Welcome to St. James Parish Website! Whether you are a parishioner past or present, a cyber-guest or someone who happened upon this site by accident, we hope you find our site to be informational and inspiring. If you are a member of our parish, I hope this site keeps you updated with important upcoming events. If you are not a member, perhaps something you find here will encourage you to come check us out, not just in virtual reality, but by honoring us with a visit in-person. May God be with you as we journey together towards eternal life with Christ as our companion and friend.
Your Brother in Christ, Fr. Kusi
Please click here for the St. Francis Retreat Center upcoming retreats for St. James and Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian
Discovery Small Groups
Come Discover How Jesus is the Way to Happiness!
We will be introducing a new small group program called Discovery this fall.Join us and find out the way to happiness! We will be looking for leaders for small groups.
Discovery is part of the CCO Faith Study Series and is a collection of helpful resources to clearly and simply explain truths and principles for living the Catholic faith. Each lesson integrates Scripture and Church teachings in its small group discussion.
SAVE THE DATE!! Amber Zolc for CCO Faith Study Series will be coming from Vancouver, Canada to teach small group leaders for our new program Discovery! All are welcome!
- ¨ Thursday, October 19th 7-9 pm
- ¨ Friday, October 20th 7-9 pm
- ¨ Saturday, October 21st 10 am-1 pm
- ¨ Sunday, October 22nd 9:45-10:45 am (between masses)
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
Rite of Christian Initiation
ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO…
- Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
- Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.
But how does our parish attract inquirers each year who consider becoming Catholic? The answer is you! As members of a welcoming and evangelizing community, we must be open to the Holy Spirit and the call to share the Divine message of salvation. The call to conversion can happen in our families, in the work place, in gatherings with friends and neighbors and in any contact that we make.
The RCIA initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversion as a "spiritual journey." Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a thorough catechesis, resulting in a significant experience for the parish community and a commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful for the catechumens.
If you, or someone you know might be interested in learning more about or participating in the RCIA process, please contact Alison in the parish office at 517-676-9111. The first class is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. and will continue every Thursday through Pentecost.
Catholics Come Home
There’s an old saying that goes, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug. It’s your Heavenly Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home.We hope you accept this as your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith. As your brothers and sisters in our worldwide Catholic family, we want you back. We’ve missed you, and our Church is not the same without you.
Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded. We are Catholic. Welcome home.
Mass 4:00 PM
8:30 AM at Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian – Leslie
8:30 AM & 11:00 AM at St. James – Mason
Tuesday – Mass 12:10 PM
Wednesday – Mass 12:10 PM
Thursday – Mass 9:00 AM. (First Thursday -11 am Mass Green Acres)
Friday – 9:00 AM
On Saturdays from 3:00 – 3:30 PM or by Appointment
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - Noon
St. James Mission Statement
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 October 22, 2017
- Sunday: Is 45:1, 4-6 / Ps 96 / 1 Thes 1:1-5b / Mt 22:15-21
- Monday: Rom 4:20-25 / Lk 1 / Lk 12:13-21
- Tuesday: Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21 / Ps 40 / Lk 12:35-38
- Wednesday: Rom 6:12-18 / Ps 124 / Lk 12:39-48
- Thursday: Rom 6:19-23 / Ps 1 / Lk 12:49-53
- Friday: Rom 7:18-25a / Ps 119 / Lk 12:54-59
- Saturday: Eph 2:19-22 / Ps 19 / Lk 6:12-16
- Next Sunday: Ex 22:20-26 / Ps 18 / 1 Thes 1:5c-10 / Mt 22:34-40