As members of the Body of Christ, the parish of St. James, Lake Placid, Florida proclaims our belief in the message and mission of Jesus Christ. 

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." (Matt 28:19-20)

With God's Grace, the example of Jesus, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we seek to live out that belief as a community of worship, of shared faith and of service where each member shares with others the gifts and talents received from God.



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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil - 4:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM

Weekdays (M - F) - 9:00 AM
First Saturday of Every Month
9:00 AM (with Anointing of the Sick)
Holy Days
7:00 PM Vigil, 9:00 AM Morning

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Our priests

Fr. Anthonio Jean and Fr. Victor Caviedes

Administrator Fr. Anthonio Jean (right) and parochial vicar Fr. Victor Caviedes

 Fr. Anthonio Jean was born in Haiti, moved to the U.S. in 1998 and was ordained a priest in 1999 by Bishop Nevins in Venice, FL. He has a Masters degree in Spirituality from the Catholic University of America. Fr. Jean speaks several languages, including English, French and Spanish, and plays "a little" guitar. He came to St. James in November 2015 from Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles in Bradenton after serving at several parishes in the Diocese of Venice.

Fr. Victor Caviedes was born in Peru. After studying in Peru and Spain (he has a degree in Social Psychology and a doctorate in Philosophy), he moved to the U.S. in 1997 and was ordained along with Fr. Anthonio in 1999 by Bishop Nevins. Fr Victor came to St. James in December of 2015 from St. Catherine Parish in Sebring.


 Lent Schedule

Upcoming Events


FEBRUARY 15th—Blood Drive, Thursday, 9am-1pm. Social Hall parking lot. Eucharistic Adoration, 10am-5pm. Chapel. Bible Study, 7PM. Social Hall.

FEBRUARY 16th—Stations of the Cross, Friday after 9AM Mass, Church. Rosary Makers, 10AM. Social Hall. Lenten Soup Social with virtual Stations of the Cross hosted by the  Council of Catholic Women of Lake Placid, 6PM. Social Hall.

FEBRUARY 18th—Men’s Emmaus, Sunday, 2PM. Social Hall. 

FEBRUARY 19th—Office closed for Presidents’ Day. RCIA, Monday, 7PM. Social Hall. 

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FEBRUARY 20th— Prayer Group & Knights of Columbus, Tuesday, 7PM. Social Hall. 

FEBRUARY 21st—Wednesday. Bible Study, 10AM. Social Hall. Choir Practice, 4PM. Church. Youth Group, 6:30PM. Social Hall. 

FEBRUARY 22nd—Thursday. Eucharistic Adoration, 10am-5pm. Chapel. Prayer Service for Death Penalty. 5PM, Chapel. Bible Study, 7PM. Social Hall. 

FEBRUARY 23rd—Stations of the Cross, Friday after 9AM Mass, Church. Rosary Makers, 10AM. Social Hall.

FEBRUARY 26th—RCIA, Monday, 7PM. Social Hall. 

FEBRUARY 27th—Tuesday, Health Ministry Meeting. Interpersonal Relationships, 10AM, Social Hall. Prayer Group & Knights of Columbus


Message from Fr. Anthonio


Lent always begins with Ash Wednesday, which is celebrated on February 14, 2018 this year and ends with the celebration of the Lord’s last Supper on Holy Thursday.

During the season of Lent, all Catholics are invited to respect and follow the three-traditional means of sanctification fasting, prayer, and almsgiving offered and encouraged by the Church. We are invited to abstain and restrain from anything that can keep us away from God’s grace. 

Pope Francis reminds us that “Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community, and for every believer. Above all, it is a time of grace and conversion.” 

God is not distant from us. Each of us has a special place in His kingdom. God knows us by name; He is interested in each one of us even when we sin and He seeks us out whenever we turn away from His grace. God only wants our return and never our lost. Once again Lent makes its prophetic appeal to us all to challenge ourselves and make an honest check-up. 

Pope Francis says; to be drawn more deeply to the heart of God and its mystery of overflowing love must be our Lenten goal. He also reminds us that Lent is a moment of grace, a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls all Christians to conversion and to return to God "with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12). Also this season calls us to refuse anything that is sinful and to grow in holiness and friendship with the Lord. 

Let us not waste this season of Lent; Let us not just practice Lent, but let us live it as a favorable time for conversion; for renewing our encounter with Christ; to be touched by God’s grace and thus become more Christ like meaning channels of grace for others. 

May the Holy Spirit lead us on this journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God’s word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need. May by opening our hearts to the overflowing grace of this Lenten season we come to identify the areas where we need to change our life.

May you all have a gracious and a fruitful Lent! 

Your servant,

Fr. Anthonio JEAN

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3380 Placid View Dr.
Lake Placid, FL 33852