• 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
    • 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.
    • 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 the parish office at 467-6509 to sign up for an hour. Visitors always welcome!
       
      Adorers Needed: 
      Sunday  2-3 p.m., 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.; 2-3 p.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.
    • FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
      Oftentimes I will ask parishioners to pray for me (and other priests/pastors).  It’s not that something is wrong.  Rather, I believe in your prayers.  The excerpt below is from a devotional by Charles Spurgeon, a 19 century English preacher and author, and he explains well why I ask for your prayers:
      "Brethren, pray for us."  1 Thessalonians 5:25
      I most earnestly implore every Christian household to grant the fervent request of the text first uttered by an apostle and now repeated by us. Brethren, our work is solemnly momentous, involving weal or woe to thousands; we treat with souls for God on eternal business, and our word is either a savour of life unto life, or of death unto death.  A very heavy responsibility rests upon us, and it will be no small mercy if at the last we be found clear of the blood of all men. As officers in Christ's army, we are the especial mark of the enmity of men and devils; they watch for our halting, and labour to take us by the heels. Our sacred calling involves us in temptations from which you are exempt, above all it too often draws us away from our personal enjoyment of truth into a ministerial and official consideration of it. We meet with many knotty cases, and our wits are at a non plus; we observe very sad backslidings, and our hearts are wounded; we see millions perishing, and our spirits sink. We wish to profit you by our preaching; we desire to be blest to your children; we long to be useful both to saints and sinners; therefore, dear friends, intercede for us with our God. Miserable men are we if we miss the aid of your prayers, but happy are we if we live in your supplications. You do not look to us but to our Master for spiritual blessings, and yet how many times has He given those blessings through His ministers; ask then, again and again, that we may be the earthen vessels into which the Lord may put the treasure of the gospel. We, the whole company of missionaries, ministers, city missionaries, and students, do in the name of Jesus beseech you.
       "Brethren, pray for us."  Rest assured of my prayers for you.
      –Fr. Mike
       
    • Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for August 2014
      Universal:  That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.

      For Evangelization:  That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.
    • HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL REGISTRATION
      PreK3 - 6th Grade
      Call 228-467-5158 for additional information and a tour.
      Don't think you can afford Catholic education?  Tuition assistance is available. 
      Contact the school at 228-467-5158.
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    • Calendar
      • Aug 24, 2014
        Registration for Religious Formation (CCD) for grades Kindergarten—High School will take place on Sunday, August 24th from 9:00—10:30 a.m. in the Catholic Life Center. These classes are for all children of OLG Parish who do not attend a Catholic school, as well as those 2nd graders preparing for First Holy Communion who are not in Catholic school. The registration fee is $25 per family but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. 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.
      • 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.
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