6:00 PM Tuesday
12:10 PM Wednesday
8:00 AM Thursday
12:10 PM Friday
4:30 PM Saturday
8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday (English Mass)
1:00 PM Sunday (Spanish Mass)
Please check our weekly bulletin available online and the website for all parish activities
BiLingual Mass – Our Lady of Guadalupe
Tuesday, December 12th 6:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Pre-Baptismal instructions are given two times a year. Parents are encouraged to attend prior to the birth of their child.
To ensure sufficient time is available for adequate preparation and pastoral counseling, couples should contact their pastor preferably six months in advance of the anticipated wedding date.
Weddings will be celebrated on Saturdays starting no later than 1:00p in the afternoon. A Friday evening marriage may be arranged. Wedding rehearsals at St. James should not conflict with the scheduled liturgical services.
Pastoral Care of the Sick:
The Hospital Visitation Committee will visit those who are in the hospital.Holy Eucharist is offered to those in the hospital, nursing homes and to those confined to their homes. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is celebrated for all persons experiencing the weakening affects of old age, life threatening illness and for persons facing major surgery. Contact the church office.
Advent and Christmas Schedule
The four weeks of Advent are an invitation to prepare to meet the Lord Jesus when he returns in glory, or at the end of our life upon earth. Advent is a season of reflection and sprititual preparation. It is not a countdown to Christmas. The days and weeks are very busy. Yet, the Advent redings and seoson offers an opportunity to be less hurried and more centered. We do wait in Joyful Hope for the return of the Lord Jesus. Advent gives us the time to be ready.
Advent begins December 4th and the Fourth Sunday of Advent is Sunday December 24th. All morning Masses on December 24th day are ADVENT Liturgies; 8:00AM, 10:30AM, and 1:00PM. Many churches are encouraging families to consider attending the Saturday December 23rd Vigil Mass and then return on Sunday Evening for the Christmas Mass.
Please plan in advance so you and your family members an be present for one of these beautiful Masses that honors Advent and celebrates the Birth of the Savior, Christ the Lord.
Sunday, December 24:
4:30P.M. Children’s Carol Service
5:00P.M. Family Mass
7:00P.M. Mass in Spanish
11:30P.M. Christmas Carol Service
12:00A.M. Midnight Mass
Monday, December 25:
8:00 A.M. Mass in English
10:00 A.M. Mass in Spanish
New Year’s Mass Schedule
Sunday. December 31:
8:00 A.M. Mass in English
10:30 A.M. Mass in English
1:00 P.M. Mass in Spanish
7:00 P.M. Mass in Spanish
Monday, January 1:
9:00 A.M. Mass in English
Friday 12:10 PM
Christmas morning Mass 10:30 am
New Year’s Eve Masses Mary, the Mother of God
Bilingual Mass 10:30 am
See the bulletin for days closed for Holy Days and Holidays
Pastoral Counseling/Spiritual Direction:
There are times when we all need help to understand our inner conflicts and to be open to the role God plays in our lives. We also feel called to strengthen our personal relationships with God. Pastoral counseling or spiritual direction is available with our pastor here at St. James. Contact the church office for an appointment.
Through St. Vincent de Paul fund, our church supports agencies in our region such as Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Helping Hands, Red Cross, Tree of Life/Arbol de la Vida, St. Luke’s Food Bank and the Shepard Center and also individuals in need.
Saint Thomas Mission Parish
612 County Road 683
Saltillo, MS 38866
Masses and Special Events will be announced.
There is not a weekly or scheduled Mass at this location.
- Programs held at Shelton Hall (Catholic Life Center)
- If you have a new child to register, please contact us at email@example.com or you may call us at 842-4881.
- If you want to receive parish news via a group e-mail, contact: MrBobH2@aol.com
Wednesday Night Dinner
5:00pm Dinner is open to all parishioners in Shelton Hall of the CLC. All are welcome to come and eat and fellowship Wednesday nights during the CCD/CYO calendar year.
- Be sure to download our Parish App at myparishapp.com for your iPhone or Android phone. Go to the website and just click on GET THE APP.
Adult Faith Formation
The St. James Adult Faith Formation program focuses on Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium to allow adult parishioners to grow in their faith and to live out their faith experience as community. Currently, Adult Faith Formation opportunities include Timely Topics, Catholic Book Club, Threshold Bible Study, and Inquiry/RCIA.
The values and goals of the Adult Faith Formation program are provided with additional information on Adult Faith Formation opportunities including speakers and schedules in the weekly bulletin.