• The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is one way to learn more about the Catholic faith.  R.C.I.A. meets 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 and is directed by Deacon Mike Harris. We will publish the start date as soon as it has been confirmed. Please contact Deacon Mike at or the parish office at 467-6509 for more information or if you have any questions.
  • The St. Clare (Waveland) Altar Society is pleased to announce their new gift shop is open. They have a variety of Catholic gifts for all occasions—greeting cards, Mass cards, jewelry, rosaries, bibles, prayer books, and much more. The shop is open Wednesdays 3-6 p.m., Saturdays before and after the 4 p.m. Mass, and Sundays before and after masses at 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. Call Rhonda at 342-0873 or Sandy at 304-1952 for more information or inquiries.
  • Italy Pilgrimage: Rev. Mike Austin, pastor of Most Holy Family parish in Pass Christian, is hosting an 11 day pilgrimage to Italy June 1-11, 2015. You will visit Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Venice with Vatican City and a Papal Audience. Cost is $4289 per person from NOLA. For a brochure and more info contact Fr. Austin at 228-238-1050 or Email at
  • A new organization has been formed within our area. It is a branch of the International Order of Alhambra. This is an organization of Catholic men and women, 18 years old or older. The organization has as a primary objective helping and serving people that are Intellectually and Developmentally Disadvantaged (IDD) while having fun doing it. This group has been formed primarily for the Bay/Waveland area, however it will serve IDD people from within the entire Hancock County area. For more information please call either Bill Kane at 228-547-3790 or Jay Gamble at 228-342-3403.
  • 2014 Crab Fest Raffle & Contest Winners $15,000 Drawdown Raffle: Debbie Peterson & Crew (first ticket out) Blaine Griffith (last ticket out) $1000 Raffle: Krutilek Family Net Raffle: Wyatt Bilbo Computer Bag: Ticket #0410822 Refrigerator: Ticket #0411010 1st Place Selfie Winner: Kace Mitchell 2nd Place Selfie: Instagram Username alinelea 3rd Place Selfie: Dianne Jurich Congratulations to all of our winners! Thank you for participating and for supporting Crab Fest. Please contact the parish office at 467-6509 ASAP if you have not claimed your prize yet.
  • Given to us by now Saint John Paul II, the Theology of the Body is renewing marriages, awakening vocations, healing deep personal wounds, and setting people free to live the lives of greatness to which we are all called. For more information on this program and meeting dates, please contact Sara Braud at either or call 985-285-7525.
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