Welcome to the Catholic Community of Sts. James, Cornelius & Cyprian!
One’s first impressions of visiting a new place can be life-changing for any person. When I first arrived at St. James, Mason at the end of August, 2010, I was very impressed by the beauty of the church surroundings, gardens, flowers and more so the friendliness of the people. I truly felt this was my home and it still feels that way today!
When we clustered with Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian on October, 2015, I was a little apprehensive about how I will be received as a foreign-born priest in that small, country parish. Much to my surprise and amazement, at 7:30 am on that early Sunday morning, there was standing room only in their beautiful church; from little children with their parents, teenagers, young adults and the elderly they were all there to welcome me and celebrate our first Mass together. I truly felt this was my home too and it still feels that way today!
On July 1st, 2018 St. James and Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian were merged into a single parish to make us build a strong, vibrant new community of faith. As pastor of this new community, I welcome you and hope that you too will find a new home as you come visit us. On behalf of our entire new parish community, I hope you will find welcome, joy and happiness!
Fr. Kusi Cobona
Regular Mass Times
Mass 4:00 PM
8:30 AM at Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian – Leslie
8:30 AM & 11:00 AM at St. James – Mason
12:10 PM Tuesdays
12:10 PM Wednesdays
9:00 AM. Thursdays
(First Thursday of month -11 am Mass Green Acres)
Saturdays from 3:00 – 3:30 PM or by Appointment
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed during summer
St. James Parish Mission Statement
We, the Catholic faith community of St. James, freely choose to respond to God the Father’s unconditional love by centering our lives in Christ through prayer and the Sacraments; welcoming and sharing our love with all people by being missionary disciples of Jesus and open always to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Readings for the Week of August 12, 2018
- Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:4-8 / Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [9a] / Eph 4:30—5:2 / Jn 6:41-51
- Monday: Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c / Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14 / Mt 17:22-27
- Tuesday: Ez 2:8—3:4 / Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 [103a] / Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
- Wednesday: Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 / Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14  / 1 Cor 15:54b-57 / Lk 11:27-28
- Wednesday: Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab / Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16 [10bc] / 1 Cor 15:20-27 / Lk 1:39-56
- Thursday: Ez 12:1-12 / Ps 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62 [cf. 7b] / Mt 18:21—19:1
- Friday: Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 or 16:59-63 / Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 [1c] / Mt 19:3-12
- Saturday: Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 / Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 [12a] / Mt 19:13-15
- Next Sunday: Prv 9:1-6 / Ps 34:2-3, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 [9a] / Eph 5:15-20 / Jn 6:51-58