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
Tickets on Sale Now!
Come join us for our Annual Blackthorn Dinner/Concert at St James on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.in the St. James Parish Hall, Enjoy a delightful evening with Blackthorn and us as we celebrate the Irish Culture and Music. The event will start with a complete catered dinner buffet. A dessert and coffee bar will be available, followed by the Blackthorn concert with the rich tapestry of Celtic music, with Richard, Gary, Fred, Dennis and David. A cash bar with soft drinks, beer and wine will be available throughout the evening.
Please remember that no outside alcoholic beverages may be brought into the hall. Doors Open at 6:00 with Dinner at 7:00 and the Concert at 8:00.
The Blackthorn Store will be open during intermission for purchase of Blackthorn CDs and apparel. See more on Blackthorn at www.blackthorn1.com
In appreciation for your support, we are offering you the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance. Individual tickets are $45 per person and tables of eight are $360. You may purchase your tickets online here with your credit or debit card or echeck. If you prefer to write a check and register by mail, you may find the order form here. Please make checks payable to St. James. Tickets will be held for you at the door, unless otherwise requested.
Seating is limited and assigned. Group seating is available. Seating requests must be received with your ticket order. Please contact Mary Knudstrup (676-1566) or email@example.com with questions.
This year, we are adding a live auction to the fun with auctioneer Bill Sheridan!
For a list of silent auction items, click here.
Blackthorn Live Auction of Mackinac Bridge Tour
Is a Photo Op from the Top of the Mackinac Bridge On Your Bucket List?
The St. James Blackthorn Committee was chosen by the Mackinac Bridge Authority as one of 25 charities to receive two tickets to the Top of the Mackinac Bridge! We will sell the Bridge Tower Tour in a live auction at the Blackthorn concert on March 3rd. If you can’t join us for the concert, you may leave a proxy bid in the office before the Auction. If touring the Mackinac Bridge is on your Bucket List, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to help support St. James by bidding on this once in a lifetime tour of the Mackinac Bridge tower view with a terrific view of Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, and the Straits between Northern and Lower Michigan.
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 January 21, 2018
- Sunday: Jon 3:1-5, 10 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [4a] / 1 Cor 7:29-31 / Mk 1:14-20
- Monday: 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10 / Ps 89:20, 21-22, 25-26 [25a] / Mk 3:22-30
- Tuesday: 2 Sm 6:12b-15, 17-19 / Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10  / Mk 3:31-35
- Wednesday: 2 Sm 7:4-17 / Ps 89:4-5, 27-28, 29-30 [29a] / Mk 4:1-20
- Thursday: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22 / Ps 117:1bc, 2 [Mk 16:15] / Mk 16:15-18
- Friday: 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5 / Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10  / Mk 4:26-34
- Saturday: 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17 / Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 [12a] / Mk 4:35-41
- Next Sunday: Dt 18:15-20 / Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9,  / 1 Cor 7:32-35 / Mk 1:21-28