Our Mission Statement: 
Love God, Love People, Make Disciples

Our Vision Statement:
To be a healthy, loving and growing faith community that brings people
to Christ and the Eucharist,
forms missionary disciples and sends them out to
transform our communities.  Every member is highly valued, and
committed to worship, to grow, to serve,
to connect and to giving freely. 


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 in October of 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, Pastor 

Weekly Homilies can be found here.

Blackthorn Dinner/Concert 2020

Blackthorn Dinner/Concert 

Come join us for our Annual Blackthorn Dinner/Concert at St James on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Parish Hall.  Enjoy a delightful evening with us and Blackthorn 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 5:30 with Dinner at 6:30 and the Concert at 7:30.

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 $50 per person.  To purchase by mail, complete this form and return it with your check or money order, payable to St. James Church. You may also purchase your tickets online here with your credit or debit card or echeck. 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 (517.676.1566) or [email protected] with questions.

Ministry Schedules

Sts. James, Cornelius & Cyprian Winter 2020 Ministry Schedule

Regular Mass Times


4:00 PM at St. James Mason


8:30 AM at Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian – Leslie

10:30 AM St. James – Mason


12:10 PM Tuesdays St. James - Mason

12:10 PM Wednesdays St. James - Mason

11:00 AM Thursdays at Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian - Leslie
(1st Thursday 11 AM Mass Green Acres)

9:00 AM Fridays at St. James - Mason


Saturdays from 3:00 – 3:30 PM at St. James - Mason or by Appointment
Sundays 7:45 AM at Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian - Leslie



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