Mission Statement


St. James the Apostle Parish is called by God to be a Christ Centered Loving family under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel and serving Christ in our Catholic church and in our community.


Parish News!

Sunday Masses will resume at 50% capacity this Sunday which is Pentecost Sunday. we will have a 4 PM vigil on Saturday the 30th and a 9:00 AM on Sunday the 31st.

  • Stay home if you are ill, elderly, anxious or have underlying health conditions. Bishop Parkes has dispensed all Catholics in the Diocese of St. Petersburg from their Sunday Mass obligation until further notice.

  • Maintain six feet of social distance from others who are not from the same household at all times while in the church or on church property.

  • Show patience and kindness as parishes restrict attendance for social distancing

  • Use a face mask or face covering. (Face covering should be removed before receiving Holy Communion.)

  • Refrain from physical contact, such as holding hands during the Our Father.

  • Sanitize hands when entering and leaving church. Bring personal supply of hand sanitizer to use before receiving Communion, if possible.

  • Holy Communion must on the hand.

  • There will not be any distribution of the Precious Blood

  • Only the bathrooms in the Narthex will be open

  • Clergy will wear a mask and sanitize their hands before and after distribution of the Eucharist

  • Clergy will enter and exit through the sacristy before and after Mass

  • 9:00 AM Mass will continue to be streamed

Please pray for all of those infected with COVID-19, pray for their care givers, Doctors, Nurses, First Responders', and everyone on our front lines. Please keep in prayer those that work at food stores, banks, home repair places and especially cashiers. Keep praying for all of them and for end to this pandemic.   


Here is the link to our new St James Facebook Page! God bless you all and keep you safe!



We were notified that some of you may have received an email from Father Dominic regarding purchasing Amazon Gift Cards. Please know this, Father Dominic will never email anyone and ask for money. If you ever get an email from "Father Dominic" asking for any money or gift cards, delete the email. 

The Chapel is now closed and the main church will be open until noon for personal prayer. Please respect the social distancing rules put in place our government for personal protection. 

First Communion scheduled for May is postponed until further notice as well as our Confirmation that was scheduled for March 29th 1:00 PM Mass. Both will be rescheduled as soon as we can.

RCIA: our Elect and Candidates will be brought into full communion with the Church as soon as we can as well. Bishop Parkes will guide us on that. 

All Faith Formation classes have been Cancelled, again second and 8th grades will resume as soon as possible. so these children can receive their sacraments. 

The Knights of Columbus have cancelled all meetings 

All meetings at St James have been cancelled until further notice!



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New Parish App....

On your smart phone, go to text messaging start new message, in the "to" section put in 555888 in the "message" section put in parishapp1 for iphone users and parishapp2 for Android users. After installing the app, make sure you allow messages and select St James as your home parish and enjoy! We can now get messages out to everyone with the app directly and instantly, this will greatly improve our communications to you the parishioners of St James! . Please download it right now and Thank you!

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St James Facebook Page

Click HERE to view the St James Facebook Page and watch Mass streamed Live from your home parish! 


Introducing Formed a great new product for the entire Family! Just go to Formed.org and then click Sign Up then select I belong to a Parish or Organization. Find and select St James the Apostle Church as your parish either by name or zip code (34668), enter your email and you are in! . You will instantly have access to wonderful Christian based shows, movies, and other educational programs. You can be sure they are Catholic and safe for the family to watch! If you have Roku TV, Apple TV or any type of smart TV there is a formed App so you can watch right on your TV!

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Mass Times

Mass schedule for weekend Masses is:
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 PM at 5-% capacity
Sunday only one Mass for now; the 9:00AM Mass
All Masses daily and weekend Masses are in the main Church. the Chapel is now closed until further notice.

the Church is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM for private prayer

Confessions: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Saturday's outside by the Grotto
Wednesday mornings after daily Mass
First Friday after Daily Mass

Office Hours

9:00 AM until 2:00 PM Monday through Thursday
Office Phone 727-869-3130



Bishop Larkin Catholic School:   (727) 862-6981
Bishop McLaughlin High School:   (727) 857-2600



  • May 30 2020  4:00 pm - Mass
  • May 31 2020  8:00 am - Mass
  • May 31 2020  10:00 am - Mass

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Diocese of St Petersburg Accountability Page

The Diocese of St. Petersburg acknowledges the pain and suffering victims endure and we recognize the courage that is required to speak about abuse. We express a profound sense of solidarity and concern for victims and when victims come forward, we provide counseling and spiritual assistance, and other support services as deemed appropriate.

Click Here for the Diocesan Accountability page


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Are you Catholic but have never received the Sacrament of Confirmation and you are past the 8th grade? Maybe you are thinking about converting to the Catholic Faith?  If you answered "yes" to either one of those questions then RCIA is for you.  It's easy to get into full communion with the Church, just click on the menu link on the top of this page or for more information or contact Deacon Mark by clicking here to set up an interview to determine your needs.

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