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sjc_logo St. James Parish Family in Cooperstown welcomes you here to our website! We hope the information and links will be useful to you. We look forward to you joining us "in person" for the weekend Eucharist. We are all on a unique faith journey and together, as a parish community, we can support and grow into what God our loving Father has called for each of us.


Mass Times at St. James

Bishop Ricken has reinstated the Sunday Mass obligation beginning September 19/20, 2020.  Read more about this decree by clicking here in this excerpt from The Compass.

Masses at St. James are as follows:

  •  Saturday 7:30PM     
  •  Sunday   8:00AM     This Mass is live streamed on our Facebook page: St. James Parish Cooperstown starting at 7:45am each Sunday until further notice. 
  •  Tuesday  8:00AM     

EucharistReturning to Mass

The 8:00 am Sunday Mass at St. James will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook into the foreseeable future for those unable to attend Mass in person.  But, as our Bishop has stated, "If you are healthy, you should be coming to Mass."

If you are experiencing any of the following, please stay home or return home and take care of yourself: • Cough • Fever • Shortness of breath • Sore throat • Loss of taste or smell • Have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days (without proper use of personal protective equipment)

As you arrive, be aware of the following procedures

  • Your temperature will be taken. If it exceeds 100.4°F, you will be asked to go home.
  • You are required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be offered to you.
  • Social distancing is to be observed at all times. If there too many people in the church proper, you will be directed to the parish hall, where there is a live feed of the Mass, and Holy Communion will be brought to you. 
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitizer as you enter and leave church.
  • Missalettes will not be used, nor will the choir sing

To view a 2 minute clip on YouTube that shows how to receive Communion while wearing a face mask, click here.

To read more about the Diocesan Regulations for the reinstatement of the Sunday obligation to attend Mass, click here.

For Your Protection

Disinfecting spray equipment is being used for thorough cleaning and disinfecting of pews, classrooms, doors, handrails, etc. between Masses and between RE classes



Father Santy is available for private confessions at St. James on Saturdays, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Religious Education

St. James is offering Religious Education classes for Grades 1 through 11 this year. For the safety and protection of our students and staff, there will be an alternating schedule of sessions--one Wednesday at the Parish Hall, and the following week an at home lesson. Other safety measures are in place, and to learn about those, please call the church office. A home school option is also offered. Again, call the church office to find out those requirements.

  • Grades 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8 begin in-class lessons on September 9
  • Grades 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11 begin in-class lessons on September 16

For a printable copy of the entire first semester schedule click here

To view or print the 2020 - 2021 Religious Education Handbook click here

Office Position(s) Open

There is a job opening for an Office Secretary and Bookkeeper at St. James Church. These are currently filled by two people, but could be combined into one full time job for the right individual.

For the Secretary job description, clilck here

For the Bookkeeper job description, click here

You may also call 920-863-2585, or email the parish office. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Father Santy at St. James Church, Attn: Father Santiago Turiano, Jr., 18228 CTH R, Denmark, WI 54208. Inquiries must be received by August 24th.

 Dan GrayCongratulations to our New Deacon

After more than five years of study, Dan Gray, a member of St. James was ordained to the Diaconate on August 1, 2020. He has been assigned to St. James and St. Joseph Church in Kellnersville to assist Father Santy in ministerial work. Dan is married to Patty, and has 2 adult children. Dan is a wonderful blessing to our parish!   

Sunday Bulletin Sources 

  • Click on the link at the bottom of this webpage.
  • Pick up a paper copy from the box outside of the northeast church entrannce.
  • Call or email the parish office to have a copy emailed or mailed to you via the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Go to www.ParishesOnline.com and sign up to be notifified by email when a new bulletin is posted.
  • Watch our Facebook page, "St. James Parish Cooperstown" where it is posted every week.

Hearing Loop

We are happy to announce that we now have a Hearing Loop installed at St. James. The Hearing Loop enables those with hearing aids to hear clearly and comfortabbly without background noise and without using any special equipment. Thank you to all the donors who made this accessibility feature possible for our church.

Valentine Dinner and Dance

Plans are starting to materialize for a new fundraiser on February 13, 2021. For an early look at the Advertising Poster, click here.

 Good News! 

A new, easy and safe way to contribute to St. James Church is now available using your credit card. There are options for a one-time donation or recurring payments. The Green Bay Diocese through its Catholic Foundation has made this method available. Now, more than ever, we are grateful for your support.

Follow this link to get started: www.catholicfoundationgb.com/donate

Click Here for the Prayer from Pope Francis for the Coronavirus Pandemic  


It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Bishop's Appeal goal for 2020 has been reached. A tremendous that you to everyone who contributed to this campaign to support the ministries and services of the Green Bay Diocese.  

Parish Mission Planning logo 

There is an effort underway since fall of 2018 to re-define St. James Parish with the mission of the Dicoese in mind. Called Parish Mission Planning, there is a group of 5 parish leaders who are meeting monthly with members of the diocesan Curia to establish 3 to 5 goals that will help us to improve as a parish. For a list of the 20 areas that were considered for this effort, please click here

The goals that were chosen to focus on are:

        1. Survey parishioners about convenience of weekend Mass times

        2. Determine facility and grounds enhancements

        3. Engage more young adults

        4. Improve communication within and outside of parish boundaries 



See the weekly bulletin for other special services.

Please click HERE for location and driving directions.

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The Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

Hail Mary

Hail, Mary! Full of grace, The Lord is with thee, Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen