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
New Family Pictorial Directory
We are planning a new Family Pictorial Directory for our 75th Anniversary!
Don't miss your chance to be a part of history! Family pictures will be taken Thursday, September 28th through Saturday, September 30th. Sign up is easy! You can sign up after Masses or online by following these instructions!
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.
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 September 24, 2017
- Sunday: Is 55:6-9 / Ps 145 / Phil 1:20c-24, 27a / Mt 20:1-16a
- Monday: Ezr 1:1-6 / Ps 126 / Lk 8:16-18
- Tuesday: Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20 / Ps 122 / Lk 8:19-21
- Wednesday: Ezr 9:5-9 / Tb 13 / Lk 9:1-6
- Thursday: Hg 1:1-8 / Ps 149 / Lk 9:7-9
- Friday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a / Ps 138 / Jn 1:47-51
- Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a / Jr 31 / Lk 9:43b-45
- Next Sunday: Ez 18:25-28 / Ps 25 / Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5 / Mt 21:28-32