Saint James the Greater Parish

 Daily Mass:                Weekend Mass:

 8:00 AM Monday                     4:30 PM Saturday (English Mass)

 6:00 PM Tuesday                    8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday (English Mass)

 12:10  PM Wednesday          11:00 AM Sunday (Spanish Mass) in C.L.C.

 8:00 AM Thursday                  5:00 PM Sunday (English Mass)

 12:10 PM Friday 

Saint Thomas Mission Parish

Mass will be at 5:00 pm followed by potluck supper and fellowship. 

*Jan 26th-Mass and dinner
*Feb 23rd-Mass and dinner
*March 22nd-Mass and dinner
*April 12th-Easter Celebration-12:30 pm-potluck lunch followed by Easter egg hunt and many games for adults and children
*April 26th-Mass and dinner
*May 24th-Mass and dinner

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    Liturgical Seasons &

    Sacramental Celebration Information

    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 29th 2017 at 4:30 PM 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.

    First Communion, Confirmation & Baccalaureate Sunday 2020

    First Communion Retreat

    •  9:00am CLC Shelton Hall- noon

    First Holy Communion

    • Sunday, April 26th @ 10:30 Mass


    • Saturday, April 18th @ 4:30 Mass

    Baccalaureate Sunday

    • Sunday, May 10th @ 5:00 PM  Mass
    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 at noon
    • 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 
      • Spanish Mass: 7:30 pm in CLC Shelton Hall
    • 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
    All Saints Day & All Souls Day 2019

    All Saints Day

    Friday, November 1st

    • 8:00 AM English
    • 12:10 PM English
    • 6:00 PM English
    • 7:15 PM Spanish

    The Annual Blessing of the Graves at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Saltillo 

    St. Thomas, Saltillo:  October 27th with a 5:00 PM  Mass followed by the Blessing of the Graves at St. Thomas cemetery and a potluck supper. (612 County Road 683, Saltillo, MS)


    Advent and Christmas Schedule 2019


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


    Nov. 30, Dec. 1 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. 7/8 , 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.  14/15, 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. 21/22 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. 9th, Monday 4:30 pm English  6:00pm Spanish

    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Dec. 12th,  Shelton Hall CLC

    • Procession 5:30 pm, Mass 6:00 pm

    Christmas Services

    December 24th Christmas Eve

    4:00pm Christmas Eve Music Service
    4:30pm Christmas Eve Mass
    7:00pm Spanish Christmas Eve Mass 
    11:30pm Adult Choir Christmas Prelude
    12:00am MidnightMass 
    Christmas Day Mass 
    9:00am Christmas Eve Mass

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

    • Regular Mass Schedule

    December 31stMary, the Mother of God (New Year’s Eve) 4:30pm English, 6:00pm Spanish

    January 1st, New Year’s Day

    • Morning Mass 9:00 am (English)

    January 6th, Epiphany-Three Wise Men

    • Regular Mass Schedule
    • Parish Pot luck lunch 2:00 pm

    Faith Formation Programs

    Youth Formation Program

    (Grades 1st -8th Grade /CYO 7th & 8th Graders )

    • Programs held at Shelton Hall (Catholic Life Center)
    • If you have a new child to register, please contact us at or you may call us at 842-4881.

    Sundays:  9:15 am – 10:15 am 

    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – Kindergarten
    • Youth Faith Formation – Grades 1 – 6

    Wednesday Evenings:  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    • Youth Faith Formation – Grades 7 – 8  held from  6:00pm- 7:00pm
    • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)  for grades 7 -8 is held                               from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • LifeTeen for grades 9th -12th is held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

    Wednesday Evenings:  5:00 PM

    • Parish Dinner is served during CCD/CYO calendar year- All are welcome!

    Youth Faith Formation (CCD) Forms

    2018 Religious Education Parent Letter

    Religious Education Registration Form 

    Youth Spring 2019 Activity Schedule

    Youth Faith Formation Calendar 2019-2020

    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
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