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
Holiday Worship Schedule
Advent Penance Service
Wednesday, December 20th 7:00 pm at St. James
4th Sunday of Advent Mass (December 24th)
8:30 am at Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian
10:00 am at St. James
Christmas Eve (December 24th)
4:00 pm Children's Mass at St. James
4:00 pm at Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian
10:00 pm at St. James
10:00 am at St. James
Please note: New Year's Eve will follow the regular weekend schedule.
There will be no Mass on Monday, January 1st
What is Advent all about?
Advent Project 2017
Advent Project 2017
Dear brothers and sisters,
Welcome to the holy season of Advent! It’s a time of waiting in anticipation for the coming of the Messiah into our world and our hearts. It’s also a time to prepare to give a Christmas gift to Jesus who identifies himself with the poor, the lonely, the homeless, the stranger, etc., and especially for those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus.
For our Advent Project this year, we have chosen to support the Knights of Columbus whereby each Council is being asked to raise $2,000 to resettle one Christian family back in the Nineveh Plain in Iraq. The Christian community in Iraq has fallen from 1.5 million in 2003 to fewer than 200,000 today.
Let us join hands together in supporting our persecuted brothers and sisters in Iraq and offer them a new home for Christmas and for the New Year. If you’re writing a check, please make it out to the parish with “Advent Project 2017” on the Memo line. You may also donate online. Thank you for your generosity. May Emmanuel – God With Us – bless you in abundance.
Fr. Kusi – Pastor.
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.
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
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 December 10, 2017
- Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11 / Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14  / 2 Pt 3:8-14 / Mk 1:1-8
- Monday: Is 35:1-10 / Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 [Is 35:4f] / Lk 5:17-26
- Tuesday: Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab / Jdt 13:18bcde, 19 [15:9d] / Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47
- Wednesday: Is 40:25-31 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10  / Mt 11:28-30
- Thursday: Is 41:13-20 / Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab  / Mt 11:11-15
- Friday: Is 48:17-19 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [cf. Jn 8:12] / Mt 11:16-19
- Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 / Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19  / Mt 17:9a, 10-13
- Next Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 / Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 [Is 61:10b] / 1 Thes 5:16-24 / Jn 1:6-8, 19-28