• Confirmation 2014
      First Communion 2014
      Vacation Bible School 2014: Weird Animals
      Vacation Bible School 2014: Weird Animals
      Vacation Bible School 2014: Weird Animals
      Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church
      Inside Our Lady of the Gulf Church
      Rearview of Our Lady of the Gulf Church
      Christmas at Our Lady of the Gulf Church
      Our Lady of the Gulf Adoration Chapel and Catholic Life Center
      Sunrise in front of Our Lady of the Gulf Church
      Chainsaw Sculptor in action outside O.L.G. church
      Holy Angels Tree
      Tree Sculptor Finished across from Church
    • OFFICE CLOSED
      Please note that the parish office will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day holiday.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
    • Prayer Intentions of the Holy Father for September
      Universal:  That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.
      For Evangelization: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.
    • SEPTEMBER BAPTISM PREP CLASS RESCHEDULED
      September’s Baptism class for parents and godparents will take place on Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Catholic Life Center due to the first Monday being a holiday.
    • FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION PROGRAM - IMPORTANT CHANGE
      The First Communion program of Our Lady of the Gulf Parish will now be a 2-year program (1st and 2nd grades) beginning this year (effective 8-1-2014). 
      If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Kathleen at
      467-6509 or kmleblanc@bellsouth.net. 
    • AVAILABLE ADORATION HOURS
      PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
      Can you spend an hour with Jesus?  Please visit our St. Joseph Adoration Chapel located at 107 Union Street.  Call James San Fillippo at 228-671-1835 to sign up for an hour. Visitors always welcome!
       
      Adorers Needed: 
      Sunday  3-4 p.m., 4-5 p.m. 
      Tuesday: 1-2 a.m., 2-3 a.m.  
      Wednesday:  1-2 a.m., 2-3 a.m. 
      Thursday:  5-6 a.m.  
      Friday:  5-6 p.m., 9-10 p.m., 11 p.m.-12 a.m.  
      Saturday: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; 5-6 p.m., 8-9 p.m. & 9-10 p.m.
    • Welcome to Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church

      Nestled on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we continue to serve the needs of the Catholic community and wider community in the City of Bay St. Louis for over 160 years.

      Our Roots

      Many in our community trace their roots to Europe, most notably France and Italy.  We live in a community that is a place apart with its Southern charm and slow pace of life; a place where neighbor is neighbor to each other and are often related to each other.

      Survival

      We have withstood fires and hurricanes over the years and still survive because of the resilience of our people.  The unnamed hurricane of 1947 impacted our community and its memory is still vivid in the older generation.  Hurricane Camille visited us in 1969 with winds over 200 miles per hour.  Gradually, we rebuilt our lives and community in its aftermath. Our latest visitor was Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.  Her fury lashed at our shores and our lives and brought our community to its knees.  Waves of 30 feet washed away most of our buildings, our belongings and some of our lives.

      Hurricane Katrina

      Following Hurricane Katrina, we continue to rise from its ashes of devastation with the help of thousands of volunteers from around the country who came to bring us their labors, their gifts, the skills, their time and their blessings.  Their presence and support allowed us to continue to believe in the goodness of humanity and in our determination to rebuild our lives and our community.  We owe a deep debt of gratitude to them.
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      • Sep 7, 2014
        The first CCD class will be Sunday, September 7th, 9:00—10:15 a.m. in the Catholic Life Center. Contact Kathleen at the parish office (467-6509) for questions or further information. *If you did not register on August 24th, you may register at this first class.
      • Sep 10, 2014
        R.C.I.A. (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults) is one way to learn more about the Catholic faith.  R.C.I.A. will meet on a weekly basis to explore the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. During that time, participants prayerfully discern how the Lord is at work in their lives and how He might be leading them toward the Catholic faith. There are no strings attached.  It is, as with Jesus’ invitation to his followers, "come and see". Our R.C.I.A. will begin in September 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Catholic Life Center and is directed by Deacon Mike Harris. Please contact Deacon Mike at michael_m_harris@me.com or the parish office at 467-6509 for more information or if you have any questions.
      • Sep 13, 2014
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