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.

Holiday Worship Schedule

Holiday Mass/Adoration Schedule

Adoration beginning Tuesday December 3rd 6:30-7:30 pm St. James

Immaculate Conception Monday December 9th 9:00 am Sts. C&C and 7:00 pm St. James

Communal Penance Service Thursday December 19th 7:00 pm St. James

Vigil of Christmas Tuesday December 24th Sing-a-long ½ hour prior to every Mass 4:00 pm St. James, 7:00 pm Sts.C&C, 10:00 pm St. James

Christmas Day Wednesday December 25th Sing-a-long ½ hour prior to Mass 10:00 am St. James

Vigil of the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Tuesday December 31st  7:00 pm St. James


Advent Project 2019


My dear friends,

 As we prepare for the celebration of our Lord’s birth, please consider participating in our Advent Project – Cross Catholic Outreach’s “Homes for Christmas”. When you get involved, you’ll join other Catholic parishes across the United States as they bless poor Haitian families with the gift of safe housing – a blessing that renews dignity and uplifts families for generations.

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with most of the population surviving on less than $2 per day. Many of these poor families live in dilapidated shacks, cobbled together with mud and sticks, and they are desperate for relief.

The cost to build one house is $6,981. By participating in this effort, you will be blessed by the opportunity to participate in the Church’s work among Haiti’s poor while celebrating the true spirit of the season.

If you’re writing a check, please make it to Sts. James, Cornelius & Cyprian and on the memo line write Advent Project 2019. You many also donate online on our website. Remember when we care for the homeless poor and needy, we are not simply doing good; it is opening a pathway for people to encounter God’s amazing grace.

Have a blessed Advent!

~Fr Kusi

Prayer for the Homeless

Christmas Prayer for the Homeless

 Christmas is a time to be filled with joy. Not only because God took on our flesh and dwelt among us, but because of the birth of Christ in our hearts. It has been said. “If Christ is not born in our hearts today, then his birth 2,000 years ago is not complete.” He hungers to be born in us. And we hunger for fullness of life by giving him life today.

 The reality today has not changed from 2,000 years ago. Christ is still in need of food and shelter. He said to us, “I was hungry, and you fed me; I was homeless, and you gave me shelter.” We don’t need to ask when. He told us, “Whenever you did it to the least of my sisters and brothers.”

 We are blessed in many ways, not the least of which is that when we get up in the morning, we can turn on the light, go to the bathroom and turn on the faucet to brush our teeth, shower, shave, etc. Most of our sisters and brothers don’t have that luxury. They live in shacks of poles, a tin roof, and a dirt floor. They have no electricity. They have no water, not only to wash but to drink. They are not just “poor people.” They are Christ in our sisters and brothers. Christ still says to us, “I hunger. I thirst. I need shelter.”

 May we not simply pray words for peace and joy this Christmas. May we pray through our actions to give food and shelter to our Lord. Let us pray for open hearts, to give birth to him in us, and to us. Now that’s a real Christmas present.

 ~Fr. Francesco Iacona

Faith Formation Registration Now Available!

Faith Formation Registration

To choose your child's class time and day, you MUST start here with "Register Now".

Login to ParishSoft My Own Church and choose "My Education" and then "Online Registration".

If your family is not yet registered with our parish, please do that first and them proceed to register your children for Faith Formation classes. 


To complete your registration, please proceed to the payment page.


Questions? Contact Director of Faith Formation Maureen Stockwell

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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Mason: 1010 S Lansing St. Mason, MI 48854

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