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
Help us name our newly merged Parish!
My dear parishioners,
The merging process has begun! I welcome you to be part of this exciting and challenging process. The parish staff, pastoral and finance councils of both parishes met together for the first time on Tuesday to discuss the name of our “new” faith community and Mass times. We were able to agree on the new Mass times, but we were tied with the two suggested names. So it was suggested that we involve all our parishioners in this process. Here are the two options:
Option 1—The Catholic Community of Sts. James, Cornelius & Cyprian
With this name we are one under the umbrella of a new Catholic Community, we’re keeping our identities and St. James is mentioned first because Bishop Boyea had designated it to be the principal parochial church.
Option 2—Blessed Trinity Catholic Community
With this name we emphasize that we are a totally new faith community. We are two parishes with three saints and now are all united under the patronage of the Blessed Trinity.
We'd like your help naming our newly merged Parish. Please click here to vote on the two choices narrowed down by the Joint Pastoral and Finance Councils. One vote per adult or Confirmed youth please.
Votes are due by noon on Tuesday, May 29th.
Vacation Bible School
Sign up now for Vacation Bible School!
June 25th - 28th
Several Christian faith communities in the Mason area are joining together to offer our children the experience of learning more about Jesus' love for us! This is our fourth year working together. We are holding the event that was formerly located at Mason First United Methodist Church at St. James Catholic Church this summer, There is room for everyone here, and all are welcome. We are united in Jesus and wish to share the stories of His great love for all of us. No church affiliation is necessary to sign up- just a desire to have fun and make new friends!
Knights of Columbus Scholarship
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! Attention high school seniors and their parents, the Knights of Columbus, Council #9182, is conducting their annual scholarship program. See the Knights of Columbus website; masonknights.org for the announcement and application. For any questions please contact Grand Knight Chris Knudstrup at 517-676-1566 or email email@example.com or Scholarship Chair Steven Harmon at 517-505-1864 or email Sharmon03@sbcglobal.net. Applications and essays are due no later than May 25, 2018.
Diocesan Services Appeal 2018
“Go and Announce the Gospel of the Lord” is the theme of our 2018 Diocesan Services Appeal. It reminds us that each of us is called to discipleship. Supporting the DSA is one way to share our blessings and the Good News with the world.
Next weekend our parish, and all parishes throughout our diocese, will conduct Commitment Weekend for our Diocesan Services Appeal. This is when we will be asking each member of our Parish to consider a generous gift to DSA. Our parish goal of $42,850 can be reached if each one of us shares a portion of the many blessings God has bestowed upon us. Please prayerfully consider how you or your family will respond to this call to carry on Christ’s work in our community.
New this year - make your gift online with your credit card, debit card or checking account!
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 May 20, 2018
- Sunday: Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5 / Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30 [cf. 30] / Rom 8:22-27 / Jn 7:37-39
- Sunday: Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 / Ps 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15 / Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b / Dn 3:52, 52, 53, 55, 56 or Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 / Ez 37:1-14 / Ps 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 / Jl 3:1-5 / Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30 [cf. 30] / Rom 8:22-27 / Jn 7:37-39
- Sunday: Day: Acts 2:1-11 / Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 [cf. 30] / 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25 / Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15
- Monday: Jas 3:13-18 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 [9a] / Mk 9:14-29
- Tuesday: Jas 4:1-10 / Ps 55:7-8, 9-10a, 10b-11a, 23 [23a] / Mk 9:30-37
- Wednesday: Jas 4:13-17 / Ps 49:2-3, 6-7, 8-10, 11 [Mt 5:3] / Mk 9:38-40
- Thursday: Jas 5:1-6 / Ps 49:14-15ab, 15cd-16, 17-18, 19-20 [Mt 5:3] / Mk 9:41-50
- Friday: Jas 5:9-12 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12 [8a] / Mk 10:1-12
- Saturday: Jas 5:13-20 / Ps 141:1-2, 3 and 8 [2a] / Mk 10:13-16
- Next Sunday: Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 / Ps 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 [12b] / Rom 8:14-17 / Mt 28:16-20