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.


 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Pope Francis' Letter to the People of God, regarding sexual abuse in light of the outcome of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury.

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  in 1999 by Bishop Nevins. Fr Victor came to St. James in December of 2015 from St. Catherine Parish in Sebring. 

My Dear People,

When Jesus is asked if many will be saved, Jesus uses the example of the narrow gate. Many will try to go through it and will be unable to do so.  “A Christian’s struggle must be unceasing, for interior life consists in beginning and beginning again.  This prevents us from proudly thinking that we are perfect already. It is inevitable that we should meet difficulties on our way. If we did not come up against obstacles, we would not be creatures of flesh and blood. We will always have passions which pull us downwards; we will always have to defend ourselves against more or less self-defeating urges.” (St J. Escrivà, Christ is Passing By, 75).

Generally speaking, the Jewish people regarded themselves as the sole beneficiaries of the messianic promises made by the prophets; but Jesus proclaims that salvation is open to everyone. The only condition he lays down is that men freely respond to God’s merciful call.  “All men are called to belong to the new People of God. This People, therefore, while remaining one and only one, is to be spread throughout the whole world and to all ages in order that the design of God's will may be fulfilled: he made human nature one in the beginning and has decreed that all his children who were scattered should be finally gathered together as one.” (Vatican II, Lumen Gentium, 13)

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Vincent Clemente

Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 14th— Saturday. Line dancing, 10AM-12PM, Social Hall. 

SEPTEMBER 15th— Sunday. Emmaus Community Mass, 9AM, Church. Children’s Faith Formation first class, 10AM, Social Hall. Men’s Emmaus Meeting, 2PM, Social Hall.  

SEPTEMBER 16th— Monday. Social Hall Closed for Cleaning 7AM-Noon. RCIA, 7-9PM, Social Hall. 

SEPTEMBER 17th—Tuesday. Prayer Group, 7:00PM, Social Hall. 

SEPTEMBER 18th—Wednesday. Bible Study, 10AM, Social Hall. Conf. Class, 6:30-8:30PM, Social Hall. 

SEPTEMBER 19th— Thursday. Adoration, 10AM-3PM, Chapel. Bible Study, 7PM Social Hall. 

SEPTEMBER 20th— Friday. CCW Kraft Korner, 10AM-12PM, Social Hall. 

SEPTEMBER 21st— Saturday. Line dancing, 10AM-12PM, Social Hall. Altar Server Training, 1:00PM, Church. Corona Self-Help at Vigil Mass 

SEPTEMBER 22nd— Sunday. Corona Self-Help at Morning Mass. Children’s Faith Formation, 10AM, Social Hall. 

SEPTEMBER 23rd— Monday. Hall Closed for Cleaning 7AM-Noon. RCIA, 7-9PM, Social Hall. 

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September 13th."If they want to grow in His friendship, Jesus’ disciples, must not complain and look inward. They must act and commit themselves, certain that the Lord will support and accompany them." (Pope on Twitter)

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3380 Placid View Dr.
Lake Placid, FL 33852