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.


6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter 

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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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events    

May 18th, 9am - 1pm, Blood Drive, outside the social hall

May 20th, 10am. First Communion for Santiago Apostol. Held at the Mission, 685 CR 621.

May 23rd, 10am. Health Ministry Presentation- Run, Hide, Fight. What to do in an emergency. Social hall.

May 27th, 5pm - Parish Spaghetti dinner, social hall   

 spaghetti dinner

Fourth Saturday of the month after the 4 o'clock Mass in the social hall. Spaghetti, meatballs, roll, salad and dessert. Coffee, tea, water, wine. $9 at the door or $8 in advance (purchase from the church office). 

June 1st. Summer Mass schedule begins. Saturday 4pm Vigil, Sunday 9am.

June 1st, 6:30pm - Confirmation, St. James and Santiago Apostol



 Prayer for Rain 

 bird in rain

During this time of drought in Southwest and Central Florida, let us pray that we receive the blessing of much-needed rain:

Almighty God, we are in need of rain.
We realize now, looking up into the clear, blue sky,
what a marvel even the least drop of rain really is.
To think that so much water can fall out of the sky,
which is now empty and clear!
We place our trust in You.
We are sure that you know our needs.
But You want us to ask You anyway,
to show You that we know we are dependent on You.
Look on our dry hills and fields, dear God,
and bless them with the living blessing of soft rain.
Then the land will rejoice, and the rivers will sing
Your praises, and the hearts of all will be made glad.

Scripture Reflection

Today is known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." Jesus says, "Very truly I am the gate of the sheepfold." And he says, all who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved.

When Jesus said, "All who came before me are thieves and bandits," he did not mean to include the great prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and all the others. But there were plenty before and after Jesus who deserved to be described as spiritual thieves and bandits. They are like wolves in sheep's clothing trying to lead the sheep apart, to disperse them from their pasture, and make them the prey of their teeth. They are like deceivers that look and sound like the real shepherd.

Jesus, the genuine and Good Shepherd, goes ahead of the sheep in good times and bad and leads them to safety; he suffers for them; he knows us by name; he loves to the end; he goes after the lost ones; and he lays down his life.

In order to enter eternal life, we must listen to Jesus the Good Shepherd and obey him. Today let us learn to tune our minds to the sound of his voice and follow Him wherever he goes. If we remain close to Him no one can drag us away from him because He came for us all. He died for you, and He is raised for you.

May Jesus the Good Shepherd always watch over you and guide you!

Your humble servant,

Fr. Anthonio JEAN

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30 am to 12 noon
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

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3380 Placid View Dr.
Lake Placid, FL 33852