Sunday Morning Mass Time and location Change!!

There will NOT be an outdoor Mass until further notice.

The 7:30 AM Sunday Morning Mass outside has CHANGED.
Mass will be at 8:00 AM Sunday Morning in the Church starting November 8, 2020.

The Weekend Mass Schedule:
SATURDAY 4:30PM in the church.

SUNDAY 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM
in the church.


Sacrament of Reconciliation:   The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available at Saint James Catholic Church this Saturday, May 30, from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

It will be offered in the Reconciliation Room, located to the right side (North side) of the Altar.  Anyone attending is required to wear a Mask.

 Daily Masses at Saint James:   Beginning on Monday, June 1, Saint James in Tupelo will return to the regular daily Mass Schedule:  

 Monday 8:00 A.M., Tuesday, 6:00 P.M., Wednesday 12:10 P.M., Thursday, 8:00 A.M., Friday, 12:10 P.M.
It is not necessary to make a reservation to attend the daily Mass. 

 To view live streaming of Mass Celebrations click on St. James Catholic Church FaceBook Page.  

Click to view Next Generation Parish Plan

Our Return to the Church

“They went to the Upper Room….All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and his brothers.”     +Acts of the Apostles 1:14

Our Masses will be celebrated at the usual times: Saturday 4:30 P.M., Sunday: 8:00 A.M.  ; 10:30 A.M.; 11:00 A.M., Spanish Mass in Shelton Hall, and 5:00 P.M.

Every Catholic Church will follow procedures to maintain safety and order. This is vital during the pandemic. There is no vaccine to protect against the Coronavirus. There is no effective treatment. It is a contagious, air-borne virus. People gathering in enclosed spaces must be very careful. Children, the elderly and people with serious health concerns are especially at risk.

Like the early Church, we are aware, not afraid. That awareness, and our strong commitment to create a safe environment for our children and vulnerable adults, informs the plan we have developed. Our return will be “different” from our usual and familiar experience of Church.

Pentecost is truly the beginning of the Church and her mission to announce that Christ is Risen. We share that same mission, that same Holy Spirit. May we go forward in “one Accord”

For the safety and well-being of those we love, please observe the following:

There is No Obligation to Attend Mass. Due to the pandemic, Bishop Joseph Kopacz has suspended the Sunday Obligation. You can view the Mass on-line and share in Spiritual Communion. Or consider attending a daily Mass.

Trained Ushers and Greeters will welcome you, and assist you to your seat. (Pews marked with blue tape in the church. )

Face Masks are required. Each person in the Church must wear a facemask.

All parishioners will enter and exit Church through one door.

Holy Water is not available.

Missalettes and Hymn books are not used.

Social Distancing is mandatory (six feet between unrelated people). All pews and seats are marked.

The Collection Basket will be at the entrance of the Church. Please place your offering in it as you enter or exit. Or consider online giving. Call the parish office for details.

Holy Communion will only be distributed in the hand. Please remain standing and extend your hand to receive the Body of Christ.

There is No Nursery, Child Care, Babysitting or Cry Room. To safeguard vulnerable children, only those aged seven (7) years and older may attend. Any child 7 and older attending, must wear a mask.

The Church, hall, pews, doors and bathrooms will be sanitized after each Mass. To volunteer contact: Mike Boland at 662-889-8770

At the end of Mass, after the Final Blessing, the ushers will dismiss the congregation by pew and row. Please go directly to your car and depart for home. Do not remain in the parking lot.

 Saint James in Tupelo regular daily Mass Schedule: Monday 8:00 A.M., Tuesday, 6:00 P.M., Wednesday 12:10 P.M., Thursday, 8:00 A.M., Friday, 12:10 P.M.  All restrictions and precautions are the same as for the weekend Masses as stated above.


1st Communion Sunday

1st Communion

  • Date: April 26, 2020 10:30AM Shelton Hall CLC

Required 1st Communion Retreat    April 18, 2020 from 9:00am-noon to include 1st Reconciliation. please contact Rhonda Hanby for further questions.  

