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 (June 9th through September) - 9:00 AM
Sunday (October through May) - 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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 Fr. Vincent Clemente

Pastor, Fr. Vincent Clemente

Father Vincent came to the United States from Italy at the age of 15, where his family settled in the Cleveland, OH area. He has one sister. Father was ordained to the priesthood on May 8, 1976 and has previously served at St. Martha’s in Sarasota, FL and as pastor of St. Michael in Wauchula and St. Paul in Arcadia.

WELCOME, FATHER! We look forward to continued spiritual growth with you here at St. James!    

Fr. Victor Caviedes

Parochial vicar Fr. Victor Caviedes

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.


My Dear People, 

It is the Holy Spirit who makes fully understood the truth revealed by Christ. As Vatican II teaches, our Lord “completed and perfected Revelation and confirmed…finally by sending the Holy Spirit of truth” (Vatican II Dei Verbum). Jesus Christ here reveals some of the aspects of the mystery of the Blessed Trinity. He teaches that three divine Persons have the same nature when he says that everything that the Father has belongs to the Son, and everything the Son has belongs to the Father (cf. Jn. 17:10) and that the Spirit also has what is common to the Father and the Son, that is, the divine essence. The activity specific to the Holy Spirit is that of glorifying Christ, reminding and clarifying for the disciples everything the Master taught them (cf. John. 16:13). On being inspired by the Holy Spirit to recognize the Father through the Son, men render glory to Christ; and glorifying Christ is the same as giving glory to God (cf. John 17: 1,3-5. 10).

The Gospel explains the relationship between the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit by relating all three to the teaching of Jesus. The Spirit will fill the void caused by Jesus’ absence, not so much with a presence as with a form of teaching. It will be through the unfolding of this teaching that the Spirit will glorify Jesus and reveal him to be the chosen one of God. It was from the Father that the Spirit heard the teaching of Jesus, and then it was also from the Father that the Spirit was sent to bring these teachings to fruition. The Spirit glorifies Jesus by bringing to light the deeper truth of his teaching, teaching that also belongs to God.

The mystery of the Trinity is central to our faith.  Our God is one and yet three and yet one. No matter which way you say it, the mystery doesn’t become any more comprehensible or less baffling. At the heart of this mystery is the reality of our loving God who created our world and all the worlds beyond ours, who has given us generous access by the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, and who has poured divine love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, the first gift to us at baptism.

When we make the sign of the cross we are calling on the Trinity. Often we do it hurriedly and without paying attention.  Think of the gesture that you are making and let us do it with more meaning and reflection.

And happy Father’s Day to all the fathers!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

 Fr. Vincent Clemente


JUNE 16th— Sunday. Men’s Emmaus, 2PM, Social Hall.

JUNE 22nd-- Saturday. Mass and Luncheon for the Homebound. 2PM, Church and Social Hall.

JUNE 23rd— Sunday. Corpus Christi procession with the Stations of the Eucharist, 6PM, St. James Church parking lot. 

JUNE 24th— Monday. Social Hall closed for cleaning, 7AM-noon. Funeral for Judith Pieretti, 11AM, Church. 

JUNE 18th—Tuesday. Prayer Group, 7:00PM, Social Hall. Knights of Columbus, 7:30PM, Social Hall.

 Happy Father's Day


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June 14th."Holy Spirit, our harmony, You who make us one body, infuse your peace in the Church and in the world!" (Pope on Twitter)

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3380 Placid View Dr.
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