beginnings of the St. James Roman Catholic Church predate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by nearly two decades. As early as 1758, a Jesuit priest began traveling to Basking Ridge from Philadelphia on horseback to preach and administer the sacraments.
The church was officially incorporated in 1864 and moved to its current site in 1958. The old site of the church is now home to St. James School, a private Pre-K - 8th grade school facility in Basking Ridge.
The church holds mass 15 times a week, including every weekday morning.