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.
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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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!
Message from Bishop Parkes
St James Facebook Page
Click HERE to view the St James Facebook Page and watch Mass streamed Live from your home parish!
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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 Phone 727-869-3130
- Father Dominic Corona, Pastor
- Father Paul Goudreau, Retired Clergy
- Deacon Mark Manko, Director of Religious Education/ Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers and Reader Coordinator
- Ms Cierra Holt, Youth Director
- Mrs. Tina McCann, Music Director
- Ms Randi Hodgson, Business Manager
- Mr. Butch Toohey, Plant Manager
- Ms. Sheila Miller, Sacristan
Bishop Larkin Catholic School: (727) 862-6981
Bishop McLaughlin High School: (727) 857-2600
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.