St James The Apostle Parish

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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.


St. James the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

40 Day's for Life!

40 Days For Life

We will kick off 40 Days For Life 6:00PM on September 23rd with a prayer service in the the Church. Everyone is welcome including non catholics and if you are a pro-choice person, we invite you as well to come and pray with us.

We have a guest speaker Ms Jeanne Whitely from Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center.

St James’ parish date to pray the Rosary and give public witness at the Clearwater abortion facility is on Monday October 26 until 3PM we have 2 hour shifts available. If you have never joined us before or you are nervous about it, all we do is simply pray outside on US 19, we never engage anyone. It is prayerful, peaceful and non-confrontatinal. Contact Pat Mermelstien for more details [email protected]


Pat Mermelstien will be the shift leader on-site from 1pm to 3pm. There will be sign up sheets in the Narthex of the Church soon...

Folks participating  will again have to sign a waiver stating their intention to comply with all diocesan guidelines. 

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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!

Parish News!


The above picture is how the pews are attached at the church that we are getting the pews from. If you would like to volunteer to help us get those loosened so we can arrange transportation to St James, please contact Deacon Mark at [email protected]

FYI the Church is sprayed after each Mass to kill all virus germs. All surfaces are sprayed in the church, including door handles and handrails. We try to make coming to Church as safe as possible... If you have any questions contact Deacon Mark in the parish...

Sunday Masses Times: 4 PM vigil on Saturday, 9:00 AM (streamed), 11:00 AM and a 1:00 PM on Sunday.

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

The Chapel is open after morning Mass for personal prayer with the main church open for daily Mass.  Please respect the social distancing rules put in place our government for personal protection. 



Sunday's Mass

St James Facebook Page

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

Real Presence

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Online Giving


Introducing Formed a great new product for the entire Family! Just go to 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!

Click HERE to get Started!

Mass Times

Mass schedule for weekend Masses is:
All Masses must be at 50% capacity
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 am Mass (streamed), 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
10:00 am Polish Mass in the Chapel
All Masses daily and weekend Masses are in the main Church. The Chapel is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM for private prayer

Confessions: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Saturday's in the Chapel
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




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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


Bible Search

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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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