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"By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity (cf. Council of Trent: DS 1640; 1651)." Catechism 1413

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We welcome you to join us for Mass. Please click here for Mass times.

Guidelines for the reception of Communion

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued Guidelines for the reception of Holy Communion. We invite all people to pray with us, but ask that our beliefs are honored in the reception of Holy Communion and that you follow the request of the Bishops as outlined in the document.

Holy Communion for the Homebound or Hospitalized

Please contact the Deacon Henderson if you, or a family member is homebound or hospitalized and wish to receive Holy Communion. Due to privacy regulations hospitals are not able to share names or information with us. If you or a loved one will be hospitalized, please let us know.

Contact: Deacon Richard Henderson (228)-209-6960 or

If Deacon is unavailable please contact the Parish Office

First Eucharist Preparation for Children

Contact: Linda Hebert at (228)-896-6059 or 


First Eucharist for Adults

Those who were baptized Catholic, but haven't completed the Sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation) are invited to celebrate these sacraments here at Saint James. Formation and preparation are facilitated through our Rite of Christian Initiation program. To learn more about this process, please contact our RCIA Coordinator.

Contact: Deacon Richard Henderson (228)-209-6960 or

If Deacon is unavailable please contact the Parish Office

Perpetual Adoration Chapel

“Time spent in prayer is never wasted, however urgent the duties that press upon us from every side.”

We are honored to have a 24 hour perpetual adoration chapel here at Saint James. 

“The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.” - Pope Saint John Paul II. You have a special hour with the Lord waiting for you.

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