Required 1st Communion SPANISH Parent Meeting March 22, 2020 Mary’s Room CLC 9:15AM

Required 1st Communion ENGLISH Parent Meeting March 29, 2020 JP11 Room CLC at 9:15AM 


Confirmation Sunday


  • Date: April 18, 2020 4:30PM Shelton Hall CLC

Letters to the Bishop due March 6,2020 6:00PM


Baccalaureate Sunday

Date: May 10, 2020 5:00PM Shelton Hall CLC

Rehearsal at 4:00PM 

Reception to Follow in Shelton Hall

Senior Scholarships
  1. Click on the titles below for scholarship details. Pay close attention to the Deadlines for ALL Scholarship Opportunities

John Paul Frerer Scholarship

    Ladies Club/ Will Owen Scholarship

    Sacrament General Information


    Saturday 3:30 – 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 insure 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.


    Confirmation Mass will be April 18, 2020 4:30pm  at Saint James Catholic Church

    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.

    Faith Formation for Adults

    Adult Faith Formation Offerings


    • Coffee & Creed, 9:15 am – 10:15 am, Knight’s Building
    • Young Adult Group, 9:15 am – 10:15 am, JPII Room CLC
    • Adult Hispanic Group, 11:)) am, Mary’s room CLC


    • Inquiry/RCIA, 7:00 pm, Tuesday Evenings @ Mary’s room CLC,  contact Roy Jaeger 662-491-3529


    • Threshold Bible Study, 10:00 am @ Knight’s Building and 6:00 pm, @ CLC Library 


    • Centering Prayer Group, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Knight’s Building

    Other Adult Activities: (See Bulletin for schedule)


    • Happy Hearts,  contact Ms. Patricia Zurek 662-321-3622
    • Catholic Book Club, contact Ms. Kris Ivancic 662-791-9643

    Lent, Triduum, Easter, Pentacost 2020


    • Saturdays from 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm


    • Breakfast will be served all Sunday’s of Lent from 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    • Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays following the 12:10PM Mass and BiLingual at 6:00PM
    • Mass will be held all Tuesday’s of Lent at 6:00 pm followed by the the Rosary
    • February 26, Ash Wednesday,
      • English Masses:  8:00 am, 12:10 am, 6:00 pm bilingual
    • April 5th, Palm Sunday,
      • Regular Mass Schedule

    Sacred Paschal Triduum:

    • April 9 th, Holy Thursday,
      • Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6:00 pm
    • April 10th, Good Friday,
      • Outdoor Stations 1:00 pm followed by communion
      • Veneration of the Lord’s Passion, 6:00 pm
    • April 11th, Holy Saturday,
      • No 4:30 pm Mass
      • Easter Vigil Mass, 8:00 pm


    • April 12st, Easter Sunday,
      • Regular Mass Schedule
    • May 21st, Ascension Sunday,
      • Regular Mass Schedule
    • May 31st , Pentatcost,
      • Regular Mass Schedule
    Advent and Christmas Schedule 2020


    • Saturdays from 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm


    Nov. 28, Nov. 29 1st Sunday of Advent  :  Regular Mass  Schedule 

    Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

    Dec. 5/6 , 2nd Sunday of Advent:  Regular Mass Schedule 

    Keep us alert, we pray, O Lord our God, as we await the advent of Christ your Son, so that, when he comes and knocks, he may find us watchful in prayer and exultant in his praise. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

    Dec.  12/13, 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday):  Regular Mass Schedule                           

    O God, who through the preaching of Saint Francis Xavier won many peoples to yourself, grant that the hearts of the faithful may burn with the same zeal for the faith and that Holy Church may everywhere rejoice in an abundance of offspring. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

    Dec. 19/20 4th Sunday of Advent:  Regular Mass Schedule 

    Prepare our hearts, we pray, O Lord our God, by your divine power, so that at the coming of Christ your Son we may be found worthy of the banquet of eternal life and merit to receive heavenly nourishment from his hands. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

    Immaculate Conception:

    Dec. 8th, Tuesday 

    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Dec. 12th, 

    Christmas Services

    December 24th Christmas Eve  TBA

    Christmas Day Mass  


    Dec.  28/29, The Holy Family of  Jesus, Mary,  & Joseph 

    • Regular Mass Schedule

    December 31stMary, the Mother of God (New Year’s Eve) 

    January 1st, New Year’s Day

    January 6th, Epiphany-Three Wise Men

    All Saints Day & All Souls Day 2020

    All Saints Day

    Sunday, November 1st

    • 8:00 AM English
    • 10:30 AMEnglish
    • 11:00 AM Spanish
    • 5:00PM English


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