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
Camino of St. James
Camino of St. James
Camino of St. James 8k/5k & Fun Runs
August 12, 2018
The 9th Annual Camino of Saint James 8k/5k & Fun Runs is scheduled for August 12, 2018 at 8 a.m. The course starts at St. James Church and runs north on city streets, continues along the beautiful Hayhoe Riverwalk, and then returns to St. James Church. Following the race is a delicious pancake breakfast. For race information and signup follow the link. Camino of St.James 8K/5K and Fun Runs
It is time again to call on those who made our previous run/walks so successful...the VOLUNTEERS! Please consider volunteering again for this year's event. We understand the important role volunteers play in ensuring a successful event! Please sign-up after Masses if you can help out again this year. If you are not interested in volunteering this year, consider running or walking the event, or just come out and cheer on those participating! We would love to line the course with friendly faces!
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.
Merger of St. James and Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian
Readings for the Week of July 22, 2018
- Sunday: Jer 23:1-6 / Ps 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6  / Eph 2:13-18 / Mk 6:30-34
- Monday: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8 / Ps 50:5-6, 8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 [23b] / Mt 12:38-42
- Tuesday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 / Ps 85:2-4, 5-6, 7-8 [8a] / Mt 12:46-50
- Wednesday: 2 Cor 4:7-15 / Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6  / Mt 20:20-28
- Thursday: Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 / Ps 36:6-7ab, 8-9, 10-11 [10a] / Mt 13:10-17
- Friday: Jer 3:14-17 / Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 [cf. 10d] / Mt 13:18-23
- Saturday: Jer 7:1-11 / Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11  / Mt 13:24-30
- Next Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:42-44 / Ps 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18 [cf. 16] / Eph 4:1-6 / Jn 6:1-15