• 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
      Our Lady of the Gulf Confirmation 2012
      First Communion 2012
      New Catholics - Easter 2012
      Chainsaw Sculptor in action outside O.L.G. church
      Holy Angels Tree
      Tree Sculptor Finished across from Church
      Holy Thursday:  Choral Meditation Requiem
      Presented by the OLG Choir
      April 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the church
      Holy Thursday: 
      Celebration of the Lord’s Supper & Washing of the Feet
      April 17th at 7:00 p.m.
      Procession after to the Parish Center for adoration until 10:00 p.m.
      The Adoration Chapel will close at 7:00 p.m. and reopen after the 7:00 a.m. Mass on Monday, April 21st.
      Good Friday:  Stations of the Cross
      April 18th at 3:00 p.m.
      Good Friday:  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion & Veneration of the Cross
      April 18th at 7:00 p.m.
      Holy Saturday:  Easter Vigil Mass
      April 19th at 8:00 p.m.
      (Reception to follow in the Parish Center)
      Easter Sunday:  Mass Times
      April 20th at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & 12 Noon
    • Stations of the Cross Schedule
      Thursday, April 17th at 1:45 p.m.

      Friday, April 18th at 3:00 p.m. in the 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.


      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.