Parish Ministries

    If you would like to become an active member of our parish we have several ministries available. Through these ministries you can learn and grow as an individual, meet others who share your values, and reach out to serve the parish, and see your faith flourish. 

    Daily Rosary Prayer Group

    The rosary is a special way of praying. As we recite the prayers of the rosary, daily before the Mass, we think about certain stories in the lives of Jesus and Mary. These stories are called “mysteries”. We use rosary beads to help us keep count of the prayers and the mysteries. We dedicate ourselves to saying the rosary daily for the intentions of our St. James Parish and those members of the faithful. For more information call Neva Lewis (228) 243-8477

    Youth Group (Lifeteen)

    Do you have children between the grades of 6-12? We have a wonderful ministry for them to get involved with! Our high school (9th-12th) youth group meets in the Bosco room above the church office on Sundays after the 5:30 PM Mass. Our middle school (6th-8th) youth group (Edge) meets every other Sunday at 4:00 PM in the Bosco room. Contact Kaitlynn Snow for more information (228) 236-4899, or

    Check out the Saint James Lifeteen Facebook page for the most up to date information. 

    Pro-life Billboard Initiative

    Our Pro-Life Billboard Initiative is a very active ministry across the Gulf Coast, and even into other states. We are actively accepting donations to continue this essential ministry. Checks can be mailed to the church office. Please make sure to mark "Pro-Life Billboards" on the memo line. We would not be able to make such a difference if it were not for our most generous donors. Please continue to pray for the unborn! (For Venmo donations please use @St.JamesPro-Life)


    Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Our Adoration Chapel is attached to the Convent, and always in need of Adorers. Please contact Ralph Shankweiler at (228) 539-2434 if you are interested in participating. 

    Altar Servers

     The ministry of Altar Serving can be very rewarding and a great avenue to grow your faith. If you, or someone you know, are interested in becoming an Altar Server please contact Kim Ware at (228) 265-1440 for more information.

    Knights of Columbus

    Our Knights of Columbus group serves the church through activities like the Lenten Fish Fry, coffee & donuts after Mass, general maintenance and assistance with the Fall Festival. If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus chapter at St. James you can contact the office for more information, or come to a meeting!  Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Parish Center. We would love to have you!

    Legion of Mary

    Members meet weekly for prayer, planning, discussion, and fellowship on Thursdays at 9:30AM in the Parish Center, and then conduct hours of work each week. For more information please call Kathy Custer at (228) 896-4966.

    Ladies Altar Society

    Our Ladies Altar Society is a great way to meet fellow women of Faith, and grow in your faith! Our meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month at 9am in the church. Responsibilities include caring for the alter, linens, priest vestments, and furnishing flowers.  Annual dues only $5.00. Please feel free to contact Teresa Blum at (228) 297-0100 for more information. We would love to have you join us! 


    Our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m beginning September 2nd, 2020 in the church. Call Deacon Henderson for more information (228) 209-6960.

    St. Vincent de Paul

    Our SVDP ministry is a great outreach to our local community. We can truly show Christ's love for others through this ministry. If you are interested in helping with the team, please give the office a call. We are also always taking donations for the food pantry, and have a collection box in the back of the church. 

    Usher Society

    We would love to have you serve in our Usher ministry! Please give the office a call if you are able to help out.

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